Seniors in CA are disappointed they don’t have controls on inflation relief

A LIVE LOOK AT THE STATE CAPITOL WHERE THE BUDGET FOR THE NEXT FINANCIAL YEAR WAS APPROVED THIS WEEK AND FINALLY SIGNED BY GOVERNOR NEWSOM. IN THE BUDGET ARE INFLATION LIGHTING PAYMENTS FOR MANY CALIFORNIS. THOSE PAYMENTS ARE BASED ON INCOME LEVELS AND OUR SOURCE AS OF 2020 TAX ​​RETURN. ALTHOUGH THE PAYMENTS WILL GO TO MILLIONS OF CALIFORNIA, SOME WILL REMAIN OUT. MICHELLE VAN DURE OF KCRA 3 IS LIVE IN THE STATE CAPITOL. YOU TALK TO A SENIOR WHO SAYS THEY ARE NOT ELIGIBLE? THE REPORTER: YES, BRITTANY, IT’S A LIZZY IN THE INFLATION LIGHTING PACKAGE, THAT HAS EXCLUDES SOME SENIORS AND EVEN ANGRY. THEY SAY THEY ARE THE THOSE WHO REALLY NEED THIS HELP THE MOST. BACK IN HER CHILDREN’S HOME IN MANTECA, KAREN BOYLE LIVES A SIMPLE LIFE. >> 78 YEARS YOUNG. ♪♪ THE REPORTER: THE ARTIST SURROUNDS HIMSELF AND KEEPS BUSINESS WITH THE HOBBIES SHE HELPS. SHE MUST. >> IT’S BUDGET AND SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS AND WITHOUT. >> The Reporter: KAREN HAS A FIXED INCOME AND WITH RISING COSTS, HIGH GAS BOTTLE AND INFLATION, SHE CAN’T LEAVE THE HOUSE. >> IT IS VERY TIGHT. I MUST ALLOW THAT. >>> KAREN IS ONE OF THOUSANDS OF SENIORS IN CALIFORNI WHO RELY ON SOCIAL SECURITY. THAT’S HER IN A GROUP EXCLUDED FROM THE STATE’S NEW INFLATION CONTROL PROGRAM. >> I FEEL VERY INVOLVED. FROM AND RELEASE. THE REPORTER: TO MAKE SURE SHE UNDERSTANDS WHERE SHE STANDS BY THE STATE, KAREN CALLED GOVERNOR NEWSOM’S OFFICE TWICE. >> I SAID THAT SO YOU EXCLUDE THE SENIOR CITIZENS WHO ARE NO MORE TAXES AND SHE SAID YES. AND I SAID, THAT’S SO SAD, BECAUSE WE PAY TAXES AND ALSO VOTE. THE REPORTER: KAREN SAYS, IT IS NOT RELIEF FOR HER AND OTHER SENIORS WHO DO NOT PAY INCOME TAX BECAUSE THEY TAKE SOCIAL SECURITY. >> ALTHOUGH WE PAY TAXES EVERY YEAR, WE BUY HOMES, BUY CARS, BUY SHOPPING AND WASHING MACHINERY. WE PAY TAXES, AND WE HAVE PAID OUR TAXES IN THE PAST. >> The Reporter: KAREN HOPES THE STATE CAN REVIEW AND FIND REAL HELP FOR HER AND THE REST OF THE SENIORIALS. >> EVERYONE SUFFERS WITH THIS SITUATION. WE ARE ALL. IT’S NOT JUST ME AND IT’S NOT JUST THE SENIORS. EVERYONE SUFFERS. THE REPORTER: Well, so we’ve reached out to the Treasury Department and a spokesperson tells us there are other programs that can help, and there will also be more money in the budget for housing assistance and utilities IF HEALTH SUBSIDIES WHEN THEY RUN OUT. KAREN SAYS SHE NEEDS THE EXTRA HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR GAS CELL SOME TO VISIT HER SISTER IN PLACERVILLE AND ALSO GET OIL CHANGES IN HER CAR. EVERYTHING HELPS, SHE SAYS. LIVE REPORTING FROM THE CAPITOL, KCRA 3 NEWS. TY: >> MICHELLE, THANK YOU. PAYMENTS ARE EXPECTED TO START IN OCTOBER FOR WHICH ARE ELIGIBLE. YOU CAN NOW SCAN THE QR CODE ON YOUR SCREEN TO LEARN HOW MUCH MONEY YOU CAN EXPECT TO RECEIVE. THE TIMELINE FOR THAT MONEY

‘I feel cheated’: California seniors disappointed they’ve been left out of state inflation relief package

Karen Boyles lives back in her childhood home in Manteca, California. She leads a simple life. “I’m 78 years young,” she said with a smile. The artist stays at home and is busy tinkering with the hobbies she loves. She plays the violin, draws, makes wind chimes and loves nature photography. Boyles told her to stay home. “It’s just budgeting and sometimes you have to make adjustments and do without,” Boyles said. Boyles has a steady income and with rising costs, high gas prices and inflation, she can’t afford to “It’s very tight. I admit it,” Boyle said. Boyles is one of thousands of California seniors who rely solely on Social Security. “Even though we pay taxes every year, we buy houses, we buy cars, washing machines, groceries,” she said. “We pay taxes and we’ve paid our taxes in the past.” She belongs to the group excluded from the state’s new inflation relief program.| RELATED | Are You Eligible for California Mid-Range Tax Refunds? Treasure your ‘inflation relief’ ‘I feel very cheated and let down,’ she said. Boyle said it’s no relief for her and other seniors, who don’t pay income taxes because they take Social Security. To make sure she understood where she stood with the state, she called Governor Gavin Newsom’s office twice. “I said, ‘You’re excluding the seniors who don’t pay taxes anymore?’ and she said, ‘Yes.’ and I said, ‘That’s so sad because we pay taxes and we vote too,'” Boyles said. Boyle hopes the state can reconsider and find real relief for her and the rest of the seniors. “Everyone is suffering from this situation. We all have that. It’s not just me and not just the seniors, everyone is suffering,” she said. KCRA 3 has reached out to the State Department of Finance and a spokesperson points out that there are some other programs that will help people, including more help for vulnerable Californians who have SSI/SSP (Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment) or CalWORKS grant recipients.There is also more money in the budget for housing assistance, utilities, and health subsidies if those are not ultimately renewed by the federal government. READ MORE | Here’s Why Some Seniors And Others Don’t Get Payments From California’s ‘Inflation Relief’ Programs

Karen Boyles lives back in her childhood home in Manteca, California.

She leads a simple life.

“I’m 78 years young,” she said with a smile.

The artist stays at home and is busy tinkering with her hobbies. She plays the violin, draws, makes wind chimes and loves nature photography. Boyles told her to stay home.

“it’s just budgeting and sometimes you have to make adjustments and do without,” Boyles said.

Boyles has a steady income and with rising costs, high gas prices and inflation, she can’t afford to move out.

“It’s very tight. I admit that,” Boyle said.

Boyles is one of thousands of seniors in California who rely solely on Social Security.

“Even though we pay taxes every year, we buy houses, we buy cars, washing machines, groceries,” she said. “We pay taxes and we’ve paid our taxes in the past.”

She’s in the group excluded from the state’s new inflation relief program.

† RELATED | Are You Eligible for California Mid-Range Tax Refunds? Estimate your ‘inflation relief’

“I feel very cheated and let down,” she said.

Boyle said it’s no relief for her and other seniors, who don’t pay income taxes because they take Social Security. To make sure she understood where she stood with the state, she called Governor Gavin Newsom’s office twice.

“I said, ‘You’re excluding the seniors who don’t pay taxes anymore?’ and she said, ‘Yes.’ and I said, ‘That’s so sad because we pay taxes and we vote too,'” Boyles said.

Boyle hopes the state can rethink and find real relief for her and the rest of the seniors.

“Everyone suffers from this situation. We all have. It’s not just me and not just the seniors, but everyone is suffering,” she said.

KCRA 3 has reached out to the State Department of Finance and a spokesperson points out that there are some other programs that will help people, including more help for vulnerable Californians who are SSI/SSP (Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment) or CalWORKS recipients. have a subsidy. recipients. There is also more money in the budget for housing assistance, utilities and health subsidies if they are not ultimately renewed by the federal government.

† READ MORE | Here’s Why Some Seniors And Others Don’t Receive Payments From California’s ‘Inflation Relief’ Programs

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