Hence why it was given out in addition to unemployment benefits that are being increased. Regardless if people need to use it to pay bills or are lucky enough to still be working and can use it for other purposes, the intent of the funds is to keep money circulating in society to help prevent the economy from going into a terrible recession. As with the stimulus package from 2009 under Barack Obama, this money is intended to be spent to help stimulate spending and boost the economy.My girlfriend didn't have enough money to pay her rent; she gave the landlord the money she had. Another woman I know just lost her job, can't pay rent. I suspect that lots of people can not pay their mortgage bill. The stimulus money really is not stimulus, it just pays some debt, may keep the economy from collapse.