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'It's whiplash': Dead people may yet get their stimulus checks

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Dead people could end up eligible for economic stimulus checks after all.
A little-noticed provision in Senate Republicans' latest coronavirus relief package would partially overturn the Treasury Department's much-publicized ban on sending stimulus money to the departed.
So long as someone died this year, they would be eligible for the $1,200 payments included in the plan. Not just that, Senate Republicans would also make them retroactively eligible for the previous round of stimulus checks.
Doing so would be consistent with how the government has long treated recently deceased taxpayers...
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