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Look for your Stimulus Payment

Posted Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at 3:26 PM

Flowers and warm weather are not the only things to look forward to in May. Some folks will also receive a $250 stimulus payment from good ole' Uncle Sam. The law provides for a one-time payment for certain people who receive Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Railroad Retirement and/or VA benefits. If you were eligible for one of these benefits at any time during the months of November 2008, December 2008, or January 2009 you may be eligible.

Of course, no matter what the situation there are always people out there wanting to scam folks out of their benefits. Please remember this:

You do not have to do anything to receive the payment, if you are eligible you will receive it!!! You do not have to give anyone your Social Security number, age, bank account number or any other information! There are no requests that you need to make, no applications to complete, no emails to respond to and no fees to pay, no help required to obtain the payment. If you are contacted in this manner please call the fraud hotline toll-free at 1-800-269-0271 to report it.

You will receive your payment the same way you receive your other benefits, either by mail, direct deposit to your account, or Direct Express debit card. If you have a representative payee your payment will be sent to your representative payee. The payment will be received in May, please don't call about the benefit unless you have not received it by June 4th. If we all call before then, we'll simply slow down the system and it will take longer to get the payments issued.

This payment will not count as income or resources when determining eligibility for SSI or Social Security disability benefits as long as it has been spent before March 2010. It will not count as Gross Income for federal income tax purposes either.

Please remember: You do not have to do anything to receive this payment and don't let anyone tell you differently!


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Thank you so much for this information!! This was a very informative article.

-- Posted by goat lady on Thu, Apr 9, 2009, at 1:02 PM

I heard something today and I don't know if I heard it correctly but it said something about a tax missouri didnt pay, so missouri would not recieve the stimulus until it was paid and that would cause a delay in payments issued. I wish I would have been listening a little closer so I could explain it more. Though I coud'nt think of a better place to ask if I heard it correctly than here.

-- Posted by BadBones on Thu, Apr 9, 2009, at 3:59 PM

Thanks for the information on deducting real estate taxes on Mo Income Tax forms for 2009.

-- Posted by changedname on Fri, Apr 17, 2009, at 1:59 PM

Hi, Dexterite! Why aren't you posting on the Statesman website? Does Hoon have you scared off?? And are you ever gonna get your old name back??

-- Posted by goat lady on Sun, Apr 19, 2009, at 7:39 PM

Thank you for this article i have been wondering because my Grandmother recived a letter and she is on reg social security not ssi so i wasnt clear if people such as me who is on ssi due to cancer and bone problems at age of 46 i have osteoprosis, so i was few hours short and recive ssi instead but the way i saW YOUR ARTICLE IT IS A 1 TIME PAYMENT OF 250.00 1 TIME IS TRUE THAT IS WONDERFUL WITH MY EXPENSES OF MY HOUSE AND UTTILITES this is great thank you

-- Posted by ocean on Thu, Apr 23, 2009, at 12:50 AM

Thank you for this article i have been wondering because my Grandmother recived a letter and she is on reg social security not ssi so i wasnt clear if people such as me who is on ssi due to cancer and bone problems at age of 46 i have osteoprosis, so i was few hours short and recive ssi instead but the way i saW YOUR ARTICLE IT IS A 1 TIME PAYMENT OF 250.00 1 TIME IS TRUE THAT IS WONDERFUL WITH MY EXPENSES OF MY HOUSE AND UTTILITES this is great thank you

-- Posted by ocean on Thu, Apr 23, 2009, at 12:51 AM

w00ps you see im new at this sorry for the rewrite

-- Posted by ocean on Thu, Apr 23, 2009, at 12:52 AM


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Ruth Dockins is the Public Information Director for the Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging and author of 'Age Spots,' a column/blog which is featured in several Southeast Missouri newspapers and is devoted to seniors and senior lifestyles.
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