Action Needed by May 5th for SSI Recipients with Dependents and Who Do Not File Tax Returns to Receive $500 Per Child Payment.
There is still time to act, SSI recipients who did not file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 and who have qualifying dependents should immediately go to the IRS’s Non-Filer Tool to provide information about themselves and their children. They need to act by Tuesday, May 5, 2020 to receive the full amount of their Economic Impact Payments as soon as possible. By doing so, they may receive the $500 per dependent child payment in addition to their $1,200 individual payment. We strongly encourage completing this process now, in order to avoid having to wait to file a tax year 2020 tax return to obtain the additional $500 per eligible child.
Please note that Direct Express card holders who use the IRS’ Non-Filer tool will not receive their $1,200 payment on their Direct Express card. They will receive both their $1,200 payment and each child’s $500 payment on a non-Direct Express bank account they can provide, or by mail if they leave bank information empty. If they do not use the Non-Filer tool, they will receive their $1200 payment on their Direct Express card.