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

May 14, 2020 • By

Last Updated: March 17, 2021

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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  1. Naw a.

    Thank you very much for your help in this difficult time. Thank you very much for your support, and thank you very much. God bless america .

  2. Nancy S.

    IRS does not have my bank information. Will the irs come to you to get that information?

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Nancy, thanks for using our blog. The Internal Revenue Service, which is part of the Department of Treasury, will be making Economic Income Payments to eligible people. Therefore, we do not have a schedule of these payments. You may find the IRS Get My Payment Frequently Asked Questions web page helpful.

  3. Wanda f.

    I get social security and ssi but I haven’t got my money and my checks go to the bank what up with that

  4. Toyka

    So people that’s on SSI and has a payee when will they receive their stimulus check.

  5. Debbie M.

    Is there going to be further economic stimulus money?

  6. Eric

    When are they going to give us our dependent money??

  7. Nancis R.

    Tengo una hija que resive cheke del social califica para la ayuda

  8. Steve

    Those of us with Direct Express have no way of entering the routing information on the “Get My Check” portal fro the IRS thus we cannot check on what is happening . I have received my Social Security on my Dirct Express Card for three years and is the only . When I try the portal I get the Info Not Available.

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Steve, thank you for using our blog. The Internal Revenue Service, which is part of the Department of Treasury, will be making Economic Income Payments to eligible people. Therefore, we do not have a schedule of these payments. You may find the IRS Get My Payment Frequently Asked Questions web page helpful.

  9. John M.

    We file jointly and have for 60 years. My wife got her stimulus check 18 days ago. I am still waiting. Our direct deposit information is the same. We get our SS payments each and every month direct deposit, no problem. I can not find any tool to use to find out WHY my stimulus has not been sent. The “where is my payment” tool don’t work for me. WHERE IS MY CHECK???.

  10. Lisa G.

    I am on SSI direct deposit no dependants nobody can claim me & i still have not received ny stimulis money. And alot of us do not have any answers other than we expected to recieve this on May 13th.. Any update would be appreciated .thank you

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