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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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Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner

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  1. CAREY L.

    I hope you single cuz I’m looking for a woman like you I’m a good man

  2. Carey L.

    I haven’t received anything from the government into my account yet but I filled out a form for those who think they check been taking by someone else.

  3. Alonzo F.

    Please keep me imformed about the stimulus checks and when ( if we are or not) going to get them deposited in our accounts.

  4. warstad k.

    i get my social security retirdment monthly payment true the direct deposit from my checking account and ifile tax in 2019 tax but ichange my address in the post office its is okay how will i receve my stumlus check

    • A.C.

      Hi. 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!

  5. Helen D.

    I have not received the $1200 check. I filed both 2018 (no bank info) and 2019 (with US Bank info0. Please deposit the check that was returned to the IRS.

    • A.C.

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

  6. Bernadette G.

    Can I recieve PUA and my SSDI benefits. If not who do I call.I don’t want to be in trouble or have to pay back anyone.

    • United S.

      From what read all who got PUA will be paying it all back when they file taxes 2021, and i assume all the money including ssi ssdi ssa retire who got pua adds up on taxes when file everybody knows that one can only get so much and not exceed the limit on benefits so long as you dont exceed the limit ? But the pua is taxable. I think its common sense,.president makes it sound good, buts its not in the end. United States going bankrupt nobody paying taxes anymore, no payroll taxes, no corporate taxes, no taxes on most things . but working lower class must file taxes and yes pay back. You get the apple pie not the cherry pie.

    • V.V.

      Hi Bernadette, thank you for your question. Thanks for the 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, check out What You Need to Know When You Get Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

  7. Donna M.

    On 08/12/2020, my bank account shows a direct deposit for my monthly SSA amount as well as a second direct deposit from SSA for $616.00. Please let me know if this second payment is correct. I was not expecting it.

  8. WALTER C.


  9. Anita C.

    I have been hearing that there will be another stimulus check issued soon. Is this true and if so how much and when? Just a rummer I heard.

  10. Wytonia W.

    I have been waiting patiently for my stimulus check and l have been on that irs page more than 20 times to No avail!!! I have called the social security office and the irs more than 30 times to No Avail!!! Everyone is telling me conflicting things…..the irs is blaming the social security office!!! I need answers??? No more excuses

    • Loins n.

      Nope nada zelich zetsay zip. Trumps say he wants to give us a great stimulus but wont agree on it to give. We suffer n suffer he doesn’t care at all. it can all shut down. he could care less. BIDEN. BIDEN. BIDEN. BIDEN 2020 MAKES A REAL CHANGE MAKES IT GREAT FOR REAL.

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