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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Delivers Economic Recovery Payment to Social Security Beneficiaries

Associated Press - 50 million retirees to get $250 checks in May

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… [4/29/09]

Fort Collins Coloradoan (Colorado) - Seniors stimulus checks to inject $10M in county

More than 40,000 Larimer County residents will be getting $250 in the next four weeks as part of the federal stimulus package approved earlier this year.

The payments to recipients of Social Security, railroad retirement, veterans' disability and Supplemental Security Income will be delivered throughout May and potentially could inject more than $10 million into the Larimer County economy… [4/26/09]

Florida Today - Seniors, veterans get $250

Senior citizens and veterans will be getting an extra $250 this month from the federal government.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides the one-time payment to adult Social Security beneficiaries. Nationally, 55 million people are eligible for the payments. In Brevard County, 128,523 people are eligible, according to Social Security officials… [5/4/09]

Pittsburgh Post Gazette (Pennsylvania) - Seniors to receive stimulus money

Starting in May, many Pittsburgh seniors and retirees will receive $250 from the federal government -- their cut of the stimulus package passed by Congress in the first weeks of the Obama administration.

Across America, roughly 55 million people are eligible for the payments. About 2.5 million are in Pennsylvania, according to Social Security figures… [4/30/09]

Marketplace - American Public Media - Retiree bonuses for quick stimulus

This month, 50 million retirees will get a one-time $250 bonus in their government check, no matter how much they make. The Social Security Administration says these checks will inject $13 billion into the economy quickly… [5/1/09]

Hagerstown Mail-Herald (Maryland) - Senior stimulus checks should be in the mail soon

The Washington County Commission on Aging has been fielding questions and distributing information to spread the world about a $250 payment that Social Security recipients should be getting within the next few months as part of the government's stimulus plan… [4/19/09]

Lakeville Call and Enterprise (Massachusetts) - Stimulus checks are on the way

In February, President Barack Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which provides for a one-time payment of $250 to people who get Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits. Checks should start arriving early this month. Vice President Joe Biden promised to get these checks “out the door in record time and into the hands of folks who need it most.” More than $13 billion will be paid to more than 50 million Americans… [5/5/09]

WBBM 780 AM (Illinois) - Collect Social Security? Expect a little extra money

If you get Social Security, you can expect to see a $250 economic stimulus payment in the next month.

The one-time, $250 payment is being made as part of the Recovery Act to those receiving Social Security, Railroad Retirement, Veterans' Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits… [4/23/09]

Corpus Christi Times (Texas) - $250 stimulus checks about to hit mailboxes

People who received Supplemental Security Income or Social Security benefits for November, December or January will receive a check of $250 in May separate from their regular payments. No additional action is required by recipients.

The money is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and also provides a stimulus check for recipients of benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Railroad Retirement Board… [4/23/09]