Tabak Law wants to be your source for consistent and reliable information regarding how you may be affected by the CARES Act and the accompanying stimulus payments.

In summary, the CARES Act provides eligible individuals a one-time payment up to $1,200 for a single filer and $2,400 for joint filers in addition to $500 per child. This includes those receiving Social Security benefits for retirement, disability (SSDI) and supplemental security income (SSI).

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Below please find a summary of frequently asked questions regarding the CARES Act:

  •  I’m on Social Security disability, do I get a check?”
    • Yes. You can still qualify for the stimulus payment even if you receive Social Security benefits. That includes income from disability, SSI, and retirement.
    • The following people are not eligible for stimulus payments:
      • Individuals with an adjusted gross income over $99,000
      • Nonresident aliens
      • Dependents*


  • How much will my check be $$$?

    • Those receiving supplemental security income (SSI) will receive the full $1,200 stimulus benefit. If you are married, both and your spouse will receive a $1,200 payment.
      • If you have children, you’ll get an additional $500 for each child age 16 or under that you claim as a dependent.
    • For those on social security retirement or SSDI, the government will use information from your Form SSA-1099 Social Security Benefit Statement, Form RRB-1099 Social Security Equivalent Benefit Statement, or a tax return to determine how much you qualify for.
  • “I’m on Social Security and I don’t file taxes. Do I have to file now to get the stimulus?”

    • No you do not. If you are not normally required to file a tax return, because your income is below the threshold – then you do not need to file one now just to get a stimulus check.
    • The government will use the information from your Social Security forms to determine how much you qualify for and where to send your payment. You don’t need to take any action. Just make sure your information including direct deposit is up to date with the SSA.
  • Do I have to pay the government back?

    • Extremely unlikely, the stimulus payments are going to be treated as an advanced tax credit, because it is a credit you do not have to pay taxes on it either.
  • When will I get my stimulus check?

    • U.S. Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin, said that he expected for most people to see payments within three weeks from the time the bill was passed. An official delivery schedule has not been announced yet.
  • How will I receive my stimulus money?

    • Your stimulus payment will be sent to you the same way you receive your Social Security benefits – either by mail or direct deposit. The government will use the information on your Social Security form to determine how and where to deliver your money. If the IRS has your direct deposit information on file, the payment will be sent straight to that account. If not, a physical check will be delivered to your mailing address.

Contact A Disability Lawyer At Tabak Law For Help With Your Social Security Disability Questions

At Tabak Law, we are available to the people that need it most, during these stressful and confusion times we would love the opportunity to help you receive the benefits you deserve. If you have questions concerning, directly or indirectly, Social Security Disability, then contact Tabak Law now.

-Attorney Alex E Eichhorn

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