Lawmakers said the IRS has now received files that have been 'blocking the sending of stimulus payments' to nearly 30 million, including social security recipients.
Earlier this week, a key House committee asked the IRS and Social Security Administration to explain why the $1,400 stimulus checks from the American Rescue Plan have been slow to get out to people on Social Security and other government programs. On Wednesday, the Democratic leaders on the House Ways and Means Committee demanded the Social Security Administration turn over payment files to the IRS within 24 hours.
In a statement, committee chair Richard Neal, D-Mass., said they were notified Thursday morning that the SSA "has transmitted the necessary payment files to the IRS that have been blocking the sending of stimulus payments to nearly 30,000,000 Americans."
Neal went on to blame SSA Commissioner Andrew Saul for the delay. In a post on the agency's websiteThursday afternoon, Saul disputed the allegation and said employees …