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A Q & A on the Stimulus Package

The basic rules for who gets a stimulus payment are relatively simple – individuals with income less than $75,000 get $1,200 and married couples with income under $150,000 will get $2400, plus $500 for each dependent child.  Simple on the surface, but there are millions of special cases – such as those on SS disability, those living overseas and getting Social Security, folks now on Supplemental Security Income, and those who do not file income taxes – who are anxious about if and when they will get a payment. In this MarketWatch article, columnist  Alessandra Malito fields stimulus questions from readers in these special situations. Click here to read more.

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Comments On This Topic

  1. You are eligible for the payment. Once we have your payment date, we will update this page.

    We will deposit your payment to the bank account below.
    how long does it take to get a payment date?

    • LeRoy,
      The IRS has not shared details of how stimulus payments will be processed, so we cannot answer your question. Obviously you have already been checking the status of your payment at the IRS’ “Get My Payment” portal, and I suggest you continue to check there daily. The IRS says they update that site once daily, so there is no need to check more than once per day. FYI, stimulus payments are administered by the IRS and not the Social Security Administration, and we are not privy to how the IRS is handling stimulus payments; we can only report on the information the IRS posts at it’s coronavirus website.
      Russell Gloor
      National Social Security Advisor
      The AMAC Foundation
      Association of Mature American Citizens

  2. I draw ssd and I don’t have to file taxes but i did receive a SSA-1099. Do I have to file the simple tax return or not .

    • Betty:

      Originally, the IRS guidelines indicated that the contact and banking information on your SSA-1099 would suffice for sending you your payment. As of yesterday, though, the direction is that you may need to file a short-form online (free) 2019 tax return in order to expedite your stimulus payment. The IRS further indicated that they will soon be launching online assistance to guide filers through this fairly simple filing process. Check this post for additional details: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know.

      Stay tuned to this website for more breaking news on this subject…there are lots of moving parts here, and they’re moving pretty quickly, so it’s likely we’ll be posting new, additional, or clarified rules frequently.

      Thanks for contacting us, and stay healthy and safe!

      Gerry Hafer
      National Social Security Advisor
      The AMAC Foundation

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