If you’ve been anxiously waiting for the second stimulus check, we don’t blame you. Most Americans have been wishing for one for months now, and a lot of people are still more than a little confused as to what to expect.
If you’re a Social Security recipient and you’re still unsure of all the rules, it’s no wonder. For you, they’re a little bit different. With some luck, today’s article will help point you in the right direction.
Today, we’ve decided to look at the 10 most important things you need to know about the second stimulus check if you’re a Social Security recipient so that you don’t have to keep scouring the internet for all the details.
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The IRS is Working with the Social Security Administration
For most Americans, the IRS uses two methods to gather information in order to process and send a second stimulus check. The most widely used method is checking their 2019 tax return, but the IRS can also use information collected from online tools released last year- tools that helped with the delivery of the first round of stimulus checks.
OK, but what about Seniors who are taking Social Security benefits? If you didn’t file a tax return in 2019, then the IRS will get the information it needs straight from the Social Security Administration and other agencies or government departments for non-filers who receive, Supplemental Security Income, Railroad Retirement benefits, survivor or disability benefits, and some veteran benefits.
Due to this being the second round of checks, the process through which the IRS gathers information, and the process through which you’ll receive your money will be much smoother. For example, if you were unsure if you were going to get the first round back in April, there’s no need to worry now as the process isn’t nearly as convoluted as last year.