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Woman Fears Eviction Over Social Security Checks
KION ^ | Jul 29, 2011 | Katelyn Sykes

Posted on 07/30/2011 1:45:37 PM PDT by artichokegrower

FREEDOM, Calif--

Thousands of people on the Central Coast are fearing the worst. Social Security offices are being flooded with phone calls about the crisis and one woman is being asked to pay her bills early, before her checks stop coming.

Sarah Franklin lives in Freedom and on Friday morning she got a call from the manager at the apartment complex she lives at, asking for rent early. She said they're afraid she won't have money to pay it next week if she doesn't get her social security check.

"It's just really scary," she said. "I feel like such a baby for crying but the thing is, I'm not by myself, there's other people."

Franklin lives in the Pajaro Vista Apartments, a government funded complex that charges rent based on what you get in social security. Franklin gets about $970 in social security, so her rent is about $250 a month.

It's the end of the month and she's basically out of cash so hearing the complex wanted next months rent early was quite a shock.

(Excerpt) Read more at kionrightnow.com ...


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To: livius

Have they? My Mom has direct deposit, and she hasn’t got her’s yet! This makes me worry for her sake! My daughter and my brother get disability help too, and so does my Step-Dad (a veteran as well)haven’t got theirs’ either! Of course, my Daughter and Brother get theirs’ in check form, they usually don’t get theirs’ until the 1st-3rd, unless they come over a holiday.


101 posted on 07/30/2011 5:25:17 PM PDT by dsutah
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To: livius

Most direct deposit checks still are made available on the third. The fact is that the computer transactions have been made already, but are not shown in the bank accounts as available until the third.


102 posted on 07/30/2011 5:39:48 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable -- Daniel Webster)
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To: mathluv

Happy Birthday early!!!


103 posted on 07/30/2011 5:42:17 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: cripplecreek
Wonder if “the people” knew about this when it was being sold and planned.

Then again, they were “doing the right thing to reduce green house gases and traffic congestion” while they were deceiving the taxpayers. Guess it makes it okay. :)

104 posted on 07/30/2011 5:42:57 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Graybeard58

Yes! My check goes straight to the bank. I could be wrong, but I think that is mandatory now.


105 posted on 07/30/2011 5:44:31 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: dhs12345

Here’s the story about the people mover and other pricey public transportation systems. Looks like public transportation is considered a great success if it reaches a 25% rider funding threshhold.

http://www.mackinac.org/14989

Other related stories at the bottom of the page.


106 posted on 07/30/2011 5:50:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: artichokegrower

If repubicans really want throw a monkey wrench into the gears proclaim welfare money and EBT will not be sent or accounts filled

That would get people attention


107 posted on 07/30/2011 5:57:39 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Thanks! After I had already hit post, it dawned on me that I did not wish a belated birthday.


108 posted on 07/30/2011 6:07:55 PM PDT by mathluv ( Conservative first and foremost, republican second - GO SARAHCUDA!!!!)
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To: jackibutterfly; RegulatorCountry

As RegulatorCountry says, it is a beautiful area, perfect for a romantic B&B weekend. Some of the back roads inland, like from Cambria toward Paso Robles, rate in my book as good as anything in the backwoods of New England.


109 posted on 07/30/2011 6:40:51 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: Bushbacker1

exactamundo!
He knows exACTLY what he’s doing..it makes me sick. And he’s FOS.


110 posted on 07/30/2011 6:51:06 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Coldwater Creek

“”I don’t get mine until the last Thursday of the month...””

No one has bothered to point out that social security benefits are sent or deposited according to one’s birthday. They are NOT all done at the same time of the month so mentioning that the 2nd of August doesn’t apply to everyone would have been helpful to alleviate anxiety. It looks like there are people in this country who don’t understand that.

My husband’s birthdate is on the 11th and he receives his the following week on a Wednesday. Mine is on the 28th so I receive mine before the end of the month on a Wednesday as waiting for the same formula would put mine in the next month.

Not sure how they figure checks or deposits going out on the 2nd...What would the birthdates be of those folks?
Everyone I know gets theirs the week following....


111 posted on 07/30/2011 6:53:28 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Thank You Rush

I see Post #79 has an explanation of the benefits paid by the 1st. I didn’t know that. See what you can learn at FR???


112 posted on 07/30/2011 7:07:26 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: MarkL

“”It puts to bed the entire lie that there’s a “social security trust fund” or “lock box” that the dems have been telling us all these years.””

Excellent point - I hadn’t thought of that...Hillary also said years ago that Social Security was solvent - remember?
That’s when there was a recording on the Social Security website that there would be a shortage of funds in such and such a year.


113 posted on 07/30/2011 7:10:34 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Thank You Rush
Until 8 or 9 years ago everyone on SS or SS disability got their check on the 3rd.

I misspoke when I said Thursday, my birthday was yesterday the 29th, and I get my check on the last Wednesday of the month.

There is plenty of money to cover. My mother was a college educated woman, and every time the SS fear mongers rattled their chains, she would panic.

114 posted on 07/30/2011 8:48:33 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: artichokegrower

Short answer, no, they don’t get it. It sucks that no private sector jobs are being constructed anymore.


115 posted on 07/30/2011 10:39:47 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: MsLady; Venturer
Since the rent is based upon her Soc Sec ‘income’, it might be phrased in such a way that if her month's check is zero, then her rent would be zero also; so try and get her (and others) to pay in advance, based on their last check's amount...with no refunds.

That would assume management was stupid enough to believe the hype, on top of being stupid enough to write the rental agreement that way. OTOH, it is a government funded operation....

116 posted on 07/30/2011 11:17:02 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: terycarl

Actually it closer to $7K per year, and I am moving.


117 posted on 07/31/2011 3:04:37 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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