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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. Lujan

    I’m not sure but I think we should be expecting another another stimulus check in October?Like I say I am not quite sure?But it is what I been told.

  2. Patricia M.

    Sept. 21 How does a person check on the eip check ? My friend has never received hers from last April.

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Patricia, thank you for your question. Please visit the IRS Economic Impact Payments Information Center to answer your questions about eligibility, payment amounts, what to expect, when to expect it and more. If you are unable to find the answer, call the IRS hotline at 1-800-919-9835. Thanks!

  3. Stephen A.

    I am still waiting for my first stimulus check. It was supposed to be mailed in May!

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Stephen and Deb, thank you for your question. Please visit the IRS Economic Impact Payments Information Center to answer your questions about eligibility, payment amounts, what to expect, when to expect it and more. If you are unable to find the answer, call the IRS hotline at 1-800-919-9835. Thanks!

  4. Barbara B.

    I have not received the $1,200.00 Economic Impact Payment

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Barbara, thank you for your question. Please visit the IRS Economic Impact Payments Information Center to answer your questions about eligibility, payment amounts, what to expect, when to expect it and more. If you are unable to find the answer, call the IRS hotline at 1-800-919-9835. Thanks!

  5. Monica D.

    I was release from prison in March 19 2020 do I quiafy for that first economic impact payment I did work for the prison my whole 2 years I was there and did go to school also

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Monica, thank you for your question. Please visit the IRS Economic Impact Payments Information Center to answer your questions about eligibility, payment amounts, what to expect, when to expect it and more. If you are unable to find the answer, call the IRS hotline at 1-800-919-9835. Thanks!

  6. yousef A.

    will we paid the EIP

  7. Yousef g.

    So far we – my self and wife- did not receive our EIP payment, regardless of the fact that distribution started on May2020. Are we to still expect that payment? or is the distribution had been done with. Please verify
    Thank you

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Yousef, thank you for your question. Please visit the IRS Economic Impact Payments Information Center to answer your questions about eligibility, payment amounts, what to expect, when to expect it and more. If you are unable to find the answer, call the IRS hotline at 1-800-919-9835. Thanks!

  8. Sue E.

    I am the Rep. Payee for my son who receives SSI.
    To date, he has not received any EIP payments and he filed taxes last year (2019).

  9. David L.

    Hi i received the notice april 29 /2020 that i was receiving money through the cares act by direct deposit. But i never received it. I wanted to report this in case someone stole it. im not sure how to check on this? THANKS DAVE

    • Vonda V.

      Hi David, thank you for your question. Please visit the IRS Economic Impact Payments Information Center to answer your questions about eligibility, payment amounts, what to expect, when to expect it and more. If you are unable to find the answer, call the IRS hotline at 1-800-919-9835. Thanks!

  10. Arleen H.

    That is funny I get SSI and I received a paper check iat the end of August for my Economic payment And that was supposed the second check that came the first one got lost and went to the wrong address in May so I don’t understand if we get another economic impact check it will be sent paper also instead of direct deposit oh well I will just wait and see thank You

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