COVID – 19 Resources
Medicare Scams, Stimulus Checks, Disability Resources
- The Social Security Administration is warning Medicare beneficiaries that scammers may try to use the pandemic to steal personal information.
- If someone calls, saying they are from Medicare and asks for personal information– just hang up.
- Reminder: SSA Representatives will never:
- Call beneficiaries to “verify” Medicare numbers
- Call to sell you anything
- Promise you things if you give them a Medicare number
- Visit you at your home
- Call you to enroll you in a Medicare program over the phone, unless you called first?
- Single adults with adjusted gross income less than $75,000 will receive checks for $1,200. Married couples whose adjusted gross income less than $150,000 will receive $2,400.
- You cannot receive a payment if anyone is claiming you as a dependent.
- For those receiving SSI benefits no action is required.
- If SSI benefits are received electronically, the Stimulus Check is received electronically.
- If SSI benefits come as a physical check, the stimulus check will be received as a physical check.
- If you did not file your 2019 federal income tax return or receive SSI or SSDI benefits, you can file here for the stimulus check: https://www.freefilefillableforms.com/#/fd/EconomicImpactPayment
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