Social Security Recipients Slated to Receive Stimulus Checks This Week


As the first of the month and the bills that come with it once again approaches during the coronavirus pandemic, many people are still waiting to get their $1,200 stimulus check.

For some, the check is slated to arrive soon. Yahoo! Finance reports that people who receive Social Security retirement, survivors or disability insurance benefits (SSDI), or Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) benefits, are scheduled to receive their coronavirus relief payments this week.

These payments will be sent using information filed in tax returns for 2018 or 2019.

Taxpayers who did not file a tax return for one of the past two years who receive social security will receive a stimulus check automatically.

Those eligible for the payment will receive their check by mail or direct deposit — however they receive their normal benefits.

Americans eligible for Social Security and RRB who don’t typically file a tax return, have a dependent child 16 years old or younger, and registered by the April 22 deadline, an additional stimulus payment of $500 per child will be issued.

As these checks are being sent to millions of people, many Americans still have unanswered questions about the status of their payments. Unfortunately, if you want to call the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about your stimulus check, you’re out of luck.

One of the first things visitors to the agency's web page about "Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments" will see is a simple instruction: "Do not call."

With no actual person to call at the IRS, the best option would be getting information from the IRS website. If you have a fundamental question about your stimulus check or who is eligible, you can head to the IRS FAQ page about your check.

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