Arthur St. John
$9,015 of $6,500 goal
Another check for Arthur !!
94 Year old Market Basket bagger Arthur St. John is one of the hundreds of part-time employees who has been asked not to report to work next week.
He is hoping that today's news is only a temporary setback for him.
"I've got to keep going, I'll keep going somehow," he said,
You can read about Arthur tomorrow in the Exeter News-Letter
Arthur needs our support through this difficult time.
I personally know this man as he bags my groceries every week. Don't put someone down that is still working hard for a living at his age. He is an amazing person and the strike affected him very bad. STOP with the hate!!!!
Hello. I work for the Irs and there's no issue with this amount. This is not income and people don't get punished. And believe me, I know. I am the person that serves the cheats. There's honestly an unspoken rule amongst the auditors that if they're 80 and have humble assets, and income under 50k from whatever source, we never find the time to get to them. Now if he passes and leaves it to family outside of nevada, game on
some of you are confusing SSI (disability) with Social Security Retirement benefits. You EARN the latter. PLEASE don't post something you know nothing about.
He can earn as much as he wants and still collect his full Soc. Sec. He is over age 75. There is no limit after age 75. Get your facts right before you respond. I collect Social Security Retirement and can earn nearly $15,000/year and it won't affect my SS. I receive a stipend from Medicaid that pays for my Medicare premium only, and THAT would be cut off if I had earnings of more than $2,000/year.
Nice job!! I gotta get some new glasses lol
Thank you , Bonnie...nice job?
I don't see anything here about this man being on disability (SSI) ..... he is WAY past retirement age, and is therefore able to make whatever he can work to earn. Earnings have nothing to do with Medicare, and I doubt he's on Medicaid or they would have pulled it already due to his job. He'll have to pay income tax on this, but he'd be doing that anyway. I don't see a down side to this for him .... any man willing to work this long deserves every penny he can get. He could teach some 20-somethings a thing or two about the definition of "work ethic."
Single person on social security can have a total income upwards of 28000. This is ss and wages... Includ
Hi hope one way or another he will has $$$ that he is in needed...
He's fine if he has Medicare but if he has Medicaid, it will have to be reported as an asset. However there are probably ways to legally avoid some of these factors, particularly if the funds are distributed as goods, services, or payments made directly from the fund on his behalf (for example, if he has rent, the fund would pay the rent) so the money is not legally income. If there is a lawyer willing to do so, the best bet would probably be to set up a trust with Mr. St. John as the beneficiary that accounts for income/earnings limits for any government benefits he receives.
If he is on "regular" Social Security he can make whatever he can make. The only limits are SS disability "SSD". Of course, try living on SS Income - especially when he had to take SSI - it was probably 300 a month. Thus he is working!!
i do not think he is on SSD or SSI or he would not be working a part time job. This is regular SS. i know you can only make a certain amount but someone will have to call and find out......
If someone else made this page, and they buy him things he needs, or even buys him a night away, he can keep that. He cannot keep 6 grand. If he got all that, he would have to turn it in and Medicaid if he has it, would take it. He has 30 or 90 days to spend it down.
I agree with Kathy and Jon, stop the fund raiser, I think so far won t be any problem with this amount, for now Mr Arhtur St. John is fine with this amount...If he needs food, medications, payment doctors, we will help him...Thanks a lot Bonnie for everything you have done, and if this dirty war continue, I am sure we will do with anybody realy in nedd...Social Security law is very complicated...My self years ago, had a problem in some way similar...
have someone contact Bonnie the one doing it to let her know to look into it......it makes sense.....cause the last thing you need is to hurt his lively-hood.....
Just take the full amount raised by the campaign out in give it to him in cash. No trail, no problems
since yesterday I was thinking the same, it will be good to get information about that...
be very careful as Kim said below if he goes above the SSI limit for monthly income even if a gift, they will take his benefits away or reduce them. Same goes for if he is on food stamps or medical help at all. He either needs to share this money among many other employees or have it given to him in small monthly bits over time to avoid ruining his needed steady benefits (My mom is on SSI So I know how this sadly works)
I love the way this community is coming together in support of all the MB employees.. I just wanted to mention, maybe you already know this however if Mr St. John is on any kind is assistance ie. SSI or Medicaid / Medicare , make sure that when he receives these donation that it is spread out so that he doesn't go over his monthly alotted cap.. I would hate to see the generosity of our community hurt him in the long run!!
Is this money going direct to him?