Deceased people are reportedly among the millions of Americans who are receiving stimulus checks amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Last month, Congress passed the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to financially support Americans as they face unprecedented hurdles due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The news outlet McClatchy DC reported that the government has inadvertently sent deceased people stimulus money via direct deposit or check.
My daughter found these in the mail at work: *three* stimulus checks addressed to a woman who used to work at the business. A woman who is deceased. Since 2010.
This is going SO well. 🙄 pic.twitter.com/5YP7E1JaWR
— Aunt Eef 💙💛💙🐝2😎 (@aunteef) April 15, 2020
Deceased people are receiving stimulus checks today.
My grandmother passed away in 2018 — and $1,200 was deposited in her bank account today. pic.twitter.com/XkhyiGxBgj
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) April 15, 2020
In one instance, a widow reportedly received $2,400 for married couples instead of $1,200. In another, a Twitter user said he filed his late uncle’s taxes before his death in February, and this uncle received a deposit from the government.
McClatchy DC noted that the issue is compounded by the fact that the IRS hasn’t explained what relatives should do if a decedent erroneously receives a payment.
However, a source told NBC News that the government plans to allow heirs or spouses of dead people to keep the stimulus money. A Department of Treasury spokesperson declined to comment on the matter but said information is forthcoming.
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