Note: This information is evolving quickly and we will try to update as needed. You can also visit https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments for more information. Also, beware of scams! The IRS will not call or email you asking for your personal information!
Check on the status of your Economic Impact Payment
You will get a stimulus payment directly deposited in your bank account or direct express card starting April 17, 2020 if:
- You get Social Security Retirement, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Railroad Retirement or Survivor Benefits, or Veteran’s Compensation and Pension Benefits;
- You filed or will file your 2018 and/or 2019 income tax returns with direct deposit information for your bank account;
- No one else claimed you as a dependent on their tax return.
Note: You will still get a check if you do not have direct deposit, but it may take longer.
Additionally, if you are not a citizen, you must be authorized to work in the United States and have a social security number.
Here are the income guidelines for the stimulus payments. If your gross income during the last year you filed your taxes was:
- $75,000 or less and you are a single person, you will get $1,200.
- $112,500 or less and you are head of household, you will get $1,200 plus $500 for each child aged 16 or under.
- $150,000 or less and you are married filing jointly without children, you will get $2400.
- $150,000 or less and you are married filing jointly with children, you will get $2,400 plus $500 for each child aged 16 or under.
Note: Your stimulus payment will be lower if you earn more than the amounts listed above.
You can still get a stimulus payment even if you do not receive social security or veteran’s benefits and you did not file a tax return. You can still file tax returns for 2018 and/or 2019 and get stimulus money – and you should! This includes
- people with very low income (less than $12,200), and
- people who do not otherwise owe taxes.
You can file a simple return at https://www.freefilefillableforms.com/#/fd/EconomicImpactPayment.
If you can get direct deposit, you will get money more quickly.
NOTE: If you have dependent children under age 17 and you get Social Security Retirement, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Railroad Retirement or Survivor Benefits, or Veteran’s Compensation and Pension Benefits, but did NOT file a simple return to get additional stimulus benefits for your dependents under age 17, you can still claim these additional benefits by filing a 2020 tax return in 2021.
You will not get a stimulus payment if:
- You are non-citizen who is not authorized to work in the United States.
- Someone else claimed you as a dependent on their tax return.
- You have a child support arrearage that the State has reported to the Treasury.
- You do not get any kind of Social Security and you do not file taxes for 2018 or 2019.
- You are married to a non-citizen who does not have a Social Security Number and you filed a joint tax return.
- You are over the income limits to receive the stimulus.
NOTE: Your stimulus payment does not count as income or a resource for any public benefit programs like TFA, Medicaid, or SNAP. It also does not count as income in calculating rent for the state Rental Assistance Program (RAP) or any state funded housing. Both HUD and the Department of Housing have said that the stimulus payment and the extra $600 some people will be getting as unemployment will not be counted as income in calculating rent for federal public housing, Section 8, or any federally assisted housing.