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“Will I get a stimulus payment if I receive Social Security disability?”

Riddle Brantley LLP   |  April 1, 2020   |  

Most Social Security and Social Security disability recipients do not file tax returns. However, with the recent coronavirus-related economic rescue package, the IRS will be sending out stimulus payments based on individual tax returns. And many are wondering:

“Will I get a stimulus payment if I receive Social Security disability?”

Stimulus Payments for Disability RecipientsAccording to statements from the IRS and Sen. Richard Burr’s (R-N.C.) office, the short answer is yes — but disability recipients and those receiving Social Security payments will need to submit a simple tax return.

The Washington Post reports that “Retirees and people on disability are both eligible for the special payment.” However, “The IRS is urging low-income Americans on Social Security to file a ‘simple’ tax return that will be available on the IRS website.”

Those “who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the stimulus payment,” according to a statement by the IRS.

Stimulus Payments for Social Security Recipients***IMPORTANT UPDATE: The government has published sometimes contradictory statements on the need for Social Security and Social Security disability beneficiaries to file a simple tax return. In a recent statement, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin stated that those receiving Social Security do NOT need to file a tax return if they do not typically do so. This situation is ongoing and changing rapidly. Please stay tuned to the IRS stimulus FAQ page for up-to-date information.

How Disability Recipients Can File a Simple Tax Return for the Stimulus Payment

Instructions on how to file a simple tax return for those who do not ordinarily file will be available on the IRS coronavirus website in the near future, according to the IRS.

For more information on who qualifies for the “economic impact payment” from the federal government, please visit the IRS economic impact payment FAQs page.

Economic Impact Payments for Veterans Receiving VA Disability

UPDATE: If you receive veterans disability payments as a veteran or survivor, the Department of Veterans Affairs has partnered with the Treasury Department to deliver stimulus payments without requiring additional paperwork or IRS filings. For more information on the latest developments, please review the VA press release.

Do you qualify for Social Security disability payments?

If you have a disability that “significantly interferes” with your ability to work, you may qualify for Social Security disability payments.

The experienced North Carolina disability lawyers at Riddle & Brantley may be able to help.

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