Under the terms of the recently passed CARES act, most Americans are entitled to relief payments from the government. For those persons getting Social Security retirement or disability benefits need to do nothing more to get their checks.
If you receive SSI, have dependents, and have not filed a tax return, there is an additional step. The IRS has set
up a website where SSI beneficiaries can register themselves and any eligible dependents. This will ensure that they also get CARES relief checks.
If you are getting SSI benefits and have dependents, I urge you to register with the IRS at once.