Economic stimulus check

Question: I turned 62 on April 5, 2009, and I will receive my first Social Security check in June. Will I get the $ 250.00 stimulus check or will I miss out on it? I have not been able to determine the eligibility requirements. Thanks for your help. Thomas, Chesapeake City, MD

Answer: No, it looks like you will miss out. According to the Social Security Administration, only "individuals eligible for Social Security, SSI, Veterans, or Railroad Retirement benefits at any time during the months of November 2008, December 2008, or January 2009 may be eligible for the one-time payment."

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