You may have read articles or watched videos posted online during the last quarter of 2022 that promised a fourth round of stimulus payments. Once you click on the article or video, it takes a few minutes before the “expert” acknowledges that it takes an act of Congress to authorize the payments and provide the funding needed for there to be a stimulus SSI check 2023.
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This article takes a look at stimulus checks that people received in the early stages of the pandemic, and how Congress has not yet made it possible for SSI get a fourth stimulus check 2023. There are, however, programs in 18 states offering their taxpayers a tax rebate or other form of payment to ease the financial burden of rising prices for consumer products and services.
The Federal Stimulus Programs
During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when it became clear that people were suffering economic harm from unemployment caused by businesses suspending operations, Congress passed legislation authorizing stimulus payments. The first round of payments began in March 2020 with each eligible adult receiving $1,200 with another $500 for each child under age 17. Some people got less than the full $1,200 payment if they had income greater than $75,000.
Another round of payments was authorized in December 2020. Adults and qualified children younger than age 17 received $600. The income limits that applied to the first round also applied to the payments authorized in December 2020.
When a new administration took office in 2021, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The law authorized payments of $1,400 for individuals and $2,800 for married couples filing a joint income tax return. There was also a $1,400 payment for dependents, including adult dependents.
According to the Internal Revenue Service, which was tasked with getting the stimulus payments into the hands of eligible people, all payments for the three rounds have been issued. If you were eligible for a payment and did not receive it, you could claim a Recovery Rebate Credit on your 2020 or 2021 federal income tax returns. You may have to file an amended return for either or both tax years if you already filed without claiming the credit.
State-Funded Stimulus Programs Started In 2022
Although the federal government has not authorized stimulus payments, if you receive an SSI check 2023, you may be entitled to money from the state where you live. Eighteen states have programs to provide rebates to taxpayers or other one-time payments to provide financial assistance to their citizens who may be having difficulty making ends meet with inflation making consumer goods and services so expensive. Some of the states offering programs include:
- 1). California: People who filed a state tax return for the 2020 tax year are eligible for a middle-class tax refund that could be as much as $1,050. Payments should be issued by the end of January 2023.
- 2). New Jersey: If you were a homeowner or renter in the state on October 1, 2019, you may be eligible for a tax relief program. Depending on your income, you could receive as much as $1,500 when payments are processed in 2023.
- 3). Virginia: If you paid income taxes in Virginia in 2021, you could qualify for a rebate of as much as $500.
Keep in mind that the 18 states that have programs have no connection with the federal stimulus programs in 2020 and 2021. It will take an act of Congress for a fourth round of federal stimulus payments to be authorized and funded.
You May Get an Extra SSI Check 2023 During Some Months
You may receive more than one monthly SSI check 2023, but it has nothing to do with stimulus payments. As a general rule, SSI benefits are paid once a month on the first day of the month. However, when the first day of the month is on a weekend or a federal holiday, your SSI payment will be processed on the last business day before the first day of the month.
For example, January 1, 2023, fell on a federal holiday and a Sunday, so SSI beneficiaries received their monthly payments on December 30, 2022, which means that you got two checks that month. The purpose of doing payments in this manner is to avoid delaying payments that people on SSI depend upon to pay for food and shelter.
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