This section explains which SSI recipients are eligible to receive the $250 Economic
Recovery Payment (ERP) provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
(ARRA) GN 02820.001. SSI recipients, who were due a Federal SSI cash payment for any month in the 3-month
period prior to enactment (i.e., November 2008, December 2008, and January 2009),
may receive an ERP. Concurrent Social Security and SSI beneficiaries only receive
a single one-time $250 payment.
SSA will send notices in April 2009 to recipients who can receive an ERP in May 2009.
When there is a representative payee, SSA will send the notice to the representative
payee and not the recipient. The Department of Treasury (DT) will issue the first
$250 payments throughout May 2009.
This section also explains how to answer recipient inquiries about the ERP using the
new Economic Recovery List Query (ERLQ) system and the Supplemental Security Record