Staff in the IRS "newsroom" don't know stimulus from Shinola. It is not necessary to file a return. It might be possible to upload a bank account number, but if the seniors are on Social Security, Big Brother already has that. Wait a few days until they get the story straight. Checks for $250 went out to Social Security beneficiaries in 2009 without filing a return, and they will do it again this year. Meanwhile, I hope your clients are not claiming the parents as dependents.