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Federal Student Loan Repayment Pause Extended

Required Federal Student Loan repayments will be suspended while the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether the Federal Student Loan forgiveness program has proper authorization. Federal Student Loan repayments were previously paused in March 2020 to help people who were struggling financially due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Borrower balances have effectively

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 26, 2022

Medicaid and Marketplace Application Assistance Event, December 6th.

Obtaining medical insurance can be a complicated process, whether one is applying for private insurance or medicaid. Both the online portal for the Health Insurance Marketplace, as well as the online portal for Ohio Medicaid, can be difficult to navigate. People often need help with the process. Application assistance will

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 24, 2022

Resources & Tips for Developing Childhood Gratitude

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year to pause, to reflect and give appreciation for one’s many blessings. But gratitude doesn’t have to be reserved solely for holiday rhetoric; an attitude of gratitude is an important part of everyday living. Psychological studies have demonstrated evidence that having gratitude actually improves

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 24, 2022

2022 Holiday Meal Distributions

A number of local organizations are providing FREE meals during the holidays. Several of these organizations are providing “holiday specific meals”. These holiday specific meals include frozen turkeys and other familiar holiday foodstuffs. The addresses, dates, and times, where these meals can be picked up are as follows: November 1st

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 19, 2022

Summary of VA Dependents’ and Survivors’ Benefits

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers an 8 page pdf that summarizes the benefits available to families of veterans. There are a number of programs available to families of veterans, including programs to serve these families even after the veteran has died. The pdf can help families identify

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 16, 2022

New applications for Federal Student Debt Relief are presently not being accepted

Two federal courts have ruled that the federal student debt relief program may not have proper authorization. Consequently, the processing of applications that have already been received by the program will be be delayed until the federal court cases are resolved favorably. Even though the processing of applications had stopped

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 15, 2022

Veterans Day Spotlight on Supportive Social Services Available

We celebrate and thank the veterans that have served our country today with an overview of some of the supportive social services available to serve them. While there are a number of services and benefits available to everyone who has served in the armed forces, some of these services and

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 11, 2022

Ohio Name Change Legal Clinic

If you have questions about legally changing you or your child’s name and/or gender designation on identity documents in Ohio, FREE confidential legal clinics are available. The clinics are held virtually, every second Wednesday of the month, from 6pm to 8pm, online. Registration is required at least 48 hours in

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 10, 2022

Safe At Home Program for Address Confidentiality

The Safe at Home program is an address confidentiality program offered by the Office of the Ohio Secretary of State. The program is for individuals who are survivors of, or living with survivors of, domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking, rape, and/or sexual battery. The program helps these survivors feel safe

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 9, 2022

Find Out If You’re Registered And Where To Vote!

Election day is approaching! This year the general election is Tuesday, November 8th. If you or someone you know needs information about how, when, or where to vote, the following information may be helpful. How to verify you are registered to vote: The Hamilton County Board of Elections has a

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 1, 2022