Despite inflation, the United States’ economy has weathered one of the deadliest worldwide pandemics in history. With the unemployment rate still hovering around 3.6 percent, Congress is unlikely to approve another stimulus check package for the majority of Americans.
Despite this, rumors of a fourth stimulus check for Social Security claimants continue to circulate. Social Security benefits, which are provided to retirees and those who are unable to work due to a disability, are reliable, but they do not keep pace with inflation. And it is for this reason that Rick Delaney, head of The Senior Citizens League (TSCL), wrote to Congress, requesting a one-time $1,400 stimulus payment for Social Security recipients. It’s been seven months since then.
Social Security Recipients Will Not Receive Stimulus Checks
The letter has been covered by talk radio, newspapers, and internet outlets over the last seven months (including The Ascent). The notion of a fourth check has been discussed so frequently that it’s easy to see how people may be perplexed. The question of a second payment to Social Security recipients has not been addressed by Congress. Despite claims to the contrary, no American has been forced to receive the fourth payment from the IRS.
The stimulus check plan has not been flatly rejected by Congress, therefore it is not yet dead and buried. However, no one should expect the federal government to provide another round of stimulus funds. If you’re on Social Security and worried about not being able to keep up with your mortgage payments, your state or mortgage lender may be able to help. If you choose to engage with a housing counselor, you will receive free assistance in developing a plan of action.
Although the CDC’s eviction moratorium expired last summer, tenants who are having financial difficulties can still get aid. If you receive Social Security benefits and want legal assistance, you may be eligible for free legal assistance. Do not go hungry if you are having problems coming up with the money to buy groceries. Hundreds of organizations exist around the country that are exclusively dedicated to providing you with the meals you require.