BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – College students and other adults claimed as dependents are not eligible for the stimulus check.
WVU Tech student Patrick Burke says being left out has put him and his roommates in a tough situation. Since they previously supported themselves with on-campus jobs, they’re now without a source of income. They’re concerned about making ends meet until they can get back to work.
“I don’t qualify for unemployment due to being a student worker, so really I have to look for another job,” said Burke.
He and other students are looking for jobs at grocery stores in order to make rent and pay other bills.
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