Finally, Veterans Will Get Stimulus Checks Automatically

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Finally, Veterans Will Get Stimulus Checks Automatically

Finally, some good news coming our way. The Treasury Department and the IRS have announced that Veterans and their family members will automatically get coronavirus stimulus checks from the federal government without further action needed from them.

Initially, many suspected that as many as 2 million veterans would miss out on the one-time federal payments.

It was among the latest snafus for the $290 billion program, which was created as part of the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus relief package enacted last month.

Americans generally are required to file a tax return in order to receive their money, which the IRS began issuing over the past several days. The IRS uses that information to determine the eligibility for and the size of the payments, which can total up to $1,200 per individual and $2,400 per married couple. 

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However, there are many veterans and their survivors who solely rely on government benefits, such as disability payments from Veterans Affairs. They do not typically have to submit a tax return.

The IRS and Treasury are waiving the filing requirement. Veterans and their beneficiaries who receive Compensation and Pension benefit payments will get the stimulus payments automatically and without additional paperwork, according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

“Economic Impact Payments will be issued automatically to our Veterans and their families who did not file tax returns for 2018 or 2019,” Mnuchin said in an announcement on Friday.

“The Treasury, IRS, and [U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs] are working hard to ensure our nation’s heroes receive these payments quickly and without any additional action or paperwork,” he said.

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8 Comments
  • Deena Baker
    Posted at 02:41h, 23 October Reply

    I’m an Iraq War Veteran and I haven’t seen shit in a stimulus check. Can we please put out the real numbers on how many Veterans did not get a stimulus check?

  • Jeffery Twitty
    Posted at 11:32h, 21 May Reply

    All lies as always. The Va has cheated me out of my health and quality of life by not giving me proper healthcare. Instead of knee replacements ( they Believe I had needed) the gave me Narcotics and got me hooked on them. Lied about me missing appointments they Nevered schedule or Notified me of. So they could denied me of my proper benefit rate. I’ve been homeless for over 20 years since my last dealing with them fighting drug addiction living off $280 20% service connected disability rate. That’s two bad knees and a Back thats not worth crap now because of them. Now no “stimulus check” as well. This is BS.

  • Yirmiyahu Hirsch
    Posted at 14:27h, 20 May Reply

    Hi.

    It’s May 20th and I still haven’t received my $1,200 stimulus check. I receive compensation from VA. I am a service connected veteran…everything I read said we’d get it by mid May…I’m worried and relying on it. Please help.

  • Deborah Dyess
    Posted at 15:20h, 16 May Reply

    I get ssdi and veterans compensation I have already received one check for being on ssdi will I get another for being a compensated veteran and when will I get it

  • brucesanders
    Posted at 12:16h, 11 May Reply

    need more updated post like maybe 2-3 days ago at most. also a timeline of some sort would be nice but most
    importantly why is there never any coverage of this aspect ; single vet. NO dependents ONLY income v.a.
    i e-mailed 4 local t.v. channels in houston tx. this question only 1 even sent a response which was no answer at all

  • Victor Beason
    Posted at 22:44h, 08 May Reply

    I came on this site to see if there was any information that was going to be helpful about stimulus payments. This whole thing is turning into a joke. I get a small va check and a small Soc. check ( because I had to retire at 62 thanks to 2008 recession ) . I have daughter and granddaughter who are both handicapped on SSI , have fallowed all the rules and no answers . I’ve talked to others who have gotten money and some don’t need it.

  • Peter R Rybinski
    Posted at 15:38h, 07 May Reply

    They treat us veterans like we dont exist when the call came out USMC Vietnam i volunteered at 17 years old they did not tell us to wait and now we cant even get a direct answer just the same over&over again

  • Janet Hales
    Posted at 02:54h, 05 May Reply

    I am a widow of a veteran and receive a widow’s pension. I still have not received the stimulus payment! When will I receive it?

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