Brad L. Burge
Friday, April 25, 2008
Stimulus payments (tax "prebates") to go out Monday, four days ahead of previous schedule
The federal government, eager to boost the flagging economy, will start distributing special stimulus payments Monday - four days earlier than expected.
"Beginning Monday, the effects of the stimulus will begin to reach households," President Bush said Friday. "This money is going to help Americans offset the high prices we're seeing at the gas pump and at the grocery store."
The department announced the early arrival of the payments Thursday after saying last month that it would begin sending out the money on May 2.
As of next week, 800,000 tax filers daily will begin to have their checks directly deposited Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.