Free Money From The Government – More Stimulus Checks, Social Security Payments and Tax Credits in 2010, 2011 and Beyond

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[Updated] : Is a 2012 jobs and stimulus package on the cards? As discussed in this article, President Obama has indicated that his new economic recovery plan will be released soon; which will aim to provide benefits for a number of groups struggling under tough economic conditions.

No New Taxes with Tax Extensions Approved. President Obama has now signed into law a bill that covers a temporary extension of all the bush-era tax cuts. The new bill also contains extensions to some of the 2008 stimulus tax breaks, and even has some new tax cuts. You can see more on these extensions here. With this legislation he has essentially created a new 2011 Economic Stimulus package, estimated at around $858 billion.

Further, there will be no $250 SSI payment in 2010. See this article for the latest developments on this payment into 2011.

I will continue to provide updates on economic stimulus payments and I encourage you to subscribe (free) Email via or RSS to get the latest news.

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[Updated for 2010-2011 payments] All the tax credits/deductions and payments provided in the massive 2009 economic stimulus package will no doubt be hard to top in the years ahead. However the good news is that there will be more credits and deductions available to most Americans in 2010, 2011 and beyond. These will continue to be funded from the $700 billion stimulus package, with additional funds coming from President Obama’s ten year annual budget. From previous posts on the stimulus tax credits and the over 400 comments, folks are clearly divided on the payment of these credits with many complaining that these payments and tax breaks are just more wasteful government spending with little real impact. However, for many Americans, young and old, these payments are a big and much needed boon in tough economic times.

Whatever your stance as it relates to the stimulus payments, many of these tax credits and deductions have been passed by Congress and signed into law by the president. So if you qualify, saying no to what amounts to free money is just bad personal finance. Therefore plan ahead and make sure you take advantage of these credits.

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The Making work pay tax credit provides $400 for individuals and $800 for couples, phasing out completely at $190,000 for couples filing jointly and $95,000 for single filers. Because the credit is refundable (people can get it even if they owe no tax), most low-income workers will also qualify for the full credit. If you’re eligible, your payroll administrator will make the withholding adjustment automatically and thereby increase your take-home pay. The average worker will see this tax credit in the form of a $10 and $20 pay rise per year based on your tax rate. You may prefer not to adjust your withholding amount and can get your stimulus in a lump sum payment as a tax refund when you file your 2009 and 2010 taxes.

Home Owner Credit Extended (now expired): While you could have claimed the $8,000 stimulus funded new home buyer credit this year, many Americans will be claiming it in their tax returns. Here are some of the updated provisions in the extended home buyer tax credit

– The deadline for qualifying home purchases has been moved from Nov. 30, 2009, to April 30, 2010 (and possibly moving to Sept 30 2010). Additionally, if a buyer enters into a binding contract by April 30, 2010, the buyer has until June 30, 2010, to settle on the purchase. (see this post for details on a further extension into 2011 of the home buyer credit)

– The maximum credit amount remains at $8,000 for a first-time home buyer – that is, a buyer who has not owned a primary residence during the three years up to the date of purchase. The new law also provides a “long-time resident” credit of up to $6,500 to others who do not qualify as “first-time home buyers.” To qualify this way, a buyer must have owned and used the same home as a principal or primary residence for at least five consecutive years of the eight-year period ending on the date of purchase of a new home as a primary residence.

– The new law raises the income limits for people who purchase homes after Nov. 6. The full credit will be available to taxpayers with modified adjusted gross incomes (MAGI) up to $125,000, or $225,000 for joint filers. Those with MAGI between $125,000 and $145,000, or $225,000 and $245,000 for joint filers, are eligible for a reduced credit. Those with higher incomes do not qualify. For homes purchased prior to Nov. 7, 2009, existing MAGI limits remain in place. The full credit is available to taxpayers with MAGI up to $75,000, or $150,000 for joint filers. Those with MAGI between $75,000 and $95,000, or $150,000 and $170,000 for joint filers, are eligible for a reduced credit. Those with higher incomes do not qualify.

Mass Transit Fringe Benefit in 2010: Employees may exclude from income $230 per month in commuter transit benefits in 2009 and 2010 (adjusted for inflation). These qualified transportation fringe benefits are excluded from an employee’s gross income for income tax purposes and from an employee’s wages for payroll tax purposes.

New Vehicle Tax Deduction in 2010: In addition to the working tax rebates and home owner tax credit, the stimulus bill provides tax breaks for new vehicle buyers by giving them a federal-income-tax deduction on local and state sales and excise taxes. It enables taxpayers to buy now and get cash back later on in their 2009 tax returns (filed in 2010). It is applicable to the sales and excise tax on any new vehicle up to $49,500 of the purchase price. The car, SUV’s, light trucks or motorcycles must be purchased after Feb 16, 2009 and before Jan. 1, 2010 to qualify of this tax deduction. This provision that can only be claimed when filing 2009 returns, but is unlikely to be extended into 2010 or later given the improving fortunes of US automakers.

Energy Credits in 2010 and 2011: Given the President’s strong focus on the environment and clean energy, it was not surprising to see additional tax credits for home energy efficiency improvements. The Stimulus package provided for a uniform credit of 30 percent on the cost of qualifying improvements up to $1,500, such as adding insulation, energy-efficient exterior windows, and energy-efficient heating and air conditioning systems. The credit can be claimed via your tax returns in 2010 and 2011 for improvements placed in service during 2009 and 2010.

Education Credits claimable in 2010 and 2011 – The new American Opportunity Credit modifies the existing Hope Credit for tax years 2009 and 2010, making it available to a broader range of taxpayers, including many with higher incomes and those who owe no tax. It also adds required course materials to the list of qualifying expenses. Many of those eligible will qualify for the maximum annual credit of $2,500 per student. It also adds required course materials to the list of qualifying expenses and allows the credit to be claimed for four post-secondary education years instead of two. The full credit is available to individuals, whose modified adjusted gross income is $80,000 or less, or $160,000 or less for married couples filing a joint return. Many of those eligible will qualify for the maximum annual credit of $2,500 per student, so make sure you look into it, to help with rising college costs. There are also provisions in the 2010 budget to increase the maximum Pell Grant for college students, from low income households, in the next school year to $5,550.

2009 and 2010 Social Security Payment. President Obama has proposed another $250 one time stimulus payment to social security recipients in 2010 as detailed in this article “An Extra $250 Social Security Stimulus Payment in 2010 for Retirees, Veterans and the Disabled“. If you have not received your 2009 payment, make sure you visit the SSA website and follow up via the provided phone numbers. There is still no word on the final status for the 2010 payment. However, this has been offset for a a number of seniors with the $250 Medicare Drug Coverage Gap (doughnut hole) Rebate approved Under Obama Health Care Reform

The bulk of tax provisions in the stimulus package affect tax year 2009 – individual tax returns due April 15, 2010 – and tax year 2010 – individual tax returns due April 15, 2011. So it is important to plan your 2009 spend to ensure you qualify for the credits and deductions.

Health Care Reform Credits and Payments – The now approved $940 billion health-care reform bill which extends health insurance coverage to 32 million uninsured Americans, also has lots of credits and tax breaks over the next few years. This includes a $250 payment to seniors on Medicare. The $250 payment to offset the Medicare drug coverage gap – known as “doughnut hole” – a big, expensive gap in coverage that affects millions is among the first to be addressed under the new health care law will be in effect in Autumn of 2010. In 2011, Medicare eligible participants would also receive a 50% discount on brand name (non-generic) drugs.

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90 Comments on "Free Money From The Government – More Stimulus Checks, Social Security Payments and Tax Credits in 2010, 2011 and Beyond"

Keith moore

How can I make claims for my stimulus check I never received?

Maureen Sandoval

When will i get a stimulus check

mzaz

Nothing is FREE.

We should stop calling them all ‘ENTITLEMENTS’ Get it straight: Welfare, food stamps, wic… ad nauseaum are not entitlements. They are taxpayer-funded HANDOUTS, and shouldn’t be called ENTITLEMENTS at all. Not a single person receiving welfare is ENTITLED. Get it right welfare recipients. This is a handout to help you while you look for work to be a self sufficient citizen. Social Security and veterans benefits are entitlements because WE the people receiving them are ‘ENTITLED’ to them. They were earned and paid for by the us the recipients.

Esley Loftis

Please don’t give me any cost of living raises. The last one subtracted $6.00 from my social security
check. They say we get 1.7 % cola in 2013 — That one subtracts $2.00 from my check. A COLA is
susposed to be a raise. Now if congress lets the US government go over the cliff, take away all
senators and congressmens checks for at least 6 months. That should include the president, cabinet
and other people working in Washington

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Brenda MIlsom

My husband died a few years ago and I was told about a vertrains pay that is due to spouses. How can I find out more about this?

Lenora V. Gholston
I have looked every where to find out where my mother could go to sign up for this Stimulus Social Security Check and I have had no luck. I feel like this was kept from the majority of the people so that they would not make the dealine and they would not receive the money. why didn’t everyone receive something in the mail about this? This may not be a great deal of money, but to my mom this could help her more than you know. My mom’s name is Alice M. Gholston (DOB) 11-29-1940. Please respond back to me ASAP. Thank You
Melissa Bennett

I need help please! My neighbor at the shelter I’m staying at(I’m disabled with multiple sclerosis and on social security disability)told me and showed my a 500$ check his fiancée received because “she is disabled & on ssdi as well) they said by calling an 800# u could get this payment in 2 weeks; well they never gave me the#(I believe their on drugs big time) and I’ve been searching the Internet like crazy because that 500$ could basically change my life! If anyone on this forum knows about this or can help in any way PLEASE RESPOND! I’m in Louisiana. Thank u! Melissa bennett

Melissa

My cousin called me and said her sister received a $500 check in the mail today she draws disability and so does her boyfriend and he recieved one also. I can’t find anything on a stimulus check or anything like it anyone have any info on it. Just curious about it. thank you

Melissa's Friend

Hi Melissa, yes it is true and several people have been receiving the $500.00 checks in the mail. I know of several persons on disability that received it. It comes in the form of a Tax Refund Check from the IRS. I am not sure on how they calculated this but persons on disability is entitled to it. There is a number that you call and within four weeks you will receive the $500.00 Government Check in the mail. The process is quick and easy in which you respond to a few questions they ask you and then they will let you know if you qualify for the Tax Refund Check over the phone. I hope this information was helpful and pass it on to others that are in need of it before holidays.

Lori

I would like the number also I could sure use 500 firast I heard of this

Fred

And the 800 number is? any and all help would be appreciated. :-)

Karen

Anyone ever get the 800 number could use the help:)

Sorry – I am not sure what 800 number Melissa is referring to. The IRS 800 help number is 1-800-829-1040 . You can also try the ssa.gov site for more information. I would be very careful about contacting “other” non-official sites which could be fraudulent.

Elliott

I would say at this point nooo 250 check for 2011. Only Hope is a Rise of 30.00 in Jan 2012. If that dont Happen Good Luck folks Food goes up every week only so much you can do with pifff of a amount of 674.00 a month. Sure would like to see old Harry live on 674 a month for 5 years

DIANE

OMG! I HEAR YA, THAT MONTHY CHECK, ( i GET THE SAME) U COULD SPEND IN A WEEK!!!!!!

butter

What the hell is going on? What website do we suppose to go on to find how to apply for it? Im tired of hereing bout it and not receiving it. Holla back soon and post the info.

There are no new direct stimulus payments in the works for now, but if the payroll tax credit is extended you will see more money in your pocket. See this artcile for the latest info – http://www.savingtoinvest.com/2011/09/obama-300bn-jobs-package-tax-cuts-unemployment-extension-infrastructure-spending-and-state-government-aid.html

cynthia imes

THIS IS NOT FREE MONEY NOR IS IT THE GOVERNMENTS. IT IS OUR MONEY THAT WE PAY TO THE GOVERNMENT. ALL OF US OR I SHOULD SAY 50% OF US PAY IN, THEN WE WATCH AS OUR MONEY IS BEING ABUSED BY PEOPLE WHO HAVE ABSOLUTLY NO CONNECTION TO THIS MONEY OTHER THEN SPENDING IT WILLY NILLY(BRIDGES THAT GO NOWHERE). AGAIN I SAY THIS IS NOT FREE MONEY. IT IS OUR MONEY. DO NOT BE FOOLED.

smarie
There are alot of you that should really be ashamed of yourself. Judging others without knowing anyones situation is wrong. Not all people choose the life they have. It is not like anyone asks to be ill and not everyone enjoys getting assistance. I have been sick my entire life with surgeries and illnesses and spent many years without health coverage.. ill be paying the bills back for the rest of my life. I have worked for most of my life starting as a teenager but sometimes your not able to. I am still struggling with going back to college again and im in my 30’s. I am married and have children and my husband works his tail off. I was not always in the situation where I have suffered financial hardship so I am insulted when people say well you shouldnt have kids then. That has nothing to do… Read more »

Some powerful words. I agree you need to be the master of your destiny and not just a passenger of fate. However, at certain times, folks need a little help to deal with tough economic and life conditions.

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Julie Buchanan

My mom is disabled. She has parkinsons and alzhimers,and cannot care for herself. I will have to leave my job ob 26 yrs. I will have no income or medical coverage but my mom needs me. Is there a way to recieve income and medical coverage for taking care of a disabled parent?

murks

im sorry to hear about your mother and that u have to loose your job…i am disable ang my mother is too and my brother get paid through a program to be our home care aid…there are programs where you can get paid as a home care aid from the state to take care of your family members. just google it for the state you live in and see what programs in your area

Williard Pleel

Since one of the bailed-out companies has paid back their loan—— Now can seniors,handicapped,etc get a stimulus payment to offset the high prices of everything?????

TOO SMART

You changed your tune pretty fast, eh? And no, you will not get any stimulus. There must be an island somewhere that you can go to and won’t have to put up with all this crap from all these crappy people, starting with this administration that doesn’t give a hoot about seniors, handicapped, etc. Air Force one, the parties, the traveling is expensive.

jonh harvey

If there is some one that is rich and would like me to get house i have some one to
give me a some land to put house it . I am on disability and i need help to get a house can
you help me.

raylon

I FIND IT TO BE STRESSFUL AT TIMES. NO RASE IN TWO YEAR NO $250.00 ONE TIME PAYMENT FOR 2010. BUT WE FIND THAT AND LIVE IN WORLD THAT EVERYTHING IS GOING UP. GAS PRICES AT A ALL TIME HIGH. OIL COMPANIES HAVING 22 BILLION DOLLAR PROFIT. PEOPLE LOSING JOB EVERY DAY. BUT YET DOING ELECTION TIME SO MANY PROMICIES TO MAKE THING BETTER.

Too Clever
I congratulate myself for not voting for Obama. This man has done nothing for the poor, the retired and the disabled. Instead, he gave away billions to Wall Street, the banks, Fannie and Fred. He has traveled the world with his wife, children his mother in law (a highly educated and knowledgeable woman), and an entourage of thousands at our expense. His wife spends like there’s no tomorrow on clothes for her and the rest of her tribe, State dinners, banquets, jewelry, etc. I thank Mr. Trump for having cornered that man re: his birth certificate and within a couple of days ”he” showed us a new and improved piece of paper, which we all know is another forgery. Did anybody notice the arrogance of that man? he ”told us” that he didn’t have time for ”silliness”, that he was busy, that he had things to do. Did anybody notice… Read more »
Kathy
Oh my goodness to actually have read all that bogus bull you just wrote. Lord have mercy on your dumb behind. Tribe indeed. Look at the regulated spending silly person. Obama and his family have to pay out of their own pocket for their personal spending. Look at the rules and such for being a president. They even have to pay for their own food they eat at the whitehouse. The only real benefit they get for his being president is not having to pay rent or a morgage for the time they live at the white house, unless of course they have another home in which they will again have to pay out of their own pocket. Stupid people such as yourself work my darn nerves with all the hoopla you speel out of your top poop shoot. Get a life please and let real people state their concerns… Read more »
prissy

stop hatten she is entitled to that, when Bush was president was anything said about spending issues then, no i dont thinks so, so why is it a issue with Michelle O. Bush messed everything up now expects obama to fix his bullcrap>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

shawn
do you have anything to back up your claims? because everything i read in your paragraph is just unsubstantiated rhetoric from the “tea party” as they call themselves. and by the way, your bail-out comment… uh, that was bush’s doing. the fact the economy tanked in the first place, uh, lets see, yep, under bush’s watch. and yes, we are the laughing stock of the world, but it is you and people who think like you that are being laughed at. how about being a good person and getting behind our popularly elected leader, or sit down and shut up. just admit it, you have nothing to back up your rediculous points of view. maybe your just a racist. and dont reply with some crap about how you have a black friend, so you cant be racist, that is an insult to your black friend
Williard Pleel

You seem to be dissatisfied with everyone and everything. There must be an island somewhere that you can go to and won’t have to put up with all this crap from all these crappy people.

TOO SMART

I don’t hide in an island or anywhere else. Thanks to people like myself things change. Either you are blind to the FACTS I posted or you are a hypocrite.

robert

I want to know if there will be a stimulis check for people that is on social security we are not geting a raise we dont even have the money to put groceries in the house it is like President Obama has forgotten the seniors something is wrong with this picture we put him in office now he has forgotten his promise.

naomi
HEY ALL I HAVE 6 TICK BORNE ILLNESS’S AND THE GOVERNMENT AND DOCTORS WILL NOT HELP ME AT ALL… I AM OFF THE POVERTY CLASS ABOUT TO LOSE EVERYTHING INCLUDING MY VERY LIFE BECAUSE NOONE REALLY CARES AND I AM ONLY 32 YRS OLD I AM BROKE THIS IS HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS COMMITTING GENOCIDE/ EUTHINAZATION BY ALLOWING LYME DISEASE TO EXIST… AND USING IT TO KILL THE POOR AND ELDERELY AND POVERTY STRICKEN OR ANYONE THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT LIKE…. I AM DYING HERE AND BROKE AND YET I CAN NOT GET TREATMENT OR HELP … NOONE WILL HELP…STOP THIS CRISIS OR SAVE LIVES…… NOONE THAT IS WHY I NEED YOUR HELP TO SUE THE BIO WEAPONS LAB SO I CAN START A FOUNDATION FOR PEOPLE TO GET REAL HELP IF THEY SUFFER FROM LYME DISEASE I WANDER HOW MANY PEOPLE REALLY HAVE AND DO NOT KNOW BECAUSE THE… Read more »
kk

You are so right. They cut out so much on medicare/medicaid if you qualify at all, that it is impossible to live. They are not thinking, the people that are in need of help are the ones that paid it in. Not just lived off of what others have. They are killing the workers so they can
take care of the ones that don’t want to work and have no intentions of helping anyone, not even theirselves.

anon

If we are bailing out banks and corporations then that means they are the welfare recipients. Only they get the million and billion dollar checks. If a single mother applies for the same she’s lucky if she gets an extra hundred dollars a month. Where are the million and billion dollar welfare checks for the people?

Ronn

If you want a job go to China or stop shopping at Wal Mart or Target. Support the Unions and US made products.

Elliott

Far as i know you can- One way to find out go to a tax service place and ask them but i think you can good luck

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blanka

I collected unemployment 1n 2010, did not worked, my son is a 46 years old who is disable snd collecting disability, he lives with me. Can I count my unemployment as an income and get some money back?

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ronna

“Extended till 2013 : The Making work pay tax credit …”

When was the extension approved? If the MWP credit IS extended through 2013, then the net effect combined with the reduction in SS contribution (from 6.2% to 4.2%) will be better! I tried Googling this but haven’t found anything. Is there any way your posts could reflect the date posted? thank you! :o)

samantha Jewell
yeh I agree with others. I have heard about the flags that get put on the bills and Obama is no different than any other! He lied. If I become the president I will send out stimulus package!! HE HAS APPROVED 2 SO FAR!! RESEARCH SHOWS THAT WITH THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF both stimulus packages, every household. EVERY HOUSEHOLD WOULD OF GOT 1 MILLION DOLLARS!! come on! Its all about the money. Everyone im sure, EVEN Obama has good intntions to do good things, but money gets in the way people do favors and in return you give their business 3 times the amount the helped. We need some smart people who actually want to save money in office, Obamas wife, not Obama himself. Took 100 friends in jet to Paris for a week and other places. Come on, I bet she didn’t have 100 friends before her husband was… Read more »
ronna

well boo hiss! LOL. I thought I missed something there … oh well. Back to my big $8 a month extra income from the SS reduction! Thanks.

andys2i
arya

Will there be another First time Home buyer credit?????

De Ann Nemeth

Well I wonder still will they do anything for the ss people on a low ss because we worked low wage jobs while we tried to raise our kids and get by as best we could.

Jason Stewart

When you file your taxes this year (2010) Use Turbo-Tax Online… It will let you know if you get a Stimulus or not. (automatically)

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Debra
I would like to know how can one qualify for a stimulus check. I have Sickle cell diaease.I get less than half of ssi,(according to what i bring home from working) and i also work part time. i would like to move closer to my job. i have no money to move. i live 30 miles away each way.i”””m buying gas every other day, everydayif i have to go to the store, appointments, ect. i barely can make ends meet. when ever i go in the hospital(because of my age the crisis are getting worse) iget behind in paying bills. by the time i catch up i’m backin the hospital.i can’t get medical insurance because i only work part time and medicaide dosn’t give you dental ins. I need dental work real bad. i need clothes. it is not my fault i have this disease.but sometimes i feel it is.
Auny
Sahara, you are one of the most ingnorant people I’ve ever heard of. Have you totally lost your mind or have you ever had one in first place. Hooray!!!! You are one of the very few who is actually capable of living without help from anyone. And that’s a bunch of BULL. Because the rich couldn’t be rich wihout other peoples help. It’s people like us that buy the products that them rich. I am so happy for you. But, you need to talk about what you know about and stop having diarrhea of the mouth. Spouting a bunch of sh**! What kind of people raised you? Or were you maybe raised by wolves? You are so uncaring and so self rightous and people like you make me sick! I actually feel sorry for you and your parents. Especially your parents, because they are the ones that have to claim… Read more »
teresa

Debra sometimes I wished I was a millionaire. People like you would be the first on my list to help. I also get ssi, my problems seems trivial to yours. Wouldn’t it be easier for you just to leave your job and concentrate on your health? That way you can get a full check, full medicaid and maybe dental. I thought dental was included in medicaid, it is included in mines. Trust God always Debra and have faith, you have the will, so I know there is a way. Bless you and may your road get easier.

Auny

Tersa, I wish there were more people like u in the world. This world would be a much better place. I’ve always had the same wish as u. But I want to help people like Debra and the kids of the world. I hate to see a child suffer.

sandra parsons

who and how will you know if your approved for the child support stimulus .

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SPENCER AND STELLA APOSTOLOS

WE SOLD OUR HOME AND BOUGHT A NEW ONE ON MARCH 11,2010,WE QUALIFIED FOR THE $6500.00. al our paperwork is in order.WE HAVE YET TO RECEIVE THE CHECK!!!!WE HAVE CALLED SEVERAL TIMES AND THERE IS NOTHING MISSING FROM OUR PAPERS AND NO VALID REASON WHY WE HAVEN’T GOTTEN THIS MONEY THAT YOU SO FREQUENTLY ADVERTISED. WE ARE RETIRED AND HAVE EVERYTHING IN ORDER. NOW WE HAVE AN ADVOCATE, AND HAVE SENT HIM, AGAIN COPIES OF ALL THE PAPERS REQUIRED. HE SAID THERE SHOULD BE NO PROBLEM/////
STILL—NO CHECK. SO WHAT’S THE PROBLEM? IS THIS HOW WE TREAT THE OLDER AMERICANS?

NOT A GREAT POLICY TO LET PEOPLE THINK THAT YOU’RE DOING A WONDERFUL THING AND NOT MAKE GOOD ON YOUR PROMISE. ANOTHER COUPLE WHO BOUGHT IN THIS DEVELOPEMENT HAVE NOT RECEIVED MONEY YET EITHER.
SORRY, BUT THIS IS NOT A GOOD THING.
THANK YOU.

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laura sue campbell

i would like to no if me and my daughters get those stimulas checks

i am a mother of 2 and i had to quit my job just because i could not find a daycare who would take my youngest daughter with the health problems she was haveing and still is she is getting ssi and the sezuiers are getting worse and the trips back and forth to riley hospital from terre haute can cost if you know what i mean. i can use that money as well as a whole lot of people and i do aguree that some people do use the help to much and some people lie as well and for me and the ones who tell the truth deserve that money. i dont know where you heads are out but get them out from behind you and stop hideing and do your jobs.

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jen
I am a working mom and I also take care of 2 disabled children who get ssi so dont tell me about I dont pay taxes I do. Have you ever tried to explaine to an autistic child that he cant get something in a store because you dont have enough money because the utility bills go up and rent is slowly increasing because taxes are going up. I am glad there is help out there for people who need it. Now I do agree that people do take advantage of the system and work it and they will get caught but you cant put everyone in the same boat there are some people that have to quit there jobs to care of loved ones because they cant afford to put them in a home so yes I do think they need a break every now and then and GIGI… Read more »

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GIGI
To Sahara, who said We who are Disabled, should not get a Stimulous Check. and did not pay Taxes? I am Astonished at this Thoughtless Comment! I agree with Anonymous, Chatter too! How Dare this person say this about Us!!! I take care of my Dad, 96, For Free, with All My Love,Who Lives With Me, since My Mom passed away, 21 years now. Do You know what it is to Not Be Able to Work Anymore, or have such Bad health, You don’t know if You Will Be Living Next Year? I did pay Taxes, Worked to Support my Daughter, Self, and Parents. I Cannot Believe the Cruelty, of this Person! I don’t Smoke, Drink, or do Drugs! I am a Generous Good Person! No one knows what is in Store for them, or if something Bad will happen to Them and They Cannot Work Anymore, or Eat, or… Read more »
tommy erwin

If I do not owe IRS IN 2010 can I STILL GET CREDIT OF 1500 DOLLARS FOR NEW AIR & HEATING UNIT?

andys2i

It is a tax deduction, so it will be deducted from taxes you owe. Tax credits will also be applied to your IRS debt first.

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Jan

I’m trying to find information on an educational opportunity the government is supposedly offering, whereby they (the gov) will pay you to go back to school. If such a program exists, where can I find information regarding it.

Many thanks,

andys2i

Check this post for more details on this. Pell grant has been increased and easier to get loans for lower income folks.

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sahara
I’m sorry, but all I see here are people complaining. What happened to “ask not what your country can do for you — ask what can you do for your country.” Everyone is asking for money and hand outs. I dont agree with the trillion dollars in bail outs. I think the govt should be more like the regular American people, if we need something we save up for it until we can afford it. I don’t mean to be cruel, but I also don’t think that people on ss and disability should get stimulus checks or refunds; you don’t pay taxes!!! You have to save up for retirement, if you can’t live off your retirement savings, guess what, time to go back to work. I’m gonna take it a step further and say that there needs to be a cap on welfare, something like you can only collect it… Read more »
Josh
Disability is different from the regular welfare system. These are people who have illnesses that have them bedridden, crippled, in daily unbearable pain to the extent that they can not work. The thought that you believe that we should not be helping them is revolting. That is pitiful. You should always offer a helping hand to some one who needs you. These are not lazy Americans who sit around watching TV just collecting checks. You can’t be healthy and live off of this wage and enjoy life. My grandmother just past away a few months ago at 67 years of age. She worked full time over nights stocking at a Walmart until the doctors told her to stop working; because she was passing out at work. With her Chemo treatments she had dropped down to part time and use ssi to help make her car payments, and pay for her… Read more »
prissy

i know a lot of people that rather drink/smoke and live a low life of being on drugs and that are truly using the system, which is just sickening/im tired of paying taxes for people that are using the system, please hurry up and evaluate these people so they can stop getting away with this.

nikki
Sahara im sorry but what you siad is very rude and discrminating you dont know what it like to live on low income all your life untill youve done it your self my husband make 1000 amonth and some time less and in the winter when it snow or rains he cant work he works lanscapping this last mont in january we payed da rent late which is 649 a month plus our lights are about to turned off cuz we only had enough to pay the rent plus we still have left to pay the car ins& also my 3 yr old & i both have asthma& my medicaid was recenlty stopd & now they r denying it to me &we cant afford health ins my son was sick sept oct nov dec & jan &3 times in the er w/ fevers of 104 we live paycheck2 paycheck& r… Read more »
Samantha
Oh Nicki…. I am sorry things are hard for you but I feel I need to give my two cents seeing as you have offered yours. I was raised majority of my life low income so I DO understand what its like. My mother was single and worked two jobs. I like Sahara also had to contribute my paycheck to our household when I was a teenager. That being said, I would like to offer some advice. First you need to sell a vehicle!!! A family of three can survive with 1 vehicle. We have for years and you can to. Stop wasting your money on the internet and go visit your local library and lastly please stop acting like you have been wronged because you are not receiving every program out there. You would be very surprised to find out that the majority of Americans suffer severe health conditions.… Read more »
john marshal

so why do people pay into the system because you are gonna get mess up one day .what about people that have x on they back they have family so they applied ssi because the people don’t want give other folks a chance somebody gave them a chance? we need mr.obama to get it right bush couldn’t

john marshal

so why do people pay into the system because you are gonna get mess up one day .what about people that have x on they back they have family so they applied ssi because the people don’t want give other folks a chance somebody gave them a chance?

shirlee

WOW! what a cruel person you are…you must be wealthy and don’t care about the people that worked all their lives and put onto ss…..I agree with some of the things you say about some people becoming lazy – but….not all of them….try to get a job at 75+….you are certainly an UGLY person…hope someday you experience some of the things that the people who are really in need are experiencing

Andrew

Sahara – Let the truth ring loud and clear!
Our children are being born into this country’s overwhelming and growing debt. Eventually, someone has to pay for it. Obama is turning this country into a socialist disaster. Where does everybody think all this money is coming from? The money tree? Grow up people! It all comes from us, the working class. We aren’t paying enough money in taxes right now to cover this but we will. If you work, your going to pay for every nickel of it or your kids will. It’s like taking money from a baby – literally. Remember all of this when you vote in 2012.

David

want the truth go to zfacts.com and learn about our debt under each president what you will find is that almost all of our debt $9.2 trillion of it was racked up under the watch of President Reagan and the twoPresident Bush’s mostly under W. They spent us broke ran the bus into the ditch and are now fighting off the tow truck untill they can slither back into power without the republican party’s obstruction things could be fixed sooner to say the least

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153 Comments (from old blogger blog) Curt said… Tax cuts are a better solution – only if they are followed by massive government program cuts, rather then increasing the national debt and pushing the dollar closer to the edge of the cliff. And that is going to be very hard (perhaps impossible) for a liberal president to do, who is pro-government expansion. Therefore, if the tax cuts are not followed with government spending cuts, then they will only make the problem worse and lead the economy into a much deeper recession and push the dollar over the cliff. January 5, 2009 12:19 PM Kyle said… My opinion is we’re screwed no matter what we do. If the private sector can’t pull us out of this, I don’t see anything the government can do about it. January 5, 2009 1:46 PM Anonymous said… THE PEOPLE CHANGE, BUT THINGS REMAIN THE SAME.… Read more »
teressa thompson

is there going to be a stimulus check this year or a ssi credit was just wondering

andys2i

Perhaps. However no word of an official payment yet. Per the post, this provision was removed from a recent jobs bill, but could be back later this year. I will update as soon as I hear anything.

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LAGETA SCOTT

I WAS TRYING TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE 2010 STIMULUS PACKAGE HOW TO APPLY . I SEE ALOT ABOUT IT BUT NOT REALLY SURE WHAT I’M LOOKING AT…ANY WEBSITE IN PARTICULAR?

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