Do Alter-Abled People Get A Rebate Check?
I have been trying to research if folks on SSDI (as opposed to SSI) are eligible to receive a rebate check this spring as part of the stimulus package recently enacted. I have not seen this issue addressed anywhere in the numerous articles i have read. Seniors on Social Securty and disabled vets and their families will be eligible for a rebate, but it does not mention SSI or SSDI recipients, anywhere. (SSI and SSDI are different types of government support).
Who Will Get Tax Rebated Checks? Tax rebate checks will be mailed to about
117 million middle- and low-income taxpayers. Thanks to amendments made to the
bill in the Senate, some 20 million retirees living on Social Security and
250,000 U.S. veterans receiving disability benefits will also get checks. LINK
I found some information on SSI recipients. They are not eleigible for a rebate.
Based on the Economic Stimulus Bill as passed by Congress, persons with
income from Supplemental Security Income (SSI) alone will not qualify for a tax
rebate check. The law authorizing the rebate checks (H.R. 5140) specifically limits qualifying income from Social Security benefits to "any amount received by the taxpayer by reason of entitlement to - (A) a monthly benefit under title II of the Social Security Act, or (B) a tier 1 railroad retirement benefit." SSI is authorized under Title XVI of the Social Security Act, not Title II. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is funded by general tax revenues, not Social Security taxes. It is designed to help aged, blind, and disabled people, who have little or no income by providing cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter.
But there is no information on SSDI,...alter-abled people who have worked and paid into SS. Grrrr. I guess I will make some phone calls tomorrow and find out more. I'll let you know what I find tomorrow.