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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.


Maria Cotarelo (not verified)
May 01, 2020
I recibe social security by the cuban adjustement law, I do not have to pay IRS, I will receive the 1200 payment?
Angel Vega (not verified)
May 02, 2020
Se an olvidado de los mas pobres tengo 73 anos cuando resivire mi ssi ademas soy desabilitado hoy estamos a 2 de mayo?
Angel Vega (not verified)
May 05, 2020
Los viejos somos los perros nos an dejado para ultimos teniendo pago directo porque a estas Alturas no hemos resivido el pago de estimulo somos personas desabilitadas que dependemos solo del seguro social?
STEPHEN1951 (not verified)
April 29, 2020
FTC Staff
April 30, 2020

In reply to by STEPHEN1951 (not verified)

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.

ivan (not verified)
May 14, 2020
No veo que se debe hacer en caso de que el pago de IMPACTO ECONOMICO no haya llegado, ¨GET MY PAYMENT ¨dice que sera enviado el mayo 01/2020 por correo, NUNCA LLEGO. Que hacer??
pete1949 (not verified)
April 30, 2020
I am a retired navy vet & getting s.s. check when will i receive my stimulus check
Senior Peg (not verified)
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
robynsnyder (not verified)
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 (not verified)

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.

mslovegod2 (not verified)
April 30, 2020
So the economic payment for dependent child check is sent separate from the adult check?
ELVINWILLIAMSJR (not verified)
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
Miss's (not verified)
May 06, 2020
When are the pay dates
Silverado1 (not verified)
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 .?
Diana (not verified)
May 11, 2020
I did the non filers before the deadline why do I have to wait to get my daughters 500
pixievixen3000 (not verified)
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 (not verified)
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
Fivekiddos (not verified)
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??
Efrost (not verified)
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.