COVID-19, General, SSI

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

April 3, 2020 • By

Last Updated: March 17, 2021

“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.”

 


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Commissioner of Social Security Administration (June 17, 2019 - July 9, 2021)

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  1. T J

    If I received an overpayment notice for 2020, Would it be due to receiving the Stimulus check? I had no income other than SSI Widow/dependent benefits in 2020.

    • Vonda

      For your security, TJ, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or you can call your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

  2. Kandi

    Why are the people who are receiving unemployment insurance during the pandemic. The extra $600 and $300 is being used as extra income and now you have to pay back money. The pandemic was natural disaster and being unemployed during the pandemic was worst thing. I don’t like I have to pay back money that was giving to me because covid last year. My child checks are being reduced because I received extra money from unemployment. That’s not fair.

  3. Vina PEBENITO

    I am a payee representative and I heard Gov. Newsom was giving $600 stimulus payment including people on SSI.
    Is this correct? If so when and how do we get the check?
    Thank you

    • Vonda

      Hi Vina, thanks for using our blog. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), not Social Security, issues the Economic Income Payments. Social Security cannot answer EIP questions about your specific situation. Check out our Social Security and Coronavirus web page for more details. We hope this helps.

  4. Carolee Leto

    I received a letter saying a $600. check/debit card was issued. first week in February. I still have not received it. What can I do now?

    • Vonda

      Hi Carolee, thanks for using our blog. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), not Social Security, issues the Economic Income Payments. Social Security cannot answer EIP questions about your specific situation. Check out our Social Security and Coronavirus web page for more details. We hope this helps.

  5. Isabel Marcelino

    Hi how can I request a copy of my tax form 1099 for the year 2020, I accidentally misplaced it and I would like to file my income tax . Help

    • Vonda

      Hi Isabel. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page on how to obtain a replacement 1099. You also may be able to request a replacement SSA-1099 by using our automated telephone service at 1-800-772-1213. You can conduct the automated services 24 hours a day. At the prompt, indicate that you’re requesting a replacement SSA-1099. We hope this helps.

  6. Kay

    My child never received any relief package first or second one what should I do

  7. Dee

    Social security made processing errors when my children were calculated on my SSDI over 4 years ago which I called and went to office when I noticed something questionable. Ended up being worker never stopped payment correctly from their father when I became disabled for SSDI. Their manual calculations under me were also done wrong which I have no way of knowing this the worker called me to tell me they failed to place them in under my earnings and were due retro payments. My older child was then over 18 she questioned it they told her YES she was entitled to it it was money to her. She used it for college expenses at the time. Now she has a child on own relocating as a first responder and in nursing school. Been saving for years. . Because their dad died of COVID they recalculated my younger child and This triggered the waiver on file for SSAs mistakes in initial calculations to not be linked with case numbers and payments to be suspended with letters they would stop for 2 years for younger child and my older daughter who received a retro payment SSA insisted she was entitled to and ended up being SSA calculation error plus SSA never even sent a decision on waiver we were told backed up. FOR 4 YEARS?????? she now has letters demanding payment or garnishment of her acts!!! Local TE worker never responds back no need to deal with this stress especially for my older child who is now a first responder and cut back to one day a week while in nursing school! Effecting her unemployment now because she’s required to test and can’t clinical if positive so her hours are cut back from job. She’s worried her savings over several years to relocate will now be disturbed for something that is a SSA employees error she should never have incurred and would have never had any way to know was incorrect to begin with !! Not SSI this is SSDI issue – pretty horrible to be doing this PLUS demanding a 5 year review 50 miles away during pandemic when the SSDI member can’t drive distances with med needed for health issue too!!

    • Vonda

      We are very sorry to hear about your experience, Dee. For your security, we do not have access to your overpayment information in this venue. Our Overpayments factsheet offers information on options for repaying as well as appeal and waiver rights. For further assistance, call your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

  8. Tom Quach

    when I can expect my 600 stimulus check to arrive ?
    Thanks

    • Vonda

      Hi Tom, thanks for using our blog. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), not Social Security, issues the Economic Income Payments. Social Security cannot answer EIP questions about your specific situation. Check out our Social Security and Coronavirus web page for more details. We hope this helps.

    • H c lugo

      Should I have received a stimulus check. Is there a cut of income of 80,0000 income?

      • Vonda

        Hi H C Lugo, thanks for using our blog. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), not Social Security, issues the Economic Income Payments. Social Security cannot answer EIP questions about your specific situation. Check out our Social Security and Coronavirus web page for more details. We hope this helps.

  9. Alina Decuz

    covid really destroy our area also. it really creates the bad impact on economic cycle of my country. https://biiboys.blogspot.com/

    • Sharice Raymond

      I never got my 1 2.3 stimulus checks.

      • Vonda

        Hi Sharice, thanks for using our blog. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), not Social Security, issues the Economic Income Payments. Social Security cannot answer EIP questions about your specific situation. Check out our Social Security and Coronavirus web page for more details. We hope this helps.

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