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

April 24, 2020 • By

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Last Updated: March 17, 2021

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 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

Commissioner of Social Security Administration (June 17, 2019 - July 9, 2021)


  1. Kim w.

    So if my mom gets SSI but doesn’t work will she still get a payment

    • Sam


  2. Ann T.

    I certainly hope those who receive social security with automatic deposit are still receiving theirs by April 30, as with all the long lines, we cannot even get our groceries or toilet paper, especially thos of us in our 70’s and disabled.
    This is ridiculous, so we were promised by end of April, and I am holding you to that.
    Thank you,

  3. Stephen C.

    Messaging on these payments has been confusing at best. All we hear about are SSI recipients and dependent children. What about Retirees ? It’s said that some who receive their benefits via Direct Deposit will be getting them by mailed check. Where’s the logic in that ? My ladyfriend hasnt received her payment yet, and she could really use it.

  4. Sheri S.

    I had a refund in 2018 and gave my banking information. I had to pay 2019. But still no stimulous payment. Can you help me figure out what is going on and what I should do?
    Thanks in advance for your help.

  5. Hugh S.

    Have e ot received the stimulus check promise ny the government ..Please advise. I am on social security and work fulltime

  6. Ricky

    If you get both ssi and ssdi when will i get the stimulus check on my directexpress card will i get it threw ssdi or ssi.the payment

  7. Alice T.

    When will SSDI recipients received the stimulus $1200?
    I received my SSDI via direct deposit on 4/22 but no stimulus payment.
    Yes I filed a tax return for 2019.

  8. Francis E.

    Thank you form the thoughtful and easy to understand information.

  9. Lauren G.

    I’m on SSA & wanted to know when the Stimulus Checks will be issue

  10. Kelley D.

    What about those on social security disability been waiting on my stimulus check all month and have not yet received my check?

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