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Some VA Beneficiaries to Receive COVID Stimulus Payments Next Week

The IRS announced that certain VA beneficiaries will get their COVID-19 stimulus payments soon.

The Internal Revenue Service announced that COVID-19 stimulus payments will begin to be distributed to non-filer VA beneficiaries on April 14.

The IRS said that it has been continuing to review data from Veterans Affairs which covers veterans and their beneficiaries who receive Compensation and Pension (C&P) benefit payments who don’t normally file a tax return. Assuming no issues arise with the process, the payments will begin being processed at the end of this week. Because most payments will be made electronically, they will go out next Wednesday, the official payment date (April 14).

The IRS projects VA beneficiary payment information would be available in the Get My Payment tool this weekend, April 10-11.

How Many Stimulus Payments Have Been Disbursed?

The IRS also has provided updated data on the number of Economic Impact Payments (stimulus) made so far:

  • Over 156 million total payments have been made so far
  • Over 19 million payments have been made to Social Security beneficiaries who didn’t file a 2020 or 2019 tax return and didn’t use the Non-Filers tool last year
  • More than 3 million payments, with a total value of nearly $5 billion, went to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries
  • Nearly 85,000 payments totaling over $119 million went to Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) beneficiaries
  • More than 1 million payments totaling around $3 billion went to people for whom the IRS previously did not have information to issue a payment but who recently filed a tax return and qualified for an Economic Impact Payment

COVID-19 Stimulus Bill and Federal Employees

For more information what’s in the latest stimulus bill (The American Rescue Plan Act) for federal employees, see COVID Stimulus Bill Includes 15 Weeks of Paid Leave for Federal Employees.

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Ian Smith is one of the co-founders of FedSmith.com. He enjoys writing about current topics that affect the federal workforce.

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