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Stonepounder

(4,033 posts)
Mon Apr 27, 2020, 01:57 AM Apr 2020

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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Just a question for y'all about Social Security and Stimulus Checks. (Original Post) Stonepounder Apr 2020 OP
The only answer I know for sure is that YES, you are entitled to a check ... nt mr_lebowski Apr 2020 #1
according to what we are told.. Grasswire2 Apr 2020 #2
You get a check if your only income is SS, you get a check if you only receive SSI Spider Jerusalem Apr 2020 #3
Social Security Recipients Will Start Getting Stimulus Checks This Week. elleng Apr 2020 #4
What if the person gets SS, but did file last year? They will still get a check? GusFring Apr 2020 #19
I don't know, read the article. elleng Apr 2020 #25
I had found a WaPa page that has details.... dixiegrrrrl Apr 2020 #5
If you did not file 2019 yet, but did file 2018, BUT owed a tax liability, BUT are a SS beneficiary, sprinkleeninow Apr 2020 #8
We had trouble. I'm on SS, hubby isn't. He worked full time and we owed. LeftInTX Apr 2020 #10
Yours and husband's situation is kinda similar to mine. sprinkleeninow Apr 2020 #15
I'm so sorry about your husband LeftInTX Apr 2020 #26
Thanks for this info. WestLosAngelesGal Apr 2020 #11
When I was at the portal dixiegrrrrl Apr 2020 #27
Thank you all for your info. Stonepounder Apr 2020 #6
SS only no tax JustGene Apr 2020 #7
Holding my hand up! lillypaddle Apr 2020 #9
I did the same thing. I don't file but I filled out my leftyladyfrommo Apr 2020 #14
I'm guessing when... eShirl Apr 2020 #12
I just got notice on the Get My Payment site that leftyladyfrommo Apr 2020 #13
If you get SS, and are not married to an undocumented immigrant (Thanks, Stephan Miller), ... JustABozoOnThisBus Apr 2020 #16
On SSDI only and yesterday Get my payment finally worked for me. Marrah_Goodman Apr 2020 #17
Check out the US Treasury web site for April 1st statement by Mnuchin. panader0 Apr 2020 #18
We aren't poor and are getting a reduced payment based on our AGI LeftInTX Apr 2020 #20
August!? That's crazy. This stimulous is being f'ed up bigly. panader0 Apr 2020 #21
We don't need it as much as other people. LeftInTX Apr 2020 #22
Yes and yes, for us. Pathwalker Apr 2020 #23
Just filed our direct deposit info with the Get Payment portal Ron Obvious Apr 2020 #24
I'll to try this the next time I want something to happen! Stonepounder Apr 2020 #28

Grasswire2

(13,612 posts)
2. according to what we are told..
Mon Apr 27, 2020, 02:00 AM
Apr 2020

....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.

elleng

(133,127 posts)
4. Social Security Recipients Will Start Getting Stimulus Checks This Week.
Mon Apr 27, 2020, 02:02 AM
Apr 2020

'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

dixiegrrrrl

(60,010 posts)
5. I had found a WaPa page that has details....
Mon Apr 27, 2020, 02:26 AM
Apr 2020


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?

sprinkleeninow

(20,386 posts)
8. If you did not file 2019 yet, but did file 2018, BUT owed a tax liability, BUT are a SS beneficiary,
Mon Apr 27, 2020, 02:51 AM
Apr 2020
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.

LeftInTX

(27,169 posts)
10. We had trouble. I'm on SS, hubby isn't. He worked full time and we owed.
Mon Apr 27, 2020, 04:36 AM
Apr 2020

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.

sprinkleeninow

(20,386 posts)
15. Yours and husband's situation is kinda similar to mine.
Mon Apr 27, 2020, 06:13 AM
Apr 2020

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.

dixiegrrrrl

(60,010 posts)
27. When I was at the portal
Mon Apr 27, 2020, 08:12 PM
Apr 2020


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.

Stonepounder

(4,033 posts)
6. Thank you all for your info.
Mon Apr 27, 2020, 02:43 AM
Apr 2020

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.

JustGene

(421 posts)
7. SS only no tax
Mon Apr 27, 2020, 02:50 AM
Apr 2020

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.

lillypaddle

(9,592 posts)
9. Holding my hand up!
Mon Apr 27, 2020, 04:17 AM
Apr 2020

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.

eShirl

(18,577 posts)
12. I'm guessing when...
Mon Apr 27, 2020, 05:58 AM
Apr 2020

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

leftyladyfrommo

(18,972 posts)
13. I just got notice on the Get My Payment site that
Mon Apr 27, 2020, 06:00 AM
Apr 2020

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.

JustABozoOnThisBus

(23,544 posts)
16. If you get SS, and are not married to an undocumented immigrant (Thanks, Stephan Miller), ...
Mon Apr 27, 2020, 06:17 AM
Apr 2020

... 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.

Marrah_Goodman

(1,586 posts)
17. On SSDI only and yesterday Get my payment finally worked for me.
Mon Apr 27, 2020, 07:09 AM
Apr 2020

It says that it will be deposited this wednesday.

panader0

(25,816 posts)
18. Check out the US Treasury web site for April 1st statement by Mnuchin.
Mon Apr 27, 2020, 07:16 AM
Apr 2020

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!

LeftInTX

(27,169 posts)
20. We aren't poor and are getting a reduced payment based on our AGI
Mon Apr 27, 2020, 01:35 PM
Apr 2020

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

 

Ron Obvious

(6,261 posts)
24. Just filed our direct deposit info with the Get Payment portal
Mon Apr 27, 2020, 01:59 PM
Apr 2020

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

Stonepounder

(4,033 posts)
28. I'll to try this the next time I want something to happen!
Wed Apr 29, 2020, 09:45 PM
Apr 2020

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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