As we reported last week, there has been a lot of confusion about weather or not people receiving SSI and certain Veterans Administration benefits would need to file tax returns to receive the one time $1200 Economic Impact Payment from the CARES Act. Last Friday the IRS released a new electronic portal to assist people on SSI and other non-filers in receiving their stimulus payments.
Individuals can go to the IRS portal, enter their personal information, and that information will be utilized to send them a stimulus payment. This is still a burden on people with disabilities and the people who support them, especially those with limited internet access, so advocacy efforts continue to simplify the process.
To learn more about the Economic Impact Payments, also called Recovery Rebates, read this one page fact sheet.