Make Sure You Are Counted in the 2020 Census

Make Sure You Are Counted in the 2020 Census

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The 2020 census is starting soon, and seniors need to be counted. This may be more of a challenge this year because the census will be completed mostly online in 2020.

The U.S Constitution mandates that the federal government conducts a census every 10 years. Information from the census is used to determine how many representatives each state sends to Congress in addition to where billions of dollars from federal programs (such as Medicare, Medicaid, nutrition assistance and supportive housing) is allocated. Further, communities rely on census data when it comes to services like new roads, schools, libraries and emergency services.  Think of it as America’s 10-year checkup.

Although the census is being conducted largely online, you do not have to fill out the form online. Beginning in March 2020, the census will mail out postcards to each household, giving instructions on how to respond. You will have the option to respond online, by mail or via phone. If you do not respond, a census worker will visit your home to collect the data.

If someone visits your home to collect information for the 2020 Census, check to make sure that they have a valid ID badge. Additionally, make sure the badge has their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark and an expiration date. Census workers will not ask for donations or for private information such as your Social Security or bank account information.

For more information, view the 2020 census online.

By |2020-02-13T21:51:30-05:00February 13th, 2020|Asset Protection, Estate Planning, Long-Term Care, Medicaid Planning, Retirement Accounts|

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