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Old 03-28-2020, 09:09 AM
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our ss is so low we don't even file a return. our medical bills are so that we could use this money to pay some of them.
Sending good wishes your way, that your situation will change for the better...very soon.


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Old 03-28-2020, 09:12 AM
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Agree not everyone here retired with large pensions and or SSI checks, some have also lost their spouses and their incomes so they could certainly use the check when it comes. It's based on your filing income whether or not you get one and how much it will be period .
The point is that this virus has not changed your financial situation. The relief was supposed to assist those whose monthly incomes have been affected...
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:15 AM
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I love the idea of people who are getting checks that are doing fine without it, donate to a needy cause. Excellent idea
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:20 AM
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I plan on giving it back in tips to those who were affected financially by this situation.
I believe those that are affected will also receive the $1,200 check, PLUS 100% pay they were making at their job from the unemployment office every week...
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:20 AM
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Then maybe you should just accept it and give it to someone that needs it. Or maybe give it to your favorite politician so they can add it to their stimulus package raise.
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:21 AM
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I would suggest that you donate your check to someone who is laid off since you don’t seem to understand why the checks are being issued.
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:21 AM
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I am not 100% sure which side of the fence you are coming down on. It appears you are suggesting people receiving SSI do not need the check because their income situation has not changed. This concept could be expanded further. There are millions of folks that have not lost their jobs and they will be getting the checks as well. Because they have not lost their jobs should they be denied the payment as well?
Yes. This is supposed to be a covid crisis assistance bill. Any money's having nothing to do with the effects of the virus across the spectrum should not have been included, i.e. libraries, planned parenthood, PBS radio, etc. $2 trillion? This money is corrupted and is definitely not "free". It is wasteful and in some cases fraudulent spending by those we elected to be trusted stewards of our hard earned dollars
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:24 AM
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You will only get a check if you make under $75,000 a year. It’s my understanding that this will be based on the 2018 return unless you have already filed the 2019.
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:25 AM
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The checks are being issued to everyone so when we are over this crisis, you go out and spend them to stimulate the economy. That’s why people who are earning up to $75000 per year are getting checks for the full amount.
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:29 AM
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The point is that this virus has not changed your financial situation. The relief was supposed to assist those whose monthly incomes have been affected...
Trust it will go to a good cause at least in our house!
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:30 AM
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MANY Retired people in The Villages are still working part-time for financial reasons but currently furloughed, and MANY Retired people outside of our paradise barely survive on their SS. People in either situation will appreciate the reprieve of additional funds. And the money will be spent ... further stimulating the economy to rebound. If you receive the funds and don't need them, then feel blessed and donate them....PLENTY of options for that! Honestly not a dumb plan. (But I do agree......$ to the Kennedy Center .... dumb plan!)
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:32 AM
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I will send my check back right after big business sends theirs back
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:34 AM
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For those on a low income SS, it will be helpful to many to pay the Villages the CDD fee FOR NON USE OF THE SPORTS FACILITIES they are still going to charge us for...... they could use this time to get the REPAIRS done to ALL these facilities. Some of the complexes at Softball, the stands, toilets, and the courts at Pickleball are filthy and disgusting. Trolleys that had water dispensers were shameful, and needed disinfecting before, more so now, not cleaned for months. No wonder we have a virus. the further down the Villages, builds in Sumter, the more the older places get forgotten with maintenance.............. Been here 12.5 years.. trust me....
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:47 AM
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Many retirees have a hard time living with their SS checks and can use the money. If you don't need it then donate it to someone who does. Like the local restaurant workers or soap kitchens.
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:48 AM
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What a dumb idea! Pay all us retires $1200 for what? I'm not being affected financially at all by the virus pandemic. I will still get my SS check each month along with a pension check.
That money should be going to people that have been put out of work and are in need!
You can 1) return it to the government, 2) give it to a charity, 3) give it to someone you know who needs it, 4) go to go fund me.com and send it to someone whose cause you support, 5) order take-out and delivery and each time give the worker a very good tip.

No one said you have to keep it if you don’t need it. You decide how you can help your community with it. The retirees who can sure use it, are very grateful for it.
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