Economic Impact Payments for U.S. Social Security Recipients

Economic Impact Payments for U.S. Social Security Recipients

If I live outside the United States and not in a U.S. Territory, how and when will I get my economic impact payment (EIP)?

Social Security beneficiaries with a foreign address whose monthly benefit is deposited in a foreign bank will receive their EIP by paper check in the mail, because the IRS does not deposit money into foreign accounts. The IRS anticipates it will start mailing these EIPs no later than July 24.  Beneficiaries living abroad who receive their monthly benefit through a domestic bank should receive their EIP by direct deposit to that same account on or about July 24.

Where can I get answers to my Economic Impact Payments (EIP) questions?

You can find answers to most of your EIP-related questions at the IRS’ Economic Payment Information Center webpage (English) or Centro de información de pagos económicos (Spanish).  If you do not see the answer to your question, you can call the Internal Revenue Service’s EIP hotline at 1-800-919-9835. The Social Security Administration cannot answer EIP questions about your specific situation.

If you have additional questions, please follow these links. (English) (Spanish)