Social Security Recipients: No Need To File A Tax Return To Receive A Stimulus Check

Pamela Kweller RSSA Staff


On April 1, 2020 the U.S. Department of Treasury declared that Social Security recipients who do not typically file tax returns will not need to file any type of tax return in order to receive a stimulus check. 

You may be wondering how the IRS will have the information needed to receive a stimulus check without a tax return. The IRS will use the information from an individual’s SSA-1099 and RRB-1099.

Economic Impact Payments (stimulus checks) will be distributed via direct deposit or by paper check, depending on how you typically receive your Social Security benefits.

For more questions and answers on stimulus checks, visit Stimulus Checks: Most Common Questions Answered


Department of Treasury Press Release