Supplemental Security Income recipients without dependent children should have received stimulus payments automatically, without having to file any additional paperwork. The same is true for people who receive Compensation and Pension benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
What about veterans, dependents and members of SSI and SSDI programs?
Social Security recipients and retired railroad workers who weren’t required to file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 were eligible for the first two stimulus payments — and weren’t required to file a tax return to get their check, according to the IRS. The payments were based on information contained in their 1099 benefit statements, with no additional paperwork required.
People who are part of the Social Security Disability Insurance program who weren’t required to file tax returns for 2018 or 2019 should also have automatically received a first and second stimulus payment. (Find out more about how SSDI impacts stimulus payments here.) If you didn’t receive all or part of your money, you’ll need to claim it as a Recovery Rebate Credit.