Will $1,200 checks get to senior, too?

\The media continually refer to the citizen’s $1,200 checks as being sent based on 2019 or 2018 income tax returns. If this is the sole criteria, what about the many poverty-level Social Security recipients who no longer file tax returns? Except for the homeless, they are probably the most needy among us. They will be overlooked.

I have left voice mail at U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen’s office, and sent an email, but perhaps The Herald and others of the community will raise the question: How will we reach these citizens with their stimulus checks?

J. R. Nakken

Tulalip

Editor’s note: The U.S. Treasury recently announced that Social Security recipients can expect their CARES Act economic impact payments to be deposited in their accounts automatically. It will not be necessary to file a federal income tax return to obtain the funds.

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