In California, 4.5 million incentive checks have been sent so far. The checks are part of the Golden State Stimulus II Program.
People seem to be somewhat confused about the eligibility requirements when it comes to Social Security recipients.
Some qualify, some don’t.
Beneficiaries are and are not eligible for the Golden State Stimulus check:
In order to collect, they must meet the same requirements as everyone else, but also report some sort of AGI.
Social Security recipients do not count as income, but if they have a savings account that has earned at least $1 in interest, it does count.
Those beneficiaries get a check.
If a recipient has no other income to which they can claim and lives only on Social Security, they cannot get a check.
Not only does SSI not count, but 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.
In addition to whether California residents who receive Social Security checks, many are calling on Congress to give them a fourth stimulus check of their own.
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