Poorest Americans Have the Most Difficulty Accessing Stimulus Checks

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, Poorest Americans Have the Most Difficulty Accessing Stimulus Checks (June 24, 2020)

For millions of people who weren’t required to file tax returns, including some people who receive Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Insurance, or make less than $12,200 a year, much needed stimulus payments were not automatic. Instead they had to fill out an online form, which sounds simple enough. But like Justice in Aging Directing Attorney, Tracey Gronniger, said for this article, “Someone who is familiar [with the process], who has a computer, internet service, a home, resources, and time to do these things is in a much better situation to actually receive a stimulus payment.”

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