World Tribune, Could your $1,400 stimulus check be intercepted?
"The payments could be taken to settle outstanding debts, the National Association of Consumer Advocates said.
“'These stimulus payments are intended to help families stay above water, to help them pay for food and other necessities,' said Christine Hines, the association’s legislative director. 'Not for obscure and sometimes disputed debt.'"
NACA joined a coalition of 142 public interest groups on a letter to the U.S. Senate opposing liability shields for unsafe businesses in any new COVID-19 relief packages. The letter was also sent to the U.S. House of Representatives.
NACA joined groups on a letter asking the Pennsylvania General Assembly to allocate a portion of the state's CARES Act funding to cover outstanding utility bills for vulnerable Pennsylvania residents.
"Ira Rheingold, executive director for the National Association of Consumer Advocates told us if you’re looking for a refund on your theme park passes or travel to first take a look at the fine print. You can usually find it in your contract or on the website.
"While he has no connection to this disagreement, consumer attorney Dan Blinn said his phone has been lighting up lately.