Most recipients of government programs will receive stimulus payments automatically.
Most likely, recipients of government programs such as the Social Security Administration (SSI and SSDI) will receive the third $1,400 stimulus check expected to be approved soon in the U.S. Congress in the same way they received the previous ones.
Most recipients of these programs receive their stimulus payments automatically without any additional paperwork, as government officials have their personal information on file and use it to send them regular benefit payments.
“Most Social Security retirement and disability beneficiaries, railroad retirees and those receiving veterans’ benefits need to do absolutely nothing to receive a payment. Earlier this year, the IRS worked directly with the relevant federal agencies to obtain the information needed to send the new payments in the same way benefits are normally paid for this group. For eligible individuals in this group who did not receive a payment for any reason, they can file a 2020 tax return,” details a statement on the IRS website about the so-called Economic Impact Payments.
Those with direct deposit will receive the checks first.
The past stimulus checks of $1,200 and $600, respectively, went first to federal program recipients with direct deposit.
Direct Express Benefit Card
Another way some of these individuals received their checks was through their Direct Express card, the same card into which their federal funds are deposited.
If recipients did not receive their aid in their bank account or on their Direct Express card, the IRS processed the funds by paper check sent to their mailbox.
As part of the second round, the IRS indicated on its website that recipients of programs such as SSI and SSDI would receive the money the same way they received the first. The same is expected to apply with the third check that is currently being evaluated as part of the “Economic Rescue Plan” being pushed by the Joe Biden Administration.