Retention Date: January 22, 2022
|Intended Audience:||All Sites|
|Originating Office:||DCBFM OFPO|
|Title:||Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Economic Impact Payment (EIP) Notice|
|Type:||EM - Emergency Messages|
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This Emergency Message (EM) provides information on the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Economic Impact Payment (EIP) Notice.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) developed a notice to go to approximately 8.7 million Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients as part of an overall public relations outreach campaign by Federal Government agencies. The purpose of the notice is to inform SSI recipients how they can claim missing Economic Impact Payments (EIP) or additional amounts they may be due through the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit.
Individuals who did not receive their EIPs, or less than they should have received, must file a 2020 tax return with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to receive those missing payments from the IRS.
The notice will also provide where the SSI recipients can find information about the Child Tax Credits being offered through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
The notices are scheduled to be released beginning in late July 2021 and conclude in mid-September 2021.
C. Content of the notice and how to respond to inquiries
The content of the notice provides tax information and directs SSI recipients to contact the IRS with any questions. As the notice does not provide SSI programmatic information, it is not available in the Online Retrieval System for review. Examples of the notice are provided in subsection D of this emergency message.
If a recipient of the notice contacts SSA with questions about the SSI EIP notice content, SSA employees should refer the recipient to contact the IRS. Only the IRS can answer questions about EIPs and tax-related topics.
- For EIP questions, advise the recipient of the notice to visit www.irs.gov/eip or call the IRS EIP hotline at 800-919-9835.
- For tax-related questions, advise the recipient of the notice to visit www.irs.gov/help/ita or call 800-829-1040.
English Version of the SSI EIP Notice:
English Version of SSI EIP.pdf
Spanish Version of the SSI EIP Notice:
Spanish Version of SSI EIP.pdf
EM-21049 - Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Economic Impact Payment (EIP) Notice - 07/22/2021