Tax return not needed for federal benefit checks

Apr 7, 2020 | Around Ottawa County | 12 comments

The Department of the Treasury announced Wednesday, April 1 that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an announced economic impact payment, said Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul.

The IRS will use the information on the Form SSA-1099 to generate $1,200 economic impact payments to Social Security beneficiaries who did not file tax returns in 2018 or 2019. The COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments for Beneficiaries will be made by the Treasury, not Social Security, which will make the automatic payments to Social Security beneficiaries.

Beneficiaries will receive these payments by direct deposit or by paper check, just as they would normally receive their Social Security benefits.

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Treasury officials will address outstanding questions about the SSI recipients in an attempt to issue economic impact payments as quick and efficient as possible.  The IRS will provide additional information at when available. The benefit will not be considered as income for SSI recipients, and the payments are excluded from resources for 12 months.

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  1. Markey linen

    How about ppl on welfare

  2. Crystal

    Are you single and make less than 75k/yr? Then yes you will get one. Do you get SSI Or SSDI and have a SSN? YES! You will get one.

    • G scragg

      What if 2018 and 2019 your taxes was put on emerald card will the stimulus checks go on it

  3. Joseph Wilcox

    I didnt file taxes for 2018 2019 or 2020 is there anyway i can get the stimulus check without filing

  4. Edna

    What if someone who filed a tax return and claimed you as a dependent ? Will this affect that person ?

    • heather

      I have been a stay at home mom for 8 years and my fiancé has claimed me and my son for the last 2 years….would me or my son get a check and if so would it just go in my fiancés account??

  5. Jennifer Cox

    I am a single mother and my child gets SSI and I have 2 other children also ages under 17 what do I need to do??

  6. Sandy Knapp

    I didn’t file taxes this year or last year will I receive a check?

  7. Gina Joel

    I am a Desert Storm Widow and am not required to file taxes…I did not file in 2018, w019…will I get stimulus check?

  8. Tiffany

    I get ssi And. I have 5 children? Do I have to file a tax form? And where at

  9. Christopher Arldt

    I am currently receiving the a and d while waiting on my disability case I would like to know if I fall under the categories of disability or ssi

  10. Ronald Robinson

    Will va disability need to do to get check


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