One Time $250 Rebate Comes From Social Security, Not IRS


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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This law provides for a one-time economic recovery payment of $250 to people who get certain types of Federal benefits.

Who will receive the one-time $250 economic recovery payment?
The law provides for a one-time payment for certain individuals who receive Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Railroad Retirement and Veterans benefits. If you were eligible for one of these benefits at any time during the months of November 2008, December 2008 or January 2009, you may be eligible for the one-time payment. To receive the payment, your address of record must be in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, or the Northern Mariana Islands.

This $250 Is NOT the Recovery Rebate.

This is NOT the Economic Stimulus.

This has NOTHING TO DO with your Tax Return.

This law provides for a one-time economic recovery payment of $250 to people who get certain types of Federal benefits.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — About 52 million Social Security recipients started receiving $250 economic recovery checks Thursday, including many who will have to repay the money at tax time next year — either through a smaller refund or a larger tax bill.

Payments to Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will begin going out this week. Social Security recipient checks will be mailed out in batches over a four-week period starting today. To receive payments, individuals must have been eligible for benefits during November 2008, December 2008 or January 2009. If an individual receives payment from more than one of these agencies, they will receive one payment of $250.

social-security-identity-fraudWatch out for scams, criminal attempts to get your personal information, your social security number or get you to pay someone to get your money for you.  Be suspicious of anyone claiming they can make it easier for you to get your money.  BLAH!  Your $250 will be sent exactly the same way your regular benefit check or deposit always arrives.  The less you know about this payment, the more vulnerable you are.

What should I do if someone calls or E-mails me asking for personal information to process my payment?

Do not provide your personal information to anyone requesting it to process your payment. If you are unsure about the identity of someone claiming to be a Social Security employee, call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) to verify the call. You may report suspicious activity involving Social Security programs and operations to the Social Security Fraud Hotline website or call 1-800-269-0271 (TTY 1-866-501-2101).

IRS Offers Tips to Avoid Recovery Rebate Credit Confusion

The Internal Revenue Service issued tax withholding tables in February designed to distribute the new tax credit by increasing workers’ pay a few dollars a week. However, the tables could cause millions of taxpayers to get hundreds of dollars more than they are entitled to under the credit, money that the IRS will recoup at tax time next year.

At-risk taxpayers include married couples in which both spouses work, workers with more than one job, as well as Social Security recipients with jobs that provide taxable income.

Retirees who have federal income taxes withheld from pension benefits also are getting an income boost as a result of the new withholding tables. However, pension benefits are not earned income, so they don’t qualify for the tax credit.

The IRS is close to issuing updated withholding tables for pension plans, to help retirees ensure they are withholding sufficient taxes from their payments, said IRS spokesman Terry Lemons.

20 comments to One Time $250 Rebate Comes From Social Security, Not IRS

  • Kathy:

    The $250.00 was a one time event in 2009 from social security. Your husband should call them and ask why he did not receive the money. I have no answers for you regarding your benefits.

  • Kathy

    When will my husband see his $250 check…it is already August 11th 2010 and still no check…His address and all is the same…

  • Kim:
    I am not aware of any. You could check the Social Security web site or contact your local social security office.

  • kim

    Is there or is there not another rebate of $250.00 for SSI and SSDI people this month of Dec 09

  • Robert R Mau

    Have not received any money. 7/31/09 Bob Mau

  • That seems too good to be true, don’t you think?

  • TheMan, What do want explained? This was just an extra check was sent to people who already get Social Security or Disability.

    Daniel, If your mom receives SSI or SSA already, then her extra $250 was already sent by SSI or SSA.

  • Daniel

    Here is one for ya, I was trying to find a site that showed the 09 delivery schedule for the rebate check, “can’t find one” all i find is07-08 rebate sites, SUCKS!!!My mom’s finances are done through “Genusis” and she is disabled through MHMR…Genusis says they sent the check to mhmr…and mhmr knows, “Nada!” Just throwin it out there to the free peeps, for some feedback…I gots to help my mama…

  • Can anyone explain that to me in layman’s terms?

  • KC, if you really believe all that nonsense, there is no help for you.

  • KC

    Ya’ll are a bunch of dummy’s, when is the last time you seen a politician follow through with anything? Other than screwing the working man? We have a Muslin for a president and he won’t even come accross with his birth certificate. NOW! Keep trusting in the people that you put into office, and you will get the same thing over and over again, LIES!

  • KC

    You see how this works? Obama is for the blacks and DEADBEATS, so therefore I’m going to keep working my ass off so the ones that don’t or no longer work reep the profits. Enjoy your Damd measely $250 bucks!!!

  • Will you tell me when I will reecive my check as of this daate I have not received it and also my wife Barbara Drew has not gotten her so will you tell me when it will be deposit in my account – thanks

  • TheMan, tsk tsk, if you can’t make a real comment you just look silly. Are you asking a question or just learning to type?

  • I don’t get it. How does something like that work?

  • In big brown bold letters on the article above:
    “Your $250 will be sent exactly the same way your regular benefit check or deposit always arrives.”

  • Anonymous

    wen would fla get there payment

  • In big brown bold letters on the article above:
    “Your $250 will be sent exactly the same way your regular benefit check or deposit always arrives.”

  • Anonymous