Neal, Larson, Pascrell, Davis Celebrate Social Security Administration's Prompt Action on Sending Stimulus Payment Information to IRS
March 25, 2021
SSA satisfies 24-hour ultimatum to stop blocking payments to 30 million waiting Americans; IRS must now take quick action to deliver
Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (D-CT), Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), and Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K. Davis (D-IL) announced that the Social Security Administration (SSA) had sent missing payment files to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that have been holding up stimulus payments to tens of millions of Americans.
Yesterday evening, the chairs gave SSA Commissioner Andrew Saul 24 hours to send the files to free up stimulus payments to waiting Americans.
"The Social Security Administration has notified us that at 8:48 this morning, the agency has transmitted the necessary payment files to the IRS that have been blocking the sending of stimulus payments to nearly 30,000,000 Americans. We are gratified that the SSA leadership finally recognized the urgency of the moment and acted swiftly on our ultimatum. None of this would be possible without the hard work of SSA’s dedicated public servants and leadership from the White House. The landmark American Rescue Plan was enacted by Congress and signed by President Biden to provide relief to Americans struggling to survive the pandemic. The delays imposed by Commissioner Saul defied congressional intent and imposed needless anxiety and pain on taxpayers. Now the IRS needs to do its job and get these overdue payments out to suffering Americans. Further delays will not be tolerated by this Committee.”