Many In Kalamazoo Haven’t Gotten Stimulus Checks And Won’t
This is yet another weird circumstance in the pandemic era. People asking each other if they got their stimulus check. Once again we find ourselves wondering if it's just a bad dream or an example of a bad movie. "I never thought in my lifetime..."
Unfortunately, this is real life and more and more we are realizing that we are going to have to adapt or be left behind. I can't remember having such feeling of helplessness; not the "oh woe is me" helplessness but the "what the hell am I supposed to do?" helplessness. We are not used to having this much of our lives out of our control.
With that comes the necessity to reach out for help when many of us never have or haven't for a long time needed any help. There is so much uncertainty and lives are at stake. The one thing we are sure of is that we need money and for those who didn't have to worry about it till now comes a reckoning.
So far about 100 million people in the U.S. have received stimulus funds and, as may already know, some will get more that others. Some will get nothing depending on how much they make and some who don't make a lot at all will get nothing. This is the category I wasn't aware of.
According to businessinsider.com, many students and young adults in Kalamazoo, who really need the financial help, will not be getting a $1,200 or $500 stimulus check. For the most part these are 17-23 year olds who are on their own working to pay the bills but are still claimed as dependents on taxes and insurance. Nationwide this segment totals in the millions. With any luck future rounds of stimulus packages out of Washington will address this problem.