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Supplemental Security Income Recipients, Act Now – Go to IRS.gov – A Message from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul

April 24, 2020 • By

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who don’t file tax returns will start receiving their automatic Economic Impact Payments directly from the Treasury Department in early May. People receiving SSI benefits who did not file 2018 or 2019 taxes, and have qualifying children under age 17, however, should not wait for their automatic $1,200 individual payment. They should immediately go to the IRS’s webpage and visit the Non-Filers: Enter Your Information section to provide their information. SSI recipients who have dependent children and did not file 2018 or 2019 taxes need to act by Tuesday, May 5, in order to receive additional payments for their eligible children quickly. 

By taking this proactive step to enter information on the IRS website about them and their qualifying children, they will also receive the $500 per dependent child payment in addition to their $1,200 individual payment. If people in this group do not provide their information to the IRS soon, their payment at this time will be $1,200 only. They would then be required to file a tax year 2020 tax return to obtain the additional $500 per eligible child.

I urge SSI recipients with qualifying children and who do not normally file taxes to take action now. Immediately go to IRS.gov so that you will receive the full amount of the Economic Impact Payments you and your family are eligible for.

Lastly, a word of caution. Be aware of scams related to the Economic Impact Payments. There is no fee required to receive these payments. Don’t be fooled.

Visit the agency’s COVID-19 web page for important information and updates.

Click here to view the IRS press release about this important issue.


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Andrew Saul, Commissioner, Social Security Administration

Andrew Saul, Commissioner, Social Security Administration

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  1. Vũ Tiến Trung

    Tại sao tôi lại không thể đăng nhập nhận thư nhập An ninh xã hội của tôi. Xin hãy cho tôi biết lý do

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  2. Kenneth W.Hester

    Why hasn’t SSI increased just a little to aid low income retirees, living on only their SSA retirement benefits monthly?

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  3. Retta Robinson

    South Carolina do not pay enough SSI to single people 744

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  4. Frank Tull

    Why should I pay tax on my SSI when I was paying tax towards it when I was in the work force? Should that law be changed?
    Florida doesn’t tax SS or your pension to my understanding.
    Also, as a widower I need the whole amount of my late wife’s SS to upkeep my housing and transportation costs, that would be more fair. Only if I made a $100,000 or more, should I be taxed, this law should be change for people my age and don’t earn the six figure income, thank you.

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  5. Angela M Kelly

    Can you get SSI, while on disability. I received one payment of SSI when I first got Disability . No other payments since except my monthly disability benefits.

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Angela, thanks for using our blog. To get SSI, you must be disabled, blind, or at least 65 years old and have “limited” income and resources. Check out our Understanding SSI web page for details.

      If you have additional 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.

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  6. Rebecca bevel

    You should fix the bugs on the website so I can log in no password is working and they’ve sent several to me they don’t work either : I need to get on my social security account to sigh up for sis because apparently they didn’t like my app I sent in cause I haven’t heard a word from y’all and that’s been months ago: and why can’t I just call and get a password what you have to wait 10 days. That’s crazy, I’ve been waiting over 2 years and I’m broke

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      For your security, Rebecca, 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.

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  7. Ruth stryelecki

    Hello i recieved one letter that said I soon would get a stimulus payment. Tgen I got a letter stating I would not get it bevaudevutbwentbtibthe child support enforcement office. Rgwnmi read that they were not going to do this and would be changing nit back.everyonevwould get a check regardless if tey owedvany bills or not
    My kids are 27vandb36 and there’s a garnishment coming out m of my ssdi for the last 5 years fornzhis. I also read this wss not allowed im confused. And havibgbvery hard time financially. How should I handle these issues?

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Ruth, thanks for using our blog. Please visit the IRS Economic Impact Payments Information Center to answer your questions about eligibility, payment amounts, what to expect, when to expect it and more. If you are unable to find the answer, call the IRS hotline at 1-800-919-9835. Thanks!

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