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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. America t.

    Good news is : all who got a stimulus check will get another one again . bad news is all who didn’t get one won’t get this next one . same rules apply as before . time will say so

  2. Florence G.

    I havent receive any stimulus payment at all.Hopefully my husband and I will receive the second stimulus payment as soon as they will be released after we have not received any first stimulus payment.

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Florence. Please visit the Internal Revenue Service’s website here for all your Economic Income Payment-related questions. If you are unable to find the answer, call the IRS hotline at 1-800-919-9835. Thanks!

  3. Melinda W.

    What is the amount of money that can be received outside of SSDI before it affects your monthly payments? A 1099 will be filed by the issuer.

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Melinda, thank you for your question. Social Security has special rules that make it possible for people with disabilities receiving Social Security Disability (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to work and still receive monthly payments. These are called work incentives.

      For SSDI beneficiaries, there is a Trial Work Period (TWP) and then an Extended Period of Eligibility (EPE). The TWP allows you to test your ability to work for at least 9 months. During this period, you will receive your full disability benefit regardless of how much you earn as long as your work activity is reported and you continue to have a disabling impairment. In 2020, any month in which earnings exceed $910 is considered a month of the 9-month trial work period.

      Once you’ve completed your TWP, you get a 36-month safety net called the EPE. During the EPE, you get benefits for all months your earnings or work activities are below the Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) level as long as you continue to have a disabling impairment. Social Security will suspend cash benefits for months earnings are over SGA and start benefits again if earnings fall below the SGA level. In 2020, you are earning SGA if your earnings, after any allowable deductions, are more than $1,260 in a month.

      Check out Social Security’s Red Book for descriptions of the many work incentives.

  4. Republican s.

    Just heard the economy is doing lousy, president wants to do a great stimulus payments with the an exception payrolls taxes are stop first, so his company and his friend’s can reap hugh fantastic savings from not paying taxes ,. and if anyone is working can save too. And the millions out of work may get that hugh great generous stimulus check that is better. Than then the democrats gave out. ! No body getting anything till trump is voted out. ! Thats a fact !!!!! America is weak out of control . an invasion will soon start upon America everybody getting sick, cant run to Mexico because of a wall in the the way . thank you Mr. President we couldn’t have done this without your help. Thank you for not helping us. Thank you for turning other nations against us. And thank you for us paying you to golf at our expense . and thank you for showing us goya beans are best.! Now we can make our Own gas fragrance , around a campfire when we become homeless. The gas should keep the fire going. !?

  5. Matthew

    Just heard on CNN no second stimulus will be signed by trump. Economy is doing so good there isn’t a need for another 1200.00

  6. Ramona C.

    Am waiting on a one time payment with ssdi to be reissued due to the payee on my Acct has changed. Can you tell me when to expect this .

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Ramona, thanks for using our blog. For your security, 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.

  7. Lloyd W.

    I still haven’t received any payment in my Bangkok Bank account where I have been been receiving my SS as a direct deposit for 1 1/2 years now.
    I wrote to the SS office in the Philippines to ask about it. I received an auto-reply that told me I would receive a reply within 10 business days.
    That was 20 business days ago, as of today, and I still haven’t received a reply, or any payment.

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Lloyd, thanks for using our blog. Please continue to work with your nearest Federal Benefit Unit in the area for any assistance related to Social Security programs and benefits.

  8. CARLOS E.

    Dear Sirs,
    I haven’t received my SSA1099 and I cant do my taxes.
    Also, the system doesn’t allow me to open an account at
    I called once or twice daily and I wait around one or two hours until the communication breaks down.
    I am desperate.
    Please, help me.
    Carlos E Padilla

  9. CARLOS E.

    Dear Sirs,
    I haven’t received my SSA1099 and I cant do my taxes.
    Also, the system doesn’t allow me to open an account at
    I called once or twice daily and I wait around one or two hours until the communication breaks down.
    I am desperate.
    Please, help me.
    Carlos E Padilla
    786 443 4276

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Carlos, thanks for using our blog. We are sorry to hear about the difficulties you are experiencing with creating a my Social Security account. You may be able to request a replacement SSA-1099 by using our automated telephone service at 1-800-772-1213. You can conduct the automated services 24 hours a day. At the prompt, indicate that you’re requesting a replacement SSA-1099. We hope this helps.

  10. William C.

    I receive SSI AND DISABILITY AND FILED MY TAXES FOR 2027-2018-2019 AND still have not received anything. I can’t get no information on the get my payment tool nor on the phone. People with the same as me have received theirs back in April.

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