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Update on Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and SSI Beneficiaries

May 22, 2020 • By

Last Updated: March 17, 2021

Beginning today, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will issue Economic Impact Payments (EIP) to approximately 1.4 million SSI recipients with representative payees and 10.4 million Social Security beneficiaries with representative payees.

The IRS will issue the EIPs via direct deposit and Direct Express starting today, May 22, to the same direct deposit account or Direct Express card as the recipient’s monthly Social Security or SSI payment. Paper check EIPs will be mailed starting May 27.

Visit www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/#reppayee to learn about EIPs and representative payees. You can find the eligibility requirements and other information about the EIPs at the IRS’ Economic Impact Payment Information Center.


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  1. Kim B

    I had been out of work and collecting on a PUA claim during that time a few of my diseases MS , Syactica and type 1 diabetes became so bad that my doctors and I realized it would be nearly impossible for me to return to work. I filed for disability and am currently awaiting a decision. I have stopped my PUA claim as soon as I filed but should I be concerned about collection on the PUA claim during the time that my initial onset began?

    • Vonda

      Hi Kim, thank you for your question. Unemployment benefits do not affect or reduce Social Security retirement and disability benefits. State unemployment compensation payments are not wages because they are paid due to unemployment rather than employment. However, income from Social Security may reduce your unemployment compensation. Contact your state unemployment office for information on how your state applies the reduction.

      If you applied for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), unemployment insurance benefits are considered unearned income. If you, your spouse, or a child living in your household have any income, including unemployment insurance benefits, you must tell us.

  2. babbs

    can i receive pua and ssi and it not effect ssi?

    • Vonda

      Hi Duncan, thank you for your question. Unemployment benefits do not affect or reduce Social Security retirement and disability benefits. State unemployment compensation payments are not wages because they are paid due to unemployment rather than employment. However, income from Social Security may reduce your unemployment compensation. Contact your state unemployment office for information on how your state applies the reduction.

      If you’re receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), unemployment insurance benefits are considered unearned income. If you, your spouse, or a child living in your household have any income other than your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment, including unemployment insurance benefits, you must tell us.

      To learn more about SSI and how income affects your payment, read What You Need to Know When You Get Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

      • Anonymous

        “Resource/asset”
        Some rural NH SSA offices are counting economic stimulus payments as “resources/assets.” I have proof. Evidently, their workers require coaching on stimulus legislation. Some NH SSA workers are continuously making remarks to clients such as, “Policies and laws on stimulus payments update frequently.” That is not true. I wish federal SSA bureau would monitor state SSA offices more closely.

  3. willie J Hamilton

    I Willie Hamilton didn’t get the $600.00 from Covid, because it was put into the wrong bank account. The first $1200.00 went in, right. This one did not. What should I do to get my money from the government?

    • Willie Hamilton

      I Willie Hamilton didn’t get the $600.00 from Covid, because it was put into the wrong bank account. The first $1200.00 went in, right. This one did not. What should I do to get my money from the government?

    • Vonda

      Hi Willie, thanks for using our blog. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), not Social Security, issues the Economic Income Payments. Social Security cannot answer EIP questions about your specific situation. Check out our Social Security and Coronavirus web page for more details. We hope this helps.

  4. Shamiran Hidoo

    My mother has received the 600 but never the first 1200. Calls and messages were left unanswered, login is disabled because they claim I asked too many times about her status of the check. what is to do when it comes for income reporting on taxes. should we expect something on tax returns or that is going to even more complicate things if your records show you sent it and she never received anything ?

    • Sue

      Hi Shamiran, thanks for using our blog. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), not Social Security, issues the Economic Income Payments. We cannot answer EIP questions about your mother’s situation. Check out our Social Security and Coronavirus webpage for more details. We hope this helps.

  5. Lisa Lawrence

    I have been collecting pua in pa since May 2020 due to a job with a start date which was then rescinded due to covid 19 shutdown. My question is because I also collect ssdi(25 yrs) I never filed taxes in the past do I now have to file the 1099G from PUA only or file together with my ssdi, my husband usually claims me on his taxes, can I just have my husband file with his taxes, very confused, please help.

    • Vonda

      Hi Lisa, thanks for using our blog. For income tax related questions, we suggest individuals contact the IRS directly. Their toll-free number is 1-800-829-1040. We hope this helps!

  6. Teresa Machal

    Czy domagać się wyrównania ?Ustawa Cares z marca 2020\Economic Impact Payment\w wysokosci 1200$ i kolejna ustawa ACT z grudnia 2020 zatwierdziła druga rundę płatności 600$ .Nic nie otrzymałam.

    • Joshua Malo

      Hello teresa, I’m a random person that was browsing this site and noticed your question wasn’t acknowledge/answered. I’m not sure why. But I’m hoping and praying it’s only due to 1 of 2, or even both things. laziness and or overlooked. Because everyones question should be answered no matter the nationality of the person, race, religion or gender. Please, allow me to help assist you with this.

      Cześć Tereso, Jestem przypadkową osobą, która przeglądała tę stronę i zauważyła, że ​​Twoje pytanie nie zostało potwierdzone / nie odpowiedział. Nie wiem dlaczego. Ale mam nadzieję i modlę się, że to tylko z powodu 1 z 2 lub nawet obu rzeczy. lenistwo i lub przeoczone. Ponieważ na każde pytanie należy odpowiedzieć bez względu na narodowość osoby, rasę, religię czy płeć. Pozwól, że pomogę ci w tym.

      Istnieje wiele powodów, dla których nie otrzymałeś 600. Najlepszym sposobem, aby się dowiedzieć, jest bezpośrednie wejście na stronę IRS i przejrzenie ich zasad i formularzy. Być może będziesz musiał o to poprosić podczas wypełniania formularzy podatkowych 2020. Słyszałem, że w trakcie tego procesu można o to poprosić. Social Security Administration nie obsługuje ani nie jest zaangażowana w EIP (Economic Impact Payments)

      Naprawdę mam nadzieję, że to pomoże i poprowadzi Cię we właściwym kierunku. Jak zawsze, uważaj i bądź bezpieczny!

      Joshua Malo,

      Facet, którego to obchodzi.

  7. Antoinette Williams

    Hello I received the first stimulus check by paper check but have not received the $600 check I am aware that SSA does not issue but would like to confirm that since I receive Social Security Benefits I am entitled and do not have taxes to file. How do I handle getting the payment

    • Vonda

      Hi Antoinette, thanks for using our blog. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does issue the Economic Income Payments. However, you may find our Social Security and Coronavirus web page helpful.

  8. Lisa L

    I would like to know if you can be on ssdi(no work attachment) but was offered a job with a start date, but due to the pandemic the government had shut down and I longer had a job. Am I able to collect PUA from the date my job was to start in April althrough I filed in July in (Pennsylvania)

    • Vonda

      Hi Lisa, thanks for using our blog. We are unable to answer questions about unemployment insurance as each state administers its own program. Learn more here.

  9. Lisa L

    Hello, I have a question regarding pua, if your collecting ssdi with no work attachment but was offered a job and could not start due to pandemic and government shut down can I collect pua benefits without any problems. I did put up another comment before this one, but I no longer see it, from PA

  10. John E. and Rieko K. Marquardt

    Despite your information that Social Security recipients would receive their EIPs via their regular direct deposit accounts, my wife and I received both our $1,200 and $600 EIPs by mail in the form of paper checks. We live in Japan and have been receiving our SS benefit payments here via direct deposit for over 20 years. As Japanese banks do not offer personal checking accounts, we could not deposit our EIP checks and had to cash them at our bank at a VERY high cost. Can this be corrected for any future EIPs?

    • Vonda

      Hi John, thanks for using our blog. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), not Social Security, issues the Economic Income Payments. Social Security cannot answer EIP questions about your specific situation. Check out our Social Security and Coronavirus web page for more details. We hope this helps.

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