Can Social Security Disability Recipients Receive the Stimulus Bill?

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have heard about the stimulus bill. Formally named the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), this provision would provide a one-time payment of $1,200 to eligible individuals and $2,400 to eligible families.

Most discussions surrounding eligibility revolve around tax returns. But what does that mean for those receiving Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits who are not required to submit tax returns?

What Should Disability Benefit Recipients Do?

Those receiving SSD or SSI may still be eligible for the CARES Act compensation.

The IRS website contains important information to help educate those wondering what they must do as disability recipients to be eligible for the stimulus bill. You can find this information on the  Coronavirus Tax Relief -Economic Impact Payments page here:

For those who receive SSI (Supplemental Security Income) benefits, you can complete non-filer payment information, which is presented on the right-hand column of this page on the IRS website.

If you receive SSD (Social Security Disability) benefits or survivors’ benefits, you do not have to take action on the IRS website. The data you have on file with The Social Security Administration will determine your eligibility for the CARES ACT.

How Will I Receive My Benefits?

If eligible for the CARES Act, you will receive payment in the same way you currently receive your disability benefits. This could be direct deposit. Check or a DirectExpress debit card.

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I will never forget you and the hard work you did to secure my Social Security Disability benefits. Thank you!

- Christine C.