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Mon Apr 27, 2020, 12:57 AM

Just a question for y'all about Social Security and Stimulus Checks.

Is there anyone out there whose only income is Social Security and who has actually received a stimulus check? Do we get a stimulus check if our only income is SS?

I haven't been able to get a satisfactory answer on the net but thought that maybe someone on DU might have an answer.

Thanks in advance.

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Reply Just a question for y'all about Social Security and Stimulus Checks. (Original post)
Stonepounder Apr 2020 OP
mr_lebowski Apr 2020 #1
Grasswire2 Apr 2020 #2
Spider Jerusalem Apr 2020 #3
elleng Apr 2020 #4
GusFring Apr 2020 #19
elleng Apr 2020 #25
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2020 #5
sprinkleeninow Apr 2020 #8
LeftInTX Apr 2020 #10
sprinkleeninow Apr 2020 #15
LeftInTX Apr 2020 #26
WestLosAngelesGal Apr 2020 #11
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2020 #27
Stonepounder Apr 2020 #6
JustGene Apr 2020 #7
lillypaddle Apr 2020 #9
leftyladyfrommo Apr 2020 #14
eShirl Apr 2020 #12
leftyladyfrommo Apr 2020 #13
JustABozoOnThisBus Apr 2020 #16
Marrah_Goodman Apr 2020 #17
panader0 Apr 2020 #18
LeftInTX Apr 2020 #20
panader0 Apr 2020 #21
LeftInTX Apr 2020 #22
Pathwalker Apr 2020 #23
Ron Obvious Apr 2020 #24
Stonepounder Apr 2020 #28

Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 12:59 AM

1. The only answer I know for sure is that YES, you are entitled to a check ... nt

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 01:00 AM

2. according to what we are told..

....if your SS usually comes direct deposit, that will happen with the 1200 dollars. Into your account.

If you get a paper check from SS, that's what will happen with this as well.

The date that will happen is not yet clear. I have read that these will happen this next week.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 01:00 AM

3. You get a check if your only income is SS, you get a check if you only receive SSI

if you didn't file a tax return you may need to go here: https://www.freefilefillableforms.com/#/fd/economicimpactpayment

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 01:02 AM

4. Social Security Recipients Will Start Getting Stimulus Checks This Week.

'The IRS is using information from the Social Security Administration to process stimulus payments for people who didn't file a 2018 or 2019 tax return.'

https://www.kiplinger.com/article/retirement/T054-C005-S001-social-security-recipients-getting-stimulus-checks.html

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 10:47 AM

19. What if the person gets SS, but did file last year? They will still get a check?

 

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Response to GusFring (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 01:18 PM

25. I don't know, read the article.

I'm in that position.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 01:26 AM

5. I had found a WaPa page that has details....



It said that the first wave of payments had gone to people who had filed income taxes.
The 2nd wave goes to Soc Sec.& SSI folks, beginning May 1.
It may or may not show up with our regular Wed. SS checks.

After all the direct deposit $$$$ is done, they will be sending paper checks, in waves.

That should help out the Post Office, eh?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 01:51 AM

8. If you did not file 2019 yet, but did file 2018, BUT owed a tax liability, BUT are a SS beneficiary,

the IRS doesn't have your bank account info on file from which you paid your tax OWED for 2018. [Of course not. 🤨] However, they do have your DD bank info. on file where you receive your monthly SS benefit if that's the way in which you get your benefits. Otherwise, they'll cut a check, sending it to the mailing address on file.

This is where I'm at after reading numerous websites. I still can't get a status on the Get My Payment portal.

I have choice words at this point.

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 03:36 AM

10. We had trouble. I'm on SS, hubby isn't. He worked full time and we owed.

They are processing people who earn over a certain amount last. Get My Payment kept saying, "We cannot determine your eligibility". Finally, on Friday Get My Payment finally said we were eligible. We are going to be getting a pro-rated amt. Get My Payment prompted us to put in the DD info, which we did.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 05:13 AM

15. Yours and husband's situation is kinda similar to mine.

Except I've been collecting SS benefits for a number of years. Husband started collecting in 2018 while still employed full time. Then he passed away suddenly early last year. I have now been receiving his benefit amount as I am allowed in lieu of mine. We filed joint status for 2018 but did not do a withholding or quarterly payment on the extra SS amount, instead just paying the lump sum due which I did. My bank account info is on file with the SS dept. which IRS should access in order to deposit the stimulus.

I still get that message you all were getting. Somewhere online said if you are receiving SS, that Get My Payment portal isn't set up to give you a status.

It's screwy.

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 02:29 PM

26. I'm so sorry about your husband

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 04:24 AM

11. Thanks for this info.

This pretty much fits my situation.

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 07:12 PM

27. When I was at the portal



It said people who could not access their info were already in the IRS system to get their $$$$$.

A bit awkward, but I saw it as their way to keep server traffic down.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 01:43 AM

6. Thank you all for your info.

I'm usually pretty good at tracking stuff down, but I kept running into dead ends on this one.

Just another reason to absolutely LOVE DU!!

We aren't desperate for the money, although it will be helpful, just need to know its coming (eventually).

Thanks again.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 01:50 AM

7. SS only no tax

Both my wife and I are set to get ours by Direct Deposit on Wed(her) and Thurs(me)
Didn't have to do anything at all.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 03:17 AM

9. Holding my hand up!

SS is my only income. I rec'd the "stimulus" check on 4/24. My SS is direct deposited, however I panicked and filed a tax return (free through turbo tax) but it didn't have bank information since I didn't owe nor get a refund. Guess that's why they sent me a check.

Anyhooooooo ... yes, I got the check. Had I not filed the return, maybe I would have gotten the money direct deposited, sooner or later, but who knows.

Did you go to IRS.gov and click on "my payment?" That ought to tell you something.

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 05:02 AM

14. I did the same thing. I don't file but I filled out my

bank info and name and address.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 04:58 AM

12. I'm guessing when...

guessing that it will come on the same day as my regular SS payment at the beginning of the month.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 05:00 AM

13. I just got notice on the Get My Payment site that

I would be getting a ck mailed out 5-1. And a letter frim Trump which I will promptly deep six.

I don't file. I just have SS.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 05:17 AM

16. If you get SS, and are not married to an undocumented immigrant (Thanks, Stephan Miller), ...

... then you should get a check.

Same if you don't get SS, don't file with IRS, but get VA disability/retirement, you should get one. Stephen Miller's bigoted exception probably still applies.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 06:09 AM

17. On SSDI only and yesterday Get my payment finally worked for me.

It says that it will be deposited this wednesday.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 06:16 AM

18. Check out the US Treasury web site for April 1st statement by Mnuchin.

He states that if your only income is SS and you do not need to file
taxes, that you need take no action. That's my situation and I expect
a check in early May. Pay the poor last!

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Response to panader0 (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 12:35 PM

20. We aren't poor and are getting a reduced payment based on our AGI

Paper checks to our group will be sent out in August.
We set up direct deposit. No date given for deposit.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #20)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 12:39 PM

21. August!? That's crazy. This stimulous is being f'ed up bigly.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #21)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 12:41 PM

22. We don't need it as much as other people.

Hubby is still working.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 12:43 PM

23. Yes and yes, for us.

Mailed on Friday, received on Saturday.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 12:59 PM

24. Just filed our direct deposit info with the Get Payment portal

Went off without a hitch, but they don't allow copying and pasting routing and checking account numbers. Makes sense, really.

Since we never get a refund, we'd never given the IRS our direct deposit info. The limits were more generous that I expected. Since we file married jointly, earning less than $150,000 should give us the full $2,400.

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 08:45 PM

28. I'll to try this the next time I want something to happen!

I asked the question about when SS recipients who don't need to file Income Tax would get their $1,200. I asked it on Monday. Got lots of good information.

On my bank run Tuesday night/Wednesday morning our deposits showed up in our account.

I'll have to start asking more questions when I want something to happen.

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