The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has suspended the issuance of Social Security Stipend checks on St. Croix this week and will resume distribution with a drive-through process that will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday-Friday, November 14-18, at Sunshine Mall.
Distribution will continue as scheduled on St. Thomas, including next week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MondayFriday, November 14-18, at the Schneider Regional Medical Center front parking lot. On St. John, the checks continue to be available at the St. John Administrator’s Office.
OMB also is encouraging residents in both districts to use the option to receive their Social Security Stipends by mail. To receive their stipends by mail, recipients can send an email to email@example.com with “SSA Stipend” in the subject line and provide the following information:
- Last four digits of their Social Security number
- Phone number
- Correct address
The $500 payment will be issued to those Social Security recipients who are seniors or who are on disability.
These funds are being made available from the American Rescue Plan Act State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, which allows for helping households respond to the negative economic impacts of the pandemic.