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What to Do If You’re Missing Economic Impact Payments

May 4, 2021 • By

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Last Updated: May 4, 2021

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued the third round of Economic Impact Payments (EIP) in April. Most Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients should have received their EIPs by now. If you, your eligible spouse, or eligible dependent did not receive their EIP – or full amount of the EIP – for this round or any previous round of EIPs, please read this carefully. We have information to share from the IRS to help you get that money.

To get any missing first or second EIPs, you’ll need to file a 2020 tax return with the IRS and claim the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit (RRC) as soon as possible. You would need to file the 2020 tax return even if you have no income to report for 2020. When your tax return is processed, the IRS will pay the RRC as a tax refund. The IRS will send you any additional third EIP amount you are eligible for in 2021 separately.

If you already filed your 2020 tax return, you don’t need to do anything else. You can visit our Economic Impact Payments and Tax Credits page to learn more. Please share this with your family and friends—and post it on social media to help us spread the word.

If you have questions about tax-related topics and economic impact payments, please contact the IRS.

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  2. nikepars

    Thanks for your very good explanation. By the way, I posted some points from your article on my website.

  3. Joanne

    If minor child lives with payee, why does parent get stimulas pay for that child?

  4. Joanne

    If you are guardian of disabled child and you are the payee and heli as with you, are you elgibale for his stimulas payments?

    • Patty

      Hi Joanne. The IRS, not Social Security, sends all economic impact payments. Unfortunately, our telephone representatives and social media team cannot answer your specific situation about payments. You can find the latest information available from the IRS website. If you don’t see the answer to your question, you can call the IRS’ payment hotline at 1-800-919-9835. Thanks!

  5. Roberta

    If a person receives ssdi can they also receive ssi?

    • Patty

      Hi Roberta, thanks for using our blog. We pay disability benefits through two programs: the Social Security Disability Insurance program (SSDI) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. The (SSI) program is a needs based program that gives cash assistance to disabled individuals with limited income and resources. Typically, when you file for SSDI benefits you also file for SSI; however, depending on your SSDI benefit amount, the income could be too high to qualify for SSI. Check out our SSI Income web page for details.

      • Rabinderpal S.

        With to the Respective Subject to the Benefits SSD and SSI, do I qualify for any of the above mentioned , if I am residing in Singapore, am. US Citizen, Am also a INTERPOL INTERNATIONAL HQ Field Operations Investigation Support individual to Singapore.

        I am facing , Financial issues and it may get worse as I race a Corrupted practices , Official Secret Act of Singapore.

        Classified information.

        As I need to survive and am going to apply for what is right and correct as my International Civil service commision, has not been paid and I am not able to get any response as of yet.

        Rabinderpal Singh
        US Citizen
        Singapore permanent resident Nric no- S7509601A

        Address- Blk 90 Redhill Close Unit no 08-426

        Mobile no-82300823

        • Vonda

          Hi Rabinderpal, thanks for using our blog. We recommend that individuals living outside the United States contact the nearest Federal Benefit Unit in the area for any assistance related to Social Security programs and benefits. Also, our Office of International Operations home page provides more information to assist our customers living abroad.

  6. Kim

    I have tired and tired to file my taxes and it won’t let me what do I do I’m below poverty and I need of money to pay bills why do I have to to suffer

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