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Congressman Donnelly Announces One-Time Payment for Seniors Included in Recovery Package

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Location: Logansport, IN

Congressman Donnelly Announces One-Time Payment for Seniors Included in Recovery Package

Today, Congressman Joe Donnelly announced at Miller's Merry Manor in Logansport that The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will provide a one-time payment of $250 to retirees, disabled individuals, and Supplemental Security Income recipients receiving benefits from the Social Security Administration, railroad retirement beneficiaries, and disabled veterans receiving benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

"Our retired seniors who have worked hard all their lives and paid their taxes are just as impacted by this slow economy as the rest of us," Donnelly said. "I am pleased that the recovery act included this one-time payment, so we can give seniors a little help to make ends meet."

Payments will begin in early May and continue throughout the month. No action is required to get the payment, which will be sent separately from the person's regular monthly payment. The provision will benefit 1.2 million Hoosier seniors.

Randy Lanning, a resident of Miller's Merry Manor expressed his support for the one-time payment.

"I thank Congressman Donnelly for supporting the recovery package and, as a result, making us eligible for this one-time payment. In this economy, every little bit helps, and this payment will help me out," said Mr. Lanning.

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