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Please visit Coronavirus stimulus payment scams: What you need to know for the most recent information.

As the Coronavirus takes a growing toll on people’s pocketbooks, there are reports that the government will soon be sending money by check or direct deposit to each of us. The details are still being worked out, but there are a few really important things to know, no matter what this looks like.

1. The government will not ask you to pay anything up front to get this money. No fees. No charges. No nothing.

2. The government will not call to ask for your Social Security number, bank account, or credit card number. Anyone who does is a scammer.

3. These reports of checks aren’t yet a reality. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now is a scammer.

Look, normally we’d wait to know what the payment plan looks like before we put out a message like this. But these aren’t normal times. And we predict that the scammers are gearing up to take advantage of this.

So, remember: no matter what this payment winds up being, only scammers will ask you to pay to get it. If you spot one of these scams, please tell the Federal Trade Commission: www.ftc.gov/complaint. We’re doing our best to stop these scammers in their tracks, and your report will help.

Keep up to date with the latest Coronavirus-related scams at www.ftc.gov/coronavirus or by signing up to get these consumer alerts. 

Updated link added on April 21, 2020.

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will seniors on social Security recieve checks

my wife both live on my ssi .less than 30t per year.and did not file 2019.will we still get a check ?

AM RECIEVING SOCIAL SECURITY NOW FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS WILL I GET FINANCIAL HELP FROM THE GOVERMENT

Will I a senior on social security originally on disability receive the stimulus check ? It is sorely needed

I receive SSI am I eligible for relief

sadly no those of us on ssi will not receive stimulus money

Don’t know where you receive your information but it’s my understanding that all Americans get it.

I heard everyone gets it too but not the same amount. Some get more some get less.

I don't kniw how to fill out income taxes I tried on line today!
I live on SSDI
that's it !
Did I ruin my chances of getting a gov check??

"working" americans

I believe we all do.

You will get a check! If you have direct deposit it will be sent there, if not a paper check will be sent! Got the info from a tax prep friend from IRS!

What about people on ssi that have a direct Express card?!!

If you make under $75,000. You will receive a stimulus check.

I'm on SSI retired will I get a stimulus check

Nonsense, of couse SSI folks get it

I am on SSI, and I saw the stimulus package was approved, but I did not file taxes because of low income. I am curious if I will get a stimulus check? I am curious if you have any merit.

Yes we will, that's for SSI recipient's also

Yes u will no taxes they will use other methods in case u don't file a return and don't receive any money from a Fed agency . This has affected the world and every American in some way including retired disabled low or no income

How do you know this being I can't find that info anywhere if it's true site where you got the info from?

I SEE a lot of MISINFORMATION. Bottom line "EVERY ONE" WILL receive $1200 & CHILDREN $500, UNLESS you make OVER $74.000. It is called a STIMULUS because it is DESIGNED to "stimulate OUR economy which "WOULD" go way of a THIRD WORLD country otherwise.Why do people have such as HARD TIME "getting it" I'm awake,"NOT...LOL WOKE"...

Because they say "most" to begin with. In addition nothing is cut & dry in this world & often the underdogs are forgotten.

how do you know this??

Yes you will. They just announced it on GMA and the Today show.

The bill specifically says anyone who has filed a
“Form SSA-1099, Social Security Benefit Statement, or Form RRB-1099, Social Security Equivalent Benefit Statement.” qualifies. That being said, it hasn’t passed the House or been thru the compromise committee to be sent on to the White House. Things can change until that happens.

Splasher hope your well and healthy. Do you know if these checks are coming from the federal government or state and is it based on filing federal taxes or state? Any advise would be great thanks and be well..

You dont know that yet!

Yes you will recieve a check.

How do you know that?

Where did you get your answer from how do you know the answer is a firm no. I’d like to see that in writing

Yes, we will.

Yes if you collect s so or disability you will also be getting a check

I pray to God those receiving SSI in any fashion are on the list! I am disabled with wife and 2 1/2 year old daughter. My wife is in school. If we do not receive a relief check from Government we are gonna have BAD issues ahead. Please do not put people in fear more than they already are without actually knowing for a fact first.

That’s not true. People that receive Social Security benefits are entitled, so do your research.

SSI and ssdi I heard and read will recieve stimulus check as well.

He never said that there not entitled to there citizens as well . Bet I'm one of the problems. But it did say certain income brackets. I'm hungry to aren't we ..V.eterans and dv

I'm on SSI and I read on the 27th of March that recipients of SSI would be receiving a stimulus check why wouldn't we also receive one that's not fair can if not. We are struggling too. I spend down to the very penny on my bills aND usually have to go without the last 8 days of the month how is it fair that we don't receive olive off approximately9,700 for a full year 365 days I do love to see see one the onesvtha to are gonna a get that check try and do what I do I'm struggling every month got quarinterned outta nowhere can't go to food shop and I have no one to help me. Do tell me what I do? It's sad very sad I pray God forgive the and their ignorance too towards others.

Those on SSI will receive stimulus checks or all over the news

Will people on disability qualify for stimulus check?

I'm on disability am I getting a check?

Are people on ssdgoing to get a stimulus

Does my stimulus check go on my direct Express card issued by social security

When do I get my stimulus money on my direct deposit on my card I draw ssi so when will you receive it

When will people on disability receive the spend that check

Will I be able to receive a stimulas check if I am on SSI

My common law husband is on ssi. And i get 91.50. A month from welfare. Are going to get a check..im 60 years old. And all my funds are gone buying medicine. They charging us for lysol spray i pay 14.99 for the 12.05 ounces.and clorox and all kind of things to have to try to fight the virus.. Obama gave everybody a check.the ssi the welfare..everybody..thank you for listening to my needs....

Why is it ssi don't get stimulus?

Im on Social Security Disability will I or anyone on SSDI recieve the $1,200. Thank you very much

Because those on SSI are not required to pay taxes on the checks they receive.

Will I be getting a stimulus check even though get disability

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