SSI, SSDI and stimulus checks: What you should know

If a new bill passes and you’re part of the Supplemental Security Income or the Social Security Disability Insurance program, you’ll likely be eligible for a second stimulus check.


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Americans are watching to see if the talks to pass a new economic relief bill will deliver a second stimulus check. Once it does at some point after the Nov. 3 election — if it does — the rules that decide who gets stimulus money, the timeline for sending payments and the size of the checks could also determine what changes and what stays the same for a wide group of people.

The requirements are anything but a one-size-fits-all solution, and they differ for young adults, older adults and retirees and recipients of Supplemental Security Income and/or Social Security Disability Insurance. But if you participate in the SSI or SSDI program, you’re likely to be eligible to get a second stimulus check. (if you think you qualified for the first stimulus check, but don’t normally file federal taxes, you have a Nov. 21 deadline to file a claim for payment.)

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