The IRS the IRS has said you should automatically be eligible to .to send out a to , with an for each eligible . If you’re a part of the SSI or SSDI programs — short for the Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance —
You may still have some questions:? will I get in my second payment? What happens if ? Is a coming in 2021? (Here’s how to , the and how to know .)
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SSI, SSDI and second stimulus payment eligibility: What to know
The question ofis mostly the same as it was for the first round of payments back in March with the . That means if you’re part of the SSI or SSDI program, you’d qualify for a check just like you did in the first round, so long as you have a Social Security number and you on someone else’s tax return.
Also, your household income mustn’t exceed the threshold ($75,000 single, $112,500 head of household, $150,000 married). Those receiving Railroad Retirement and Veterans Affairs benefits also should automatically qualify for a payment. Note that because of some fairly, more people in general will receive a .
Do I have to do anything to get my second stimulus payment?
According to the IRS, people 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 . After that point, you’d need to register for a .
What do I do if my first stimulus check is still missing?
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 receive your money, you’ll need to claim the additional amount when you file your taxes, using the. Even if you don’t usually file taxes, you will have to do so to get those funds.
In some cases — like if you received a letter from the IRS confirming that your payment was sent, but never actually got the money — you may need to.
You can also— and the first, if you didn’t receive it. If your second payment doesn’t arrive by the , you will likely have to file for it using a Recovery Rebate Credit.
What if I didn’t file a tax return in 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’ve received one automatically (no need to file a simple tax return, as the IRS had originally said).
How will my stimulus money be delivered?
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 first stimulus checks,, as the IRS already has the payment system set up. For who received the first round of payments via Direct Express, they will receive this second payment the same way, the IRS said.
If you receive SSI but not Social Security benefits, and did not file for taxes in 2019, the IRS will automatically send your payment the same way you normally receive your SSI benefits, such as by direct deposit, Direct Express card or .
Are my children eligible for the second stimulus check?
As long as your children are, they’ll contribute $600 toward the final total of your household’s second stimulus check. 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 in 2020 was . The IRS said that if you missed the deadline, you can claim the missing payment . Here’s who the IRS counts as an .
What if I didn’t get my first stimulus payment?
If your first payment didn’t come already and you registered with the Non-Filers tool by Nov. 21, 2020, the IRS says, you should’ve received the payment by now, specifically in December 2020. If you missed the Nov. 21 cutoff, the IRS says, you canwhen you file your federal tax return. Here’s what we know about how to — and the first, if it’s missing.
Will I get the catch-up money for dependents?
If you used the IRS’ Non-Filers tool from May 5 through Aug. 15 of 2020, the IRS should’ve automatically issued the catch-up payment for your dependents in October. If you received your, you should’ve gotten the catch-up payment the same way. Others would’ve received it in the mail.
If you filed for your missing dependent money by Nov. 21, the payment should’ve arrived by the end of 2020, in the same way 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 if I’m an SSI or SSDI recipient and live outside the US?
If you’re 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 the first raft of checks to those recipients at the end of July 2020. If you live abroad but receive your monthly benefits through a US bank, you should’ve received your first payment by direct deposit to that account by the end of July as well. It isn’t clear what will happen to this group with the second check, but if it isn’t distributed by Jan. 15, it will have to be claimed as part of a tax return. 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 .