Economic Impact Payments for People with a Rep Payee, and People Living in U.S. Territories

Social Security issued an update today about COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments to certain groups of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries. Beneficiaries who have their regular monthly payments managed for them by another person, called a representative payee, will begin receiving their Economic Impact Payments from the IRS in late May.

Special rules apply to beneficiaries living in the U.S. territories: American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In general, the tax authority in each territory, not the IRS, will pay the Economic Impact Payment to eligible residents based on information the IRS will provide to the territories. It is anticipated that beneficiaries in the territories could begin receiving their Economic Impact Payment in early June.

“The Social Security Administration has been working with the IRS to provide the necessary information about Social Security and SSI beneficiaries in order to automate and expedite their Economic Impact Payments,” said Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security. “While millions of our beneficiaries have already received their Economic Impact Payments from the IRS, we continue to work hard for those beneficiaries who are awaiting their payment from the IRS.”

For additional information about payments to beneficiaries with representative payees, please visit the Economic Impact Payment section of our COVID-19 web page.

For the territories, people should contact their local tax authority with questions about these payments. Please note their website may use the term “Economic Impact Payment” or “stimulus payment.”

The eligibility requirements and other information about the Economic Impact Payments can be found at the IRS’ Economic Impact Payment Information Center. In addition, please continue to visit the IRS Coronavirus web page for the latest information.

Social Security will continue to update the agency’s COVID-19 web page at with additional information.

 

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373 thoughts on “Economic Impact Payments for People with a Rep Payee, and People Living in U.S. Territories

  1. How do i add a dependent child to my ssi benefit. I am the rep payee for my other children. Cant find anywhere online

  2. YES MY NAME IS JOSEPH I LIVE IN PUERTO RICO WILL THE IRS GIVE THE TAX BUILDING MY INFOMATION IM COLECTING SSDI I HAVE A DIRECT DEPOSIT IN SANTANDER BANK ITS A CHECKING ACCOUT I WAS TOLD THAT I DOMT HAFT TO DO ANYTHING ON MY BEHAFT TO RECEIVE THE 1200 DOLLARS INPACT PAYMENT….PLEASE RESPOND….

    • Special rules apply to beneficiaries living in the U.S. territories. In general, the tax authority in each territory, not the IRS, will pay the EIP to eligible residents based on information the IRS will provide to the territories. It is anticipated that beneficiaries in the territories could begin receiving their EIP in early June. People should contact their local tax authority with questions about these payments. Please note their website may use the term “Economic Impact Payment” or “stimulus payment.”

  3. My Vietnam veteran retired on Medicare Medicaid receiving Social Security retirement married been separated for 10 plus years wondering why wife got covid-19 without authorization

  4. I’m a 56 year-old female on Social Security disability through my retirement have been dealing with Direct Express Mastercard services on my disability payments directly deposited into my account have been fraudulently abused and I’ve been denied my fraud claim on two specific claim number why is there no support

    • Hi Lisa. For your security, 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 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.

  5. HI SS WELCOME BACK TO WORK YOU WERE SORELY MISSED. mAY WE ALL STRIVE FOR A HAPPIER & HEALTHER 2020 I AM JUST WONDERING WHEN I NEXT PAYMENT IN JULY WILL BE SEEING THERE IS A HOLIDAY BUT IT LANDS ON A SATURDAY. I NORMALLY GET PAID ON THE 3RDBUT HAVE BEEN SURPRISED AND HAVE GOTTEN PAID ON THE 1ST ON OCCASION. I ASK PAYMENT DATES BUT THE WEB DOESN’T UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION LOL TKE CARE

  6. I RETIRED AT AGE 65. I AM NOW 83. I LIVE IN THE PHILIPPINES AND CANNOT TAKE ADVANAGE OF MEDICARE. I WOULD LIKE TO CANCEL MY YEARLY PAYMENTS TO MEDICARE. HOW DO I DO THIS? THANKS.

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