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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.”

 


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Andrew Saul, Commissioner, Social Security Administration

Andrew Saul, Commissioner, Social Security Administration

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  1. Crystal L Trejo Gonzalez

    I don’t get the first stimulus check and I didn’t get one for my son cause he was still in highschool. So will I get the second one?

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  2. Joseph Wray

    I receive survivor’s benefits and limited to the amount of wages I can earn. Due to pandemic my company gave employees additional income. Would this count against my limit?

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  3. Robert Zane

    When can i expect my stimulous check??

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    • Vonda

      Hi Robert, 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.

      Reply
  4. Karen Hubbard

    I received my first social security payment November 9th. My second payment came on the 9th as well.

    January, 2021, on the 12th I have still not received payment.

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    • Vonda

      Hi Karen, thank you for using our blog. The birthday of the person whose record they receive benefits under determines their payment date:
      Date of Birth Payment Day:
      1st through 10th Second Wednesday
      11th through 20th Third Wednesday
      21st through 31st Fourth Wednesday

      Check out our Schedule of Social Security Payments for the payment dates.

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  5. Kanisha Coleman

    Are You working With the IRS to make sure the Thousands Of SSI & SSDI Recipients Get they’re 2nd Stimulus Checks

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    • Vonda

      Hi Kanisha, 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.

      Reply
  6. Chrissy Berkey

    I never received my daughter’s $600 from the second stimulus check when I should of gotten..

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    • Vonda

      Hi Chrissy, 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.

      Reply
  7. Susan

    Hi, I got the first stimulas check in the mail. I had changed banks so when the irs sent it to the account they had on file the bank sent it back. It then got mailed to me. Last May of 2020 I began collecting social security. I expected the irs to update its system before they started sending out more check but I’ve received nothing this time, either in my account or in the mail. My question is, do you know if the irs contacted social security to update their files? I didn’t file in 2019. They based the first check on my 2018 returns. But all these months later I would have expected they would have automatically update people’s info.

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    • Vonda

      Hi Susan, 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.

      Reply

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