The 2009 stimulus package signed by president Obama contains quite a few financial stimulus for many different parts of the population. Infrastructure spending, tax cuts make up most of the bill but one of the key aspects to the package is a special cash payment. This won’t be like the general stimulus check of last year but will be given to select groups.
[update – find out about the new $250 stimulus check in 2010 for SSI recipients]
[update – find out about the new $250 stimulus check in 2010 for Social Security recipients]
[update Dec 16 – $250 stimulus check in 2010 – Is it enough?]
$250 stimulus check in 2009
A one time payment of $250 will be paid out in 2009 for people in the following groups:
- People currently receiving Social Security.
- State government retirees not eligible for Social Security.
- Disabled Veterans receiving pensions from the Department of Veteran Affairs.
- People receiving SSI payments. Supplemental Security Income payments are for people who have little to no income and is intended to meet the basic needs for food, clothing and shelter.
When will I get my stimulus check?
Treasury is supposed to start sending out these checks as soon as possible. This site will be updated when more information becomes available.
EDIT (Mar 11) – Please check out this new post for detailed information on the $250 stimulus check.
More information (update May 2009)
Social Security 2009 stimulus check.