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SSD and SSI Recipients Will Receive Stimulus Payments

| Apr 16, 2020 | Coronavirus Firm News, Uncategorized |

 

SSA has confirmed that our clients currently eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are scheduled to receive economic stimulus payments in the coming weeks:

“Social Security retirement, survivors, and disability insurance beneficiaries (who don’t normally file taxes) will also qualify for automatic payments of $1,200 from Treasury. These payments are anticipated to start arriving around the end of April.”

“SSI recipients with no qualifying children do not need to take any action in order to receive their $1,200 economic impact payment. The payments will be automatic.”

It is important for SSI recipients WITH qualifying children under age 17 to take the following steps:

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here

By taking proactive steps to enter this information on the IRS website, SSI recipients will also receive the $500 per dependent child payment in addition to their $1,200 individual payment. If SSI beneficiaries in this group do not provide their information to the IRS soon, they will have to wait until later to receive their $500 per qualifying child.

Despite this good news, QR is disappointed to learn that the Social Security Administration has refused to suspend its new rule, as proposed and encouraged by the current presidential administration, to dramatically increase continuing disability reviews.  You can learn more about the impact of the new rule through our good friends at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia:

https://clsphila.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/SSA-Alert-Everything-You-Need-to-Know-About-the-CDR-NPRM-December-2019.docx.pdf

For more information on the economic stimulus payments, you can visit SSA’s blog at https://blog.ssa.gov/.