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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. martha p.

    I am the payee for my adult son social security disability check. his funds goes directly into a social security direct express card, thus far no stimulus check has been deposited on his card. what do i do now

    • Vonda

      Hi Martha, 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.

  2. April C.

    If you were not eligible for a stimulus check in 2020 could I receive one in 2021 if not claimed

  3. James a.

  4. DANA S.

    Due to Covid this year I don’t make the money I did in 2019, is there anyway I can get them to reconsider my 2021 Medicare Part B payment? This will go into effect 2/1/2021 and I hardly made any money in 2020 due to covid.

  5. Eileen M.

    I’m getting ready to file my representative payee report for my father’s account this year. In section 3- the total accountable amount includes the SS benefits received as well as the carry over from last year, but does NOT include the COVID stimulus check that was also direct deposited into his account. How do I account for that money on the report?

    • Vonda

      Hi Eileen, thanks for using our blog. Because an Economic Impact Payment (EIP) is not a Social Security or SSI benefit, representative payees are not required to account for the EIP when they complete their annual accounting form. Check out our Social Security and Coronavirus web page for additional details.

  6. Salena

    Salena on October 16, 2020 at 6:03 am said:
    Social Security has Deducted Medicare from my monthly payments . Then kept the money and cancelled my Medicare. Proof is in my payment history. Now during this Pandemic I have no insurance. Local office has refused to fix it after saying they will during every phone call.
    After many complaints I I mysteriously receive a refund check for one month. When Medicare was deducted every month.

    Please assist ASAP

  7. Salena

    Social Security has Deducted Medicare from every monthly payment. Kept the money, and then cancelled my Medicare. Proof is located in my payment history.. I’ve made many of calls to my local office since May 2020. They promise to fix with every call and yet it still is not fuxed. I need Medical. My insurance is sitll canceled.

    After I started complaining I mysteriously get a refund check for one month. When they’ve made deductions every month.

    Please Assist ASAP

  8. Charles G.

    Hi my Name is Charles Guadarrama my wife and I are on ssi but not gotten our first stimulus check yet . We have a daughter . I just wondering if it will come in soon? My email address is charlieguadarrama33@gmail.com

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Charles, 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!

      • Kamolly B.

        Need to know what’s going on with Ssi and Ssdi since I was granted complete disability….Never received card or payment

        • Vonda

          For your security, Kamolly, 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.

          • Kamolly

            How do I talk face to face with a representative because covid closed the office in vegas

  9. Judith A.

    I never received a stimulus check ? I am a person on both ssi and ss .

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Judith, 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!

      • Kamolly B.

        Never got payment from PUA BUT HAVE MONETARY DETERMINATION FROM FEBRUARY 2020

  10. Eric H.

    Why I haven’t received my EIP so far???

    • jb

      i didnt know there was an eip

    • James a.

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