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Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst During COVID-19

Since mid-March of this year, we have all been living in the shadow of COVID-19. Although we all experience death during our lives, the pandemic has heightened awareness of human vulnerability and mortality, both for ourselves and our loved ones. We wonder what would happen if we became critically ill from the virus, how our illness would affect our family and friends, and what we can do to prepare for the possibility of grave illness or death.

 What You Need to Know

Social Security and SSI beneficiaries who filed a tax return and included their direct deposit information were expected to get paid in the first round of checks that went out last week. Meanwhile, beneficiaries who did not file taxes for either 2018 or 2019 should receive their money in late April, according to the Congressional timeline. That includes adult Social Security retirement, survivor, and disability insurance beneficiaries. That money will most likely come via direct deposit, because most people now receive their benefits that way.

 Easier Shareholder Meetings

The North Carolina Business Corporation Act made it a challenge to hold annual and special shareholder meetings other than in-person. To address the public health risks posed by large group meetings, Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order #125 on April 1, 2020. This order allows and encourages remote participation for all shareholder meetings stay safe.

Autism Awareness Month

Since 1970 the Autism Awareness Society has recognized April as Autism Awareness Month. The campaign for this year ”Celebrate Differences” focuses on bringing more understanding to signs, symptoms, and realities of autism. Along with providing necessary information, tools, and materials for individuals and families dealing with autism, the campaign highlights the need for inclusiveness.


COVID-19 Webinar

Laid off? Caring for a loved one with COVID-19? If you lost your job, have gotten sick, or are caring for a family member with COVID-19, you probably have lots of questions. Join Brinkley Walser Stoner attorney Bradley Hunt for this virtual seminar to learn how the changes to the law may impact your rights.

The seminar is presented by the Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro. Both men and women are welcome to attend this virtual event. Please register by calling (336) 275-6090 or email Please note: a Smartphone or PC is required to participate in the presentation.

When: 4/23/20

Time: 10:00 a.m.