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Millions waiting for stimulus payment: Does social security, disability affect payment?

Posted at 5:34 PM, May 01, 2020

As tens of millions of Americans have gotten their stimulus payments, tens of millions of other Americans have yet to receive their own. This is normal and what was expected. There is a certain order in which payments will be sent out.

One viewer called the problem solvers coronavirus hotline and said, “I was wondering if you could do a thing on why the people on SSI did not receive a stimulus check."
Another viewer said, “I'd like to know how I can check on why I did not receive any of that money because I'm a disabled vet."

According to IRS sources, those receiving Social Security retirement and disability benefits, Railroad Retirement benefits, Supplemental Security Income and VA benefits are up next to receive the stimulus payment in early May. They can expect the money to automatically arrive however they normally receive their benefits, whether by a check in the mail or direct deposit to their bank account or debit card.

IRS officials said the agency will mail out five million paper checks a week starting with the lowest income. People with incomes above $20,000 but less than $30,000 will be sent checks on May 1.

On May 8, people with incomes of $30,000 to $40,000 will be sent checks. That process will continue weekly with checks sent to the next batch of people with adjusted gross incomes $10,000 higher than the last batch until all the checks have been dispersed. IRS officials believe that will happen by September 4.

On September 11, the IRS will send the remaining payments to those with no prior deposit information.

You can still use the Get My Payment tool on the IRS website to input your bank account information for a direct deposit if you don’t want to wait for a mailed check.

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