Stimulus Check from the Government

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Did you get your stimulus check yet?

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  1. TheNeck
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    TheNeck GBAtemp Fan

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    Just wondering, since they are supposedly starting to direct deposit the stimulus checks starting this morning. I was wondering has anybody here gotten theirs yet?

    I haven't, as of yet, so I'm hoping to get it soon, or at least by this Friday.
     


  2. Prophet

    Prophet Resident Black Militant

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    Not yet.

    Planning on CCing mine to Al qaeda or buying a puppy. Not sure yet [​IMG]
     
  3. The Teej

    The Teej Also known as The Tjalian

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    What's a Stimulus cheque?
     
  4. Alerek

    Alerek GBAtemp Fan

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    Its when my government decided that I should have a PS3...Too broke to buy one myself.
     
  5. Jackreyes

    Jackreyes Newbie

    Huh?
    What is it?
     
  6. Prophet

    Prophet Resident Black Militant

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    The economy is shit over here, so they are mailing out stimulus checks in hopes of stimulating the economy. In other words they hope we'll go out on a spending spree, with our own taxed dollars; in turn spinning the grinding gears of our consumer based nation . Of course the smartest thing we could do with the checks is save them for a rainy day since the recession is eminent and all. But most people will probably be stupid enough to go waste them, just as the government has advised, probably in vain.
     
  7. Jackreyes

    Jackreyes Newbie

    Oh well thats sounds great,
    I want one NAO!
     
  8. Prophet

    Prophet Resident Black Militant

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    You can have mine, let's trade countries.
     
  9. Jackreyes

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    lol you wanna live in Wales?

    also how much is it? and is it a lump sum or per month or something?
     
  10. gizmo_gal

    gizmo_gal QWEEN of the RadioActive Force!!!

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    I heard about these, where can I apply/ get one. I'm 18, no job. Full time student....Do I meet basic qualifications?
     
  11. gratefulbuddy

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    You can go to www.IRS.gov and find out all the details. But, heres a quick version:
    Heres the link for the payment schedule.
     
  12. GizmoDuck

    GizmoDuck GBAtemp Regular

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    I was just about to post the payment schedule. I am getting my check around July. Still deciding on what to spend it on...
     
  13. TheNeck
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    Why so late to get yours? That sucks

    Myself i want to put most of it in a savings account or just save it for a rainy day like Prophet said.
     
  14. jumpman17

    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

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    I don't get one since I'm a dependent [​IMG]
     
  15. TanookiSuit

    TanookiSuit Game Reviewer/Writer -- formerly Vampire Hunter D

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    Best I can guess at it really as they have this weird breakdown I should get $1200 or most of itbeing married w/out kids.

    I really have to wonder how much though as it says if you make $60K/yr joint then you get $1200. But, do they look at total income perspective, actual, etc for the year in doing so. If that's the case then it wouldn't be that much maybe around $900-1000 or something. I got a $4200 raise last June and she was making a decent amount but nothing huge...this year though our combined is just barely over that $60K threshold.
     
  16. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    I wonder if my parents know about this? It does say 300$ per child... I wouldn't mind 300$ [​IMG]
     
  17. BoneMonkey

    BoneMonkey The cheese stash is a lie.

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    i dont know if i get a stimulis check i could use 600 bucks :-(
     
  18. gratefulbuddy

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    So, I guess all those that won't get a stimulus check this year shouldn't feel totally shafted.
     
  19. DeMoN

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    Unless you don't have parents or they don't support you, then you don't qualify for this.

    So most college students=no check
     
  20. Mewgia

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    I guarantee you they do since it's not a very rare thing, and no linkiboy you don't get the money. It's for your parents.