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If You Receive SSI or Veterans Benefits, You Are Eligible For An Additional $500 Per Dependent Child Because of COVID-19 But You Must Apply Before May 5, 2020

To apply for these benefits, you should immediately go to the IRS’s webpage and visit the Non-Filers: Enter Your Information section to provide your information. Here is the link:

You must apply by May 5, 2020, even if you have not received your stimulus check. From the Social Security Administration:

“People receiving SSI 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 and visit the Non-Filers: Enter Your Information section to provide their information. SSI recipients who have dependent children and did not file 2018 or 2019 taxes need to act by Tuesday, May 5, in order to receive additional payments for their eligible children quickly.”

stockfresh_10257434_threat-of-coronavirus-for-family_sizeM-300x200For more information, please click here: DEADLINE Is May 5.

A Reminder About The $1,200 Economic Impact Payments

People who receive Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits or Social Security Retirement Benefits are eligible to receive $1,200.00 as long as their total adjusted gross income under a certain limit. If all the income you have is your Social Security disability or retirement benefit, you do not need to worry about the other qualifications.

If you have other investment income, you should know that you are still eligible for payments if your adjusted gross income is $75,000.00 or less for individuals or $150,000.00 or less for married couples filing joint returns. The payments will be reduced from $1,200.00 by $5 for each $100 above the $75,000.00/$150,000.00 limit. Once an individual’s adjusted gross income exceeds $99,000.00, or a married couple’s adjusted gross income exceeds $198,000.00, they will not be eligible for any Economic Impact Payment.

People who receive Supplemental Security Income will be eligible for the full $1,200.00 payment.

If the only income you received in 2018 or 2019 was your Social Security disability check (SSDIB or SSI) or your Social Security retirement check, you are not required to file a tax return. A form SSA-1099 is sent from the Social Security Administration (SSA) to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) each year showing how much you received from Social Security in benefits. If you did not file a tax return in the last two years which included direct deposit information, you will receive your $1,200.00 payment by check in the mail.

If you did file a tax return for 2018 or 2019, the IRS already has your needed information, and you will either receive a direct deposit or a check in the mail, depending on whether you provided your direct deposit information with your tax return.

If you haven’t received your payment, you can click here to check the status:

Unfortunately, in times of crisis, there are always bad people who want to take advantage of the most vulnerable people in society. You should never provide your social security number or banking information to anyone on the phone. Also, you should be careful to make sure that you only provide banking information to the portal established for the purpose of sending economic impact payments. The IRS has already issued a warning for people to be aware of schemes and scams to trick people out of their payments.

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