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FirstLight

(13,464 posts)
Sat Feb 6, 2021, 03:49 PM Feb 2021

Go FundMe update... THANK YOU's

Last edited Sun Feb 7, 2021, 05:43 PM - Edit history (2)



Well We've kept the lights on for another month. Still waiting on Taxes, Stimulus, ETC.
Applied for some more gigs this week too. Trying to break thru the depression and feel more "adult"...whatever that means.

Thak for forwarding this link, you can copy and post on your FB Twitter etc it would be helpful.
Internet is gonna get shut off this week which would kinda screw up the job search... *fingers crossed* hope we can break thruough this inertia!

Original Thread:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215005590

Go Fund Me link: (copy paste)

gf.me/u/zg7hty

EDIT to fix link

https://gofund.me/4caeebe4




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Go FundMe update... THANK YOU's (Original Post) FirstLight Feb 2021 OP
K&R for visibility. nt tblue37 Feb 2021 #1
Did you get back on UI? All I had to do was continue claims and though I ran out Dec 21, LizBeth Feb 2021 #2
NOT yet! FirstLight Feb 2021 #3
But... I kept hearing and kept saying, KEEP filing. Even if you run out, once you stop filing LizBeth Feb 2021 #5
yeah, in CA once your case "expires" everything is shut down... FirstLight Feb 2021 #7
This is what I was wondering. I was hearing keep filing. I was fearful it would not let me once I LizBeth Feb 2021 #9
Taxes. How did that go with UI? I am curious about that too. I have UI, three months of work and ACA LizBeth Feb 2021 #6
Im sure each state is different.... FirstLight Feb 2021 #8
+1 LizBeth Feb 2021 #10
Tax USA is free you should do your own taxes if you made less than $50,000 ChubbyStar Feb 2021 #12
I am still waiting on W2, but I signed up. I am going to try. LizBeth Feb 2021 #15
Like I said please PM me if you have any questions ChubbyStar Feb 2021 #16
+1 LizBeth Feb 2021 #18
The stimulus is taxed it will show up in any software you use or any tax preparers ChubbyStar Feb 2021 #11
Thanks for the info. I have been following it. There was period of fear for me. LizBeth Feb 2021 #13
Tax USA is free and very EASY! ChubbyStar Feb 2021 #14
Ah, thank you. See, I think I can do this if I might have help. Last year my son did turbo LizBeth Feb 2021 #17
... FirstLight Feb 2021 #4
kick for evening crew... FirstLight Feb 2021 #19
one more kick... bill due by 2/15 FirstLight Feb 2021 #20
Finally feeling like maybe there's light at the end of this tunnell FirstLight Feb 2021 #21
Can you TuxedoKat Feb 2021 #22
yes! thanks! FirstLight Feb 2021 #23
Does the new link work? FirstLight Feb 2021 #24
ALSO - Thanks for all the HEARTS! FirstLight Feb 2021 #25

LizBeth

(9,966 posts)
2. Did you get back on UI? All I had to do was continue claims and though I ran out Dec 21,
Sat Feb 6, 2021, 04:17 PM
Feb 2021

I was automatically or continuously enrolled. They even picked up Dec 26 week and paid me and I thought I would lose that one. I am in Oregon, I do not know if states matters.

FirstLight

(13,464 posts)
3. NOT yet!
Sat Feb 6, 2021, 04:32 PM
Feb 2021

California EDD is impossible to get thru to ... I gotta keep trying this week at all different times...I heard that 7pm is best cuz they are about to close but thats when everyone gives up.

Mine ran out 12/26. The original claim said I cannot re-apply till the "next year" on 7/2021. However, the notice also said that I don't need to DO anything, that they will determine whether I get an extension and will be notified by mail.... so far, NOTHING.
I thinkn the whole EDD dept came to a screeching halt on 12/26 cuz of the BS in Washington...plus California has has a lot of fraud, so maybe that's the glitch.


thank gods I got my taxes done early...

LizBeth

(9,966 posts)
5. But... I kept hearing and kept saying, KEEP filing. Even if you run out, once you stop filing
Sat Feb 6, 2021, 04:51 PM
Feb 2021

the claim stops. KEEP filing, and they can just go to it. So if that is what happened bummer. I have NEVER been able to connect with a person in almost a year, calling UI. I did make a mistake filling out form by not putting a space in my address and I had a human call. Man, I drilled her for info because I had never used the system.

When I was being kicked off Dec 21, I was in a panic. Mine was kicking me off a week earlier then that mass and afraid I would end claim. I started asking questions on all our state board. Gov, Markley, Wyden. I got the answer i think here, KEEP filing, but I got a call from Markley which was nifty. Oh, ... UI site asking questions, I had someone call me back, but was already getting it. That was just a couple weeks ago.

It is hard, sorry. I hear Ca has some issues. Or and Wa seem to be doing better.

FirstLight

(13,464 posts)
7. yeah, in CA once your case "expires" everything is shut down...
Sat Feb 6, 2021, 05:00 PM
Feb 2021

There IS no way to "keep filing" I am basically locked out of any actions in the system except reading my "inbox" which tells me to wait for their letter in the mail... UGH


so Im just in LIMBO

LizBeth

(9,966 posts)
9. This is what I was wondering. I was hearing keep filing. I was fearful it would not let me once I
Sat Feb 6, 2021, 05:06 PM
Feb 2021

went over my date. But it allowed me to file, so that made me less afraid.

LizBeth

(9,966 posts)
6. Taxes. How did that go with UI? I am curious about that too. I have UI, three months of work and ACA
Sat Feb 6, 2021, 04:53 PM
Feb 2021

I guess we do not have to declare the stimulus. So cool. I generally get back about 1100. How were your taxes affected? Have to pay a tax person where they charge 400-500?

FirstLight

(13,464 posts)
8. Im sure each state is different....
Sat Feb 6, 2021, 05:02 PM
Feb 2021

CA - I got a form 1099-g or something in the mail that told me how much was paid out for the year... added it to my taces. (filed HR Block online) so yeah...

LizBeth

(9,966 posts)
15. I am still waiting on W2, but I signed up. I am going to try.
Sat Feb 6, 2021, 05:33 PM
Feb 2021

I have W2, UI, ACA. and property tax for this year. I would also like to see if I can use last year. I didn't get it in. So, I will see how easy/hard. Thanks.

ChubbyStar

(3,191 posts)
16. Like I said please PM me if you have any questions
Sat Feb 6, 2021, 05:38 PM
Feb 2021

I will help you, someone did this for me years ago and I am now a champ. I am very willing to lend a hand. If I can do it anyone can LOL!

ChubbyStar

(3,191 posts)
11. The stimulus is taxed it will show up in any software you use or any tax preparers
Sat Feb 6, 2021, 05:07 PM
Feb 2021

BTW UI in CA has been fantastic, I am not sure what the other poster's issues are but I am not convinced that UI is the problem.

LizBeth

(9,966 posts)
13. Thanks for the info. I have been following it. There was period of fear for me.
Sat Feb 6, 2021, 05:17 PM
Feb 2021

I have never used the system, not good on the internet but, they have kept me informed to a point and everything has gone smoothly regardless of me being afraid so I am very thankful for this system. I got scared at end of Dec. Actually, I started getting 'fraid about Dec 14';sh. Anyway, thanks for the information. Taxes aren't easy anymore and again, not good with that stuff and end up paying someone.

ChubbyStar

(3,191 posts)
14. Tax USA is free and very EASY!
Sat Feb 6, 2021, 05:23 PM
Feb 2021

Do not pay anyone, if you are taking the standard deduction the software is very friendly. If you make an error or they think you have the software tells you and lets you go back and correct, if you make under $50,000 the FED is free and it costs $12 for your state. Just try it Liz and message me if you have any issues, I will help you.

LizBeth

(9,966 posts)
17. Ah, thank you. See, I think I can do this if I might have help. Last year my son did turbo
Sat Feb 6, 2021, 05:39 PM
Feb 2021

for me and did not get my property tax or ACA form in. Not having ACA held me up. When I realized in Sept I ask bookkeepers to do it and they all wanted 400-500 dollars and I was like no fuckin way, lol.

My oldest sent me a youtube of filing a 1089. I was so proud, I got it done, step by step. But, it was not simple at all, lol. Lordy. And then just finding a printer and fax was costly. Everything is so hard anymore. I am going to try. I have the time. Waiting on a W2.

FirstLight

(13,464 posts)
21. Finally feeling like maybe there's light at the end of this tunnell
Sun Feb 7, 2021, 05:30 PM
Feb 2021

Making some personal shifts... this economy and life and not being working has had me really depressed...

taking charge little things at a time, getting outside for walks, etc... something has to make this better right? And worrying about money isn't helping. Tying to continue proactive movements...


Love you my DU fam!!!

TuxedoKat

(3,818 posts)
22. Can you
Sun Feb 7, 2021, 05:37 PM
Feb 2021

make you GoFundMe link more accessible in your first post. Make it as easy as possible for people to donate. They don't want to have to hunt for it or copy paste.

FirstLight

(13,464 posts)
24. Does the new link work?
Sun Feb 7, 2021, 08:40 PM
Feb 2021

Thanks everyone... I'm grateful for you all
Here are my valentine hearts for you!

💓💓💓💓💓💓😁💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓

FirstLight

(13,464 posts)
25. ALSO - Thanks for all the HEARTS!
Tue Feb 9, 2021, 06:53 PM
Feb 2021



Trying to keep moving forward and keeping positive. Been making myself take walks (up to a mile!) every day with the doggo... also started negotiations with a local university that's partnering with our community college for offering hybrid/online BA degree programs. I might end up getting my teaching credential after all...is 51 too old to go back to school?
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