I have received no fewer than a couple of thousand messages and comments over the last couple of weeks about the stimulus package. Many those have been from those of you who are SSI recipients. Well, here is some new information that may help you out!
Stimulus Information for SSI Recipients
When Will SSI Recipients Receive the Stimulus Money?
Here is some of the latest info for SSI recipients as far as getting the stimulus money. First of all, if you receive SSI benefits and do not have any child under the age of 17, you will not have to do anything. You will receive your stimulus money the same way you receive your SSI check.
If you get it in your bank account via direct deposit, you should see it in the next couple of days. But, if you get it by check, you will receive your check in early May. There is still time to try and get it by direct deposit but you should do that soon.
Getting Money in Your Bank Instead of Check – Maybe…
To get your stimulus money via direct deposit instead of by check, use the Get My Payment tool to input your information. However, there is a big catch – this information for SSI and VA recipients is not all uploaded to the Get My Payment reference site yet due to the fact that the information is processed within different agencies (SSA and VA).
So, do not be alarmed if you do not see your information in the tool – if you receive a social security check normally, you will receive your stimulus check in early May. But, they have made some new enhancements lately so it may be working!
Do You Have a Child Under the Age of 17?
If you have a child under the age of 17 (or children) and didn’t file a tax return for 2018 or 2019, you will need to go to this IRS page to fill in your information before May 5th! This will let you get the $500 for each child you claim as a dependent under the age of 17.
But, you will need to fill out that form if you have not filed a return for 2018 or 2019.