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Latest News: When Will You Receive Your Stimulus Payments From the CARES ACT?

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These Are the Latest News Items Related to Stimulus Payments for Individuals Coming From the CARES Act, Phase 3

April 23, 2020

If you get Social Security retirement, survivor, or disability benefits via direct deposit and didn't file a 2018 or 2019 tax return: Your payment will arrive in late April.

Nearly 99% of people who get these benefits receive them via direct deposit. That means the overwhelming majority of Social Security recipients are scheduled to receive coronavirus relief checks by the end of April.

If you get SSI: If you're an adult who receives SSI benefits, you should have your payment by early May, at the latest. Your payment will be deposited in the same way you usually receive your benefit.

Special Circumstances:  If you are a couple who is not required to file a tax return and has not because your income is low and only one of you is receiving Social Security benefits or SSI, you will only receive the $1200 for the spouse who is receiving benefits unless you immediately notify the IRS that you are a couple by entering your information in the non-filers website at: 

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

If you do not notify the IRS and receive only the $1200 for one individual you will be able to claim the remaining $1200 for your spouse on your 2020 tax return filed by April 15, 2021.

Those who receive a paper check are in for a long wait: The IRS will begin mailing checks the week of April 20, starting with those who have incomes below $10,000. Each week, it will send another five million checks to groups with progressively higher incomes.

SSI and Veterans Affairs Benefit Recipients with Dependents: Register Now On the Non-Filers Website If You Do Not File Taxes

 

Register now if you receive SSI or VA benefits, have qualifying children under 17, and didn’t file a tax return in 2018 or 2019.  Use the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool below to register to have $500 per child added to your $1,200 Economic Impact Payment. 

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

April 20, 2020

A Message from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul,  For A Deadline on April 22, 2020
 

"People receiving benefits who did not file 2018 or 2019 taxes, and have qualifying children under age 17, however, should not wait for their automatic $1,200 individual payment. They should immediately go to the IRS’s webpage at www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here and visit the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here section to provide their information. Social Security retirement, survivors, and disability insurance beneficiaries with dependent children and who did not file 2018 or 2019 taxes need to act by Wednesday, April 22, in order to receive additional payments for their eligible children quickly. SSI recipients need to take this action by later this month; a specific date will be available soon. ...  If beneficiaries in this group do not provide their information to the IRS soon, their payment at this time will be $1,200. People would then be required to file a 2020 tax return to obtain the additional $500 per eligible child."

 

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