Some Americans are receiving stimulus checks on behalf of their dead relatives
- Americans have said on social media that they’re receiving stimulus money for deceased relatives.
- Stimulus money was sent to anyone who filed a 2019 or 2018 tax return, and if one was filed before a person died, there’s a possibility that he or she were still sent the stimulus check.
- The IRS’s website does not appear to have guidelines regarding money given to someone who has died, but this isn’t the first time it has happened — 70,000 deceased people received stimulus checks in 2010.
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As Americans started receiving their stimulus checks this week some people realized that their deceased relatives were also getting funds.
Numerous Americans, including Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie, spoke about friends and relatives receiving money that was accidentally sent to them as part of the federal government’s $2.2 trillion bailout package, which was launched amid of the economic fallout of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
“Ok this is insane, but just the tip of the iceberg,” Massie tweeted, while sharing a photo of a text with a friend who said: “Dad got his stimulus check of $1,200. He died in 2018. Does he have time to spend it online?”
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[Source: Business Insider]