Feds Clarify That Stimulus Does Not Count Against SSI



At the end of last month, the Social Security Administration (SSA) released a pair of guidance documents stating that all stimulus checks, including California’s stimulus payments, in addition to unemployment insurance payments and other COVID-related relief are “disaster assistance” and so are not to be counted as either an asset or a resource with regards to SSI. The guidance should serve to clarify any uncertainties about whether any of these relief payments jeopardize SSI and SSP payments. The guidances can be viewed at:
EM-20014 REV 3: https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/reference.nsf/links/07232021123646PM
EM-21050: https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/reference.nsf/links/07232021011154PM

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