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Social Security recipients who don’t usually file tax returns will automatically get $1,200 payments, Treasury says in reversal | April 2, 2020

The Treasury announced late Wednesday that Social Security beneficiaries who typically do not file a tax return will automatically get the $1,200 payment.

The announcement is a reversal from earlier in the week when the Internal Revenue Service said everyone would need to file some sort of tax return in order to qualify for the payments. Democrats and some Republicans criticized the IRS for requiring so many extra hurdles for this vulnerable population to get aid when the government already has their information on file.


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  1. I absolutely adore your posts. It helps to know there that there is someone has our back.

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    Comment by Martha Garrett — April 2, 2020 @ 1:55 PM

  2. Thanks, Martha. Glad if I can help in some way!


    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — April 2, 2020 @ 2:04 PM

    • Phylis,
      Like I always told you, sacrificing your precious time, resources & knowledge in the service of your fellow human beings in desperate need of information & support to survive & overcome the hardships beyond epilepsy, you’re doing a whole lot of good more than you will ever come to know in a lifetime.
      Finally, having cleared up the complicated & confusing IRS requirements & misinformation, let’s hope the ever-shifting stimulus aid eligibility policy is permanently resolved to stay in place for now.
      Thank you for your persistent endeavor to untangle the mystery behind the bureaucratic nightmare.

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      Comment by BahreNegash Eritrea — April 2, 2020 @ 4:34 PM

      • I feel like a detective! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

        Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — April 2, 2020 @ 5:50 PM

      • Covering a whole lot more medical information & social hardships, trust me, you’re a whole lot more bigger than detectives following leads & tracking traces.

        Liked by 1 person

        Comment by BahreNegash Eritrea — April 2, 2020 @ 6:32 PM

  3. Thank you! Was so worried about that.

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    Comment by Jamie Hensley — April 2, 2020 @ 4:53 PM

  4. IRS to start issuing coronavirus payments on April 9, but some Americans won’t receive checks until September, agency plan says

    The Trump administration is rushing to issue the payments to millions of Americans as quickly as possible, but it will take months to mail checks to many Americans that don’t have bank accounts on file with the government. The government will prioritize checks for lower-income Americans first, according to the plan.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — April 2, 2020 @ 6:33 PM

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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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