Harlem’s Espaillat Announces District Residents On Social Security To Receive Payments Beginning This Week

Representative Adriano Espaillat announced that many Social Security recipients and others who have not yet received their Economic Impact Payments.

The payments are up to $1,400 from the American Rescue Plan should expect to see electronic payments hit their bank accounts or be loaded onto their Direct Express Cards this week.

• This week’s latest round of electronic payments applies specifically to those who receive Social Security retirement, survivor or disability (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) benefits and who did not file a 2019 or 2020 tax return or did not use the Non-Filers tool.

• Most payments will be automatically deposited into banks accounts or loaded onto the Direct Express Cards where they receive Social Security benefits. Those waiting on paper checks or debit cards through the mail should expect to receive their payments over the next several days.

“Help is here, and we want to ensure that New York seniors get the money that is rightfully theirs,” said Rep. Espaillat.

Rep. Espaillat encourages constituents of New York’s 13th congressional district to use the “Get My Payment” tool from IRS.gov to check the status of their payments and make sure they receive the money they are owed. In most cases, these payments are automatic and no action is necessary to receive them.

• How to Check the Status of your Payment: Visit online and check the status of your payment using the “Get My Payment” tool at: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment.

• What to Expect: New Yorkers could start seeing payments show up in their bank accounts as soon as this week if their 2019 or 2020 taxes have been processed by the IRS or they used the “non-filer portal” for previous payments and provided their bank account information to the IRS. Recipients of other federal government benefits, like Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Railroad Retirement Board, or Veterans Affairs benefits, should expect to receive a payment automatically as well. For New Yorkers awaiting a paper check or debit card, some checks have been mailed already, but most will find their paper checks or debit cards in the mail over the next several weeks.

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• How Many New Yorkers Will Get Payments: According to the White House, more than 11.3 million adults and 4.4 million children in New York are eligible to receive payments of up to $1,400 per person through the American Rescue Plan that Rep. Espaillat helped pass into law. That means 82 percent of all New York adults and 82 percent of all New York children in the state are set to receive payments.

• Who is Eligible for Payments: The American Rescue Plan that Espaillat helped pass into law included Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,400 per person. Combined with the $600 down payments enacted in December, these additional checks will finish the job on Democrats’ promise to put $2,000 in Americans’ pockets. Individuals earning up to $75,000 annually, heads of household earning up to $112,500 annually, and couples earning up to $150,000 annually will receive the full $1,400 per person, for themselves and their dependents. After that, the checks begin to phase out, with payments stopping at individuals earning $80,000 in annual income, heads of household earning $120,000 in annual income and married couples earning $160,000 in annual income.

Representative Espaillat is the first Dominican American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and his congressional district includes Harlem, East Harlem, West Harlem, Hamilton Heights, Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble Hill and the north-west Bronx.

First elected to Congress in 2016, Representative Espaillat is serving his third term in Congress.

Representative Espaillat currently serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Committee on Appropriations responsible for funding the federal government’s vital activities.

He is also a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), where he serves as the Second Vice-Chair and is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, where he serves as Deputy Whip.

Representative Espaillat also currently serves as a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus. To find out more about Rep. Espaillat, visit online at https://espaillat.house.gov/.


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