Harder: Social Security Recipients to Receive $1,400 Checks Beginning Today

April 7, 2021
Press Release

MODESTO – Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) announced that many Social Security recipients and others who have not yet received their direct stimulus checks of up to $1,400 from the American Rescue Plan should expect to see electronic payments hit their bank accounts as early as today. The announcement comes after the date was set by the IRS late last month.


“A $1,400 check is the difference between being able to afford this month’s rent or not for so many of our seniors,” said Rep. Harder. “Our parents and grandparents need this money now, and I’m glad to see it finally arriving. If you or a loved one hasn’t gotten your check yet, call my office at (209) 579-5458 for help.”


Today’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. For those waiting on paper checks or debit cards through the mail, the IRS will be mailing those payments out over the next several days.


Anyone still waiting for their check can 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.