Social Security Recipients’ Stimulus Payments Coming by Next Week, Treasury Says
WASHINGTON—The next big chunk of stimulus payments—for Social Security beneficiaries—should reach bank accounts by next week, the Treasury Department said on Tuesday.
The payments of up to $1,400 per person come from the $1.9 trillion law signed by President Biden earlier this month. Most taxpayers have already received their money, but the payments to Social Security recipients who don’t file tax returns were moving more slowly as the Internal Revenue Service was waiting for data from the Social Security Administration.
The payments should arrive in bank accounts and recipients’ existing federal Direct Express cards by April 7, the government said.
House Democrats had been pressing the government to move faster to provide the money, pushing the Social Security Administration last week to send the necessary information to the IRS, which then checks those lists against its databases. This latest group getting money includes people who receive Social Security, Supplemental Security Income and Railroad Retirement Board benefits.
The updated information won’t appear on the “Get My Payment” tool on the IRS website until this weekend.