Larson Applauds IRS Announcement that Social Security Beneficiaries Will Receive Stimulus Payments on April 7
Hartford, CT – Today, House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (D-CT) applauded the announcement from the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries who do not need to file taxes will receive their stimulus payments from the American Rescue Plan on April 7th.
“After almost a month-long wait, I’m glad that Social Security and SSI beneficiaries will finally be receiving their stimulus payments from the American Rescue Plan. While I’m disappointed that these payments were held up, I’m grateful to those who have worked to get them into people’s pockets,” said Larson.
On March 22nd, Larson, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), and Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K. Davis (D-IL) wrote to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) to express their concerns over reported delays in automatically issuing stimulus checks to some of the most vulnerable Americans.
On March 24th, Larson, Neal, Pascrell, and Davis again wrote to SSA demanding it send the necessary beneficiary information to IRS within 24 hours. SSA complied the next day, and today IRS announced that it is processing that data and expects to issue the payments on April 7th.