Commissioner of Social Security Shares Update about COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments for Beneficiaries

“I want to provide an update to people who receive benefits from the Social Security Administration.

The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) announced on April 1 that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an economic impact payment. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will use the information on the Form SSA-1099 to generate $1,200 economic impact payments to Social Security beneficiaries who did not file tax returns in 2018 or 2019.

Treasury, not Social Security, will make automatic payments to Social Security beneficiaries. Beneficiaries will receive these payments by direct deposit or by paper check, just as they would normally receive their Social Security benefits.

For updates from the IRS, visit their web page.

Note for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Recipients:

We are working closely with Treasury to address outstanding questions about our SSI recipients in an attempt to make the issuance of economic impact payments as quick and efficient as possible. We realize people are concerned, and the IRS will provide additional information on their web page when available. Please note that we will not consider economic impact payments as income for SSI recipients, and the payments are excluded from resources for 12 months.

We will continue to update Social Security’s Coronavirus COVID-19 web page as further details become available.”



2,824 thoughts on “Commissioner of Social Security Shares Update about COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments for Beneficiaries

  1. sick of seeing call the IRS about EIP. The IRS will tell you that they don’t have any info. If you are on government benefits to just wait. I have been waiting since April and still no payment. Called and explained that I am on SSDI and should have had mine automatically deposited and was told that wasn’t true I had to file a paper return. Somebody dropped the ball on his one. People who need it cant get it or help getting it, and the people who blew it soon as they got it took days to get.

  2. Checking on my stmluse I get it this tim wont wont no since I get ssi I got a direct Express card can yans send it to my money card thanks my names daniel lee hayslip peopl messing with peopl why ther sleep that need cameras on and out side next door and across way and that way peopl trying still my money like never lady thanks and weard man so called dad but hes not hes on bs thanks god bless supose have each other’s back onerem ya no how so called grown up ain’t grown peopl trying do bad stuff need justice do someting about like lord don’t harm I love my friends and family lord the shperd

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