Social Security Recipients Do Not Need to File to Receive Economic Impact Payments

After the initial announcement of the economic impact payments, the IRS stated that Social Security recipients would need to file a simple return to receive their recovery rebate. However, the Treasury Department announced in a press release on April 1, 2020 that Social Security recipients would receive their economic impact payment automatically without a requirement to file anything. Payments to Social Security recipients will be direct deposited or paid by check, in the same manner they receive their Social Security benefits.