An office of the Social Security Administration in Burbank, California.
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At least five dates are key in the distribution process of the third stimulus check of $ 1,400 to beneficiaries of the programs of the Social Security Administration (SSA) by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Factors Affecting the Distribution of the Third Stimulus Check to Social Security Beneficiaries
However, how quickly payments arrive will depend on whether the recipient has direct deposit or direct express card benefits, or if you receive your payments as a paper check in the mail.
The arrival time will also depend on whether the beneficiaries file taxes with the IRS or not.
A fact sheet on the Social Security Administration (SSA) website that is updated as the agency receives more information from the IRS indicates that, in general, the first beneficiaries to receive stimulus payments from the IRS are those with direct deposit or Direct Express card who have filed a 2019 or 2020 tax return.
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“The IRS began issuing ‘Economic Impact Payments’ (EIP) the week of March 15 to anyone who filed a 2019 or 2020 tax return or used the ‘Non-filer’ tool to receive a prior payment ”, Reads the entry in http://www.ssa.gov.
The “non-filers” tool was available on IRS.gov until November of last year.
In cases in which the beneficiaries of the SSA programs have a postal address in the United States and did not declare taxes, the payment electronically, that is, by direct deposit or to the Direct Express card, would be released on April 7.
In instances where recipients with a U.S. mailing address did not file taxes and receive their monthly paper Social Security checks by USPS (United States Postal Service), payments began to be sent on April 9.
April, the 21st
If you are a foreign-address Social Security beneficiary who did not file taxes with the IRS, you are supposed to receive direct deposit of the stimulus check on April 21.
While on April 23, the IRS began sending the payments to Social Security recipients with an overseas address who receive their monthly payments as a paper check in the mail and did not file taxes with the IRS.
One thing to consider is that the IRS begins scheduling electronic stimulus check transfers every Friday with an official payment date on Wednesday of the following week.
In the fact sheet, SSA advises that some recipients who did not receive the extra payments for dependents of the third round will have to file a tax return as soon as possible to claim the additional credits. The “American Rescue Plan” provides for additional payments of $ 1,400 for each minor or adult dependent in the household.
Disbursement of funds to Social Security beneficiaries was delayed because the agency had to verify and transfer data from these recipients to the IRS so that the tax collector’s office could issue the payments.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.