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Economic Income Payments for Social Security Recipients’ Dependents.
Recipients of Social Security Benefits will receive COVID-19 economic stimulus checks automatically; however, if you have dependents under 17, you will need to provide additional information.
The Social Security Administration announced new guidance for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries on Friday, April 10, 2020. Social Security beneficiaries will receive a stimulus check automatically; however, if you are receiving benefits and have dependents under the age of 17 the SSA suggests visiting the Treasury Department’s portal at www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments. This portal will help to ensure that you also receive the $500 per dependent Economic Income Payment. To see the SSA’s full press release regarding dependents and the COVID-19 economic stimulus checks, click here.
According to the Social Security Administration, “Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability beneficiaries who do not have qualifying children under age 17, do not need to take any action with the IRS. You will automatically receive your $1,200 economic impact payment directly from the IRS as long as you received an SSA-1099 for 2019.”
As for SSI recipients, the SSA is working closely with the Treasury to address outstanding questions about SSI recipients receiving the economic stimulus check as quickly as possible.
Eligible individuals will receive a payment of $1,200 for individuals who earn less than $75,000 per year and $500 per child younger than 17. Payments will be received however the recipient receives their Social Security payments, either direct deposit or check.
For more information, you can visit the SSA’s website or the IRS’s website here.
Visit our previous blog post here regarding Social Security recipients and their stimulus checks.
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