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For anyone that has received Social Security benefits of any kind and did not file taxes in 2018 or 2019 and they have dependent children under age 17, they need to go to the link https://patch.com/massachusetts/medfield/new-guidance-covdi-19-economic-impact-payments and follow the instructions for nonfilers. This will be the easiest way for them to get the $500 payment for each child. It says this should be done as soon as possible. This is includes individuals receiving SSDI, SSI, and retirement who have dependents.
If they receive SSDI or retirement benefits and do not have dependent children under age 17, they will not have to do anything. The payment will be deposited just like their monthly check.
Everyone will receive a letter from the IRS within 15 days after the check is deposited.
As for individuals who receive SSI and do not have dependent children, the Treasury department is still working on the best way to get payments to them.
Please read the article and information at the IRS link.