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Is the $1,400 Stimulus Check for Seniors REAL?

Is the $1,400 Stimulus Check for Seniors REAL?

A $1,400 stimulus check for seniors is being advertised all over YouTube and the web… but is it real? Will you actually get that money? 

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Those are good questions. Scams are everywhere these days and it’s hard to know who you can trust.

Fortunately, we’ve done the research to help you make sense of these rumors. In this article, we’ll be discussing the rumors we’ve heard, the status of the fourth stimulus check, and what you need to know about this program.

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The Senior Citizens League is pushing for a 4th stimulus check for seniors.

The rumors of a fourth stimulus check for seniors appear to be based on a push from The Senior Citizens League. This organization, also called TSCL, is a non-partisan advocacy group that advocates for seniors by helping them get the benefits they’ve earned.

In a letter to Congress in early October, TSCL Chairman Rick Delaney pushed elected officials to pass a $1,400 stimulus check exclusively for those who receive Social Security.

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The letter said, “We’ve heard from thousands of [seniors] who have exhausted their retirement savings, who have started eating just one meal a day, started cutting their pills in half because they can’t afford their prescription drugs, to list just a few of the drastic steps so many have had to take because of what inflation has done to them this year.

“Many have written to us that ‘our government has forgotten about us.’

“A $1,400.00 stimulus check, for Social Security recipients, could be a way to get extra non-taxable income to them.

“We believe that a special stimulus for Social Security recipients could help defray the higher costs some would face if next year’s COLA bumps them into a higher tax bracket, causing higher tax rates on their income and surcharges to their Medicare Part B premiums.” 

Who would be eligible for the stimulus check for seniors?

The proposal by The Senior Citizens League would include seniors, as well as those on disability, widowers, dependents of deceased loved ones and others who receive monthly checks from Social Security. The intent is to issue the stimulus benefits to anyone who receives Social Security benefits.

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When will I receive my stimulus check for seniors?

Unfortunately, TSCL wrote on their website, “It is unlikely Congress will take action on our proposal this year but if we can build enough support from seniors for it, we are hopeful it can become a major issue next year and that Congressional support for it will grow.” 

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Basically, even the organization that started this movement acknowledges that it isn’t likely to happen… and if it does happen, it definitely won’t happen right away. 

However, it’s important to understand why this is all over the news right now.

The Senior Citizens League knows that Congress most likely will not address their proposal for a stimulus check for seniors before the end of 2021. However, they hope to make it an issue next year by getting more and more people involved in a grassroots campaign to pressure Congress. They are doing this by getting media coverage and encouraging seniors to sign a petition, which is one reason why we’re hearing about this so frequently in the news right now. That’s part of their effort to make this a reality, even though it isn’t a sure-thing yet.

How I can help The Senior Citizens League make this happen?

If you would like to express your support for the $1,400 stimulus check for Social Security recipients, you can do so by signing a petition on The Senior Citizens League website.

Your support on this petition will help them bring a collective voice to Congressional leaders and hopefully push them toward implementing this stimulus program.

Is the $1,400 stimulus check for seniors real?

Yes and no. It is a real campaign being promoted by The Senior Citizens League but the government has not taken any action on it. If you’re scouring the internet for an SSI 4th stimulus check update today, the answer is unfortunately no, it has not been addressed by the government yet.

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Is there other help for seniors out there?

Yes! We’ve found many programs and benefits that assist seniors, including programs that offer free food, free medical services and more! If you’re interested, check out our senior freebies and deals directory.

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Odis

Tuesday 24th of May 2022

How do I clean my senior citizen stimulus check

Isaac

Saturday 28th of May 2022

Information on this should be in the article above. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help! https://lowincomerelief.com/chat/

Cheryl

Sunday 22nd of May 2022

I am homeless at 69 retired with no place to live after being in a life threatening place with my boyfriend wanting to kill me for his alcoholism and way of life. This is a very bad part of my life I need a place to live here in Washington state. Please help me before I fall apart?!

Isaac

Saturday 28th of May 2022

Low Income Relief is an information service and does not provide cash or items directly. You will need to search our website for information about organizations that can help you meet those needs. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help! https://lowincomerelief.com/chat/

Martha

Thursday 19th of May 2022

Yes. I need it.

Pamela Compton

Sunday 17th of April 2022

Yeah I'm on SSA/SSI with the both I get around 830 some odd dollars.Can I live on that no my rent is 500.00 and as for water and electric lol if I can pay both they are so high, that leaves me with no money at all for any thing else I get no entertainment at all, I wold be happy if I could afford a little internet.

Isaac

Monday 18th of April 2022

Low Income Relief is an information service and does not provide cash or items directly. You will need to search our website for information about organizations that can help you meet those needs. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help! https://lowincomerelief.com/chat/

Mary Rouse

Wednesday 13th of April 2022

Seniors need help now the programs I don't qualify for I'm just barely above poverty level so don't get any help I'm sure there is alot like me in this situation!

Isaac

Friday 20th of May 2022

Low Income Relief is an information service and does not provide cash or items directly. You will need to search our website for information about organizations that can help you meet those needs. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help! https://lowincomerelief.com/chat/