Personal finance

A Social Security Administration office in San Francisco. Getty Images Washington lawmakers are deciding the financial fates of millions of American families with the next coronavirus stimulus package. But there’s one unintended consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic they have yet to fix: potential reductions to Social Security benefits for one particular cohort of Americans. The
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Getty Images Some Americans who qualified for stimulus checks received an unwelcome surprise when the $500 payments for their children under 17 were not included. Starting today, the U.S. government plans to send out the missing cash. That applies to those individuals and couples who are not required to file a tax return and used
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OLIVIER DOULIERY | AFP | Getty Images Millions of Americans went back to work in May and June as states started reopening and a federal loan program helped ailing small businesses rehire workers.   But the economic recovery is sputtering, some states have re-imposed shutdown measures and many businesses have run out of loan funding — conditions
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Hundreds of unemployed Kentucky residents wait in long lines outside the Kentucky Career Center for help with their unemployment claims. John Sommers II Individuals receiving unemployment benefits this year could face a tax surprise in 2021: owing Uncle Sam or receiving smaller refunds. Some 1.43 million people filed for unemployment last week, according to the
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For millions of students with disabilities and special needs in U.S. public and private schools, the shift to remote learning has created an even greater host of challenges — and, in some cases, additional financial pressures for their families.  Special needs students require varied educational and support services. In this coronavirus pandemic, many families are
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