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.



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

  1. I receive Social Security Retirement benefits every month on a Direct Deposit Local Currency, and My Bank Account is not Stated On The SSA-1099 Statement, so I wonder How IRS will be sending this Stimulus Payment in my Local Currency if there is no Coordination Between SSA and IRS.
    Today is the First Of June and I have not received it Yet. I just want to know what is the Coordination Between SSA and IRS? Please Reply
    Also, anyone who has the same problem as me can make a post.

  2. I receive social security disability I have a payee but why haven’t I received my stimulus payment yet I have direct express. still nothing

  3. The child support on my son getting SSI ended after the June 1st payment. We did not file through the courts. I had an attorney place the verbiage in the separation agreement stating child support ends 7/01/20 or when child reaches the age of 20. (He will be 20 on 7/01/20. How do I report this decrease in income to SSI?

  4. Hi I have an organizational representative payee I receive SSI I have received my economic stimulus check yet why ? And when will it be sent

    • Hello, Jennifer. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which is part of the U.S. Treasury, will be making Economic Impact Payments (EIP). Please visit the Internal Revenue Service’s website here for all your EIP-related questions. If you are unable to find the answer, call the IRS hotline at 1-800-919-9835. We hope this helps.

  5. Like to know where my impact is and my Niece’s
    500 dollars since she is older than 17. But incapacitated and lives with me. I served in Miliary,, 32 years then retired , and a disabled vet with 80%,, and I had friends that do not work approved an IRS check….Do not understand why I am refused, and my Niece …Destiney Mchenry 31 years old. Please educate me soon.
    Have a Blessed day, Thank you
    .Billie P Harvey

  6. I am my husband representive. for his SSI and SSA income we are on the same bank account and we only received a $1.200 stimulus check and we are married.

  7. I haven’t received my stimulus check and I’m a Senior with direct deposit receiving every month a check from Social Security since I retired.
    Any ideas?

  8. I have not received my Stimulus payment and have tried to check the status @ information IRS/EIP, and can’t seem to get through??
    I’m on disability s.s.i. and has direct deposit through direct express. Also my previous tax returns have different addresses which I no longer reside.
    I’ve tried changing my physical address just in case and can’t seem to do it…so I’m confused …
    * Is my Stimulus payment being mailed to previous tax return address??
    * Is my Stimulus payment being deposited in my current direct express deposit account??
    And when should I expect my payment so I know where to find it??


    Confused and Frustrated s.s.i. beneficiary!!!

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