I get direct deposit Social Security payments, when will I get my government stimulus payment?


Updated March, 2021

It has been estimated that stimulus payments will be deposited within two weeks of President Joe Biden singing the latest COVID-19 relief bill, the American Rescue Plan. The American Rescue Plan was signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021; meaning that those who receive Social Security could receive their payment by the end of March.

Payments will be made automatically, and recipients do not need to do anything to get them.

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