- ADDITIONAL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Am I eligible for an Economic Impact Payment if I receive SSI or SSDI and do not have other income?
You do not have to be earning income as an employee of a company or from any other source in addition to your Social Security payment. However, if you are listed as a dependent on someone else’s federal tax return, you may not be eligible.
Does the Economic Impact Payment affect Social Security benefit payments (SSI or SSDI)?
The Economic Impact Payment is not considered income, so it will not impact eligibility for SSI or SSDI. It is not considered a resource for 12 months so it will not impact the amount of your SSI benefit.
If my Social Security Administration (SSA) representative payee receives my Economic Impact Payment, are they required to turn over the entire amount to me?
On May 1, 2020, SSA confirmed that an Economic Impact Payment is not subject to Representative Payee (RP) oversight because an RP is only responsible for managing SSA or SSI benefits. If you receive an EIP, the RP is required to turn the EIP over to you. An RP should discuss the EIP with you and, if you want to use it independently, the RP should provide it to you. Outside of their role as an RP, they can help you to use your Economic Impact Payment in a specific manner or save it for you if that is your choice.