Will getting the Child Tax Credit or the Stimulus check money affect my SSI?

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)