For those who receive SSI, or Supplemental Security Income, a few extra steps will be necessary to get the $500 per child credit as part of the Economic Impact Payment in the federal stimulus package rolled out in March.
Across New York more than 630,000 residents receive SSI.
Here are the parameters for ensuring that you receive all eligible funds:
– If you receive SSI and have not filed a tax return, go to the IRS’ non-filer web form, which is available at IRS.gov.
– Provide the information the federal government is looking for regarding dependents that qualify.
The deadline for getting that information to the IRS is May 5th.