One-Time Stimulus Payments For SS Benefit Recipients

By Kellie J. Taylor, Paralegal

Another provision of the stimulus package provides for the one-time payment of $250 to individuals who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security benefits.

Details are still being finalized, but those entitled to receive a payment are expected to receive it by June 2009. The payment will be received in the same manner as the individual's current Social Security or SSI benefits, whether check, direct deposit or debit card.

Individuals receiving benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or Railroad Retirement Board will also be eligible for these one-time payments.