How to Get Your Stimulus Check
- April 17, 2020
- By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
As part of the COVID-19 crisis, the majority of Americans are eligible to receive a stimulus check from the federal government.
Now the question becomes how to get your stimulus money.
Those receiving 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.
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.