If you ware one of the many people who are on Social Security and wondering if you are getting a 2009 stimulus check it will depend on when you started receiving your social security. The 2009 stimulus checks are for those who have started receiving their social security checks by the end of 2008 so that as of Jan 1, 2009 they were already in the system. Even if you started up in Nov or Dec of 2008 you would be eligible for a 2009 stimulus check just like Vice President Joe Biden who started getting his Social Security checks in Nov 2008.
If your first social security check was sometime starting in 2009, even Jan or Feb 2009 you are not eligible for a 2009 stimulus check. The way the rules were written for the 2009 stimulus package that was created and signed into law by President Obama stated that only those already on social security by the end of 2008 would get a 2009 stimulus check.
Depending on how Obama does a 2010 stimulus check you may get a check next year. If Obama does it exactly like he did it this year, you would qualify because you started your social security by the end of 2009.
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