50 Million Retirees to Get Checks in May

@caskins (689)
United States
May 1, 2009 9:08am CST
More than 50 million retirees can expect to receive $250 payments from the government in the next few weeks as their share of the economic stimulus package enacted in February. Economists say the payments will be a timely boost just as the recession is showing signs of easing a little.
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@zhuhuifen46 (3486)
• China
22 Jul 09
The government position is decisive in critical moment. It is more than a financial assistance to help the people in difficulty.
@KrauseHome (35507)
• United States
14 Jul 09
I feel it was Good to help the Retirees like this, but at the same time there is a LOT more that the Government could be doing. I feel that Obama really needs to look at helping them with Medical, etc. to where why do we work all of our lives to retire someday and then offered so little of $$ and also have to pay in so much more just to get Medical help? Didn't we help make things what they are today, so why take so much away? Just my thoughts.
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
23 Jun 09
Well, it was more than retirees. Veterans who get checks from the VA, folks on disability, and railroad retirees got the checks, and some came early because I recalled my mother saying that her check was deposited already and she was glad to see it; Another friend of mine on disability was going to use the money to go to our church's retreat. We call it campmeeting on. So glad for them.