Did Your Dead Loved One Get a Stimulus and You Didn’t?

Did Your Dead Loved One Get a Stimulus and You Didn't?

(FinancialHealth.net) – In April, after the first round of Economic Impact Payments were deposited in Americans’ accounts, a US lawmaker sounded an alarm. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) said dead people were receiving stimulus deposits. Weeks later, this is still a problem.

Massie alerted the public in a tweet on April 15.

According to new reports, it’s not just dead people who are experiencing a financial windfall; other people, like a British national who lives in London, also got checks. A Texas Lawyer, Philip Ray, said the IRS sent his dead grandma a check and even wrote “decd” (deceased) next to her name on the check.

Meanwhile, millions of Americans are still waiting for stimulus payments. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told the Wall Street Journal people should return the money if it was sent to them by mistake.

Obviously, there were going to be some hiccups when the stimulus money went out. President Donald Trump rolled the program out very quickly to help the American people. It’s infuriating, however, that so many mistakes are occurring. In 2009, former President Barack Obama faced similar issues when his stimulus payments were sent to thousands of deceased people. You’d think the IRS would have learned from their mistakes, but apparently that’s expecting too much.

~Here’s to Your Financial Health!

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