COVID-19, General, SSI

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

April 3, 2020 • By

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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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Andrew Saul, Commissioner, Social Security Administration

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

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  1. PATRICIA K.

    How do I get my account information when I no longer have the email that I created my account with and cannot get into my Social Security account how do I recover it and start over it will not let me put my information in and start a new account without putting my old email I have no access to

    • Vonda

      Hi Patricia, thank you for your question. After you sign in to your my Social Security account, you can update your email address. After inputting your username and password, you will be at the security code screen. If you receive your security code via email only, then indicate that you cannot access the options listed above and need to reset where you receive security codes. We will then send you a letter with a reset code and instructions.

  2. Lindsey K.

    I was incarcerated and it was receiving SSI disability how do I get it started back up I’m not receiving my SSI my payments have stopped

    • Sue

      Thank you for contacting us, Lindsey. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments generally aren’t payable for months that you are confined to a jail, prison, or certain other public institutions for committing a crime. Once we see your release documents, we may be able to reinstate your SSI benefits if you were incarcerated for less than 12 months. Otherwise, you’ll need to reapply for benefits, and we’ll need to make a new medical decision. Please contact your local Social Security office. To find the phone and fax numbers, use our Office Locator. For more information, please review our What Prisoners Need To Know pamphlet.

  3. Judith A.

    Why is IRS not accepting my social security # when I try to check on the status of my stimulus check? I receive retirement payments with same # monthly.

  4. 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.

    • 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.

  5. Chrissy B.

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

    • 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.

  6. Kanisha C.

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

    • 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.

  7. Karen H.

    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.

    • 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.

  8. Robert Z.

    When can i expect my stimulous check??

    • 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.

    • Robert G.

      How long is it going to take for me to get my second stimulus married no children and made 59,000 in

      • Sue

        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.

  9. Joseph W.

    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?

  10. Crystal L.

    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?

    • Violet H.

      I never received my second stimulus payment it went into the wrong Bank when will I see it and will it go in the bank where my social security goes into now

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