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Child and Dependent Care Flexible Savings Accounts Selected

Many families* get tax relief for covering the cost of childcare through Dependent Care Flexible Savings Accounts (DCFSAs) which cover eligible expenses like daycare, afterschool care, and summer camp. During open enrollment each year, workers can decide how much to save pre-tax to these accounts based on their expected childcare expenses for the upcoming year. Now that most children are home indefinitely and the economic... more »

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Depression exacerbated.

inability to participate in community activities creates stress and loneliness. No meetings no church no holiday get togethers. When you already live alone it just creates more isolation and if your internet goes down-then no zoom. Traveling and weather related events are very complex and stressful.

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Civil Justice Response Hampered

We've had a resurgence in our community's want to hold marches, rallys, film screenings, voter education and registration events, to speak at City Council and School Board meetings and hold social events to bring communities together, in celebration of Black Lives, and demand for their equity in a myriad of contexts.

But people are hesitant to come out, and are taxed to even participate from home, due to health risks... more »
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Work Force

Very hard to find people who want to caregivers?aides?attendants for people with disabilities. This service is reimbursed through Medicaid. That limits what we can pay. With an increase of minimum wage headed our way and no state funding increases these services is in jeopardy.

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Not enough

There's simply not enough being done to support our children and family structure during this pandemic. More should and need to be done to support our school age children, especially those who have academic challenges. It's understood that this is a valid concern but little is actually being done to bridge gaps. More needs to be done in supporting family structure. The expectations throughout this pandemic, has been unrealistic... more »
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Stressed grocery front line workers trending idea

At my store we are having trouble getting products delivered. Always on back order. I, We need to people to be understanding and not curse out our employees. We have had many employees quit because of it. We are so very short handed. I am working 60 hour weeks. Just some understanding that it is out of our control. If we had it.... you would have it.

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About to lose Everything

i was released from my job at the end of July filed unemployment the same day. keep calling, emailing going to work force office for what? my landlord served me eviction papers here i am September 20 and no one will answer or pay me. i have 5 kids and one is a type one diabetic. i am about to lose my car next. i have never in my life been jobless and there is no hope here.no one answers