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Delay in $1,400 stimulus checks for those on Social Security benefits leaves many unable to pay bills and rent



MONROE, La. – The IRS said on Monday that Americans in receipt of federal benefits will be informed on the delivery of their third stimulus check “as soon as it becomes available.”

In a statement it said that it is “working directly with the Social Security Administration, the Railroad Retirement Board, and the Veterans Administration to obtain updated 2021 information for recipients to ensure it is sending automatic payments to as many people as possible.

“More information about when these payments will be made will be provided on as soon as it becomes available.”

Yet some struggling Americans receiving federal benefits, have been falling behind on bills as they are still waiting for their checks, reports CBS.

No date for when they can expect to receive their payments has been released by the IRS or by the Social Security Administration.

“I’m having to put off everything -utility bills, cable. I had to be late on rent,” Mark Stevens, 65, told CBS MoneyWatch.

“To me, ‘shortly’ is two to three days, not two weeks.

“People in my situation are feeling lied to,” he added.

Many frustrated Americans took it to social media to complain about the delay in their stimulus checks.