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As the Coronavirus takes a growing toll on people’s pocketbooks, there are reports that the government will soon be sending money by check or direct deposit to each of us. The details are still being worked out, but there are a few really important things to know, no matter what this looks like.

1. The government will not ask you to pay anything up front to get this money. No fees. No charges. No nothing.

2. The government will not call to ask for your Social Security number, bank account, or credit card number. Anyone who does is a scammer.

3. These reports of checks aren’t yet a reality. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now is a scammer.

Look, normally we’d wait to know what the payment plan looks like before we put out a message like this. But these aren’t normal times. And we predict that the scammers are gearing up to take advantage of this.

So, remember: no matter what this payment winds up being, only scammers will ask you to pay to get it. If you spot one of these scams, please tell the Federal Trade Commission: www.ftc.gov/complaint. We’re doing our best to stop these scammers in their tracks, and your report will help.

Keep up to date with the latest Coronavirus-related scams at www.ftc.gov/coronavirus or by signing up to get these consumer alerts.

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Do retirees also get a stimulus check

Do retirees qualify for stimulus checks?

I don't file taxes, because my income is very low. Do I have to file, to receive, stimulus check?

People on social security really need help and cannot work will we get a check??

? Don't know . many people who are elderly live on less than $ 14,000 ayear

I am disablex and live off 14,ooo a year. Will I recieve a check?

I earn $12,000 a year no government assistance Will I get a check?
With or without a check I still live on below poverty level I don’t want to be a burden on tax payers

I am totally disabled and I don't file taxes well I still receive a check

Will I still get a stimulas check without filling taxes

I am on social security, I do not file income tax will I still get a stimulas check

well i think will avoid these people even though they deserve it

Exactly what I would like to know.

No, receiving a check is based off your 2018 or 2019 tax return. From the research I habe done so far.

That's only if you made 75,000.00 a year or more anything less you get Nathan.. I mean 0.00 ..zero dollars and zero cents...you get Nothan

My question exactly, I’m on worker’s compensation, and I could use the money.

14,000 A YR ON SSI .WILL I GET CHECK FM. GOVT.

In veterans and people on disability should receive the check

I hope so since the price of everything has gone up. 4.00 for bread 5.00 for milk even tho we get a va check doesnt mean we couldnt use some help.

Bread is NOT $5. IT'S $1 AT WALMART. Where on Earth do you shop for food?

Everyone is asking the same question about the stimulus checks. Maybe we need to READ the response from the FTC commenter who seems to be the one with some answers, but did say as of today there is no information on the checks yet. Relax people.
Thank you and have a nice day.

That's illegal to price gouge during this devastating time with the C19 Virus. Report this to your local mayor, governor and anyone that will listen and investigate

Oh wow! $4 for bread and $5 for milk? I hope it doesn't get that high in West Virginia. Heiner's bread is $1.50 and a gallon of milk is $2.50 here. I'm hoping everyone gets assistance. We definitely need it while being quarantined.

Will retirres and veterans ger a check?

Retirees also pay higher costs, and suffer shortages. They have extra expenses arranging for grocery and medication delivery. Will retirees receive government checks? Why does no one want to address this question?

Will disabled veterans receive the look proposed 2020 stimulus?

I hope so the extra cost of self quarantine and the cost of everything during this time self quarantine. Having to extra at stores plus extra for delivery.

I'm on disability but I work at least eight months out of the year and they take half to check for taxes I don't see why I can't get a stimulus check

Will social security retirees get a 2020 stimulus check

How will you decide how much and who will receive these checks, and I think that our Federal Goverment should start out paying each tax paying adult $2,500 each.

Wayne Smith

I am a retired senior will I be getting money from the government

As of today, there are no confirmed details about any stimulus money. Watch for updates from trusted news sources to find the latest.

I want to know the same thing? I'm a Disabled Veteran will we get a check also?

No they won't. As usual we don't care about Seniors, retirees or those on disibility

Was told yes but not 100p or so more like 300 or 600.Best find out n wait n see what happens.

I need a reply , will retired social security people get 2020 stimulas checks

Makes more sense to have the SSA process the stimulus checks instead of the IRS. The SSA has the IRS records of all earned income and is in the business of benefits payments not IRS tax collections.

If you owe social security will you still get a check

Will disabled veteran receive a 2020 stimulus check

Have you found out if disabled veteran get the stimulus check?

Will vets get any Stimulus money

If you owe federal government or child support are we receive a check

I’m on SS. I haven’t been required to file a return.
Will Govt. send checks thru SS address or auto bank deposit acc?

From what I have read is go ahead and file a tax return even if you enter all zeros but if you get SS use those numbers they sent you as it would be fraud if you dif not. Even if you have no taxable income it's best to file this yearvas I have seen that the IRS is using tax returns to get money out to those who qualify for not having to much income. If an account is used they should deposit into that and of not a paper check should be sent. My opinions from what I have read on several government websites.

Do people that owe child support get a check even though their paying and behind and if not that's unfair because we pay taxes and we need help to

I owe back child support but have been paying each month as required. Will they take my stimulus check? If they do I wont be able to pay this months or next months.

From what I saw they will take what is owed for back child support.

Did they answer your question bc I owe back child support to?

I am a 67 year old senior and I owe back child support, will i get the 2020 stimulus check i pay regular child support back payments taken directly out of my social security.

If I owe back taxes or child support will I receive a stimulus check?

Do I get stimulus check if I owe back child support

I owe back child support will I still be able to receive funds?

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