Resources for those still waiting on stimulus payments

Published: Apr. 22, 2020 at 12:26 PM CDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Stimulus payments started rolling out to some Alabama residents last week.

If you have not received your stimulus, check the following stories for the information that may help you.

COVID-19 Stimulus Tracker

The Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Get My Payment tool guides users through a process where they can submit their personal bank account information if they did not use direct deposit in the past for their tax refunds. This will allow for faster payments, as delivering paper checks may not begin until May.

People who earn up to $75,000 in adjusted gross income and have a Social Security number are set to receive a $1,200 payment under the law. Married couples who file joint returns will receive $2,400 if their adjusted gross income is under $150,000.

Parents will receive $500 for each qualifying child.

SSI and DISABILITY

Those Social Security recipients wondering when their CARES Act stimulus check will arrive should rest assured it’s coming.

Last week, the Social Security Administration announced that Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, recipients will get their payments directly from the U.S. Treasury Department no later than early May.

Social Security retirement, survivors, and disability insurance beneficiaries (who don’t normally file taxes) will also qualify for automatic payments of $1,200 from the Treasury Department. These payments are anticipated to start arriving around the end of April.

HAVE A CHILD BUT DO NOT FILE A TAX RETURN?

Those receiving federal benefits – including Social Security retirement, survivor or disability benefits (SSDI), Railroad Retirement benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Veterans Administration benefits – who have with children and who weren’t required file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 should visit the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool on IRS.gov. By quickly taking steps to enter information on the IRS website about them and their qualifying children, they can receive the $500 per dependent child payment automatically in addition to their $1,200 individual payment. Otherwise, their payment at this time will be $1,200 and, by law, the additional $500 per eligible child amount would be paid in association with a return filing for tax year 2020.

For certain SSA / RRB beneficiaries who don't normally file a tax return and do not register with the IRS by April 22, they will still be eligible to receive the separate payment of $500 per qualifying child. For those who miss the April 22 deadline, their payment at this time will be $1,200 and, by law, the additional $500 per eligible child amount would be paid in association with a return filing for tax year 2020. They will not be eligible to use the Non-Filer tool to add eligible children once their $1,200 payment has been issued.

SSI and VA beneficiaries have some additional time beyond April 22 to add their children since their $1,200 automatic payments will be made at a later date. SSI recipients will receive their automatic payments in early May, and the VA payment schedule for beneficiaries who receive Compensation and Pension (C&P) benefit payments is still being determined. If they have children and aren’t required to file a tax return, both groups are urged to use the Non-Filer tool as soon as possible. Once their $1,200 payment has been issued, they will not be eligible to use the Non-Filer tool to add eligible children. Their payment will be $1,200 and, by law, the additional $500 per eligible child amount would be paid in association with a return filing for tax year 2020.

WHAT IF I DID NOT FILE A TAX RETURN?

If you didn’t file a tax return, you may need to click the link here to submit info through the IRS to get a stimulus check from the $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package.

Americans who filed taxes for 2018 or 2019 don’t need to do anything.

The IRS will automatically send the one-time, $1,200 payments using the provided information.

Information to have available for any of these resources:

  • Full name, current mailing address and an email address
  • Date of birth and valid Social Security number
  • Bank account number, type and routing number, if you have one
  • Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) you received from the IRS earlier this year, if you have one
  • Driver’s license or state-issued ID, if you have one
  • For each qualifying child: name, Social Security number or Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number and their relationship to you or your spouse

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