Many SKIL employees who use the Global Cash card have not gotten paid today. This is a problem happening with many companies who rely on Netspend/Global Cash all over the state of Kansas. Today no one has been paid and no one is getting a direct answer as to why. Netspend holds millions of dollars from many companies across the state. SKIL is far from the only one.
Here's a link to an article explaining more about the issues:
MetaBank of Sioux Falls, SD is the main bank involved. This is a link to the news story about their issue:
So what should you do?
We are working on it from our end, but we would advise everyone to call and voice their complaints ASAP. Like the saying goes, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. The numbers to call are as follows:
The FTC (Federal Trade Commission): 877-382-4357
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: 855-411-2372
Global Cash: 949-751-0360
Also, you can call the Texas State Attorney General's office (Netspend who controls these entities, is located in Texas). Their number is 1-800-621-0508.
Global Cash/Netspend is holding millions of dollars of people's hard-earned money. We need to speak out and demand our money.
The KS Disability Caucus, Inc. Board announces five Board positions up for election each beginning January 1, 2019 for a two year term. The Board wants to make sure that it represents the faces of Kansans with disabilities, therefore we need applicants from various parts of our population, such as race, ethnicity, disability, age, geographic, sexual orientation, and gender identification. We will review all applications from individuals wanting to join the group to organize and coordinate activities that promote independent living of all people with disabilities through collaboration, networking, education, planning, and peer-to-peer interaction, including the Caucus during even numbered years. We need individuals that are very committed to work hard in both planning and the hands on work needed to have a successful Caucus. We will contact you if you are chosen to join the Board or if we have more questions for you.
In 1988, a small group of Kansans with disabilities came together to organize the first Kansas Disability Caucus when ninety people attended in Salina, KS. It was these united voices that helped to pass the first self directed personal care assistance program in Kansas. The Caucus has attracted many national presenters in independent living and disability rights through the years. There have been numerous purposes for holding the Caucus including education, advocacy, and planning. The KS Disability Caucus supports and encourages successful outcomes for people with all types of disabilities of all ages, especially encouraging the involvement of young adults.
If you are interested in continuing these activities, please submit your application. The deadline for submission is October 31, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.
PARSONS, Kan.—The head of the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) visited the SKIL Resource Center on Monday, Oct. 8, kicking off a statewide get-acquainted tour of Kansas independent living centers.
DCF Secretary Gina Meier-Hummel and part of her administrative staff met with SKIL President/CEO Shari Coatney, SKIL staff and customers at the Parsons independent living center, touring SKIL’s facilities and learning about SKIL’s programs and services.
“Secretary Hummel’s leadership team met with our leadership team to talk about how we can enhance our relationship and better serve people in Southeast Kansas going forward,” Coatney said.
Hummel and her team toured all Parsons SKIL facilities, including the independent living center’s downtown headquarters, assistive technology site, K-LOAN and Independent Strides.
“I’m really excited about the opportunity to build a partnership with DCF, and that Secretary Hummel and her team are truly interested in collaborating with SKIL and other Kansas independent living centers,” said Coatney. “It was so nice to see the Secretary and her administration taking an interest in our customers and the programs that we provide.”
SKIL is a multi-faceted independent living center that helps people with disabilities or those whose environments are disabling. Headquartered in Parsons, it has branch offices in Chanute, Columbus, Fredonia, Independence, Pittsburg and Sedan.
The Kansas Department for Children and Families is a state agency that offers Kansans a variety of programs to enhance people’s lives. The agency has service center offices in Topeka and throughout Kansas. Gina Meier-Hummel was appointed to her position with DCF in November of 2017.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which helps high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential through education, is inviting applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the country.
Scholarship recipients will receive awards of up to $40,000 a year for four years to help cover the costs of tuition, books, living expenses, and required fees. Up to forty spaces are available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. In addition to financial support, the program offers an on-staff adviser to help students transition to college and maximize their campus experiences, as well as access to a network of scholars and opportunities students might not otherwise have, such as funding for internships, study abroad, and graduate study.
To be eligible, applicants must plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in the spring of 2019 and enroll in an accredited four-year college in the fall; have earned a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above; acheive an SAT combined math and critical reading score of 1200 or above or an ACT composite score of 26 or above; and demonstrate unmet financial need.
For complete scholarship guidelines, an FAQ, and application instructions, see the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation website.
Deadline: November 20, 2018