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Action Needed for Social Security Beneficiaries with Dependents Who Did Not File Tax Returns to Receive $500 Per Child Payment

Posted April 21, 2020
11:56 am

Social Security recipients who are retirees, survivors, or disability insurance beneficiaries: If you have dependent children and did not file 2018 or 2019 taxes, you should immediately go to the IRS’ webpage and visit the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here section to provide your information. You must act by Wednesday, April 22, in order to receive additional payments for eligible children quickly.  By doing so, you may receive the $500 per dependent child payment in addition to your $1,200 individual payment.  We strongly encourage completing this process promptly, in order to avoid having to wait to file a tax year 2020 tax return to obtain the additional $500 per eligible child.

SSI recipients need to take this action by later this month; a specific date will be available soon.

Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients with no qualifying children under age 17 will receive their Economic Impact Payments soon, and do not need to take any action. 

Those with Direct Express debit cards who enter information at the IRS’s website should complete all of the mandatory questions, but may leave the bank account information section blank as Treasury already has their Direct Express information on file.

For more information, please read the new press release from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul.

You can also find more detailed information about the economic stimulus payments at


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