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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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Yes we do matter and I hope. We get that money.. it’s not fair if we don’t.. I paid taxes my whole life. And I can’t work anymore. I hope the government does the right thing

I completely agree, I can barely pay my bills. I have worked since I was 15 and had a cancerous brain tumor. I think we need it to.

I totally agree with you, I got sick, which happens, and had to stop working. I use to own a house and made more money than my husband, now my husband is my EX, and I am on SSI Disability, and it is hard to make ends meet. I am lucky if I have $1 left at the end of the month. If we SSI recipients don't get a check, I will feel that this country abandoned us at this terrible time when we needed help the most, and it is not right!!, especially if immigrants get a check, and us SSI people don't!!. I have to say, if I don't l get a check from this stimulus bill, I will end up hating this country!!. I have to get enough stuff to eat and use so that I won't have to go out and possibly get that virus, how am I going to do that without any help!!?.

yes they always forget about us who receive gov. checks . but hell I worked my whole life at minimum wage and my checks aren't that big .

Totally agree. SSI recipients should have been included. They are the hardest hit and the most vulnerable amongst us.

I agree. I am on ssdi. I hope I get one. I'm homeless. I stay in hotels when I can. I stay in my car also. I need help.

The poor of the poorest don't file taxes, I believe if you make under 25 000.00 your not required, the people who need it the most sound like they will not receive checks
All senior need to band together if Congress pass this we will vote for the other party they will not win the election if they forget about us please pass on

I certainly hope they Old Boys of Washington DC, are not forgetting about the old boys and girls that paid their dues. I hope seniors will be getting a check. We vote you know. This would be quite a mistake if you discriminate against your own Americans.

Will I get a stimulous check from the government because I am waiting for a decision from SSI. I have not been awarded permanent disability yet and therefore can not work either. I need help. This money from the government would really help me at this time. I hope they make the right decision and give people like me a check too. We need help as bad as the next person

Amazing. I worked for 47 years. Then Bam. Got a stroke. Now that our goverment looks like we {ssdi} dont get stimulus check. If our pres does not give stimulus check ,i will make sure i do not vote this time for him. Simple

I heard on MSNBC yesterday , if you did NOT file taxes in 2018 or 2019 you won't be issued a check unless u file a tax return even if you didn't make enough money to have to file. They will issue checks only to those who have a tax return on file .

I haven't been able to verify this yet. Can anyone confirm it?

Do wet all get checks who are on ssi disability.

Those most affected are most likely to receive the check. Job losses businesses shut down ect. Those on disability it has not effected as much as those working. I know from experience i was on disability at one point you disability check deposit is not effected by this pandemic. People like me that have lost their job are the ones that suffer most when your income is brought to 0 overnight it hurts your ability to provide for your family and loved ones. Im not saying you won't get it but its not likely you will see 1200 I've read some of the bills trying to be passed 75000 and under down to 2500 earned income get the 1200 stimulus checks. You may get 600 but don't get your hopes up because your income is already federal based and not interrupted by covid19.

Will SSI get disability relief

Will people on SSI disability get the $1,200 soon ?

Yes I believe everyone is getting the check. But why people who didn't work to begin with aren't out of work so why should they get it.

Do I received a stimulus check I'm disabled

How long we got to wait on our Sims check if I was on SSI

I am on SSI for 6 year when do I get my money

I am still waiting for my similous money i am retired and draw acheck from social security no ne wants to talk retired social security when can we expect our money

How long did it take for you to get your check you should get it in the mail direct deposit

I got a letter from government about taking my money for back child support but child support did not get money so when will I get my money

What about the baby boomers on ss checks do we get a checks?

How come I did not get my stimulants check

will i get stimulus check

Are people on Disability getting stimulus checks and how much

Are SSDI getting help with a check.

My sister carried me as a dependent but I also receive Ssdi will I get a check

Will people on disability get a stimulus check?

Can the people get the C19 relif
If the aren’t working
And no make taxes, because are getting social security benefits?

Are people on social security getting checks

are people on ss getting cks

I receive social security and IRA, will I get a check?

Don't think so

people on Soc Sec get a check

I don't file taxes anymore. Social Security checks . But I have 2 grandkids living with ud. Would we get a check?

My husband and I are living on social security. Will we get a stimulus check?

pay my rent with my social security check and I would use a stimulus check.

As of today, there are no confirmed details about any stimulus money. Watch for updates from trusted news sources to find the latest.

Will I get a check im on SSI hopefully we all can

Will those on disability be receiving a stimulant check also

Everyone I know that draws disability got their kicks today but they still no word on mine I don't file taxes I wonder if that's what the delay is

I’ll people on social security get checks and do we have to fill out anything soecialW

Would I be eligible for check being on ssi and having to pay extra for food and my utilities are more

I hope the disabled get a check. Ive had to buy all kinds of cleaning supplies, masks, gloves etc. It would be nice especially if they want our vote.

I'm on ssdi but, font expect a check. Your supplies do not add up to that much. Money needs to go to those who lost thier jobs

Just sad very sad not every one lives like you some have kids to take care of some receive ssi and work another job and still can’t pay bills right now everyone is in need and if your not just pray for other and keep it moving

But there’s no such thing as “ trusted news sites”

Well my son was disability when 17 but when he turn 18 his SSI stop he is blind in one eye and he still in school sence SSI STOP HIS CHECK CAN HE STILL GET IT.

Will single stay at home moms be able to get the stimulus check?

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