The fourth stimulus check should not be expected by Social Security recipients

Food, utilities, and fuel prices have risen astronomically in America, causing seniors and those on 

Fixed incomes to suffer the most. People have been hoping that a recent proposal to Congress calling for

A new wave of $1,400 stimulus checks specifically for Social Security recipients might get through to

The President's desk in these tough times. As of yet, Congress has not taken any action to propose legislation.

In October 2021, Rick Delaney, chairman of The Senior Citizens League (the largest nonpartisan agency 

for seniors), addressed Congress about the proposal. According to Delaney's letter to House

And Senate representatives, as GOBankingRates previously reported, "We believe that 

A special stimulus for Social Security recipients could help defray the higher costs some might face 

if the [cost-of-living adjustment] bumps their income into a higher tax bracket and raises the cost of their Medicare Part B premiums."

Website VERIFY contacted the Internal Revenue Service, the federal department that issues

The checks, to inquire about the status of a fourth round of Economic Impact Statements.

According to a spokesperson, "no further stimulus payments are authorized by law at this time."

Since the government last issued stimulus checks in March 2021, and funds may have run out

for many by now, the latest update isn't exactly welcome, even as Social Security benefits were

increased by 5.9% in January to account for the higher cost of living. About 70 million retired 

And disabled citizens (though not all) depend on these payments for their monthly living expenses.

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