Letter to the editor: Elders treated unfairly
This is in response to a letter from Tuesday’s edition titled “Disregard for the dignity of the elderly must end”.
The problem started when the Licensing Department could not find me in the system to renew my driver’s license. This happened at the same time that I was trying to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at the age of 75.
Also, the president, instead of sending the final incentive payment to my bank account, decided to send me a debit card which looked like spam or a scam. I almost threw it away. It took three and a half months to get the shot, two months to renew my driver’s license and because I had no legal ID I was told I couldn’t deposit the debit card in my bank account.
Then this year I tried to file my taxes online, but the IRS couldn’t find my information from last year. I had to file on paper. I filed on February 14 and have not yet received my tax refund. I called the same number the letter writer Margie Miller called and got the same results.
I went to the IRS website for “Where’s my refund” and it tells me I entered the wrong information. I called lawmakers and got nowhere.
Many of us go through this and I think it’s age discrimination. I won’t vote for anyone who doesn’t solve this fiasco. I will vote for whoever will receive my refund in my bank account or I will vote for no one.
Jeanetta Mc Menamy