General

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

April 3, 2020 • By

“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.”

 


Tags: , , , , ,

See Comments

About the Author

Andrew Saul, Commissioner, Social Security Administration

Andrew Saul, Commissioner, Social Security Administration

Commissioner of Social Security Administration

Comments

Please review our Comment Policy before leaving a comment.

  1. Vickie Reece

    I never have got my check

    Reply
    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Vickie, thank you for your question. Please visit the IRS Economic Impact Payments Information Center to answer your questions about eligibility, payment amounts, what to expect, when to expect it and more. If you are unable to find the answer, call the IRS hotline at 1-800-919-9835. Thanks!

      Reply
      • Sariah Maltida

        I have been trying for at least 2 years now to receive my replacement check that still hasn’t been sent out and I can’t reach anyone.
        I called October 19th 2020 and was told that they’ed put a rush on it and if I didn’t receive it in 7 days back on October 29th 2020
        She had asked for my banking information so it would be deposited as well
        I called back on November 2nd and the lady said the computers were down and couldn’t give me any information
        I just can’t get any help it’s upsetting.

        Reply
        • Vonda

          Hi Sariah, thanks for using our blog. We apologize for the difficult time you are experiencing working with Social Security. We recommend that you continue to work with your local field 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.

          Reply
    • Sue Whiteman

      I’m on ssdi and I didn’t receive my first one neither I hope I get the second one.

      Reply
  2. Michael Siegel

    I did not receive my November SSI payments as I always do the 1st of each month.

    Reply
    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Michael, thanks for using our blog. If you did not receive your Social Security or SSI benefit, please contact your bank or financial institution first. They may be able to determine if your direct deposit failed. If you still need to report a late, missing or stolen Social Security payment, call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or you can contact 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.

      Reply
  3. Jason A.

    I’ve been disabled for awhile now and SSID helps so much. My only problem is that I’m a welder but I can’t do it anymore because I make too much money for SSID unless I really, really, sell myself short. Also I can only handle light duty 20-30 hrs a week. That’s sitting mostly and with little strain. I also love to cook and have plenty of experience with it but that too is excessive to me. What should I do? Anyone

    Reply
  4. Roseanna

    I didn’t receive the first stimulus check because my sister tried to claim me as a dependent I receive social Security disability is there any way to know if I’m gonna get a second one and if I do is she going to get it for me where she tried to claim me

    Reply

Leave a Comment

Please review our Comment Policy before leaving a comment. For your safety, please do not post Personally Identifiable Information (such as your Social Security Number, address, phone number, email address, bank account number, or birthdate) on our blog.

Leave a Reply to Linda Horton Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *