If you’re part of the Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance programs, otherwise known as SSI or SSDI, you’re most likely. The IRS and Treasury have already begun for up to $600 per person through , and — here’s how to and how to know .
Is there any chance of a? The answer, as of Jan. 1, is no. The Senate, in its waning hours of the session — the new Congress is sworn in Sunday — did not vote on any new bill to . There’s still a chance that a , along with other provisions in a .
But until that discussion, here’s what you should know about how SSI and SSDI affect the.
SSI, SSDI and second stimulus check eligibility
The question ofhas mostly the same answers as the first round of payments back in March with the . That means if you’re part of the SSI or SSDI program, you would qualify for a check just like you did in the first round, so long as you have a Social Security number and you are on someone else’s tax return. Your household income must also not exceed the threshold (which is $75,000 single, $112,500 head of household and $150,000 married).
Note that because of some fairy complex stimulus-check formula math, fewer people in general will receive a.
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Do you have to do anything to get your new stimulus payment?
According to the IRS, those who receive Social Security retirement, SSDI, Railroad Retirement benefits and Supplemental Security Income as well as Veterans Affairs beneficiaries are automatically eligible for a payment. The IRS has begun sending payments now and will continue through Jan. 15. After that point, you would need to register for a. We’ve reached out to the IRS for further clarification.
If you missed the deadline to file a claim for the first stimulus check, it’s not too late
If you receive SSI or SSDI but still haven’t gotten a stimulus check from the first round, the IRS may still need more information about your eligibility. To have received your money this year, you’ll need to claim the additional amount with the. The IRS said it will provide more details on the specific action to take as we get closer to the filing deadline in 2021.
What if you didn’t file a tax return the last few years?
If you receive federal benefits, including SSI and SSDI, as your only form of income, you weren’t required to file a federal income tax return in 2018 or 2019. Under the CARES Act, you were still eligible to receive a stimulus check, and should have received one automatically (no need to file a simple tax return, as the IRS had originally said).
How is stimulus money delivered to you?
Most SSI and SSDI recipients didn’t receive their first payments via their Direct Express card, though this is usually what the government uses to distribute federal benefits. Instead, the payment arrived through a non-Direct Express bank account or as a paper check if you didn’t have your bank account information on file with the IRS.
This time around, the IRS says on its website that SSI and SSDI recipients should expect to get their stimulus check money the same way they receive their federal benefits,, as the IRS already has the payment system set up.
Are children eligible for the second stimulus check?
As long as you’re children are, they will contribute $600 toward your household’s final second stimulus check total. You can use our to figure your family’s total estimate.
Under the CARES Act, qualified people with dependents age 16 or younger were eligible for up to $500 per child dependent, but not everyone. The last day to claim your missing payment and receive it this year was . The IRS said if you missed the deadline you can claim the missing payment . Here’s who the IRS counts as an .
What if you didn’t get your first stimulus payment?
If your first payment didn’t come already and you registered with the Non-Filers tool by Nov. 21, the IRS says you should have received the payment by now, specifically in December 2020. If you missed the Nov. 21 cutoff, the IRS said you canwhen you file your federal tax returns. Here’s what we know about how to — and the first, if it’s missing.
Will you get the catch-up money for dependents?
If you used the IRS’ Non-Filers tool from May 5 through Aug. 15, the IRS should have automatically issued the catch-up payment for your dependents in October. If you received your, you should have gotten the catch-up payment the same way. Others would have received it in the mail.
If you filed for your missing dependent money by Nov. 21, the payment should arrive by the end of 2020, in the same way that you received your first payment (likely direct deposit or by mail). If you missed the deadline, your check will be included.
To check the status of your or your dependent’s payment,. You should also get a letter in the mail letting you know that an additional $500 per qualifying child has been issued.
What about SSI and SSDI recipients outside of the US?
If you are a Social Security beneficiary with a foreign address whose monthly benefit is deposited into a foreign bank account, you’ll receive your stimulus payment as a check in the mail (the IRS isn’t meant to deposit money into foreign banks). The IRS planned to start sending those checks at the end of July. If you live abroad but receive your monthly benefits through a US bank, you should have received your payment by direct deposit to that account by the end of July as well. Find out.
For more information, find out if you’reand when . If you still haven’t gotten a first stimulus check, you can , learn and find possible .