Updated IRS Guidance & May 5 Deadline: SSI Recipients with Qualifying Dependents

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ACL COVID-19 Update

Updated IRS Guidance for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Recipients with Qualifying Dependents


Use the IRS Non-filer Tool

by Tuesday, May 5, for full payment as soon as possible


The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued updated guidance for SSI recipients with qualifying dependents eligible for COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments. SSI recipients who did not file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 and who have qualifying dependents must submit additional information using the IRS’s Non-Filer tool by Tuesday, May 5, 2020 to receive the full amount of their Economic Impact Payments as soon as possible. Eligible SSI recipients will start receiving their automatic payments directly from the Treasury Department in early May.

Please note that Direct Express account holders may use the IRS’s Non-Filer tool, but they cannot receive their and their children’s payment on their Direct Express card. They may only enter non-Direct Express bank account information for direct deposit, or leave bank information empty to receive a paper check by mail.


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