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Old Aug 13th 2018, 2:48 am
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So the other half turned 65 last Sunday. On Monday I turned in the over 65 exemption form for paying school taxes, it will make a big difference on our yearly property tax bill. On Tuesday we received his British pension approval letter. On Wednesday he got his Part A Medicare coverage. He has to have a surgical procedure tomorrow and will probably be an over night stay so hopefully the Medicare coverage will help with what his regular insurance doesnt cover.

So much form filling though! My turn next!
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So the other half turned 65 last Sunday. On Monday I turned in the over 65 exemption form for paying school taxes, it will make a big difference on our yearly property tax bill. On Tuesday we received his British pension approval letter. On Wednesday he got his Part A Medicare coverage. He has to have a surgical procedure tomorrow and will probably be an over night stay so hopefully the Medicare coverage will help with what his regular insurance doesnt cover.

So much form filling though! My turn next!
Good going there, it's nice to hear about the upsides - more cash in your pocket is a great thing
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Upsides indeedy.
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On Monday I turned in the over 65 exemption form for paying school taxes, it will make a big difference on our yearly property tax bill.
That is a nice perk, wish we had that in Oregon. Wish the olden a happy birthday. Hope all goes well with his surgery.
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That is a nice perk, wish we had that in Oregon. Wish the olden a happy birthday. Hope all goes well with his surgery.

Really? I thought it was everywhere. I guess we are lucky. We also now gave the choice of paying in 4 quarters without penalty instead of all before January 31st deadline.
Procedure is over and they did allow him to go home, thank goodness. Next one is in a month. I'm sure he'll sleep away the rest of the day...lol
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We should start a thread in The Lounge for the upsides to being an oldie around the world

We get some good deals in Western Australia, thanks to scouse's Commonwealth Seniors Card. Half price Council rates (Council tax), prescription drugs for $6 instead of around $40, cheaper utilities, free drivers licences, free bus and train etc etc.
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Wish we had an over-65 exemption in NYS as well. Well, we do, it's called "moving to Florida"!
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Wish we had an over-65 exemption in NYS as well. Well, we do, it's called "moving to Florida"!
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Wish we had an over-65 exemption in NYS as well. Well, we do, it's called "moving to Florida"!
In CT it appears to be called "moving to North Carolina"! Some municipalities around here do offer a discount (certainly not an exemption) to seniors across the board, but others will only do so after a ridiculous means test. Of course, where I live uses the test . . .
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That is a nice perk, wish we had that in Oregon. Wish the olden a happy birthday. Hope all goes well with his surgery.
Agreed..... would be nice to have it in California too.
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That is a nice perk, wish we had that in Oregon. Wish the olden a happy birthday. Hope all goes well with his surgery.
Didn't have that in Florida either.
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So the other half turned 65 last Sunday. On Monday I turned in the over 65 exemption form for paying school taxes, it will make a big difference on our yearly property tax bill.
This sounds like the "homestead exemption", which lowers our property taxes.

Many states & municipalities have some form of homestead exemption. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homestead_exemption
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Agreed..... would be nice to have it in California too.
Some counties have one, but you have to apply for it. It's marked on the property tax bill. But it's not a big discount, in my county anyway.
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free bus and train etc etc.
When back in the UK earlier this year I used the park and ride in York. The ride part being a normal bus service. The poor bus driver couldn’t understand why I didn’t have a bus pass, and explaining I was American and we didn’t have bus passes, in my best London accent didn’t help matters much.
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Reporting from Grand Cayman, British West Indies (Caribbean): about the only special deal for oldies here is a separate line to pick up our pills at the Government Hospital's pharmacy. Besides that, nada!
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