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After Congressman Tim Ryan’s Urging, Trump Administration Reverses Order and Will Now Allow Social Security Recipients Who Don’t File Taxes to Receive Checks Automatically

April 1, 2020
Press Release

Youngstown, Ohio – Tonight, after Congressman Tim Ryan’s urging, the U.S. Department of Treasury reversed its order and will now allow Social Security recipients who typically do not file taxes to receive their $1,200 check automatically without needing to submit any additional documents.

“Every American who qualifies deserves to receive a check, and no one should have to jump through additional hoops to get it – especially our seniors. We should be making this process easier for our seniors who have been the hardest hit by the coronavirus, not harder. I am thankful that the Trump Administration heeded our calls and reversed this backward directive and that our seniors will now receive their $1,200 without any further action required," said Congressman Ryan.

This reversal comes after calls from Ryan and other elected officials on both sides of the aisle, and less than a week after the International Revenue Service (IRS) made their announcement that in order to receive a check, individuals needed to have filed some sort of tax return.