COVID-19 Payments for Retirees

The IRS reminds retirees, who don’t normally have a requirement to file a tax return, that no action on their part is needed to receive their $1,200 economic impact payment.

Seniors should be especially careful during this period, as they can be the target of scammers. The IRS reminds retirees – including recipients of Forms SSA-1099 and RRB-1099 −  that no one from the IRS will be reaching out to them by phone, email, mail or in person asking for any kind of information to complete their economic impact payment, also sometimes referred to as rebates or stimulus payments.

The IRS is sending these $1,200 payments automatically to retirees – no additional action or information is needed on their part to receive this payment.

Official IRS information about the COVID-19 pandemic and economic impact payments can be found on the Coronavirus Tax Relief page on The page is updated quickly when new information is available.