Economic Stimulus Information for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Beneficiaries
Individuals who are receiving SSI need to be aware of several key
elements related to the stimulus payment:
Stimulus payments are NOT taxable.
Stimulus payments received by the individual that are
initiated through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic
Security Act (CARES Act) will not counts as income in the
calculation of the individual’s SSI amount for that month (26
U.S. Code § 6409).
Stimulus payments will not be counted as “resources” for a
twelve month period following the receipt of the funds (26 U.S.
Code § 6409).
I am not typically required to file a tax return. Can I still
receive my payment?
NO. You must file what is called a $0
dollar tax return.