The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Section 2201, makes individuals eligible to receive a one-time payment of up to $1,200, but advocates remain concerned that many individuals receiving SSI or VA Disability Compensation and Veterans Pension benefits may never receive their payment. Since these benefits are not taxable, they do not receive a SSA-1099 or similar forms and some may not be required to file tax returns. “To remedy this problem and to comply with Congressional intent regarding Social Security beneficiaries, the applicable federal agencies should share data from the VA and SSA with Treasury. This would allow Recovery Rebates to be issued for SSI, Social Security, and all VA beneficiaries without the need for such recipients to file tax returns, something they would otherwise not do” according to a letter signed by NAELA, as part of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities. Read the letter.