This question is for anyone that has the answer. What is the guidelines for a disabled Veteran to receive the stimulus package: Will he or she have to file a 2007 tax return or will the government key off the fact that he or she is a disabled Veteran. -The criteria for most, is that a 2007 tax return must be filed. However some veterans only get disability benefits and/or social security benefits, and may or may not file a tax return. - So, what are rules to identify and send checks out to veterans.