American Finances Updates: Social Security Benefits, Enhanced STAR Property Tax Exemption, RMP California, Gas Prices.
Hello everyone and welcome in to this American financial news live blog on this Sunday, July 10. In this space, we’ll share with you all the information you need to stay in the know when it comes to benefits schemes in the USA.
There may not be any more stimulus checks at a national level, but there are actually still a handful of states giving out stimulus checks to their residents. Let’s get started, then, keeping in mind that the most recent updates are the ones nearest the top.
American Finances Updates, Sunday, July 10: The latest money-saving tips and benefits news
RMP California: Eligibility and Requirements for EBT Cards
The CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) is an initiative in the United States by the Californian government that provides those individuals that face a significant risk of chronic hunger the ability to use their CalFresh Food benefits to buy prepared meals at approved restaurant vendors.
With a history that dates back to 1978, the program aims to provide older residents and people with disabilities who are recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
There is also the option of purchasing prepared food at certain authorised restaurant vendors.
Who is eligible for CalFresh RMP?
The following criteria determine eligibility for the RMP program.
Individuals must be aged 60 or older;
A person who has a disability;
A spouse of an individual that belongs to one of the above categories; or
A person who is currently homeless.
Gas Prices Today, July 10
Gas prices have finally started to fall in the United States through July, those sky-high prices that we saw in June aren’t yet quite forgotten and it still isn’t as affordable as it once was to refill your tank.
Some states are now offering gas tax pauses as a result of the high prices, and there are also gas stimulus payments on offer as well.
To help you find the cheapest prices at the pumps across the U.S., we’ve created this guide to the cheapest gas stations in the major US cities, while we also outline what the situation is in the most expensive and cheapest states for gas.
Where are the cheapest gas stations in the US?
- New York, New York (4.00 dollars): Jan’s Smoke Shop II, 383 Bloomingdal Rd, Akron, NY
- Los Angeles, California (5.35 dollars): Sam’s Club, 603 S Placentia Ave, Fullerton, CA
- Chicago, Illinois (4.24 dollars): Costco, 7707 94th Ave, Pleasant Prairie, WI
- Houston, Texas (3.69 dollars): Country Food Mart, 13703 Cedar Point Dr, Houston, TX
- Phoenix, Arizona (4.49 dollars): In The Zone, 1925 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe, AZ
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4.39 dollars): Costco, 900 Center Blvd S, Newark, DE
- San Antonio, Texas (3.79 dollars): Stanley’s Ice Station, 2403 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX
- San Diego, California (5.19 dollars): Horizon Fuel Center, 31267 Valley Center Rd, Valley Center, CA
- Dallas, Texas (3.79 dollars): Costco, 600 W Arbrook Blvd, Arlington, TX
- San Jose, California (5.55 dollars): Costco, 10 Great Oaks Blvd, San Jose, CA
Every day on our MARCA In English financial news blogs, we tell you about the benefits programs worth knowing about in the United States of America, and that is the case once again.
This includes stimulus checks, which are no longer being given out at the federal level but which still exist at the state level, depending on where you live and your state government’s current policies.
But, there are other benefits schemes too and also more general money-saving tips worth knowing about in this blog, especially at this time of super high inflation.
We focus on the high gas prices too, explaining how you can reduce your gas usage and how to save money when you visit the pumps. There are even prepaid gas cards being given out in some parts of the country.
So, there really is a lot to discuss. Therefore, follow along with us on this Sunday’s American financial news blog to stay up to date, in the know and a little bit richer.