I was emailing back and forth with a peer on Tuesday.
Peer congratulated me on a work-related accomplishment and then asked if I got “the $5,000 check yet.”
(She was referring to the latest
stupid plan to help people who are struggling financially in the U.S. by allowing them to take a loan of $5,000 from their future Social Security payments. I’m not going to discuss my opinion of this stupid plan here, as this is only an explanation of peer’s remark to assist with the rest of the story.)
So, I responded in jest, “No…leakers…”
“However, my mom got a stimulus check last week. I wonder if Jesus will cash it for her.”
The owner of the assisted living facility where mom had resided, called on Thursday to tell me that the federal government mailed a stimulus check to my mother – the woman who has been gone, in heaven, since February of 2019.
Not sure how the government messed this up, but it doesn’t surprise me.
I’ll have to return the check, of course, with an explanation and perhaps a copy of the death certificate. I would hate for mom to have to take a loan from future Social Security payments that she’s not receiving in order to pay back the stimulus check that never should have been sent to her in the first place.
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