Social Security recipients to receive bonus checks : LUSENET : Grassroots Information Coordination Center (GICC) : One Thread

For Social Security recipients, a bonus check is in the mail. Most checks will be only $19, and are scheduled to be delivered Monday, Social Security Administration officials said. The extra money is to adjust for a $1 billion shortfall in payments caused by a computer glitch. The payments will go to 45 million retirement beneficiaries and six million recipients of supplemental security, the cash assistance program for the needy. Beneficiaries will automatically receive the payments and do not need to contact the Social Security Administration. For beneficiaries who have direct-deposit, the money will go into their accounts Monday.

-- spider (, July 13, 2001

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