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SSI and stimulus payments

My son turned 18 in 2019.  He is disabled and started receiving SSI after his 18th birthday.  He received his stimulus payment.  I am doing my taxes now, do I claim him as a dependent or not?  If I do, does that mean they will take his stimulus payment?

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SSI and stimulus payments

He won't have to pay it back.

 

The IRS recently acknowledged that "there is no provision in the law requiring repayment" of a stimulus check.

 

The way the law is written, stimulus checks are actually just advanced payments of a new "recovery rebate" tax credit for the 2020 tax year.

 

If your check is less than your 2020 recovery rebate credit, the law specifically says you'll get the difference when you file your 2020 tax return next year.

 

Thankfully, the IRS has provided guidance. You won't be required to repay any stimulus payment amount when filing your 2020 tax return, it says.

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Expert Alumni

SSI and stimulus payments

He won't have to pay it back.

 

The IRS recently acknowledged that "there is no provision in the law requiring repayment" of a stimulus check.

 

The way the law is written, stimulus checks are actually just advanced payments of a new "recovery rebate" tax credit for the 2020 tax year.

 

If your check is less than your 2020 recovery rebate credit, the law specifically says you'll get the difference when you file your 2020 tax return next year.

 

Thankfully, the IRS has provided guidance. You won't be required to repay any stimulus payment amount when filing your 2020 tax return, it says.

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