Regardless of how many types of benefits, clients can only receive one $250 payment. For example, if a client receives any combination of Social Security, SSI, Railroad Retirement, or Veterans benefits he/she will only receive one payment. Every situation is different, and there may be exceptions to these rules.
In most cases, the following individuals will NOT receive the one-time payment:
Individuals who no longer are lawfully present in the United States;
- Anyone living outside of the United States or its territories;
- Individuals whose benefits have been suspended under the law for giving false or misleading statements;
- Social Security beneficiaries who are minor children*;
- SSI beneficiaries who receive benefits at a reduced rate of $30 because they live in a medical treatment facility (such as a nursing home or hospital) and Medicaid pays over 50% of the cost of their care;
- Individuals only entitled to Medicare and not to Social Security or SSI benefits;
- Prisoners, fugitive felons and probation and parole violators.
*Note: Disabled adult children receiving Social Security or children receiving SSI payments will receive the one-time payment.