Do I Get A Coronavirus Stimulus Payment If I'm on SSI or Social Security?

The CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) passed by Congress and signed into law by the President authorized stimulus payments - called Recovery Rebates - to be made to many people in the United States, including people who do not make enough money to file taxes usually.

The payments will be issued by the Internal Revenue Service, like a tax refund, and if you filed taxes in 2018 or 2019, your payment will be made automatically to the bank account or address the IRS has on file. We don't know when the payments will be made. The payments will be $1,200 for individuals and $2,400 for married couples who filed taxes jointly. These payments will be reduced for people who make more than $75,000 individually or $150,000 jointly.

UPDATE as of April 15: If you are on Social Security or SSI your payment will also be automatic. People on SSI no longer have to go to the IRS website to provide their information in order to receive their stimulus payment.

Asset and income levels do not apply to these payments, so accepting it will not put your SSI, Social Security, SNAP, and other benefits at risk.

More information about the Recovery Rebates is available here.