$1200 Stimulus and Social Security
Just talked to an aid for one of the Congressmen here is Wisconsin with an update on stimulus checks for those on social security. What seemed like an easy task, send out $1200 stimulus checks to everyone on social security turned out to be more of a task than first expected. The plan was to create a computer program to cross reference those on Social Security with those who filed taxes and develop a list so every eligible person received 1 check. After the initial system was developed, other features had to be added. Veterans had to be included in the cross reference check in addition to another list of all those deceased, and a few others who would show up on more than one list as well as those who are not eligible for the stimulus check. The IRS system data had to be cross referenced with social security system data as well as veteran’s system data, and a few others. As the programming progressed, some funds were transferred to bank accounts while others were mailed. The new program also has to cross reference data on bank deposits and mailed checks. Which means a lot of checks and double checks to ensure every eligible person receives one check.