PASCO, Wash-- As part of President Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, some disabled veterans will be getting a one-time $250 check in the mail. And the best part is they don't have to do anything for it.
The Federal Veterans Affairs Department says disabled veterans who receive compensation and pension benefits will automatically receive the payment.
We checked with the State Department of Veteran's Affairs, and they say payments should show up sometime around June. One local service representative says every dollar helps.
"Any extra money you get helps," says Stephen Prince of the Vietnam Veterans of America. "A lot of our veterans are living on their disability checks, so anything we get extra definitely helps."
The Veterans Affairs Department in Olympia says the payment will be sent to you in the same way you receive your current benefit payment; meaning, if you get it directly deposited into a bank, the money will also be directly deposited.
Some adults receiving social security, or supplemental social security income, might also be up for the $250, but it's one payment per person.