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New Guidance about COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Beneficiaries
Reblogged from https://blog.ssa.gov/new-guidance-about-covid-19-economic-impact-payments/
"People who receive Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability insurance benefits and who did not file a tax return for 2018 or 2019 and who have qualifying children under age 17 should now go to the IRS’s webpage at www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments to enter their information instead of waiting for their automatic $1,200 Economic Impact Payment. By taking proactive steps to enter information on the IRS website about them and their qualifying children, they will also receive the $500 per dependent child payment in addition to their $1,200 individual payment. If Social Security beneficiaries in this group do not provide their information to the IRS soon, they will have to wait to receive their $500 per qualifying child.
The same new guidance also applies to SSI recipients, especially those who have qualifying children under age 17. To receive the full amount of the Economic Impact Payments you and your family are eligible for, go to the IRS’s Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info page at www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments and provide information about yourself and your qualifying children.
Additionally, any new beneficiaries since January 1, 2020, of either Social Security or SSI benefits, who did not file a tax return for 2018 or 2019, will also need to go to the IRS’s Non-Filers website to enter their information.
Lastly, for Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability beneficiaries who do not have qualifying children under age 17, you do not need to take any action with the IRS. You will automatically receive your $1,200 economic impact payment directly from the IRS as long as you received an SSA-1099 for 2019.
For SSI recipients who do not have qualifying children under age 17, we continue to work closely with Treasury in our efforts to make these payments automatically. Please note that we will not consider Economic Impact Payments as income for SSI recipients, and the payments are excluded from resources for 12 months.
The eligibility requirements and other information about the Economic Impact Payments can be found here: www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center. In addition, please continue to visit the IRS at www.irs.gov/coronavirus for the latest information.
We will continue to update Social Security’s COVID-19 web page at www.socialsecurity.gov/coronavirus/ as further details become available."
In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, our office will be conducting all consultations and appointments via telephone appointment. Please contact us at 502-456-0078 to schedule your appointment and make sure to give us the best telephone number to reach you by.
If you currently have a court date scheduled in the Jefferson Family Court, we will be in contact with you as most hearings have been postponed. If you have a hearing scheduled before the Social Security Administration, at this time these are going on as scheduled but we will be in contact with you if this changes.
Because we understand that a lot of our clients may be medically frail or otherwise may be uncomfortable meeting with our office during this recent climate of COVID-19 outbreak, please know that we are perfectly happy to reschedule or to conduct our consultations over the telephone. If you are not able to come to the office during your appointment time, please contact us at 502-456-0078 to notify us that you would prefer to handle your appointment over the phone. We are happy to mail or email any documents we need for you to review or sign after we have had an opportunity to discuss your case with you.
Please understand that if you have received a notice of denial in your Social Security claim, you still have sixty (60) days in which to file an appeal. If you will not be able to get into the office before that deadline you should contact the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 or visit www.ssa.gov immediately to notify them that you wish to appeal the decision.