COVID-19 and Direct Payments to Individuals: Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Beneficiaries [Updated November 16, 2020] [open pdf - 697KB]
From the Document: "The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (P.L. 116-136) provides emergency relief measures in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Section 2201 of the CARES Act provides recovery rebates for most individuals, structured as automatically advanced tax credits disbursed by the Treasury Department. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) refers to the payments made in 2020 as economic impact payments (EIPs). (These payments are also known as 'stimulus checks' or 'stimulus payments.') By late September 2020, more than 160 million payments totaling almost $275 billion had been disbursed. This Insight addresses EIPs from the perspective of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries."
CRS Insight, IN11290
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/