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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 

Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.

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Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

“Free Money” Deadline Today in WYO

August 31, 2009

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - An offer that sounds too good to be true IS true in Wyoming. Cash is available to people age 65 and above, and to Wyoming residents with disabilities - up to $900 for married couples.

The payments are targeted to those with lower-incomes. Kim Deti with the Wyoming Department of Health says there is no doubt those folks need a little extra financial help this year.

"It's kind of a state tax refund to cover some of the costs they may have paid for sales taxes, property taxes and maybe some of their energy costs in 2008."

Applications have to be postmarked today for the refund (officially called the Elderly and Disabled Tax Refund Program). Senior centers around the state have the applications on hand; information is available by calling 866-989-8901.

Deti says new applications have to be filed each year, and the amount paid and eligibility often are adjusted.

"From time to time, we do change the income qualification levels, so we want to be sure that people check. Maybe they didn't qualify before, but do now."

Those with a 2008 income of less than $17,500 for a single person, or $28,500 for a married couple, qualify.

Deb Courson, Public News Service - WY