UKB offering children Christmas gift cards, elder aid

BY STAFF REPORTS
12/11/2018 01:00 PM
TAHLEQUAH – The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians is offering assistance to children throughout the winter season.

Exclusive UKB children will receive $40 gift cards, which are usable at any Walmart.

To receive a gift card, parents or guardians must present the child’s UKB citizeenship card to UKB Secretary Joyce Fourkiller.

Cards can be picked up at the UKB Federal Programs Building at 18263 W. Keetoowah Circle.
Hours for pickup are between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The only exception will be for Dec. 17-21. During that week only, the office will be open until 6 p.m. to accommodate parents and guardians.

Cards will not be available for pickup on Dec. 24-25, as well as Jan. 1 in observance of holidays.

If parents or guardians are unable to pick up their child’s card in person, each UKB district representative can also be authorized to pick up the card.

The last day for the program is Jan. 4 at 5 p.m.

The UKB is also taking applications for its Elder Assistance Program this winter.

Each UKB exclusive elder age 55 and older will receive a one-time payment of $75 in assistance.

Elders must have an updated enrollment form and a completed Elderly Assistance Program form on file with Enrollment.

Applications completed between Nov. 19 and Dec. 12 will receive first disbursement.

Funds will be mailed or available for pickup beginning Dec. 17 through Dec. 21 at the UKB Federal Programs Building.

Applications completed between Dec. 13 and Dec. 28 will have funds mailed or available for pickup beginning Dec. 31 through Jan. 4 at the UKB Federal Programs Building.

Elders may also authorize individuals to pick up funds on their behalf by noting it on applications.

Applications are available at all UKB offices or by contacting your UKB district representative. Completed applications must be returned to the UKB Tribal Enrollment Office no later than Dec. 28.

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