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The Stimulus Check Confusion for Seniors and the Disabled

At Connelly Law Offices, our staff has been fielding calls from many of our elderly and disabled clients with questions about the stimulus checks and how they will be delivered. We will try to answer this question but unfortunately, all the answers are still not available and even worse, we have found some conflicting information on this. But first, let's briefly take a look at this package.


President Trump signs the CARES Act

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act which includes a promise of stimulus checks for most Americans that need assistance during this difficult time period. The check amount for adults is $1,200 each (so $2,400 for couples filing jointly) and children $500 each (children are qualifying children according to IRS rules claimed in the household under 17 years old). A person who is claimed as a dependent on someone else's return is not eligible.