Tracking a rumor

United States
March 28, 2009 9:59am CST
There is a rumor I hard about the Stimules package. Supposidly the only people getting any money are those who work. I'm trying to find out if this is true. Several members of my family are on Social SEcurity and can't work So they get nothing, So someone who's down on their luck and out of work gets nothing? Does anyone know if this is true:?
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@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
28 Mar 09
If they file tax returns they should be able to get it next year via a refund. But otherwise no. It's called making work pay as Obama phrased it. Retirees and the unemployed have gotten a small raise in their benefits. At least that's my understanding. Maybe social security got a little bump in pay, too, but I'm not sure about that.
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• United States
28 Mar 09
Seniors get a lump sum of $250.00 to be paid in May.
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@irishidid (8715)
• United States
28 Mar 09
There was the usual cost of living increase, but so far nothing more except the $250 for seniors. With my disabled daughter I usually get a letter if there's going to be an increase and I haven't seen anything.
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@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
28 Mar 09
Okay, they get something. I thought it was paid out over time. Looks like it'll be a one time extra Social Security pay-out. Won't do much anyway, just like the extra few dollars in the paycheck. Grocery prices are already on the rise again.
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@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
28 Mar 09
you should understand that the stimuls bill is only such in name. It contains far more than just stimus. Also, money is being given this time in the term of tax cuts and credits, not actualy checks, so the average person will see around more than an extra 13 dollars a week in their paycehcks. But as I said, it has far more than this in it, many things not haveing anything to do with the economy. Don't feel too bad about not knowing whats in it, neither did nearly all of congress when they passed it. It was shoved and rushed through giving everyone no time to read this 1419 page bill. I dug up a link to the bill for you to read through, perhaps you can find the answer your looking for in it. there is a pdf version and a plain text version. http://www.readthestimulus.org/
• United States
28 Mar 09
In May, retirees and other Social Security beneficiaries will get an extra $250 per person from Uncle Sam, as part of the economic stimulus bill signed into law on Tuesday. The so-called senior payment—$250 for individuals, $500 for couples who both receive some Social Security benefit—will go to retirees, older veterans, SSI (Supplemental Security Income) beneficiaries, and people with disabilities. Recipients won’t have to fill out a tax form or do anything—unlike the stimulus rebate of 2008. They just wait for the money to show up. They’ll get the money the same way they get Social Security—either through direct deposit or a check in the mail. http://bulletin.aarp.org/yourmoney/personalfinance/articles/senior_stimulus_payments.html
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@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
28 Mar 09
ah, good find. thanks so much for the info.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
28 Mar 09
True, with the prices rising again. It'll just be a drop on a hot stone so to speak.
• United States
28 Mar 09
The only one I know about is that seniors on Social Security get $250.00 in May.
• United States
28 Mar 09
The so-called senior payment—$250 for individuals, $500 for couples who both receive some Social Security benefit—will go to retirees, older veterans, SSI (Supplemental Security Income) beneficiaries, and people with disabilities. Recipients won’t have to fill out a tax form or do anything—unlike the stimulus rebate of 2008. They just wait for the money to show up. They’ll get the money the same way they get Social Security—either through direct deposit or a check in the mail. http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/permanently-disabled-discussions/general-support/408567-seniordisabled-stimulus-payment
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@irishidid (8715)
• United States
28 Mar 09
If it is going to those on SSI it should show up in my daughter's bank account. We won't be spending it though. It will go into her PASS account for her future goals.
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@grammasnook (1877)
• United States
29 Mar 09
People collecting unemployment will be receiving 25 dollars more a week in their benefits. which is retroactive back to february 25th i believe. Social security 250.00 one time payment.