DRA logoFYI – Below is a message from SSA regarding COVID-19 Stimulus payments in the Territories

Dear Colleague,

We have important information to share regarding Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and SSI Beneficiaries with Representative Payees, and People Living in U.S. Territories.

Beneficiaries who have their regular monthly payments managed for them by another person, called a representative payee, will begin receiving their EIPs from the IRS in late May.

Special rules apply to beneficiaries living in the U.S. territories: American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  In general, the tax authority in each territory, not the IRS, will pay the EIP to eligible residents based on information the IRS will provide to the territories.  It is anticipated that beneficiaries in the territories could begin receiving their EIP in early June.

For the territories, people should contact their local tax authority with questions about these payments.  Please note their website may use the term “Economic Impact Payment” or “stimulus payment.”

You may find information about the eligibility requirements and other information about the Economic Impact Payments here.  In addition, please continue to visit the IRS at http://www.irs.gov/coronavirus for the latest information.  Social Security will continue to update the agency’s COVID-19 web page with additional information.

I encourage you to share this information with your members, colleagues, affiliates, and other interested parties.  I appreciate your help.


Jeffrey Buckner
Associate Commissioner

Office of Strategic and Digital Communications

(T) 410-965-1804