Stimulus checks have been an asset to millions of Americans since the start of the pandemic, but seniors have been hit the hardest and are looking for a fourth stimulus check.
There have been three stimulus checks so far, with two in 2020 and one in 2021.
This has Americans asking if, and when, there will be a fourth stimulus check.
Seniors and fourth stimulus check
One group is fighting hard for fourth stimulus checks, specifically seniors.
The Senior Citizens League has called on Congress to send another check worth $1,400 to seniors collecting Social Security.
Their need is greater due to the fact that they live on a fixed income.
The COLA increase, which would increase their monthly income, was 5.9% for 2022.
While that’s incredibly high in recent history, the announcement was made in Oct. 2021.
By Dec. 2021, the rate of inflation passed 7%.
On top of inflation, Medicare prices are rising.
Seniors have admitted to cutting back and eating one meal a day as well as cutting their prescription medications in half.
Will seniors see a fourth stimulus check in the future?
Right now there is no sign of there being a fourth payment for seniors collecting Social Security.
The bill was supposed to pass at the end of 2021, but the Senate could not come to an agreement.
If passed, Medicare will include hearing services.
There will also be more control on the government’s side when it comes to negotiating the price of prescription drugs.
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