IRS stimulus payments arriving as debit cards, rather than Treasury checks, are causing confusion among some recipients. The IRS mailed about 4 million prepaid debit cards, known as Economic Impact Payment or EIP cards, to people who did not provide electronic deposit information to the IRS.
Since the first widespread outbreak of the coronavirus in a nursing home in Seattle, it’s clear that long-term care facilities and residents who live there are the most vulnerable to the viral transmission. And since that first outbreak, about 11,000 deaths have been reported in long-term care facilities across the United States.
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz answered questions about financial assistance available to individuals and small businesses through the CARES Act at a Telephone Town Hall sponsored by AARP Hawai`i.
AARP is providing information and resources about COVID-19 to help older Hawai`i residents and their families protect themselves from the virus and prevent it from spreading to others.
The stimulus checks aren’t even in the mail, yet scammers are already trying to steal your $1,200 CARES Act monies, according to reports coming in to the AARP Fraud Watch Network.
Hawai`i’s 157,000 family caregivers need to take care of themselves and create a plan for caring for a loved one if they get sick.
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