Relatives of dead people across the US have been receiving $1,200 stimulus relief money from the U.S. Treasury Department on behalf of their loved ones this week.
Apparently, if someone filed a 2018 tax return they are automatically sent a stimulus check whether dead or alive.
According to NBC News, the US government is going to allow the families of loved ones who passed away to keep the money.
Via NBC News
Relatives of dead Americans all over the country are receiving coronavirus relief payments from the U.S. Treasury Department on behalf of the loved ones this week. Many are confused. Was it a mistake? Are they required to send it back? Some of them have already tried to. Either way, they can rest easy.
The U.S. government plans to allow heirs or spouses of dead people to keep the money, a source familiar with the matter said. A Treasury spokesperson declined to comment but said guidance on the matter is forthcoming.