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Stimulus Check Update: $1,400 for Seniors and $600 for Grocery Store Workers


Senior citizens are among the most economically vulnerable in the country. Because of this, the Senior Citizens League says Congress needs to act on giving stimulus checks to senior citizens.

A letter sent by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) Chairman Rick Delaney to Congressional leaders illustrates the situation faced by some seniors. The letter reads in part:

“We’ve heard from thousands of them (seniors) who have exhausted their retirement savings, who have started eating just one meal a day, stated cutting their pills in half because they can’t afford their prescription drugs, to list just a few of the drastic steps so many have had to take because of what inflation has done to them this year.”

“Many have written to us that ‘our government has forgotten about us.'”

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Delaney’s group is proposing another $1,400 stimulus check for senior citizens. While Social Security checks are due to go up 5.9% in 2022, representing the largest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years, inflation threatens to swallow the bulk of the increase.

To help those on Social Security get through, TSCL is not only calling on Washington for help, but they’re asking the public to add their names to a public petition. The petition reads:

I want Social Security recipients to receive a $1,400 emergency stimulus check to cope during this unprecedented inflationary year.

Social Security benefits are one of the few types of income in retirement adjusted for inflation. But soaring inflation has taken a toll on household finances of retired and disabled Social Security recipients.

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In 2021, Social Security benefits increased by just 1.3%, raising the average benefit by only about $20 a month.

But about 86% of Social Security recipients surveyed say their expenses increased by much more than that amount.

As one of the many supporters of TSCL who reside in your constituency, I strongly urge you that now is the time that you must support an emergency $1,400 stimulus check to Social Security recipients.”

On the other hand, the $700 million federal programs will give individual farmworkers, meatpacking workers, and grocery store workers a $600 stimulus check each. 

Keep up with more finance news here with us at The East County Gazette.

  1. Demetra Dunne says

    How do you leave your name for 4th stimulus for ssdi

  2. Ramona LeBaugh says

    I am a grocery store worker we were considered essential workers we got the same amount of pay as always. While people drawing unemployment got so much extra. Yet we were taking more of a chance on getting covid then others plus we dealt with very rude “cause they were scared” customers. I know i was not the only gricery store employee whom had grocery carts deliberately ran into them.and no big bonus for going back to work etc..

  3. Terry Janes says

    Would be great. Because of my disability I could use help with adult pull-ups, pads, latex gloves and wipes. Plus catheters. I’m 71 and I need Dental work too.

  4. Maryanne Johnston says

    Hi I am a ovarian cancer suvivor for 11 years now. I suffer with permanent for life side effects from chemo. I am on ssi. It is no joke living on a pay once a month and not even making it to pay high rent which that would take all of my monthy ssl ck and leave me nothing for electric, gas, food, med, cloths, and anything else that a person needs to Suvivor in this world. So let me ask all of congress, senate, and Mr. President what would you do if that was your relative suvivor out there . Can I come and live with you. So please help us that is on ssi, ssdi, ssi we need it .you forgot US. YOU FORGOT YOUR RELATIVE .YOUR MOMMA YOUR DADDY.

  5. Sue Anderson says

    Seniors and disabled need the extra supplement! I know me and my husband need more , I have no feeling waist down and can’t afford to hire someone to clean and make it a safe environment for both of us 75 years old! The president should understand
    I worked until I was nearly 73 , then my legs just finally went. I had 3 botched back surgeries! I do not have mineu to due, etc. Please help us Mr President

  6. Patricia Clendenin says

    Yes with food cost going up and everything else going we seniors need help also. So please how about some help.

  7. Glenda R says

    I could really use the help with my dental card I just get 1500 and they want 4000 to pull and give me a partial. Check it would take me 3months to pay for it on ssid

  8. Tormey says

    I lost my husband end of last year taking care of two adult disabled children we could really use this 4 stimulus check to get bills and food in order before winter gets bad .

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