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Social Security recipients, retirees will receive stimulus check without filing a tax return

Even if you didn't file a tax return in 2018 or 2019, the IRS made a change allowing for direct deposit into your bank account.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Good news for social security recipients and railroad retirees who didn't file tax returns in 2018 or 2019.

The IRS says recipients and retirees will automatically receive a $1,200 payment. Originally the government said those individuals would need to file a simple tax return, but recently the IRS announced a change saying now that would not be necessary. 

The majority of social security recipients get benefits via direct deposit into a bank account. So don't worry, you're covered.

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