SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — We’ve told you about the millions of Americans still waiting for a stimulus payment. Now we’re finding that many families received too many checks. The government is sending stimulus checks to possibly millions of dead people. Their families don’t know what to do with them, so they came to 7 On Your Side.
It’s quite a shock for grieving families to receive these checks for a loved one who died. It’s because of a quirk in a section of the CARES Act that defines who’s entitled to a check.