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Update on Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and SSI Beneficiaries

May 22, 2020 • By

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Last Updated: February 21, 2023

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 our website 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. George H.

    How can I talk to the IRS from Mexico? You cannot use a toll free number from here. I wrote my state Senator and am having him investigate what is happening with the IRS. People you can not use the “Get my payment ” app from outside the U.S. THe IRS has blocked it. It is like the “My social security” app. For security reasons and getting hacked you can’t use it. We are all in the same fix. Maybe the Dems used our stimulus money as they did with our social security money to pay for a worthless impeachment. No one cares about use anymore.

    • Stupid R.

      Stimulus checks were for the American economy in America only to stimulate America, not Mexico or brazil or spain or anywhere else outside America ! It wasn’t for you to spend in Mexico or just for YOU ! And it aint the dems or Republicans your in a foreign country its you ! You should have read in between the lines it clearly stated FOR THE AMERICAN ECONOMY ONLY. To jump start it to keep America moving onwards not Mexico your never going to get it.

  2. Carmen N.

    I was one of the unlucky people that did not receive a stimulus payment at all and the reason being that my daughter claimed me as a dependent on her taxes. However, my question is: what does being a dependent on her taxes have to do with my own expenses, especially since I only get $16 in food stamps and pay loads of money in medications???Very unfair I say.

  3. June H.

    My ex-husband is a SSI Medicaid nursing home resident. He receives a monthly personal allotment. Will his EIP be direct deposited in his SSI personal allotment account? As of this date 7/2/20, his EIP has not been received in any form. How can we check on the disposition of his EIP?

  4. Samantha N.

    I want to know why you force people into retirement with now help and how you can give a single person 800 and you give a married couple 1175 to make you should be giving them more like at least 1300 to be real you don’t care

  5. mom o.

    Will the Economic Impact payment count as part of the $2000 maximum that a person on SSI is able to have at one time? Is there a time limit to spend that money the way there is for SSI back payments?

  6. Alfredo

    I am an American citizen that receives SS retirement payments directly deposited to my local bank in the Dominican republic.

    I noticed that I had not received the stimulus payment as of 6/30/20.

    After some investigating I found out that the IRS does not make direct deposit to foreign banks and that is the reason why I have not received the EIP.

    This information is very crucial for senior citizens living overseas who were waiting for the payment to be directly deposited. There are many of us who need to know this. It has taken me about 3 weeks to investigate this situation and find out what other steps I needed to take to remedy this situation.

    Please inform others about this on your IRS page. Thank you

  7. Peggy O.

    Talked to the IRS- the Irs posted my banking info in April and still no stimulus check has been issued- on SS and SSI and do not file

    • K.O.

      Hi, Peggy. 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.

  8. William j.

    I need to begin the process to review my social security account to be changed to Disability. I am unable to work as my physical conditions make it impossible.
    I need the application and instructions to complete paperwork. I am unable to pay my living expenses on my current income without outside work.

  9. Otis D.

    When will I get my stimulus check

    • Tammy

      When will people on ssdi get their money

    • Mike

      I keep seeing, I will, and should get my stimulus check , Yety yety yety and a message at bank that states no need to use routeing number to get check. {paraphrased)
      And guess what still haven’t seen anything soooo what’s up?
      If I owed the system they wouldn’t have a problem finding me and my bank account. Somethings never seem to change.

  10. Glenda R.

    I was wanting to no if people that dress sis and gets a direct exspress cared be able to get the 2nd round 9f economic check and wen

    • Peter

      Of course trump will ok another stimulus ck. Again,, every president leaves a mess behind when exist the white house, we have to wait and see what will be great as he says it will be ,, and do expect another when biden gets in ! History repeats it self often . this virus is not going away any time too soon, till a vaccine is discovered,, and till people start to behave more better hygiene wise to curb it. Trump drain the swamp, we now drain his sludge out once and for all,

      • Jerry


        • peter

          Oh so your a doctor ? You gave biden a test in person? Trump is done read the poll’s ,
          ” Biden 2020 ” trump can go to golfing n tanning booth orange face bozo

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