Per SSA, “Social Security excludes the Child Tax Credit as income and resources for 12 months when considering a person’s eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and monthly SSI payment amount.” (Source)

Great news! COVID-related financial assistance, like stimulus checks (otherwise known as Economic Impact Payments) and unemployment assistance does not affect eligibility for SSI or someone’s monthly SSI payment amount. There is a list of common assistance that is excluded on the SSA website. (Source)

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