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Stimulus check: will social security recipients get a fourth check next week?

4.5 million stimulus checks have been sent so far in California. The checks are part of the Golden State Stimulus II program.

People seem to be slightly confused on eligibility requirements when it comes to social security recipients.

Some will be eligible while others will not be.


Beneficiaries are and are not eligible for the Golden State Stimulus check:

California residents collecting social security can be eligible for up to $1,100 if they have a dependent. They can claim $600 just for themselves.

In order to collect, they need to meet they same requirements as everyone else but also report some type of AGI.

This means they need to have a source of income worth $1-$75,000.


Recipients social security benefits do not count as income, but if they have a savings account that earned at least $1 in interest, that does count.

Those beneficiaries will get a check.

If a recipient has no other income they can claim and only lives off of social security, they can not get a check.

Not only does SSI not count, but any money from CalWorks and CalFresh benefits; Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/State Supplementary Payment (SSP) and Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI); State Disability Insurance (SDI) and VA disability benefits; and unemployment do not count as income.

On top of wondering if California residents collecting social security will get that check, many are calling on Congress to provide them with a fourth stimulus check of their own.



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