AARP Eye Center
Last week Congress and the President pushed the huge stimulus package into law. With all of that money, flying around it's important to know what's in it for you. A few highlights from the bill include a $400 payroll tax credit for those earning under $75,000, a $25 raise in unemployment checks, which you can now collect for a longer period of time. Also, if you collect Social Security, you're in line to receive a one time payment of $250 dollars and you won't even have to file any paperwork to get it. Federal programs such as Medicaid will also get a big financial boost. There's a lot in this stimulus package so it really pays (literally) to do your reading to make sure the government shows you the money.