Extended Deadlines: How to Get Your Stimulus Check
- October 11, 2020
- By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, Americans are still eligible to receive a stimulus check from the federal government and have until November 21st to apply.
Now the question becomes how to get your stimulus money.
Deadline Extended to November 21, 2020
As of this writing, several million people have not yet received their payment, leading federal agencies to extend the original deadline to the November 21, 2020 extension date.
Those who are eligible to receive the payment include individuals with low or no earnings, who normally don’t file taxes, and many others.
You could receive up to $1,200 for yourself ($2,400 for a married couple filing jointly) and an additional $500 for each dependent child.
HOW TO GET YOUR $1,200 STIMULUS CHECK
The vast majority of Americans are eligible to receive a stimulus check from the federal government this year. Even if you have no income, you are still eligible but need to take action by November 21st, 2020.
The guide helps you understand if you are eligible in these cases:
- If you haven’t filed federal taxes or have no income
- If you don’t have a bank account or a pre-paid debit card
- If you have moved since you last filed taxes
- If you receive Social Security Benefits
- If you’ve already filed taxes and are signed up for direct deposit
Get the Information You Need
The informative guide includes an FAQ section for understanding important info, including:
- Who is eligible to receive a stimulus check?
- How will the IRS determine income for the stimulus payment?
- How much money you will receive.
- Will the stimulus money be considered income that has to be claimed on taxes?
- How will you get the stimulus payment?
- The stimulus check’s impact on other benefits or if debts are owed to other agencies.
This content was shared by the University of Michigan Poverty Solutions and Civilla. These organizations are committed to ensuring that people have access to COVID-19 stimulus payments. We are grateful for their contribution and believe we can do more when we work together.