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Trump throws up "outrageous" roadblock for seniors, people with disabilities in need of $1200 relief checks

Raw Story
April 1, 2020

As millions of Americans await the $1200 cash payments authorized by the latest coronavirus stimulus package, experts and progressive advocates are condemning a move by the Trump administration which would force millions of seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities to jump through unnecesary hoops to receive money they are entitled to under law.

The Internal Revenue Service issued guidance earlier this week announcing that people who do not typically file a tax return -
- a group that includes millions of Social Security recipients and low-income Americans -- "will need to file a simple tax return to receive an economic payment."

"Requiring seniors and people with disabilities who receive form
SSA-1099 (the Annual Social Security benefit statement) to file a tax return is unnecessary..The federal government has all the information it needs." -- said Chuck Marr, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

"This is outrageous," Nancy Altman, President of Social Security Works, said in a statement on the policy Wednesday.
"The $1200 payments could easily be added automatically to the benefits these people already receive every month."

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"Trump throws up "outrageous" roadblock for seniors, people with disabilities in need of $1200 relief checks"
MaryJanine · 61-69, F
The person who handled my taxes when I was a working girl told me outright if the only income I was getting was Social Security Disability, I didn't NEED to file.
Agent86 · 51-55, M
@MaryJanine Was this person an accountant?
MaryJanine · 61-69, F
@Agent86 Yes she is/was, A certified CPA and lawyer. Carolyn knew her business.
MaryJanine · 61-69, F
I heard directly on the newscast last night with my own ears - people getting paid by Social Security Disability will not need to fill out any more tax forms of any kind to file. The government decided they had enough information to submit these individual's checks without further paperwork.
Agent86 · 51-55, M
If you don't utilize the IRS to determine how much money a person makes, then how are you going to efficiently know which seniors and which people on disability should be entitled to the money?
MaryJanine · 61-69, F
@Agent86 There are seniors that work (my two brothers) and those that don't (me, with a walker and bad knees)and are on disability. The government HAS all that they need.
I don't know anyone who receives ss that doesn't also file tax returns.
MaryJanine · 61-69, F
@HannahSky When I went on disability. the lawyer and CPA that did the family taxes told me it wasn't necessary. Since he knew his business, I didn't.
@MaryJanine yikes I hope that's true, good luck.
@MaryJanine FYI
Social Security beneficiaries won’t have to file tax returns in order to receive the coronavirus relief payments, the Trump administration announced Wednesday in a quick reversal of an earlier position. Huffington Post
Agent86 · 51-55, M
Sounds like the problem already took care of itself.

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