Rental Assistance Payment Question

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Hilohi
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Rental Assistance Payment Question

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One of our ward members needs help paying her rent this month. Her landlord only accepts online payments. Consequently, it looks like we're going to have to write the check in her name so that she can deposit it into her checking account and then pay her rent online. I know we generally shouldn't write this type of checks in a member's name. What's the best way to handle this matter?
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Hilohi wrote:What's the best way to handle this matter?
We have had someone else pay the rent (bishop's counselor, EQP, RSP) and reimbursed them.
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In on-line payment systems I've used, there's an option to print the receipt Depending on the computer, it can be printed to PDF.

Regardless of who is used at the intermediary, I'd think that receipt would be critical.

I'd also consider contacting the stake clerk for instructions. One of his duties is to train ward clerks. If he's unsure, then perhaps he can direct the question to the audit committee on what they'd look for.
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I'm going through this same dilemma right now. I need assistance with rent, but my Property Management Company only deals with electronic payments, such as credit/debit cards or electronic check. Nobody is sure how to handle it, and it will be considered late after 3pm tomorrow April 3, 2022. Please advise.

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shannonhay wrote: Mon May 02, 2022 9:10 pm Nobody is sure how to handle it, . . .
You should speak with your bishop. He is the one who has stewardship over everything to do with assistance. If he does not know what to do, either the stake president or the chairman of the Stake Bishop's Welfare Council should know what to do.
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