COVID-19, General

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. David M.

    I have received SS retirement payments for the past seven years via direct deposit here in the Philippines and I am not required to file a tax return. The IRS website says I had to do nothing because I would automatically qualify for the stimulus payment. As of today May 26, nothing is exactly what I have received from the IRS.

    How about you other expats that are not on SSDI and only receive a standard retirement payment. Have you received a direct deposit stimulus payment?

    Kind regards

  2. Mitzi R.

    I am receiving social security retirement in the amount of $734.60
    $144 is going to my Medicare premium leaving me with only $590 each month. Is there going to be anymore stimulus checks sent in May or June 2020?

    • Anon

      Yes. The IRS says they have payments scheduled through September.

  3. David M.

    I have received SS retirement payments for the past seven years via direct deposit here in the Philippines and I am not required to file a tax return. The IRS website says I had to do nothing because I would automatically qualify for the stimulus payment. As of today May 25, nothing is exactly what I have received from the IRS.

    How about you other expats that are not on SSDI and only receive a standard retirement payment. Have you received a direct deposit stimulus payment?

    Kind regards

  4. Gustavo C.

    Living in Guatemala. Receive a direct deposit SS for disability. Will I get my Stimulus relief payment?
    Soon? I AM a US citizen living abroad.

  5. Steven N.

    Is there a 2nd stimulus payment pending?

  6. Melanie l.

    The stimulus payment is a help, not a mandatory payment, I plan to at least buy $100.00 in savings bonds, to invest in our country. If people would realize that making government investments is good for the economy . Melanie.

  7. Sabrina H.

    I don’t thank it fair that people reserve SSI and some one file them they didn’t get any tax’s money how we going to serve

  8. Douglas A.

    Where in the hell is MY eip!!? I’m on social security disability and I have not received my Stimulus payment.
    Am I going to get screwed over again!!!???

  9. Joanne

    Don’t give up hope, I finally see my direct deposit in my account for May 28th. I am on SSDI

  10. Linda R.

    I’ve been trying to collect unemployment since 3/26/2020. I work for Bealls here in Canton, TX. Bealls pays by Money Network Visa card. In order to get copies of payroll checks ADP app has to be installed. I’ve tried everything to log in, and I always get a message saying “error occurred. Call Administrator.” They tried in Human Resources. It still does not work. I can’t apply for Unemployment without check stubs. I live alone. I receive $1028.90 monthly from Social Security. That does not pay all my bills. What can I do to apply?

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