Exderly caregivers cannot appropriate the stimulus check sent to these beneficiaries.
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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warned that senior care centers cannot appropriate stimulus checks sent to tenants as part of the second round of payments distributed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
“If you, or a loved one, lives in an assisted living facility or nursing home, read the following information. The bill that finances the second round of Economic Impact Payments (EIP) became law. The money, which is currentl$60000 for each person who meets the eligibility requirements, will be sent over the next several weeks. And, just like last time, the money is going to the PERSON, not where they reside” LoisLoisGrammarsman, FTC Senior Justice Program Coordinator, warned in a press release this week.
The entity, which watches over the rights of consumers in the United States, recalled that, during the first round of payments, some nursing homes tried to keep the stimulus payments destined for their residents, in particular those of those with Medi” the. Nursing homes and nursing homes cannot take that money simply because their clients are Medi” the recipients.
“In this EIP 2.0, we hope those centers have learned their lesson. But, for the avoidance of doubt, let me be clear: if you meet the requirements for a payment, that payment is yours. If a loved one is eligible and lives in a nursing home or assisted living facility, the payment goes to that person. The center cannot appropriate the payment or require a person to assign it. Even if this person is on Medi” the” Loisthe spokeswoman insisted.
In case of experiencing a situation like the previous one, the entity urged those affected to inform the attorney general of the corresponding state, as well as the FTC through http://www.ReporteFraude.ftc.gov.
The IRS in coordination with the Treasury Department began the first direct deposit shipments of the second round of stimulus checks last week.
Anyone, including recipients of federal programs, who have not yet received the stimulus payment or part of it by mid-January should claim the money on their 2020 federal tax return as a “Refund Recovery Credit.”
Recipients of Medi” the and other federal programs such as Social Security will receive the funds the same way they received the first, either by direct deposit, paper check, or by “Direct Express” card.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.