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A letter from the Social Security Administration

Dear Colleague,

I am pleased to share the attached resource guide, (see below) titled Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and SSI Recipients – Steps to Take and Schedule of Payments.  This guide provides information for Social Security beneficiaries (retirement, survivors, disability) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients related to the COVID-19 economic impact payments.

You can also find this resource, and more information, on our Social Security & Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) webpage.

Please also pay special attention if you assist SSI recipients:

  • Note the May 5th deadline—and the important necessary steps—for SSI recipients who did not file a 2019 or 2018 tax return and who have a child to receive $500 economic impact payments now for their children.

  • How SSI recipients can and cannot receive these $500 economic impact payments now.

  • Missing the May 5 deadline will require the SSI recipient to wait until next year to file a tax year 2020 tax return to get those $500 payments.

I encourage you to share this information with your members, colleagues, affiliates, and other interested parties.


Jeffrey Buckner Associate Commissioner Office of Strategic and Digital Communications (T) 410-965-1804 @SSAOutreach

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