Another $500 Child Stimulus Check For Dependents – Eligibility and Payment Dates


[Update on another dependent stimulus payment with the next stimulus check] With a second stimulus check now almost a certainty it is also likely that Congress will soon pass another $500 dependent stimulus check to be paid in August 2020. Democrats had proposed that the payment be increased to $1000 but limited to 3 dependents, however it looks like the $500 amount will stay consistent given the increased number of dependents that will be eligible for this payment.

Democrat and Republican proposals, HEROS and HEALS acts respectively, also addressed the main issue with the original dependent stimulus (as discussed below) where it was limited to dependents under the age of 17. This has now been expanded under both parties’ proposals (which means it will be in the final bill) so that dependents under the age of 24 in high school or college will also be getting this dependent stimulus check. This will expand eligibility to another three million potential dependents.

At this stage it is likely that the $500 stimulus will be paid along with a second stimulus check towards the end of August 2020 in the same manner it was paid the first time around.. This IRS has also fixed payment issues (which were due to a programming error) for the $500 for non-filers, many of whom are yet to receive their first dependent stimulus credit. It is expected the the $500 dependent stimulus (economic impact payment) will be sent in early August for each qualifying child.

Stay tuned for additional updates once formal details are released.

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$500 Child Dependent Stimulus Check

Updated in May with answers at the end of this article. Several readers have asked questions around the additional $500 child dependent stimulus payment approved under the CARES stimulus bill. This is in addition to the $1200 individual and $2400 couple stimulus checks being paid to qualifying Americans. To get the supplementary child stimulus check payment you must have filed a recent (2018 or 2019) tax return, claimed the child as dependent AND the child must be younger than 17-years-old. They must also be related to you by blood, marriage, or adoption. There is no limit to the number of dependents who can qualify for the additional $500 in one household.

[Updated answer to the 700+ comments] By far the most common comment I am seeing on this article is where parent(s) have received their $1200/$2400 stimulus check but did not get their $500 kid stimulus credit for one or more of their eligible dependent children. This reader comment is a good example of this, “My husband and I filed married filing jointly and claimed our two boys 10 , and 6. We have filed it this way for years! And we only received the stimulus for us and nothing for them! And we have no idea who to call or how to fix this. It was obviously an error. Which is understandable considering all the people they have to do this for. But I just wish there was a way we could get the extra $1,000. Before filing next year.”

You can scroll down to see further examples (and some underlying reasons) like this but at this point there is little recourse for most people to resolve this in the near future as the IRS is not taking calls on this.

This age limit to get the dependent stimulus check is much younger than what is used by the IRS in the qualifying child test where a child must be younger than 19 years old or be a “student” younger than 24 years old as of the end of the calendar year. Hence the confusion being caused for many trying to claim this stimulus payment. So just remember if your child or eligible dependent is 17 or over at the end of 2020 you cannot claim the stimulus dependent payment for them. The full qualifying criteria for this payment is shown below.

College and High School Seniors Dependents

Thousands of college students and high school kids who are older than 17, but are still being claimed as a dependent by their parents or relative on their federal tax return, are unfortunately ineligible for the additional $500 payment based on current rules.

However if you are a college student AND filed a 2018 or 2019 tax return (file for free at Turbo tax), you may qualify for the $1200 stimulus check per standard rules. Note that you can still file a tax return (and must, if you want to get a refund of federal or state tax withholding) AND be a dependent on your parents return. So many 17 to 26 year old’s who filed federal returns will still not get a stimulus payment because they are considered dependents on their parents return (and their parents likely received a $500 tax credit for their dependency on the original return). A parent could technically file a revised tax return in which they no longer claim their college student (giving up $500) that would allow their child to claim the $1200 normal stimulus. This however may take a while to get paid out.

Grandparent, Step Parents and Relatives

It’s not uncommon for a grandparent, close relative or a step parent to claim a child living with them as a dependent. In these cases, the payment goes to the person who claimed that child as a dependent on the most recent tax return. They will still also have to meet the standard rules to qualify for the overall stimulus check payment. Just ensure multiple people don’t claim the same person as a dependent or like your tax refund, the stimulus payment could be delayed a long time as the IRS figures out the right person to pay.

$500 Payment

Most people who qualify for this payment will get it along with their stimulus check payment (direct deposit or check). The IRS has already started making these payments. In special circumstances or where the IRS needs to investigate further, the payment will come separately at a later date. This payment is not taxable and does not have to be paid back. You also won’t be required to repay any of the stimulus check even if your qualifying dependent turns 17 in 2020.

The one exception to this are for veterans or those who receive Social Security retirement or disability benefits (SSDI), Railroad Retirement benefits or SSI and have a qualifying child. The IRS does not have their qualifying dependent information so they will have to explicitly register via the IRS’ Non Filers payment update tool by April 22nd to receive the $500 per dependent child payment in addition to their $1,200 individual payment. If beneficiaries in these groups do not provide their information they will have to wait until later in the year to receive their $500 per qualifying child payment.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

I am getting several hundred questions on this topic! Based on the IRS website and what I am seeing across several other reputable sites, I have tried to group and answer some of more common questions. Please consider this informational as everyone has a unique tax and life situation.

If parents or the primary filer does not qualify for $1200/$2400 stimulus check can they still get the $500 dependent stimulus?

It depends and the IRS guidelines are not very clear on for this. The ruling is that eligible taxpayers who filed tax returns for either 2019 or 2018 will automatically receive an economic impact payment of up to $1,200 for individuals or $2,400 for married couples AND up to $500 for each qualifying child. So it appears that both parents have to be eligible under standard rules to get the dependent stimulus. Note that the entire stimulus payment is subject to the income phase out – $5 for every $100 between the lower and higher Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) range – shown in the table below.

But where it gets a little complicated is that if you have kids, the maximum AGI threshold limits to get some of the $500 stimulus rise since your phase out limit is tied to your credit ($5 of credit for every $100 AGI). This allows you add $10,000 to your AGI limit for every child you claim as a dependent. For example if your income was exactly $99,000 as a single (or $198,000 joint) and you had no kids it would completely disqualify you for the standard $1,200 (or $2,400). But if you had two kids and were married filing jointly in 2019 you would still get some type of the $500 dependent stimulus until your AGI reaches $218,000.

StatusIncome Below Which FULL Dependent Stimulus is PaidMax Income To Qualify for Stimulus (no kids)Max Income to Qualify with 1 ChildMax Income to Qualify with 2 Children
Single or married filing separate$75,000$99,000$109,000$119,000
Head of household$112,500$136,500$146,500$156,000
Married filing jointly$150,000$198,000$208,000$218,000
Income ranges to receive up to $500 stimulus payment for qualifying children

Why didn’t I get the child dependent stimulus payment I was expecting

This is by far the most common theme I see questions around. While everyone has a unique situation when it comes to a qualifying dependent here are some answers I found from my research on why you didn’t get a payment or where it was much lower than expected. I have also addressed questions in the many comments below so please review those before adding a new one.

Your child was claimed by someone else according to IRS records. In this case you won’t get the $500 payment and will need to lodge a claim with the IRS (process still to be confirmed).

While you may have qualified for the stimulus payment based on income thresholds (shown above) your dependent child wasn’t qualified per IRS records and CARES stimulus rules summarized below. This is even more strict than the Child Tax Credit (CTC) criteria.

  • They must be related to you (blood, marriage, or adoption) 
  • They must either be under the age of 17 by the end of 2020
  • You must claim them as a dependent on your tax return 
  • They cannot provide more than half of their financial support during the tax year and must have lived with you for at least half of the year
  • They must be a U.S. citizen, a U.S. national or a U.S. resident alien 

Note if you didn’t qualify for the CTC in your 2018 or 2019 tax return, you will not qualify for this stimulus payment either!

You get Social Security retirement, disability benefits (SSDI), Railroad Retirement benefits or SSI. Per the section above you need to take an extra step and explicitly register via the IRS’ Non Filers payment update tool to receive the $500 per dependent child payment

Children born or adopted in 2020 or Change in Dependent status

If you had or adopted a child in 2020 or there was a change in dependent status since your 2019 tax filing the parent or qualifying relative could still be eligible for the $500 payment. But it will not be paid in via the current batch of stimulus check payments and will instead need to be claimed in your 2020 tax return as an additional credit. This is because the IRS is basing stimulus check payments on information from your 2019 or 2018 tax return, which won’t reflect children born or adopted this year, or any change in dependent status.

Past-due child support and garnishment lowered payment

The $500 child stimulus, like the regular adult stimulus payment, can be offset only by past-due child support or can be garnished by creditors once it hits your bank account. Both these reasons could mean a lowered stimulus payment that may look like you didn’t get the $500 additional kid stimulus. You will need to wait for a letter from the Bureau of the Fiscal Service to confirm the offset. For garnishments you will need to check with your bank to see which creditors have taken this payment.

IRS payment errors and missing dependent payments

The most common error I am seeing across the comments on this article is around the following examples:

“I claimed my [son or daughter] for [2018 or 2019] taxes and didn’t receive $500! What’s going on?????

My husband and I received 1200 each but nothing for our 13 year old son. We are under the income guidelines, no child support involved, and he has always been claimed on our taxes. I sure hope there is a solution to this soon. It’s so strange that this has happened to so many people.

We received our $2400.00 stimulus check on April 15, but didn’t get the additional $500 for our son/daughter. Is there something additional I need to fill out?”

So today I finally received my 1200 stimulus payment, which was suppose to be 1700 with the 500 for my son who is 8. I filed my taxes with him as a dependent and don’t understand why I did not receive the 500!! This is pretty heartbreaking that our country is falling apart and the only money I had coming in to support us during this time I didn’t even receive the full amount.

I used the IRS non filers tool to get my stimulus check. I received the $1200 stimulus payment, but did not receive the dependent portion for my 8 year old son. Upon review of the 1040 form I downloaded after submitting my personal information for my son and I, using the IRS Non-Filers Tool. I noticed that the box for the child tax credit was not [✔]checked off. Even though my son does qualify for the dependent stimulus payment. This is definitely an error on the IRS side. Checking the box was not an option when filling out the form online. It was something that had to be done when the form was generated using the tool. Anyway, my theory is that the “box” not being checked is the reason myself and many others did not receive their dependent portions of the stimulus payments.

Readers have left several comments along these lines and at a high level it looks the IRS is either not paying the $500 correctly for qualifying dependents or missing payments for families with multiple dependents, despite the adults getting the standard $1200 or $2400 stimulus.

But even if you do see a clear error or miss in your payments it might be difficult to get a hold of someone in the IRS to correct the issue in the near future. This is because the IRS teams are focused on getting the remaining stimulus payments out and have staffing constraints due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 related absences.

Also note if the IRS is still processing your 2019 tax return or refund it will likely use your 2018 tax return data to process this stimulus payment, so if your dependent information changed between your 2018 and 2019 return (e.g you had a kid) you may have a missed payment that would have been accounted if your 2019 tax return had actually been processed.

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Can I contact the IRS for Stimulus Check Payment Issues or Errors?

The IRS has been mailing Economic Impact Payment (EIP) letters to each eligible recipient’s last known address 15 days after the stimulus check payment is made. It was supposed to provide details on how the payment was made and how to report any failure or underpayments (e.g a way to report the missing $500 payment). Unfortunately the letter has been of little help as discussed in this article. It provides a number to call which gets you an automated line that directs you to the IRS website for details. But if you stay on the line you can get connected to an IRS representative (after a long wait) to discuss general questions about the payment and your situation. See details and numbers to call in this article.

Update – The IRS has confirmed that those who did not receive the full amount of stimulus payment they believe they were entitled to – including the $500 child dependent payment – will need to claim the additional amount when they file their 2020 tax return. This is tough news for many families who needed/expected the $500 payment as soon as possible and were hoping to get a supplementary or corrective payment in the mail sometime in the near future. You’ll now need to wait till 2021 when you file your tax return to fix this.

For VA and SSI recipients who don’t have a filing requirement and have a child, they need to use the Non-Filers tool (see above) to have the $500 added automatically to their standard stimulus check payment.

It has also been nearly impossible to contact the IRS via numbers provided in the EIP for your issues with the $500 child stimulus per this article. But also note that the IRS will not contact you about your stimulus check payment details either. Watch out for scams and people trying to steal this information from you in the name of expediting your Economic Impact Payments.

Finally you will also likely be able to claim any missing payments in your 2020 tax return. All this unfortunately will mean delays in getting your stimulus payment until issues are worked through.

Now everyone has different tax and dependent situations so I first suggest you review the above FAQs in this article to ensure you meet income and qualifying dependent criteria per your most recently filed tax return. You can also search for many articles on this website for commonly reported stimulus check errors. Before leaving a comment see what others have written and lessons learned. And most of all, be nice to each other.

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824 thoughts on “Another $500 Child Stimulus Check For Dependents – Eligibility and Payment Dates

  1. I filled out the irs portal before the deadline on April 22nd and I put all my information correctly and all my kids information correctly too and made sure I did it slow and correctly so the irs got my information right and it said all my kids qualify and on the 27th of April I got the check but it was only $1200 just for my self and nothing for my children I have 6 kids and I didn’t get anything for them which is needed I’m trying to find out what’s going on because I just work a little bit of months and I wasn’t able to do my taxes in the 2018 or 2019 because the H&R Block people told me I didn’t make enough to do my taxes so I just filled out to get the stimulus check for myself and my kids and I don’t pay for child support or owe the irs or anything at all so I hope someone can tell me something about my kids payment from there stimulus check

    1. Well im glad it’s not just me cause i was very disappointed to get only $1200 Not $2200 today, and since im on disability, i filled out the “non filers” form long ago . Im not sure how I’ll get the 1000 next year when i don’t file taxes, hopefully I’ll get instructions before then, thanks for letting me complain!

    2. I used the non filers app as well to add my daughter’s info and my bank info. This is what they told people on SSDI etc to do. My return was accepted and few days later i checked get my payment and it had a deposit date for me but last four digits were not my bank account. Double checked my forms and everything was correct. My mother got call from bank saying a check in my name was denied deposit into an account of hers closed two years ago! How they ever got any of her info is beyond me but she was able to have it deposited into her other account but it was only for $1200 no payment for my 9 year old. I cannot understand why they insisted we use the non filers app and all it did was screw everything up. Now we can do nothing about it. I see so many people with exactly the same problem on here. Bet there would be no mistakes if we owed irs money. good luck everyone

  2. I claim my kids on my taxes as well. And have not got the 500 for all my children. At least I know I’m not alone with this issue. But, there should be a number to call or they should of mail a letter long with the checks that states. Why the parent haven’t gotting the $500 For their dependents.

    1. I couldn’t agree with you more Tina. At least somebody from the IRS or Treasury department, throw us a bone or a shred of evidence that they know about the situation and are trying to fix it. SOMETHING?!?! Instead, THEY KNOW about the problem but they’d rather hear hundreds of thousands if not millions of comments from individuals in all different walks of life upset about why they didn’t get their dependent credit. I mean mine’s only for one child who’s 14 with special needs and gets SSI. It’s not like it’s the full SSI amount or anything but I have a mortgage to pay and I used to be a full-time printing press operator where I made a lot more money than you do on SSDI!!! I mean going from $27 an hour which is poverty in some parts of this country, I’m currently living in the suburbs on the outskirts of Flint Michigan and it’s exceptionally cheap cost of living out here. I mean a person with one SSI check really can’t make it but if you have two incomes then you’re going to be all right I mean you can pretty much live an average American life not anything luxurious but if $500 will make or break you like me then I think I’m owed an explanation at least instead of silence. But that’s just my opinion anybody feel the same?

      1. I’m living in Swartz creek, MI. myself. I get SSDI as my 3yo is special needs. Have you received your 1200 yet?

    2. I watch stimulus updates on YouTube everyday, I watch CNN, MSNBC, Fox News you name it every mainstream news outlet there is I’m owed a $500 dependent stimulus check as well and I did get my $1,200 direct deposit using the non-filers tool on April 29th, 2020 but no child money. I believe they’re waiting for in some instances that May 5th deadline and they’re waiting for everybody to get a chance to put in their direct deposit info this is just a theory but I did hear it on a Fox News station and they told viewers that it was also a theory perhaps the government is waiting to get everybody’s info so they can make one big wave of deposits I mean they already had their chance but it would make some sort of sense to try to get as much bank accounts as they could and then send it out in one day as it would to make several deposits over the course of a month. I hope that is the case or at least will be surprised with the $500 check in the mail soon even though we all from what I’m hearing a lot of people have bank accounts to be deposited into and they just didn’t do it why I have no idea! but they’re treating it like a separate deal or something. It is very frustrating I could have used that money a long time ago there’s no rhyme or reason for the IRS or Treasury department on this one. I hope all of us gets our $500 stimulus soon for the sake of bills for goodness sake! Our children our LIVELIHOOD!

  3. I thought I was the only one missing a payment for my 12 year old son I received my $1200 payment yesterday then realized it was short the $500 I didn’t file taxes 2018 or 2019 due to health issues, I filed 2019 last week and was told I already filed but the only thing I did was file the non filers form with the irs to submit my bank information. My 2018 was accepted so I’m waiting for that, I don’t know how this will be resolved I feel bad as I told my son that could be his birthday money next month I’m not understanding how such huge errors could be made in a crisis like this, hopefully we all get what’s owed soon at a later date we’re all just going to have to hang in there

  4. Never married, 4 kids, one child on disability, got 1200 but nothing for my kids. 3 of them are on their dads return, one on mine who’s dad owes child support. No answers from anyone and no one to reach at IRS. Hoping there’s something for the other three on their dads stimulus that’s finally arriving Thursday so it’s split with me, but not counting on it since multiple people haven’t gotten it for theirs.

  5. This is so frustrating I did everything and provided all the information of my dependents before cut off date thru non fillers on irs and I still only received the $1200 for myself nothing for my children and when I sign back in to the non fillers application I put in it clearly shows under dependents all my children’s info and this was accepted by the irs so why did I not receive anything for my children

  6. Am on SSI I filled out a non filer for my 3 kids but because my boyfriend claimed my 2 girls on his taxes for 18/19 it got rejected so I tried only with my 10 year old son and it got approved. I looked in my bank and it’s only pending 1200 for April 30th. Why didn’t I get my son’s 500 too? I promise him he would be getting that money now hes sad it didnt come.

    1. I too promised things to my son who’s 14 and has special needs He gets SSI and I’m his payee while I’m his natural father I mean he can’t take care of his money yet anyway. And he was just devastated because I’m not going to be able to afford some of the things I told him I was going to get for him. So sad

  7. My family lives on my ssdi and VA, we are non-filers since 2015. I am married with one child that I claim. I used the non-filer tool the day it was available. Today we got $1200!! We filed bankruptcy right before all of this and don’t have any debt anymore (chapter 7 and it’s closed). How is it possible that only one of us got a stimulus? I’m assuming I’m the only one that got it as I’m the disabled veteran, which means my husband didn’t even get anything. With him being laid off and having income less than 8,000 in 2019, with a dependent child (child is mine so nobody else can claim), I would assume he should have been one of the first ones to get a payment. I’ve seen the letter they send out and it does NOT TELL YOU HOW IT’S CALCULATED!!!!! Not sure why someone keeps on telling people to wait for the letter because it’s a joke

  8. I filed as non-filer as well. I put my two daughters (both way under 17) as dad could not. I only recieved $1,200.

  9. I used TurboTax Stimulus Registration tool over a week before the IRS Non-Filers portal was available. I am not normally required to file, and everything I read at the time said to file ASAP in order to receive the check. I have a 4 year old child and claimed him as a dependent correctly on that simple tax return, and it was accepted by the IRS. However, when I got my stimulus check direct deposit yesterday, I did not receive $500 for my child, just the $1200. It has been almost 21 days since I filed through TurboTax (which is normally the timeframe they give for receiving tax refunds after processing, etc.)
    I did not use the IRS Non-Filers portal because it specifically stated NOT to use it if you have already filed a 2019 tax return (which I did through the TurboTax Stimulus Registration). I am very disappointed that I did everything correctly yet I still did not receive the $500. I really hope this issue can be resolved ASAP. At least I know now that I am not alone after reading this article. Thank you for writing this. I haven’t seen much reporting elsewhere regarding this dependent error.

    1. I did the same thing. I also used TurboTax registration portal and filed simple return. I haven’t received stimulus payment for my 3 kids who are under 16. I missed 1500 dollars from IRS. I didn’t get any update how to proceed further. I am really worried a lot.

      1. Same thing with me I am on SSDI and I have a 14-year-old son that I’m the payee for but he is on SSI. It’s just him and I I have the $1,200 pending deposit for April 29th, 2020 but no $500 check for my dependent. I used the non-filers tool and put his social and bank account information and I like I said I did get my $1,200 technically tomorrow but there is no $500 for my dependent and I haven’t received any kind of letter yet so I don’t know what this letter says. Is and I know about the two numbers they give you just from reading the blogs I have no way to speak to a human or no way to report this what are we supposed to do?

    2. Your situation is exactly the same as mine. I have no earned income for 2018 or 2019 so i didnt need to file taxes. The IRS said to file taxes this year even if u are not required to asap in order for the irs to have your information to send your stimulus payment. I am a single mother of 2 daughters and have full custody of them. I filed for 2019 through turbo tax and not long after that turbo tax came out with the stimulus registration form for those not required to file taxes. I was counting on the extra 1000 dollars for my dependents as i am on government assistance. When i only received the 1200 for myself and not the extra thousand i immediaty panic. The fact we have to wait until next year to receive it defeats the purpose of the stimulus payment entirely. The payment was to help financially NOW…not a year from now. If nothing is done about this it will show how little they actually care about quickly helping the financial hardship this pandemic has caused. I have seen very little from others with the same problem so finally reading comments from others in this situation makes me glad im not alone but is also very disappointing that there are so many other families suffering even more financially due to this lack of effort to resolve this issue. Hopefully there will be a resolution to this soon. Good luck!

  10. To receive the $500 child you had to claimed then in taxes last year, but what if you hadn’t filed taxes for Afew years. Also I have a baby with special needs he receives ssi whete does he fall what category

  11. My 1200.00 stimulus is pending but my 2 children did not get their 500 each and i was thinking it will come separately because i have a direct express card for disabilty and i have a payee is that why i didnt get their money yet cus of that

    1. Mine is set up the same way but I got my 1200 in my bank account this morning but my 10 year old child’s never went into my bank account or Direct Express either! What do we do?!?

  12. This is absolutely ridiculous we’re suffering and hoping to get some relief and they can’t even give us the correct amount. My son is 2 he qualifies, I received my payment today but not the 500 for my son!! Look at all these comments of the same thing happening. What is going on???

  13. I don’t understand what in the world is going on with the dependent payments! I haven’t heard of anyone actually getting anything for their dependents, just themselves. My husband and I areally in the same boat, married 18yrs and yes have 5 children but nothing for them when the stimulus payment came through!! We needed that money something bad right now and we very upset to see this. Better even that we can’t even tell thme and who can wait for a whole year, we can’t! ! I feel for everyone in this situation and those who haven’t received anything yet.

  14. Let me start by saying that I am very grateful for the help that I have received thus far and not complaining “YET” lol

    I’m disabled and have been since 2005 I get SSDI and SSI for myself and I have one child who also receives SSI. I haven’t filled taxes in many years. However I did file the non-filers form about 2 weeks ago to receive the 500 payment for my daughter. My information was accepted and eventually I was given a DDD of 04/29/20 but my deposit came last night witch was Sunday night and it was missing 500. I was expecting to get 1,700 but unfortunately that didn’t happen.
    I feel bad for asking but this money meant a lot to us. Myself and my daughter are sickly and have medical conditions witch require many trips to the Dr office and often. I was going to use the money to put a down payment on a decent used car. We have not had transportation in almost 4 years now.

    Can someone please help me to understand what happened and how can I fix the problem?
    I’m sorry I didn’t mean to drag it out but wanted to make sure I was understood.
    Thank you

    1. I’m in the exact same situation as u are with the SSDI and SSI! And I didn’t get my daughters either! I don’t know what to do!!

  15. I did the non-filer for me as a single tax filer and my 5-year-old dependent because of my low 2018 and 2019 income. I received my $1200 today in my bank account, but there was no $500 for my daughter. I checked my application and found out I made a typo in her first name. (Her last name and SSN were correct.) Is it the reason that I did not receive the stimulus pay for her?

    1. I had the same problem ! I only received my payment but not either of my 2 kids. I also did the non-filers. Although I didn’t make any typos so I’m wondering what is going on !

      1. Thanks, Maggie. I thought my typo caused the problem, but from your comment and many others here, it looks like people applying through non-filers have not received the stimulus pay for their kids. I hope that they would come separately soon, and not through our 2020 tax filing next year.

  16. This is bogus I got the letter the only thing it tells you is that your receiving the amount based on your 2019 or 2018 income tax and an extra 500 for qualifying child under 17 mine turned 16 in December 30 2019 and I already called the number it has it’s 1-800-919-9835 and it’s automated so how am I suppose too file a complaint if it’s not human this is bogus I swear I know I’m not the only one here in this situation

    1. Same here. The letter doesn’t indicate what to do to report a missing payment. Just an automated phone system with the included number.

  17. My grandson is disabled. He is 13yrs old. He gets disability. How will he qualify for stimulus check. He gets SSI.

    1. I am on SSDI and have my social security direct deposited into my Elga Credit Union account on the 3rd of each month. My 14-year-old son is autistic and is on SSI and he is my biological son and I use the non-filers tool to put his name in social security number in there so I would get the $500 dependent check however I only received the $1,200 regular stimulus check and I can’t cash it or it isn’t available until tomorrow. I did get that direct deposited but still nothing kind of like your 13-year-old grandson I’m wondering what’s going on I did everything I was supposed to do He is a dependent and he’s under 17 years old however he does get SSI. I am his legal father and payee. I should still get the $500 dependent credit and it is not in my bank account as of yet. Actually my $1,200 stimulus just says pending until April 29th 2020. That’s the day I can touch it. so I have no idea and I haven’t received a letter but from what I’ve read that letter just gives a number. And I called those numbers and there is no human that you can talk to at all! What can I do? Just wondering in Burton Michigan…

    2. Only adults will get the stimulus check. Whoever can claim your grandson as their dependent (who he lives with), will get the stimulus check based on their adult income, and should get an extra $500 for your grandson since he is under 17. His SSI does not factor into the payments.

  18. I did not receive my daughter’s $500 dollar credit either for stimulus I filled out the information the first week the site went up I see $1200 pending but not $1700 anyone know what I can do to get full amount

    1. No I didn’t receive it either for my daughter and I went to non- filers and did the not to easy application and they sent me confirmation. So they did receive my information and today I received it but not the supplementary child amount of 500.00
      I am on SSI prior to that I filed my taxes I gave them the basic info I just need to know WHY? Why are they holding peoples money
      I email 3 news station !
      But NO you not the only one going through this nightmare I have friends saying the same thing I just wonder why ?
      I tried to make sure that I get the 1700.00
      By going on non- filers completing the Application and answering basic information
      Almost 2 wks ago now today I get only 1200.00 that’s not cool how do I get my 500.00 ??? Do anybody know?

      1. It’s really bad when your counting on something and do everything that your told to do then it doesn’t come through it feels bad. This is a very bad time I understand but why can’t they just do what they say. It’ll end up being our fault somehow so we probably won’t get it. And forget about getting to talk to anyone on the phone about it no one is available to help you. But if you owe the irs taxes they have all kinds of ways shown how to get in touch with someone. I seen a couple posts saying anyone who didn’t get the 500.00 dependent credit will get it next year when they file taxes,, we don’t file taxes!! So what then? We need it now more then ever. But I’m not counting on it. I hope all of the 500.00 payments that don’t get to the people that it was meant for makes someone happy, probably some rich person who don’t even need it.

  19. I got the 1200 but not the 500 for my 16 yr old i filed out the non filer form and it was accepted and the 1200 was deposited on my direct express card where is the other 500

  20. Got my letter from the irs.stating i was to get 1700.00 but on the deposit from the irs.only deposited 1,200.00. Tried to call the irs.with no one to talk too. What do I do to get my 500.00 for my daughter. She does qualify.

    1. What letter did u receive that said what u will be getting? I only found out about the 1200 by checking thru the “Get My Payment” online thing. My daughters 500.00 is missing! I never rcvd. any letter telling me what I would be getting….

  21. So, I received an Economic Impact Payment (EIP) letter today. I’m in the same boat as every parent that has not received the 500 for their children/dependents. I recieved the 1200 and nothing for them. In any case the number does provide a number to call, but don’t get your hopes up. At least not at this point.
    The number is just an automatic system giving a long message about what and who qualifies, and there are options to listen to more messages but that’s it. I went through each option prompt and it just gave a message for each, said thanks for contacting the IRS and disconnected. In addition the website is no help because although it indicates letters will be sent, which mine was with no help, and my payment status just indicates 1200 already sent with no options to get this fixed.
    IRS toll line still has no one taking live calls. For anyone interested the numbers I’ve called are below.
    IRS Line 1800-829-1040
    EIP Letter IRS 1800-919-9835
    I’m giving the number that is included in the EIP letter, because I am hoping that someone else will have better luck than I did.

  22. I used the non filers tool to enter both my dependants way before the cut off. I have one dependant not on S.S.I. and one on S.S.I. I my self receive socialsecurity disability. My 1200.00 payment is set to hit on the 29th but no 1000.00 for the kids. I did everything they told me to do and before the cutoffs. They accepted it. Why am I not receiving my payment?

    1. You are not alone!
      I added my granddaughter to non-filers payment on the April 18/ to get the supplementary 500 extra payment
      Because I raised her from a baby
      I was hearing that a lot of people didn’t get it
      So I did it again on the 23rd.
      It came today Only 1200 !
      What is going on I did it over because I thought maybe I did it wrong !
      And they sent me a confirmation!
      Do anybody know what’s going on? Or a email or number to call

    2. You are not alone!
      I email the news company
      I want to know what is what ! Why are they doing this?

    3. I am going through this right now too. I was freaking out all day because I thought it was just me. I emailed IRS and I wrote our governor. It’s not like it’s just 200 dollars. 1,000 is alot of money it looks like many of us wont be receiving. My sisters friend is on ssi and got her 1200 deposited at the beginning of the month. This past saturday she just received a 1500 dollar check in the mail for her dependents. I am hoping thats the case for us. I filed April 15th using the non filers and adding my children and it just says irs accepted it still. I have never even received an email back. I read that irs is double checking everyones payments. Leta hope that’s the case. Or that we will likely get a check in the mail soon for our kids.

      1. I hope so when you went to non -filers did you do part 1 and 2?
        Because on part 2 I had to put all zeros
        It was pretty difficult to me

  23. I non filed as they said to do back on the 10th. I’m a single mother their daddys can’t claim them. Yet I still only got 1200. Should of been 2200

  24. I moved and files my taxes from my prior state in another state. I filed some this year and did not receive the extra doe my 16 and 14 year old son. My 17 year old daughter does not qualify but where is the $1000 I am owed and how do i go about trying to get it. My sister only got the 1200 as well and then received a check in the mail. but i have not received anything. any ideas???

  25. Do I need to go the the get my payment tool to file for my children to get their $500?

    1. I also haven’t received 590 for my 3 children,but you can’t do with Get my payment tool now.

  26. We did 2019 taxes with our baby born in 2019. Since income tax wasn’t processed yet, they used our 2018 taxes. Our baby was not born in 2018. How do we get our $500 for our daughter who was born in 2019?

  27. I claimed my nephew on both my 2018/2019 tax returns since my sister didn’t make enough to file and I have received the additional $500 child tax relief credit. She’s wondering if she can claim him as a dependent on her 2020 return and still receive the $500 credit. I had a baby this year and I’m wondering if I’ll receive an additional $500 for the new born or if since I’ve received a credit already will they consider me null.

  28. I have two kids I have a 2 year old and a 1 year old and I didn’t receive the $1000 for my kids was wondering why I got underpaid

  29. I havent recieved the 500.00 for my three children either even after I did everything I was asked to do. I’m a single mother and I hope it’s gets fixed soon.

  30. I tried to file as a non filer but was rejected because my daughter’s father claimed my 2 daughters as dependents. I did not need to file for 2018 and 2019. I fully support both of my daughters, but my ex unlawfully claimed them for the last 2 years. Should I just file for myself and wait for the IRS to reopen to claim the stimulus for my daughters. I don’t know what to do. I don’t want to re-file without them if that means I will not be able to get it later..

      1. My adopted son gets 1100 a month through my husband retirement. He is 6 years old. Will he still be able to receive the #500 stimulus money?

  31. Please help I can’t find this information anywhere!!! I am disabled and I’ve been disabled sense 2007 and Have not had to file taxes since. my daughter receives death benefits from her father that passed away couple years back. I am under the impression that I do not need to file anything for myself to receive the $1,200 but do I need to do anything to receive the 500 for her or is it something that will just go through since the death benefit go through Social Security??

    1. See article. You don’t need to do anything for $1200. To claim the $500 (assuming she is eligible) you need to add your banking details via IRS non filers tool (see their website)

  32. I have a question my son is 18 years old. When my husband and I filed our tax return for 2019 he was only 17 years old. He doesn’t work and don’t receive any type of income but what his father n I provide him with. Would we get the stimulus check of $500 for him even though he was 17 years old when we filed and is still in school didn’t work and don’t graduate until next year. How would the 17 years old get any stimulus money if they are still supported by their parents and is claimed on our taxes? If they are not eligible for the stimulus check if they are claimed as dependents or if they file taxes but still being claimed? How is this fair to the parents who have children of this age? I was able to get the EIC for him and his 15 year sister.

  33. I filed both 2018 and 2019 returns…but 2019 return is still in processing so on the get my payment page , they accepted the details of 2018 return only. But my daughter was born in 2019 and obviously there is no mention of her in 2018 return. So I am worried how would I get the money for my daughter.

  34. My ex and I rotate claiming our two children on our tax returns. On our 2019 return, I claimed our 17 year old son–no stimulus check. My ex claimed our 16 year old daughter for 2019 and he received the stimulus check. The sad part is both kids live with me 80% of the time. And, he just caught up on arrears after 12 years this very month. Is there any recourse that I can take to try and get him to share at least 50% of the payment with me? I have read that the $500 amount my ex received will be factored into my 2020 tax return as I will be the one claiming her this year. This feels very unfair. Any ideas?

    1. When you figure out, let me know. My sons father decided to finally be a part of his life but only so he doesnt have to pay so much in support. 3 year old lives with me and has a few disabilities and I am the one who does 6 days of therapy with him, I am the one who does at home nurse visits and I am the one who is at every single surgery, and there have been a lot. His dad is never around. When he gets him on some weekends finally, he still isnt a good dad and its unfortunate. I agreed to him ding odd years and me even. He got the money and loves control so he basically told me to f off. It isnt right, at all and if anything, it should be split 50/50 I totally agree

  35. I claimed my 4 year old daughter on my 2019 tax return, and used turbo tax like always. I received a $1200 deposit into my checking account on April 15th, not $1700. I did not get an advance. Also cannot seem to find any information on what I am supposed to do about it. So…..? What am I supposed to do?

    1. Please read article. There is nothing you can do about it at this stage. You need to wait till the IRS sends you the economic impact payment letter which will outline the details of your stimulus payment. You can then see actions to follow up on any missing payments.

      1. I got the letter and it has nothing outlined to explain why I got the amount different I was suppose to get 2900 I got 2400 why is it that some got it and some didn’t it’s frustrating I was depending on that extra can’t wait for next year there might not be a next year with the cocido 19 and all this is so bogus I’m so disappointed ☹️ ‍♀️

      2. I just received the letter from the IRS (Economic Impact Payment). Does not mention what happened to my missing $1000.00 for 2 grandchildren under the age of 14 years old. Now what?

      3. I received that letter today. It doesn’t have any details as to why so many of us did not receive the 500.00 for our qualifying children. Just has a number to call and of course it’s useless.


  36. My wife and her ex husband switch claiming the child every other yr 2018 we claimed her 2019 he did…. so when the stimulus checks went out my wife received her 1200 but not the 500 for the child and her ex said he did not receive the 500 at all bc he makes 2 much money….. so why wouldnt my wife get the 500 instead or also bc she claimed her in 2018? And I have not received my 1200 at all yet I filed and got a debt card threw my tax place but I updated all my info and yet still no payment… and still waiting on my unemployment as well. But yet they are taking about sending more money out 1st lets make sure we all get the 1st round.

  37. My ex and I rotate claiming our two children on our tax returns. On our 2019 return, I claimed our 17 year old son–no stimulus check. My ex claimed our 16 year old daughter for 2019 and he received the stimulus check. The sad part is both kids live with me 80% of the time. And, he just caught up on arrears after 12 years this very month. Is there any recourse that I can take to try and get him to share at least 50% of the payment with me? I have read that the amount my ex received will be factored into my 2020 tax return as I will be the one claiming her this year. This feels very unfair. Any ideas?

  38. I’m a single dad of 2 kids and didn’t file taxes for 2018 or 2919 cause I didn’t make over 10,000 my kids qualify for the stimulus package. I got mine but did not get it for my 2 kids for some reason! Is there a number I can call about this error ?

    1. You need to file details via the IRS’ Non Filers payment update tool to receive the $500 per dependent child payment. See article for details.

  39. I filed in 2018 and claimed my 2 children. I haven’t filed for 2019 yet. My aunt claimed my 2 children for her 2019 taxes. (I am not claiming them for 2019.) She received the stimulus check with the $500 per child.
    I received a letter from the dept of treasury saying they gave my $2200 to the child support I owe.
    Since they were claimed by 2 different people for 2 different years will this throw a flag because we were both paid?

    1. Yes…if the IRS has paid you twice you may face an issue when filing your taxes in the future. The IRS is not currently clawing back over payment, but I would also say your Aunt may face issues with her upcoming tax return. That being said and given the chaotic and uneven distribution of the $500 payment I would not be shocked if no further action is taken by the IRS.

  40. So today I finally received my 1200 stimulus payment, which was suppose to be 1700 with the 500 for my son who is 8. I filed my taxes with him as a dependent and don’t understand why I did not receive the 500!! This is pretty heartbreaking that our country is falling apart and the only money I had coming in to support us during this time I didn’t even receive the full amount.

    1. You will be getting a stimulus payment letter within 15 days of your payment. This will come from the IRS and show how your payment was calculated. you should then be able to have a way to see how your payment was calculated and a way to contact the IRS I assume. But don’t worry you will eventually get this payment if you are eligible for it.

  41. I received the $500 for my minor child. I am legally able to claim her on my taxes every year while she is a minor. My question is this: Is it required that I share the $500 with my ex-spouse (her father) since we split *most* expenses for her.
    He makes at least 4 times the amount of annual income that I do. We both are single. He does pay child support (but not much).
    What is my legal obligation, if any?

    1. Ethically you should let him know. Legally you don’t since you claimed her as your dependent and that’s how the IRS paid you

  42. My situation actually blows to say the least. My son[3] gets disability due to hom being born at only 1lb. and being blind. He lives with me, I am the one who attends all 6 therapies every single week, do at home nurse visits, the one who is there from start to finish at every surgery and the only parent of us two who legit lived on the NOCU for 162 days while my son fought for his life every single second of every day. We just finally finished the court process and I agreed to him getting odd years for claiming my son for taxes. For all of this happening now, he was the one who filed for 2019 and he was the one awarded the extra $500. He gets my son 8 days a month while I get the remainder 22. Proves every single time he has him that he does have the slightest clue how to care for the disabilities my son has and literally ALL OF THE ABOVE. Ot has been a truly rough journey and continue to be one and when I take the nice approach in asking to maybe allow me to have it to care for our son, he days no . He gets $900 a week from unemployment, his tax money, money for his daughter and our son from taxes and now all of the stimulus money. I understand there are people who love to have the control and keep it when given to them but at the same time, no one is stopping him or has stopped him from wanting to be and actually being a great father. Times are tough and I feel it really iant fair just bc it was his year to claim him when in fact I am the one who actually does every single thing and thena million times more for our son. It hurts. I feel like he should be held accountable for at least splitting that money for our son 50/50.

  43. I received mine but not for my 2 children also! And was cleared to have claimed them! Where is it?! I know a few others have gotten theirs ! All together 1200 plus the kids! —- please send out to those who haven’t received !!!!!!

    1. Join the club! You’ll just need to wait till the IRS sends you the EIP letter (see article) and lodge a claim for the remaining payments.

  44. My situation is very confusing to many people I have explained it to so I’m hoping I can get some help here. I’m a 30 year old single mom of 2 who moved back in w my parents last year. I had lost my job and was working part time as a server to try to make ends meet but made well under the eligible amount to qualify. My dad claimed both my kids last year but not me and this year we split them, I claimed my youngest (2) and my dad my eldest (8). My parents received their stimulus checks, $2,400 for them two and $500 for my little sister. I, however have not received anything for myself or my kids. When checking on the stimulus check portal, it states they are unable to verify my eligibility and I’m not sure why. Does anyone know if this is bc I live at home with my parents??? I’m not a student and file every year! It just doesn’t make any sense….

  45. I got stimulus payment for 1200 dollars myself only.. I didn’t get stimulus payment 500 dollars for my children under 16 years old. I am very disappointed. I claimed my children as dependents in my 2019 taxes , too. Even then, I haven’t received stimulus payment for my children. I registered through TurboTax stimulus registration portal because I am not required to file taxes due to low income. Please suggest me how can claim for my children from IRS

    1. I filed mine on turbo tax too and I got the money for me but not for my son and he is 14. Did you find out anything as to why this happened

      1. This is a known issue. See this article – – This seems to be primarily related to people who filed their taxes through tax preparation services like H&R Block and TurboTax and received refund and reached an agreement with these services to recieve an advance refund (or refund transfer). Time magazine reported on this issue which is caused because the IRS didn’t have direct deposit information for tax filers who used a refund transfer and received their money on a debit card. Naturally tax preparation companies are pushing back and saying this is an IRS processing issue.

    2. same situation I’m dealing with I need the extra $500 for my child if I find anything out ill keep you posted if you find out anything please let me know

  46. On my 2019 taxes, I accidentally marked my daughters ssn as being invalid for employment. This disqualified me for the child tax break. I had to amended my taxes and later on received what was owed. But ultimately I think this error cost me being eligible for the $500 stimulus. I don’t think the IRS looked at the 1040x files

      1. What happens if you don’t normally have to pay taxes anyway? Does a credit benefit you in that scenario?

        1. I understand that its a refundable tax credit if I pay taxes for 2020. Actually, I don’t normally pay taxes because of low income. In that case, How can I get stimulus payment 500 USD for each child as tax credit in 2020? Please suggest me what to do in my case.

        2. I didn’t get stimulus money for my kids under 16. I got only for myself 1200 usd. Nobody claimed my children as dependents in 2019 taxes. I only claimed them in 2019 taxes. Even then I didn’t get money for kids. I am worried a lot. Any updates today?

  47. Stimulus information submitted through turbotax 4/2 and accepted by irs 4/4. Not required to file my 1099 so i sent new checking account for direct deposit and the information for my 4 children, all 16 and under. Received my $1200 this morning but nothing for the kiddos…i am so confused. Am i missing something??

    1. Your return was recently submitted so the IRS may have not picked up your dependents. You may get the payment in a subsequent batch (IRS processes weekly batches) or you can appeal the payment when you get your EIP letter.

  48. My husband and I filed married filing jointly and claimed our two boys 10 , and 6. We have filed it this way for years! And we only received the stimulus for us and nothing for them! And we have no idea who to call or how to fix this. It was obviously an error. Which is understandable considering all the people they have to do this for. But I just wish there was a way we could get the extra $1,000. Before filing next year.

    1. Agreed. Will just need to wait for the IRS to clear the backlog and provide a way to contact them before filing our taxes for next year.

  49. I filed my taxes for the last 3 years with both of my children. Already received my tax return for this year with no issues and my stimulus was only sent as 1200? Where is the money for the dependents? Are they sending it separately?

  50. We received our $2400 but not the $1000 for our 14 and 11 year olds… will the IRS be addressing and fixing this? I’m obviously not the only one they failed!

  51. SSI no other income, filed for free through Turbo Tax and claimed a dependent under 10 years old. Didn’t get his money.

    1. us too. ssi. 2 kids. no money for them. hopefully something will give soon. I filed both turbo and non filers. I did all the info correct even double checked the non filers and it said that they accepted the return. no type of info. not even on get my payment status on the irs site.

  52. Filled out Non-Filers form with disabled, dependent child, submitted successfully to IRS 4/8/20. Received $1200 but not $500. Unsure why or what to do?

  53. I’m a bit confused because I file every year and receive my refund back by March. When I logged in the irs portal it said I’m eligible but needs my bank info I gave them the info and I still don’t have a date for my stimulus.
    Also, in order to receive the money for dependents are we suppose to fill out the non-filers form even though I did my taxes????
    If anyone happens to know please feel be in..

  54. My 4 year old lives with me full time, I found out yesterday that her father claimed her as a dependent for the stimulus checks without asking me first nor telling me. I tried putting her as a dependent on mine. How can I get that corrected. He owes back due child support for almost 6 months, I have full custody of her. How can I get it fixed for me to get the $500. He shouldn’t be allowed to put her as his dependent when she’s not his dependent. Please Help!!

      1. I understand they will take money from his part to pay the back owed support. But what about the $500 dependent amount? He shouldn’t receive that at all. It should go to my little girl and me not him.

  55. My husband and I received our payment for us and 2 of our children. Our youngest was born feb 1 2019. We havent filed our 2019 taxes yet. Will his payment be picked up on those or will it wait until 2020 taxes?

    1. If you file you may get this extra payment this year as IRS is processing multiple payment batches. But more likely than not you will get these with 2020 taxes since your stimulus payment was already processed

  56. We have guardianship of our granddaughter 13 according to dhhr we cannot claim her on our taxes i am on ssdi my husband is not we have received our money but can we get it for her or is that why dhhr gsve us money for her?

  57. We claimed our son as a dependent on 2019 taxes. We didn’t receive the 500.00 because of his age. He is 18 and a high school student. Is there anything he can do to qualify for the 1200 stimulus?

    1. unfortunately no. He is too old to get the $500 and because he was a dependent in your 2019 taxes he cannot get the $1200 stimulus. The one recourse you may have is for him to file taxes in 2020 where he could claim this credit. But you would need to assess that against the tax benefits you get by claiming him as a dependent.

  58. I filed for stimulus under “non-filer” I put down my daughter as my dependent, since I don’t file taxes can my boyfriend still claim her on his tax return?

    1. No. A dependent can only be claimed once. If two people claim the same dependent the IRS will flag this and may delay any stimulus payments (the same applies for tax refunds)

      1. If I claimed my daughter as a dependent and filed twice with the same info on 2 different file tax websites, will they still end up giving me the $500 for my daughter?
        I’m unemployed as well

      2. me and my ten-year-old daughter’s mother were never married but we share custody 50/50 time-sharing I claim even years she claims on odd years this was my year to claim my child as I did but neither one of us received the $500 stimulus payment for our child what do I or we need to do to receive this as we know only one of us will receive it! How do I go about doing this? Thanks

  59. My 20 year old son was in college and claimed as a dependent in 2018. He dropped out of college, got a job, and I did not claim him as a dependent in 2019. Both of us just filed our 2019 income taxes. I received stimulus money, he has not. Is this a case where the IRS looked at his/my 2018 return and did not give him stimulus money based on his/my 2018 return? Once our 2019 returns are processed, can he expect stimulus money or will he have to appeal?

  60. we received a payment and based on the amount it was from our 2018 return. we had a child in 2019 and just recently filed our 2019 taxes. do you think after regular processing we will get additional for our newest child?

  61. My children & I receive a disability payment through my husband. Do I need to anything to receive the $500 for them? I can’t find any information on it.

    1. Two of our children receive SSI benefits because of my disability. We received the $1200 each for my wife an me, but nothing for our children. I thought I read somewhere that if your children receive SSI benefits, they don’t qualify for this? If someone knows about this, please let me know.

      1. Following my daughter receives disability as well she is under the age 17 an didn’t receive anything for her.

    2. Following my daughter receives disability as well an I didn’t receive anything for her.

        1. Hi Andy my daughter is only 14yrs old she receives ssdi once a month I have already received my stimulus check it was for 1700 for me an my son. My question is since she gets the ssdi an its not required for her to fill anything out will she get a separate check like everyone else. Or does she just not qualify at all.

  62. I let my ex claim our daughter and he does not have her I have her full time and he got the 500.00 for her and I don’t think it’s right it should be who the child loves with full time not who claimed them. Because it’s not fair to the parents that do every other year with the kids. When the majority live with their moms.

  63. I have not received the extra 500 for my daughter. Why not? Who can I speak with about retrieving the rest of my stimulus

    1. I’m in the same boat, this has happened to a lot of people. I hoping that they get this resolved

    2. If you find out please let me know… I didn’t receive the 500 for my 15 yr old but he was on MJ y taxes last yr an this year, they sent my 1200 to the card I had taxes issues on bit still nothing for him there’s no one to ask and the get my payment shows they made the 1200 $ payment on the 13th but I can’t find why I didn’t receive the dependent money…. Please if anyone knows or may know I’d love to know…

  64. I received the 1200.00 but I didn’t get the additional 500
    I have 2 boys ages 6 and 9 years old
    I am a single parent, I claim them every year, I do everything alone with no child support, I work 2 jobs to make sure my two boys have the best life they can!

  65. My son is ten years old and I have claimed him since he was born, yet I didn’t get the 500 dollars for him when I received my 1200. What can I do?

  66. My Husband received his Stimulus Check but i did not and we filled jointly, Neither did we receive any payment for our 12,13 and 1 year old, we are all in need of the money and i hope the irs can fix it.

  67. I have two children who reside with me 100% every year. However in my divorce decree my ex-husband can claim one of my children as a dependent every odd year. Hence, he claimed one of my children for 2019. Therefore my stimulus check did not include payment for both although I answered the question that they both reside with me more than half the year. In addition to this my ex-husband is In arrears over $12,000 in back child support of which he does not pay towards and only makes his minimum payment.

    I believe he received payment for a child that was not truly a “full-time dependent” and is currently not taking care of as we go through this pandemic. How do I rectify this situation as more payments are possible to be approved by Congress and he will further receive monies for a child that is not in his possession?

  68. My husband and I filed jointly. We claimed all 3 of our boys. One is 19 but was claimed as a disabled dependant due to him being disabled and receiveing SSI. Will we receive a 500 credit for him, or will it be sent as a 1200 credit on his direct express card which is in my name due to him being in my care and unable to manage his own money, or will he get nothing?

  69. I’m trying to claim my grandson, I have custody of him since he was 2 years old been filling him . Don’t see we’re I claim him for $500.00

  70. My son has aspergers .He is 16 years old and his father passed away . I dont work because he was having problems and I was called alot so couldn’t keep my job I used non filer form and filed for me I dont file because I dont work and we live off ssi survivor benefits do I need to file for him by himself or file with me

  71. My ex and I alternate our child tax credit. I filed for him in 2018 and she filed for him for the 2019. We both share custody 50/50. So who gets the tax credit? Also does it need to be split 50/50?

  72. I don’t have to file taxes so I used the Non Filer app, in which I added my 13 yr old and my 14 yr old as they reside with me 100% and their dad hasn’t claimed them in several years (he never should have.) I got my stimulus payment today for $1,200 and NOTHING for my two under 17 kids. Here’s another wrench. My 13 yr old daughter is disabled and gets SSI. I don’t know if that has something to do with it but that still makes no sense esp when you factor in that I didn’t get the stim money for my 14 yr old. I’m so frustrated as I can’t find anyone in a similar situation (minor child on SSI) not that that has anything to do with it, I just don’t know. I really need the money to get a car (when open) as I was in a wreck before the shutdown. Ughhhhh

    1. i have the same problem i have 2 children one has a disability and i recieved my 1200 but nothing for my children and they are both under 16 years old i really need that money i have bills and food for these kids because our schools are closed for the rest of the year i sent irs a email dont know if anyone will see it but i have to try we have to make sure we get that money we are owed so keep trying

  73. My wife and I have joint custody of our daughter. We separated in January, waiting for divorce to be finalized. The money was deposited in to her account as it always was. She gave me my 1200 but did not give me my half of the 500 for our daughter. Since we split the time I have her one week she has her one week we split everything else. Am I correct in saying that she has got to give me half.

  74. My sons grandma will be recieving his 500 stimulus check when she hasnt supported him through this pandemic how can i change that

  75. I received the $1200 stimulus, but not the $500 for my child. His dad and I alternate claiming him on taxes. I claimed him on my 2018 taxes, and it’s his dad’s turn to claim him for 2019. My child lives with me full time, so I am able to claim earned income credit. Why don’t they go by that when deciding which parent gets the $500? Or split it between the parents?

  76. I’m a single mom of two and have not been working so my parents claim me so that makes me ineligible for the $1200 but since my parents do not claim my kids. Will my kids be able to get $500? I’m confused on that part and there’s no explanation on a situation like this anywhere. Please help?

    1. Neither did i… when was your toddler born? Mine was born 7/7/2019 so i think i did not receive because she did not technicall live with us for half the year (she wasnt alive for more than half the year).

      Just wonderinf if thats your situation

      1. I didn’t get the 500 for my toddler either. He was born 7/10/19. Not sure what the deal was, but both my wife and I received 1200.

  77. I am a single parent. I have filed my 5 year old daughter since she was born and I didn’t receive the $500 child credit. I was depending on that money badly right now, I work in a restaurant. How can I get this issue resolved?

  78. Thank you for this. It appears my wife and I are not alone with our questions about our two children both under 10. We file jointly, don’t qualify for the stimulus but are under the 218K threshold for the child stimulus. When we registered at Get My Payment, the response was first we do qualify then two days later it was we can’t determine if you qualify. Ugh.

    1. Yes. Lots of similar comments and I could not find a definitive answer from the the IRS. I do think they are having challenges with processing and/or making the right payment to eligible people. I would say at this point (since you cannot get a live IRS agent) check the GMP site daily and and then when the IRS is back to normal, talk to an agent. Ultimately this stimulus is a refundable tax credit against your 2020 tax return so at worse case you can claim it when you file your return in 2021.

  79. I’m a parent of a 19 yr old who still goes to school and is on ssi even though I claimed him on my taxes would he still get his own stimulus check.

  80. Both my children live with me 100% of the time. They don’t even see their father, his choice. He does pay support every month. I claim one child, he claims the other. He got his stimulus and did not get the 500 for the child he claims. I have not gotten mine yet because I had to put in my bank info. Does this mean I will get the 500 for both children since they are with me 100% of the time? Or does the child my ex claim just not get the 500 at all?

  81. Same as a lot of people here. My wife and I got 2400 but nothing for our five children. I’m a disabled veteran so didn’t need to fill in extra paperwork besides for my five children which I did beginning of April. Also the VA has MH dependant info on file and they have been working with the IRS which have since linked their systems. So I don’t know what the issue is not just for me but for everyone with children.

  82. Hi, I’m facing the same issue. I got my marriage stimulus but my 2 kids age 12 and 13 got nothing. Looked at the irs website and didn’t even say an amount just said deposit date and my bank info. Glad I’m not alone here. Will it come by check or eventually direct deposit once they figure this mess out? I hope eventually theres a number to reach out. Thanks

  83. My ex filed the kids in 2018 but not 2019. He didn’t file at all for 2019. However I did and claimed them.he received the stimulus with the extra 1500 for our 3 children. I’m still waiting on my stimulus. I should be the one getting the kids stimulus money not him so will I still get it for them even though it’s messed up and sent him the extra

  84. Yes I filed both my 2018 and my 2019 taxes and have a child that is 16 no I don’t owe child support or anything for them not to send the 500 with my 1,200? We should be able to contact someone or at least get the ball rolling on correcting this! I mean by no means am I happy that this happened I’m not in raged but would like to be able to speak to someone not sit around and have to wait this to me is unprofessional

  85. Anybody have an idea of why some of us didn’t get the extra 500 for each child ? And when will we get the money I certainly can’t wait until next year that’s ridiculous leave it to the IRS to mess up again I swear people are desperate here why can’t they do there job correctly it’s not like we magically are going to get our economy going in the morning and everything will be peachy and beautiful and all the crap unfortunately it’s not getting any better any time soon so please let me know if you guys get any answers I would appreciate it Thanks in advance

  86. I have 4 children 13,8 ,3, and 2 and have claimed them every year on my taxes and only received 1,200. I see that’s happen to alot of people. I heard they the IRS said you’ll have to wait till you do your 2020 taxes to get that money! Is this true has anyone else heard this?

  87. First thing is I filed 2018 taxes and put direct deposit but they still mailed it and YES everything was correct so how will I get my stimulus payment? Secondly I don’t have to file for 2019 but need to add my to children since the person who claimed them didn’t receive it .. How can I add them ??

  88. I already filed and received my taxes for 2019. I forgot to add my daughter who only 12 years old. I already got my stimulus check for myself. Because I forgot to add my daughter. I already had my accountant put an amendment in for my 2019 tax return which I ever received to claim my daughter which means I’ll get more money for that. But how do I get the IRS to give me the $500 for the stimulus check question

  89. I got $2400 for me and my wife but we have 5 kids and didn’t get anything for either child.

  90. You keep saying we should get a letter to address errors and saying don’t worry we will get a tax credit. That’s ridiculous because you’re answering that for people who don’t pay any taxes and a credit won’t do jack squat.

    1. I agree this does not help in the current situation. Also lets be clear it would be a refundable tax credit, meaning you won’t need to owe taxes to get the $500.

    2. And for about the 50th time I have said this I did claim her on my 2019 taxes and I filed as head of household she is biologically my child … They still have not or won’t answer the questions correctly for what is being asked so frustrating

  91. I received my stimulus check and my sons but I had another child late in 2019 & haven’t filed my 2019 taxes yet. Would I need to wait till 2020 taxes to receive her $500 stimulus money or can I file my 2019 & add her on there then receive the payment?

  92. I am having same issue. Got the $1200 for me and my husband, but none for my 10 and 8 year old daughters. They have been on our tax returns since birth. No one else can claim them.

    1. You’ll have to wait for your stimulus check statement from the IRS (comes in 15 days after payment). This will show how your payment was calculated and you will have a chance to lodge an appeal and I hope contact IRS to resolve issues. Otherwise you can claim this credit in your 2020 tax return.

  93. I have 4 kids from previous relationship, my husband has 2 with his ex & they took $1000 extra FROM MY KIDS relief for child support. We totally get taking his $1200 for the debt. Yet just taking half of the totally relief is not fair to my kids that have nothing to do with his debt.

  94. I claimed my son on my 2019 taxes. My ex filed earlier and he got the child stimulus money and now refuses to split it (as I would have with him had I filed sooner). Any ideas on how to get this resolved?

  95. I found my one and two year old on my 2018 federal income tax I did not receive the extra $500 for each child on my stimulus check I only receive the $1,200

    1. You’ll have to wait for your stimulus check statement from the IRS (comes in 15 days after payment). This will show how your payment was calculated and you will have a chance to lodge an appeal and I hope contact IRS to resolve issues. Please review the FAQs in the article (updated regularly for new information). Otherwise you can claim this credit in your 2020 tax return.

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