The Recovery Act provides for a one-time cash benefit of $250 to certain eligible individuals who receive a Social Security
benefit, Railroad Retirement pension, Veterans Administration disability pension, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
The payments will begin in May of 2009 and be distributed by check or electronic transfer to eligible beneficiaries by June
4, 2009. Many residents in nursing homes will be eligible for this cash benefit (although some who receive SSI benefits at
a reduced rate may not be eligible).