The emergence of COVID-19 has affected individuals all over the United States in many different ways. While 4.19 million people have been infected with the disease, those that have not contracted it have still had their lives altered through job losses and other factors.
Due to the severe economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has issued an economic impact payment to all qualifying individuals – and more are likely on the way in the near future. While the payments don’t cover all expenses for individuals, they do provide a small boost for those really struggling during this time. And there is the possibility of COVID-related long-term effects to qualify someone for social security disability in the future.
COVID Economic Impact Payments and SSD/SSI
One of the concerns that has come up for those already getting by while receiving social security disability payments is if they still qualify for an economic impact payment.
The short answer is yes, an individual can receive SSD and still qualify and receive an economic impact payment. The IRS has processed most of the payments for social security disability payment recipients whether they did or did not file a tax return in 2018 or 2019. This information is different if individuals currently live outside of the United States.
Individuals currently receiving SSI may have a different set of concerns around their qualifications and income amounts. Luckily, the economic impact payments are not being considered as income and the payments are excluded from resources for 12 months.
In addition, the IRS has processed most of the economic impact payments for those receiving SSI who are also receiving social security.
Tabak Law, specializing in social security disability and based in Milwaukee, serving the entire United States, is here for your needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. As mentioned above, those suffering long-term effects from COVID-19 – many of which are still unknown – will likely be eligible for social security disability in the future if they are unable to work due to the effects. Get in touch with the professionals at Tabak Law today to learn more about SSD, SSI and if you have been denied benefits. Call 844-432-0114 or fill out a form on this site for immediate assistance.