Most Americans received stimulus payments during Coronavirus because they had filed a federal income tax return in the previous year. If you missed receiving payments because you didn’t file a tax return, there is still time to claim your payments. check out this link to the Social Security website: https://www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/eip/?utm_campaign=ocomm-eip-22&utm_content=t2-learn-more&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
A new non-filer sign-up tool is available if you do not usually file a tax return to claim the Child Tax Credit (CTC), and missing Economic Impact Payments, known as stimulus payments.
- Social Security excludes the Child Tax Credit as income and resources for 12 months when considering a person’s eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and monthly SSI payment amount.
- Social Security does not count Economic Impact Payments and certain other disaster assistance against your eligibility for SSI or your SSI amount.
Source: Financial Planning for Women