Supplemental Security Income Recipients Will Receive Automatic COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments

The Treasury Department announced that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will receive automatic Economic Impact Payments directly from the Treasury Department.  Treasury anticipates these automatic payments to go out no later than early May.

SSI recipients with no qualifying children do not need to take any action in order to receive their $1,200 economic impact payment. The payments will be automatic.

SSI recipients who have qualifying children under age 17, however, should not wait for their automatic $1,200 individual payment. They should now go to the IRS’s webpage and visit the Non-Filers: Enter Your Payment Info section to provide their information. By taking proactive steps 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 SSI beneficiaries in this group do not provide their information to the IRS soon, they will have to wait until later to receive their $500 per qualifying child.

This is great news for SSI recipients, and I want to remind recipients with qualifying children to go to soon so that you will receive the full amount of the Economic Impact Payments you and your family are eligible for. I also want to thank the dedicated employees of the Treasury Department, Social Security, and the Internal Revenue Service for making this happen and working non-stop on this issue.

SSI Recipients with Dependent Children Should Still Go To to Provide Their Information

Social Security retirement, survivors, and disability insurance beneficiaries (who don’t normally file taxes) will also qualify for automatic payments of $1,200 from Treasury. These payments are anticipated to start arriving around the end of April.

The Treasury Department, not Social Security, will make these automatic payments to beneficiaries. Recipients will generally receive the automatic payments by direct deposit, Direct Express debit card, or by paper check, just as they would normally receive their SSI or Social Security benefits.

For those SSI and Social Security retirement, survivors, and disability insurance beneficiaries, with dependent children, who use Direct Express debit cards, additional information will be available soon regarding the steps to take when claiming children under 17, on the IRS website.

Please note that the agency will not consider Economic Impact Payments as income for SSI recipients, and the payments are excluded from resources for 12 months.

For more information about Social Security retirement, survivors, and disability insurance beneficiaries, please see our most recent blog.

The eligibility requirements and other information about the Economic Impact Payments can be found on the IRS website. In addition, please continue to visit the IRS for the latest information.

The agency will continue to update Social Security’s COVID-19 web page  as further details become available.



2,936 thoughts on “Supplemental Security Income Recipients Will Receive Automatic COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments

  1. Guys, here it is the end of May and I still have not received my stimulus check. I have no additional income. My son’s mother-in-law has already received hers and she does not file a tax return either. I have checked with the IRS who say they have no information and to try the SSA. Here I am. Where is my check?

  2. Want to know when my social security deposit my stimulus check, its almost end of may, Im worry if mailed send to the wrong address, because the address show on my 2019 file tax its different from the one I have.

  3. My daughter who is on SSI did not receive anything. My husband and I did receive the 1200 for each of us but my daughter did not.

  4. I spoke to someone yesterday at IRS. I gaveb the rep all my info. She told me I qualified for a stimulus check on May 11 but no date was given when I would receive it. She also said they are going by social security numbers and it’s just random but eventually everyone would get one. I’m on SSDI and I have a direct express card.

  5. Well i received a 140 dollar check signed by nansy pelosii and it said of great authenic value and the letter with it had a letter of authensity. And a note saying this will be only covid emergency fund. And wood not be getting a trump signed eip card. And onthe letter it said signed speaaker pelosi mcconnell the guy here on the picture head of ssa and then it had horrowitzs signature which isnt he like head of federal crimes unit or something hes scary he was on tv. Mitt romney. Gove newsome. So ya il take anything and i bought actuall clothes and. Shaved. And had shampoo

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