Capitol Correspondence - 05.19.20

Individuals with Representative Payees Will Receive COVID-19 CARES Act-Authorized Economic Impact Payments at the End of May

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As announced by the Social Security Administration (SSA):

“Beneficiaries who have their regular monthly payments managed for them by another person, called a representative payee, will begin receiving their EIPs from the IRS in late May. 

Special rules apply to beneficiaries living in the U.S. territories: American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In general, the tax authority in each territory, not the IRS, will pay the EIP to eligible residents based on information the IRS will provide to the territories. It is anticipated that beneficiaries in the territories could begin receiving their EIP in early June.

For the territories, people should contact their local tax authority with questions about these payments. Please note their website may use the term ‘Economic Impact Payment’ or ‘stimulus payment’.”

The bigger picture: As part of its coalition efforts with the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), ANCOR has been advocating to ensure the $1,200 per-person “Economic Impact Payments” are accessible to people with disabilities and distributed to them in a timely manner. In addition, we are supporting advocacy to make parents of dependent adults with disabilities eligible for additional $500 stimulus payments – currently, only parents with child dependents are eligible.