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Problem Solvers Coronavirus Hotline: SSI and stimulus payments

Posted at 6:30 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 19:30:49-04

As the majority of the stimulus payments has gone out, there are still millions waiting for their own. Many of those people are in a specific group of Social Security recipients.

The problem solvers have heard from many viewers asking, “When will those of us who receive SSI and did not file taxes in 2018 or 2019 get the stimulus check?”

According to the Social Security Administration website, SSI recipients who did not file a 2019 and 2018 return and who do not have a representative payee should receive their electronic payment from the IRS by May 13 by direct deposit or to their Direct Express card if they did not use the IRS’ Non-Filer Tool.

If you used the IRS’ Non-Filer Tool, you will receive your payment by May 13 to the non-Direct Express bank account you may have provided.

The IRS will begin mailing paper checks on May 15 to SSI recipients who receive their monthly SSI payment by paper check, and to SSI recipients who used the IRS’ Non-Filer Tool but left the bank account information empty.

As a reminder, the stimulus payments are not considered income.

If there is a coronavirus question you would like our problem solvers to look into, call our coronavirus hotline at 918-748-1502 and leave a message.

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