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SSI recipients to receive Economic Impact Payments by early May

Social Security checks are increasing soon
Posted at 10:13 AM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 10:15:31-04

BALTIMORE — On Thursday, the Social Security Administration announced that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will receive automatic Economic Impact Payments directly from the Treasury Department.
Those with no dependent children will automatically receive their $1,200 economic impact payment, without having to do anything.

Payments are expected to be made by early May.

Recipients with children under 17, are urged to visit the IRS’s website and enter their information in order to quickly receive an additional $500 tax credit per dependent child. The Administration says without going to the website and putting in your information, payment wait times could take longer.

Social Security retirement, survivors, and disability insurance beneficiaries, who normally don't file taxes, will also qualify for automatic payments of $1,200 around the end of April.

The payments will come from the Treasury Department, not the Social Security Administration. Most recipients will be paid automatically, the same way they normally are, by direct deposit, Direct Express debit card, or by paper check.

Information will soon be available for those retirement, survivors, and disability insurance beneficiaries, with dependent children under 17.

The Economic Impact Payments will not be considered income for SSI recipients, and the payments are excluded from resources for 12 months, according to the administration.