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Are you an SSI or VA beneficiary? If you didn’t file a tax return for 2018 or 2019 and have dependent children, you must register with the IRS by noon Eastern Time on May 5 to get an additional $500 economic impact payment for dependents — or else you’ll have to wait until you file your 2020 tax return to get the money.

Fill out a non-filer form NOW to get your full economic impact payment if these three things apply to you:

  • You get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits
  • You have qualifying children under 17 — and
  • You didn’t file a tax return in 2018 or 2019

You must fill out this form and submit it by noon Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 5, to get your full payment now.

If you miss this deadline, you’ll still get your $1,200 payment, but not an additional $500 per dependent child under 17. Instead, you will need to wait to get the additional payment when you file your tax year 2020 return.

However, do NOT use this tool if you’ll be filing a 2019 return. According to the IRS, if you are required to file a return, using this tool will NOT speed up your economic impact payment. Instead, it’s likely to slow down processing of your tax return and getting any money.

Please share this message with friends and family. Share this blog and the IRS alert. We need your help to get the word out about this important deadline.

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April 29, 2020
FTC Staff
April 30, 2020

In reply to by STEPHEN1951

It's good that you're being careful. There are definitely scammers out there, and the IRS is not calling or sending email to ask for routing numbers and checking accounts. 

If you need to give information to the IRS to get a payment, go to Or, read the questions and answers about the payments.

April 30, 2020
I am a retired navy vet & getting s.s. check when will i receive my stimulus check
Senior Peg
April 29, 2020
I am still waiting just for the $1,200 Economic Income Payment. I have heard about every other group but not seniors as to timeline or even seen my deposit. I would like even an idea of when. A person can stretch a dollar just so far that is if nothing unusual happens
April 30, 2020
I or my husband who is on SSI have not receive any stimulus money and don't understand why, I really need the money because my husband just had a liver transplant
FTC Staff
April 30, 2020

In reply to by robynsnyder

If you get Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability benefits or SSI, use this chart from the Social Security Administration to find out when and how you will get a payment.

You do not have to do anything to get a payment. The payment will come the same way you get your benefit.

April 30, 2020
So the economic payment for dependent child check is sent separate from the adult check?
May 06, 2020
Im on SSI and my money comes direct deposit on my bank card every month. Why haven't I gotten my stimulas payment
May 06, 2020
When are the pay dates
May 08, 2020
I have not received my check yet, i fill up the none filer form. I dont have direct deposit, how can i find out other than the web .?
May 11, 2020
I did the non filers before the deadline why do I have to wait to get my daughters 500
May 12, 2020
I am on SSI & don't usually file taxes. I went ahead and sent in a tax form anyway in April 1st. I got my $1200 on May 1st. I also filed in a 'Non Filers for dependents' form on April 21st. I still haven't received $1000 for my 2 kids. When can I expect that to come?
Single mom
May 22, 2020
Please help I have survivor benefits and my son did and it says my check was deposited in account with no bank name just last four I don't know the account number.... I have direct express.... I always received fake letter in mail fraud... My ssi number is hacked I am being redirect to other company's and sites please help
July 03, 2020
I filed on the IRS's website for the non-filers part and it was before the May 5th deadline and I still haven't received anything for my dependents that I claimed?? I filed at the end of April this year and here it's July and still nothing??
July 03, 2020
I have had direct deposit for many years and always use it and my daughter has always been claimed by me and I even filled out the paperwork and Mailed it back and I still received nothing.