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Social Security Advisory Board Letter Urges Eliminating Filing Deadlines for COVID-19 Relief Payments for Dependents

April 28, 2020

The Social Security Advisory Board (“Board”) wrote to the Commissioner of Social Security on April 28, 2020 about the short turn-around time from announcement to deadline for families to complete the online form to receive the $500 relief payments for eligible dependents under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act:

  • The April 22, 2020 deadline for Social Security beneficiaries was only announced on April 20.
  • The May 5, 2020 deadline for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients was announced on April 24.

The Board’s letter urges the Commissioner to continue his work with Treasury to seek elimination of the filing deadlines for Social Security beneficiaries and SSI recipients.