If you’re a veteran or a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient with dependents, the IRS announced a May 5 deadline to provide the government with information about their eligible benefits.
The Internal Revenue Service made the announcement for SSI or Veterans Affairs beneficiaries on Friday, April 24.
“We want to ‘Plus $500’ these groups so they can get their maximum Economic Impact Payment of $1,200 and their $500 for each eligible child as quickly as possible,” said IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig. “They’ll get $1,200 automatically, but they need to act quickly and use the Non-Filers tool on IRS.gov to get the extra $500 per child added to their payment.”
The $1,200 payments will be sent out “soon,” but in order to add $500 per child, the IRS needs information for the dependent before the payments can be issued, according to the agency. “Otherwise, their payment at this time will be $1,200 and, by law, the additional $500 per eligible child amount will be paid in association with a return filing for tax year 2020,” said the IRS
The IRS and partner government agencies will send out the payments “soon for those receiving Social Security retirement, survivor or disability benefits (SSDI), Railroad Retirement benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and VA Compensation and Pension (C&P) beneficiaries who didn’t file a tax return in the last two years.”
These beneficiaries don’t need to do anything, and the payments will be issued automatically.
Meanwhile, over the weekend, the Trump administration mailed a letter to some Americans who received the payments.
“My fellow American,” it started, “Our great country is experiencing an unprecedented public health and economic challenge.”