Do you know someone who receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? If so, that person should automatically receive a $1,200 Economic Impact Payment (EIP) “no later than early May,” according to the IRS. No further action is required on his or her part, even though SSI recipients typically aren’t required to file tax returns. The SSI program provides monthly payments to people with limited income. Moving SSI recipients to automatic EIP payments required interagency effort. IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig indicated that “additional programming work remains” to get the payment process working fluidly. EIP payments are being sent to help mitigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.


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