Arthur St. John

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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.
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As of today we requested a payment from gofundme for an amount of $6999.45 (your donations minus the fees from gofundme and wepay). We hope to be able to present Mr St. John with a check as soon as this coming Saturday, probably at the Market Basket where he used to work. I do not think that Arthur gets SSI because it will not make sense for him to work as they will deduct anything he makes over $20 per month. If he earns regular social security there is no limit on what his annual income can be (remember there are millionaires who get a social security check). He will also benefit from an annual exclusion which is adjusted for inflation and applies to each person every year. The amount is $14,000 as of 2014. If you give more than the annual exclusion amount to one person in a single year you’ll have to file a gift tax return. But you still won’t have to pay gift tax unless you gave a very large amount. The rules let you give a substantial amount during your lifetime without ever paying a gift tax. As of 2014 the amount is $5,340,000. So no worry about taxes. I hope this will clarify things for people who had questions. Thanks to all for your generosity and kindness, I'll keep you updated.
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$6,500 would be one full year of salary for Mr. Arthur St. John!! Lets do it!!
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Make sure you leave a comment I will be printing them off and letting him read them!
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Kimmy Urwiller
48 months ago

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!!!!

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Kate Hoyt
50 months ago

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

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Ellen Wilson
50 months ago

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.

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Ellen Wilson
50 months ago

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.

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Sam Sandra Monroe
50 months ago

Nice job!! I gotta get some new glasses lol

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Sam Sandra Monroe
50 months ago

Thank you , Bonnie...nice job?

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Carol Daly
50 months ago

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."

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Debbie Ruark-Buckhorn
50 months ago

Single person on social security can have a total income upwards of 28000. This is ss and wages... Includ

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Martha Gardo
51 months ago

Hi hope one way or another he will has $$$ that he is in needed...

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Leah Phillips
51 months ago

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.

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Ruth Molin
51 months ago

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!!

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Kathy Fawcett
51 months ago

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......

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Barb Gagliardi
51 months ago

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.

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Martha Gardo
51 months ago

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...

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Kathy Fawcett
51 months ago

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.....

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Jon Lavoie
51 months ago

Just take the full amount raised by the campaign out in give it to him in cash. No trail, no problems

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Martha Gardo
51 months ago

since yesterday I was thinking the same, it will be good to get information about that...

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Diane Richardson
51 months ago

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)

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Kim Kirby
51 months ago

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!!

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Jessica Kenerson
51 months ago

Is this money going direct to him?

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50 months ago

Live life to it's fullest!

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Diana Mejia
50 months ago

I wish I could donate enough that you wouldn't have to work one more day in your life. Unfortunately I'm an unemployed student working hard for a better future while trying to get ends meet. I can't donate much but I hope is enough for at least one more day of peace of mind. Keep up the positivism. We love you.

KB
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Karen B
50 months ago

Bless you, Mr. St. John! Thank you for setting a fine example!

Kimmy Urwiller
48 months ago

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!!!!

+ Read More
Kate Hoyt
50 months ago

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

+ Read More
Ellen Wilson
50 months ago

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.

+ Read More
Ellen Wilson
50 months ago

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.

+ Read More
Sam Sandra Monroe
50 months ago

Nice job!! I gotta get some new glasses lol

+ Read More
Sam Sandra Monroe
50 months ago

Thank you , Bonnie...nice job?

+ Read More
Carol Daly
50 months ago

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."

+ Read More
Debbie Ruark-Buckhorn
50 months ago

Single person on social security can have a total income upwards of 28000. This is ss and wages... Includ

+ Read More
Martha Gardo
51 months ago

Hi hope one way or another he will has $$$ that he is in needed...

+ Read More
Leah Phillips
51 months ago

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.

+ Read More
Ruth Molin
51 months ago

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!!

+ Read More
Kathy Fawcett
51 months ago

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......

+ Read More
Barb Gagliardi
51 months ago

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.

+ Read More
Martha Gardo
51 months ago

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...

+ Read More
Kathy Fawcett
51 months ago

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.....

+ Read More
Jon Lavoie
51 months ago

Just take the full amount raised by the campaign out in give it to him in cash. No trail, no problems

+ Read More
Martha Gardo
51 months ago

since yesterday I was thinking the same, it will be good to get information about that...

+ Read More
Diane Richardson
51 months ago

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)

+ Read More
Kim Kirby
51 months ago

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!!

+ Read More
Jessica Kenerson
51 months ago

Is this money going direct to him?

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