On 10 April 2020, the IRS released a new electronic portal to assist people on SSI, recipients of certain VA benefits, and other non-filers in receiving their stimulus payments. Veterans receiving benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs for VA disability benefits, pensions, and survivors’ benefits will be treated the same as those receiving SS, SSDI, SSI benefits and do qualify for stimulus checks. For instance, a veteran whose only income is a veterans’ disability payment is eligible as long as they are not the dependent of another taxpayer. See non-filer instructions below.
Non-Filers: If you receive Veterans disability compensation, a pension, or survivor benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or your income level does not require you to file a tax return, then you need to submit information to the IRS to receive an Economic Impact Payment. Get started here: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments
- Had gross income that did not exceed $12,200 ($24,400 for married couples) for 2019
- Were not otherwise required to file a federal income tax return for 2019, and didn’t plan to
Senior citizens who receive social security and SSDI payments can receive a stimulus check. Individuals with $0 of income are eligible for a rebate so long as they are not the dependent of another taxpayer and have a work-eligible SSN. There is no qualifying income requirement. Payments will automatically be deposited into their bank accounts, and DO NOT need to take any action. For those who have qualifying children, they can take an additional step to receive $500 per qualifying child.