Social Security recipients will automatically get stimulus checks. Today, the Treasury Department said in a reversal that Americans on Social Security will not be required to file a “simple tax return” to receive a stimulus check from the U.S. government. They said it would place a “significant burden” on seniors who collect Social Security benefits and are not typically required to file a tax return. The coronavirus rescue bill will provide $1,200 checks to individual adults making less than $75,000 a year and $2,400 to married couples who file jointly and earn less than $150,000.