Stimulus Checks (Free Money) to Americans as part of 2020 Coronavirus Economic Relief Package

[Latest Update based on IRS news release] The $2 trillion dollar stimulus bill (CARES act) has now been agreed to in Congress and signed into law. Under this bill there is the widely reported economic stimulus payment checks of $1,200 per adult and $2400 for couples. For families they would provide $500 for every eligible child. The full stimulus check would be made to those earning less than $75,000 ($150,000 for couples) and would phase out to zero for those earning more than $99,000 ($198,000 for couples). Head of household tax filers will get the full payment if they earned $112,500 or less.

In the phase out range (i.e. between $75,000 and $99,000 for singles) for every $100 you earn above the lower limit ($75,000) payment drops by $5 until you reach the maximum limit ($99,000).

Example (single) – If Brian made $67,000 last year based on his latest filed tax return, he would get the full $1200 payment. If he had made $90,000 he would only be eligible for $450 ($1200 – $750). If he had made $110,000 he wouldn’t be eligible at all.

Example (married) – My wife and I made $185000. We filed jointly. Are we eligible to get anything from the 2020 stimulus? Answer – You would be eligible to get $650.00 (partial amount) under the direct payment program. Up to 150,000, you get 100% of the $2,400 stimulus payment. Anything over 150,000, you would subtract 5% of the amount over 150k. So in your scenario, 35k over 150k. 5% of 35k is $1750, So $2400- $1750=$650.00

What about those with low or no income or on Social Security or Disability?

Families or those with no earned income or no federal income tax liability would still be eligible for a minimum payment of $600. Those on disability and social security will also be eligible for the stimulus payments, as long as their total income does not exceed the eligibility income limits above. The government will use the latest SSA-1099 form (the Social Security benefit statement) to confirm eligibility and send them a payment via the usual way they get their current Social Security benefits.

How will the Stimulus check payments be made by the IRS?

[IRS Updates] – The IRS has confirmed that payments for most working Americans are expected to be calculated and deposited or mailed via check based on 2018 or 2019 federal tax filing payment details. Most people won’t need to take any action and the IRS will calculate and automatically send the economic stimulus payment to those eligible.

For those who have not yet filed their return for 2019, the IRS will use information from their 2018 tax filing to calculate the payment. The economic impact payment will be deposited directly into the same banking account reflected on the return filed. So if your 2018 information is out of date or your income situation changed in 2019, make sure you file, even if you have no taxes due (start filing for free with TurboTax).

The Treasury also announced that SSI or SSDI beneficiaries who typically do not file a tax return will automatically get the $1,200 payment, unlike other workers who have to have a recent filing to get the stimulus payment.

When will the 2020 stimulus payments be made? Stimulus Check Payout Schedule

The IRS has confirmed that the distribution of economic impact payments (stimulus checks) will begin by mid-April. Note that this will likely only apply to those receiving the payment via direct deposit (in line with how they get their tax refund or Social security check today)

  • Direct Deposit payments will generally be deposited 2 to 3 days after the IRS confirms income eligibility for the payout.
  • Physical checks will take at least 6 to 8 weeks to be mailed out.

Social Security and Disability recipients who are eligible for the payment will get the stimulus checks/payments deposited the same way they currently get SSI and SSDI payments.

Given over 120 million Americans could be eligible for the payment, it will take a while to process the stimulus checks.

Official IRS status on payment of Stimulus payment checks: The IRS has said the distribution of economic impact payments (stimulus checks) will begin my mid-April and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file to receive a payment. Instead, payments will be automatically deposited into their bank accounts. However, some people who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the economic impact payments. You won’t get more information by calling the IRS about this either.

So in the mean time, if you haven’t already make sure you file your tax return (deadline extended to July 15, 2020) to ensure you get the 2020 stimulus check payment in addition to the extended and additional UI benefits. You can file for free at Turbotax, E-file.com and even at the IRS if you make below certain income limits.

IRS.gov

How will child support arrears be impacted with stimulus check

I seem to be getting a lot of comments on this question around child support. While the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) in the U.S. Health & Human Services Administration hasn’t yet released specifics, it does appear likely that the stimulus payments would be subject to interception for past-due child support. In fact Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, one of the CARES Act co-sponsors, said “those who have past due child support payments that the states have reported to the Treasury Department” will not get a check. This is because a court order for child support continues until it is modified or terminated. Similarly with unemployment compensation stimulus increases, your child support may be withheld from the UI payments.

Updating Direct Deposit Information

This question has come up a lot in the hundreds of comments to this article. The IRS has confirmed that the Treasury plans to setup a website and app for individuals to provide their banking information to the IRS online, so that individuals can receive payments immediately as opposed to checks in the mail. I will add the link to that website when available – but please be aware of scams trying to get your payment information.

Leave a comment below on whether this check will make a meaningful difference or if you have any questions. You can also share your story and see others who are keenly waiting for their stimulus check.

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[February 2020 update – prior to stimulus bill being passed] President Trump is pushing congress to approve immediate cash payments to millions of Americans who have been hit hard by the coronavirus and its associated economic fallout. This is part of the overall economic stimulus package under consideration and is aimed at providing an immediate financial boost to those Americans who may have lost a job or at high risk of losing it.

Cash payments could range from $800-$2000 based on several different options. A $1000 payment has already been proposed by Senator Mitt Romney. These cash stimulus payments would be done via direct payments (2 weeks from when Bill is approved) with likely no repayment obligation. Rules will be attached to ensure that these payments only go to those who need it but this is a fast moving situation and more details are still to come.

Recent reports suggest the payment will consist of two rounds of direct payments to taxpayers. The first round of checks could be mailed by April 6, and the second on May 18. It will base payments on income level and family size, according to reports.

266 thoughts on “Stimulus Checks (Free Money) to Americans as part of 2020 Coronavirus Economic Relief Package

  1. Christie Lynn Miller

    So me and my son’s father share equal custody and we alternate years on claiming him. How does that get figured out with the stimulus check for our child being a qualified child? Do one of us just get it and one of us don’t even though we both have him equal time?

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  2. Carolyn Davis

    Will I get stimulus check for the two children I have under kinship guardian care if I didn’t file taxes?

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  3. Michelle Brown

    I am a single mother of 2 disabled children and can’t file taxes because I have no income whatsoever outside their disability checks? What do I need to do to ensure I get the 1200 portion for myself?

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  4. Debra Baker

    My son and daughter filed married but seperate because of back child support. She did not file head of household. I understand that his will be intercepted for back child support but will she get the stimulus check for her and the kids?

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  5. James

    Since I had my tax refun out into my emerald card is that where I’ll get my corvirus stimulus check

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  6. Demetrius

    For the women who feel that child support should take money from people in this pandemic is just stupid… first off every women or guy that’s paying child support a dead beat. It’s parents out here who pay it, talk to there kids they paying for and still send give them money. Parents who had kids young and they parents moved them away!! For women to keep using the word dead beat is just plain stupidity…
    if punishment is the case the women should also face punishment when laying up with random guys and not knowing who the dad is .

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  7. The Angry Ex Husband with Full Custody who still pays child support and pays it ON TIME

    Hello – my divorce was finalized in April of 2019. For the year 2018, my ex wife and I filed jointly, and fell under the 150k threshold…

    Now, I have file my 2019 taxes as head of household, however my ex has not. If they look to my 2019 income I will NOT qualify for the payment. I’m just trying to see how this situation would pan out. My 2019 tax return is still in process.

    Also, for 2019, because of my divorce my taxes show almost 60,000 of additional income because of the QRDO and having to pay out to my ex half of my 401k and pension. Will they qualify that as income? Because it wasn’t….

    Thanks!

    ~ SIGNED ~ The Angry Ex Husband with Full Custody who still pays child support and pays it ON TIME

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  8. Tracey Lynn Owens

    Explanation please. This is a very hard time for us all.. My question is my husband is paying on arrears on back child support from another mother, these kids are grown, I just been married to him for two years, so is there some way that I can get my part of my taxes and this stimulus check, how do I go about doing this is it possible I sure hope so

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  9. Jackie Hammonds

    I have a ex husband/ absent parent that is married now and is behind 32,000 in child support for his 2 boys how will that work with his stimulus check or his wife check

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  10. Jjwoody69

    I have been flowing and watching all the president and treasury speeches and it doesn’t say anything about child support being taken out of your stimulus checks if I’m wrong and they do end up taking it that would leave my family homeless because I have custody of 3 kids 1,2,and 8 year olds I have been paying child support for another child that no dna has been astablished for the judge wants me to pay 600 dollers that I don’t have to get this test done I don’t have money for a lawyer and the child mother keeps calling and pushing for me to pay child support I have been laid off for 2 months now and me and my fieonce are late on our rent 2 months that money would help us get through this hard time (note) I am a 29 year old male and I have full custody of all 3 of my kids besides the 4 year old that no dna has been established for. So that would be pretty much being like their taking away from 3 children for 1 child no no that’s not right at all the mother already got my tax return and now maybe the stimulus check too that’s just not right I have worked hard my whole life me and my family don’t deserve this like I said I haven’t heard anything yet from the president or secutary yet or even on the irs page so I think someone started a rumor and people started copying it and putting it on their websites so to everyone who is in a position like me hang in their God bless you all we will get through this with or without that stimulus money

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  11. Kendra N Jenkins

    Yes I agree I have to my baby father is behind 1,100 and didn’t pay this month I am worried that I want get his check I think the government will snatch it like they did with his tax money the last two years if they already has gotten his tax. Money this year I demand that this check comes to me how can I make sure??

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  12. Kendra N Jenkins

    I think it’s a great thing that does behind on childsupport will be sent to the mother because that’s the only way there kids will receive anything most of them had jobs before this coronvirus in still choose not to pay they don’t deserve anything keep up the good work and how long would the mother have to wait to receive there’s kids come first. Most of you dead beats are on here complaining about a check that will be sent to your child you should want that child to get it . stop complaining is over in done with to late if you already behind ain’t no point of going to court the judge going to same the same thing..

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    1. Kendra N Jenkins

      Yes we are included but we will still have to file a simple tax return to receive it which I don’t think is fair the same why they can find people on ssi disability they can find us through food stamps in childsupport we should do something about this we need it the most already getting no incoming coming in and home schooling kids..

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  13. Wanda J Tackett

    I currently receive Ktáp for my 3 grandchildren I have permanent custody of them I draw social security disability SSA will I be eligible to get the $500 dollars stimulus money for each of them?

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  14. joe merit

    Let me see if I got this right. The government is handing out $1,200 to people to pay their bills and rent because they lost their job. So instead of giving the check to them to pay their bills and rent they are sending it to pay their child support instead? Does that make any sense? So that means that they can’t pay their rent so then they become homeless. That means while homeless without an address they have a month to find a job to make their next child support payment or they will have their drivers license taken away. Then if they don’t find a job to pay their child support while homeless by the second month they will have to do 3-6 months of jail time. When they get out and still being homeless they will have to find a job within 3 months to pay their child support or go back to jail. I ask you how is this going to help the child in any way? This is complete stupid if you don’t see the problem with this than you are an idiot? The whole reason for the money in the first place was for people to pay their rent and bills so they can survive. Its seems to me that it would be better to give the person paying child support the check so they can survive so they can pay many more child support payments in the future instead of making them homeless.

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    1. betty j walker

      you are full of it. if the person was paying the child support to start with then they wouldn’t be withholding it. i have a child who is suppose to receive child support from his biological mother and father, but dont. i have had him for 16 yrs on my own. i live on v.a. disability, which is hard to do. these so called parents have gone years without paying a dime. they would rather go to jail instead. do i think this child deserves that money. you dang on right he is.

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    2. 1madgina

      In addition to possible arrest and loss of driving privileges, teachers in California can lose their teaching credential for nonpayment of child support.
      Out of work, homeless, in jail for 90 days, and unable to work at as a teacher when the lock down ends.
      Seems easier to pay the child support. My ex still owes $4000 for our daughter. She’s 25 now and it doesn’t look like she’ll be getting it anytime soon.

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  15. KellyRae416

    Some people fall behind on support for very legitimate reasons.
    Like life or death situations like cancer, or heart failure, or car accidents.
    Situations that cause a loss of income that the children, and the custodial parent would have had to live without anyways, had they lived with both parents at the time of the life threatening event.
    Also there are parents out there who actually have custody of the children yet are still forced to pay because of a previously implemented order.
    There are so many situations that would cause one to fall behind that are truly valid, and excusable reasons to have lost income and fallen behind on financially.
    We are all human beings who need to survive through this.
    There should be no reason anyone should be left out of this stimulus payment.
    If you’re one of those who think people should be left out you are an awful, gross excuse for a human being.
    I can only hope that the Uni unexpectedly bestows a similar hardship upon you and your life to teach you a lesson in empathy and compassion.
    Chances are if someone is behind on support they clearly need this money more than anyone.
    Also, It’s a measly $1200 bucks. Calm down with your jealousy over someone you don’t like possibly receiving a meager leg up. For once.
    And eff you to the government officials who decided to leave out this group of people, and not taking all possible scenarios into consideration when making such a shitty decision.
    You could have at least included the people who may be behind for very valid, legitimate reasons, and/or are now making regular payments. If Physically possible.
    People can be so gross, and greedy, and downright cruel over the smallest acts of human decency.

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    1. betty j walker

      not if both parents chose to walk off and leave said child with a stranger and dont look back. too busy staying high.. if someone goes years and years without paying a dime and owes over $30,000, and would rather go to jail instead of paying a dime, then i have no sympathy for them. get out of jail, moves and cant be found for another few years. is this child due that money. yes, after 16 yrs of ignoring this child, dont let them turn around and them them 2 get a dime off of him. send that money to the child.

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      1. Kendra N Jenkins

        I agree the best thing that come out this bill is sending the fathers checks to the mother they had all year to do for there kids or pay childsupport for them in choose not to it does not matter rather your working or fall on hard times you bought that child in this world you have and will pay for them period send that money to the mother asap not the government we are taking care of them the government already snaches there tax money from us…

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  16. Lacresta homolka

    I know you said likely If you owe child support that you wont recieve this stimulus. But my question is will myself and daughter recieve it if my husband owes for his other children?

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    1. Kendra N Jenkins

      If the other two kids are a minor and hes paying current support on them now and not back child support than your child and his kids he’s paying for now are current y’all should split the check now if your child is the youngest she will get the most if the other kids are over 18 they want get anything the state will get theres for back child support…

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  17. Nicole

    For 2018 I filed single head of household 2 dependents and had my refund direct deposited. I did receive my entire refund within 7 days directly in my bank. Now for 2018 My ex husband let his mother do his taxes and she filed them as married filing jointly with 4 dependents. I have no idea if he ever received a refund for 2018. What do I do to make sure I receive the stimulus and let them know that I have 3 of the 4 children full-time receive medical assistance as well as snap currently in my state for myself and 3 children. He lives in a different state and receives state insurance and snap for himself and his son from a prior relationship. I receive no help financially from my ex and this is taking a toll not knowing what to do or what is going unfold

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  18. Mr. Brooks

    It is not fair that people who are in the arrears for child support but actually make effort paying child support monthly are not getting a Corona Stimulus Check. Just like everyone else work, we work too and kick ass and are feeling the same effects as well as everyone else. Still have groceries to buy, gas to fill our vehicles with rent to pay, other children to take care of who are not on child support and emergency funds needed also in case something happens along the road of this unfortunate corona hiatus. Im not vouching for the ones that DONT make serious effort to pay their support, im speaking up for the ones that DO while still in the arrears continuing to stay on track. Consider this a serious issue that i want the Government/IRS to reconsider. Make this right!!

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    1. Kendra N Jenkins

      They shouldn’t and will not get anything it doesn’t matter if they pay on time now they are still behind them kids went years in months with no money from y’all.. kids have to eat need clothes and shoes every month not when y’all ready to pay it.. they doing the right thing putting kids first send that money right to the mother and they also need to stop the government from taking it from the mothers they are already getting there tax money we need something…

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  19. Sheree

    Do minor children that get Ssi/ssa qualify for stimulus check? The mother also gets Ssi ..

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  20. Cheyenne

    I’ve always had my tax refund deposited on my Emerald card, will my stimulus check be deposited on my Emerald card or do I need to get a bank account?

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  21. Alice Adkins

    Since Jan 14, 2020, I have had custody of 3 kinship foster care children. Children were removed from custodial parent. Non Custodial (NC) parent was denied custody. NC claimed children on taxes, does not ,has never, paid child support. Dec 2019 court ordered him to start paying…
    Can I get the stimulus money for the 3 children? Or at least prevent the SOB NC from getting it?

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  22. mehwish fatima

    Hi
    I have question my husband just get here for immigration visa we don’t received his social and green card yet because of everything is closed can he get his money too 1200.

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    1. Andys2i Post author

      The stimulus checks will be deposited automatically by direct deposit into consumers’ bank accounts for the vast majority of citizens who filed their taxes last year. Consumers without a bank account on record with the IRS will receive a paper check, but it may take several weeks longer to arrive than those who have bank accounts.

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  23. Madison Bruner

    People that get cash assistance through the welfare office, does that mean they are eligible or not? I see that disability is one, but now about people that are actually in need? I’m very confused by this.

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    1. Kendra N Jenkins

      We are included but they are still making us file a simple tax return to get ours which is unfair the same way people on ssi and disability can be found so can we they can track us down through ebt or childsupport I think they wanna make it hard on us we already have no income stuck at home home schooling our kids and they only people they would fight for to get a check without having to file a return is disability and SSI we have to do something about this…

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  24. Kandice

    What if you filed jointly with your spouse in 2018 but are currently separated and didn’t make enough to file 2019 taxes and have a child living with you . Will the check still go off of 2018 tax return and if so will it be mailed in both party’s names ?

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    1. Andys2i Post author

      That is likely. I suggest you file a return for 2019 to be sure the payment is correctly sent .

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  25. Paula

    I too, have been paying on back child support for many years. Yes some were hit and miss for a while but have been consistent for over 2 yrs. My youngest son is 24 yrs old and hasn’t lived with his custodial parent since he was 15yrs old. I have been working and paying consistently and could definitely use the help if not the stimulus at least the unemployment benefit raise. They could take my full monthly payment from that and I would still be ok. However, as it stands my disabled husband and I are gonna be in for some hard times. I can’t even look for alternate work as he has an autoimmune genetic disease that requires his immune system to be lowered…Not sure what I can even try to do at this point other than accept the $600 a MONTH unemployment benefits I do have coming. Thanks for reading.

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  26. Lisa Paulo

    I don’t believe it’s fair to intercept covid19 stimulus money from non custodial parent who make regular payments for back child support. Also, what happens to taxpayers who didn’t file form 8379 because they weren’t getting a refund???? Does the Joint filing (injured spouse) now need to submit 8379 in order to receive stimulus money?????

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  27. Mounce

    My husband owes child support in another state. He hasn’t worked in almost 6 years and every year I file an injured spouse form with our taxes. Will the Economic impact payment still go to his child’s mother?

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    1. Kendra N Jenkins

      Yes it will go to his other kids mother in a different state it doesn’t matter because he didn’t are couldn’t work for 6 years he still has kids he should have been doing for that’s not there fault he feel on hard times…

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  28. Ada Dunwody

    What about small business either C corp or S corp or LLC, we’re talking about mom and pop business that have no or little business at present…

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  29. Ian Henson

    I have been paying arrears on my child support for about 3 years. I did fall behind after having a triple bypass surgery, that I could have gotten a disability from but chose not to. I would have been a fool to, who can raise a child or help raise one on disability. 1 and 1/2 years ago I was awarded custody of my son, I have never filed for child support from her. When I was awarded custody the judge ordered that I pay a minimum of 75$ a month until I have paid the arrears in full. I allowed her to claim him on her tax return this year because I feel that I is only fair for us to share that slight boost of income. A luxury that was never extended to me. In ways I find it humorous that had I not allowed her to claim him this tax season that my obligation to her would have been fullfilled. So now not only does she get my federal return but she gets an additional 500$ from the stimulus for claiming him this year. I will owe exactly 976$ as of the moment they withhold my federal return this tax season. So that means she will also get my 1200$ stimulus check as well. The saying is true, nice guys finish last. As of yesterday I am unemployed. So now with nothing coming in, no prospects of anything coming in until unemployment arrives which can be 4-6 weeks, the one thing that could have helped to put food on the table for us I am not entitled too. So it’s off to finding odd jobs if anyone will hire me for that. I am to the point that I would sell body parts if that was not a crime. Prostitution is not an option, who would want to hire a middle aged man with a bad heart for such a thing. I know that my son will not go without or hungry. I will if need be but he will not, ever, not as long as my legs can carry me and my back does not snap into pieces. My life on this planet is all but spent in ways. He is the future, he is what matters. So I can empathize with those who are in a similar situation. The only advice is hold your head high, bite your lip if need be and fight to the bitter end. If I die of starvation then I know I did it for a good cause. Hopefully she is wise enough not to blow the additional money she receives. In all honesty I see no silver lining. I will not be able to meet my obligation to pay for the health insurance I purchased on the market place. Even with it I would be unable to afford some of the medications I am on. So instead of pushing to get them that is no longer a priority. His physical and mental health are all that matter to me. I shall remain stoic and present the illusion to him that all is well. An 8 year old should not have financial worrys or have to wonder if they will have anything for breakfast lunch or dinner not even for one night. That was my child hood not his. I have pushed and fought tooth and nail to ensure he never has to face such things, with him my resolve is absolute. I filed papers today awarding my rights to my child over to my younger brother in case things go south for me. As I said worrying over the government hand out that Republicans wanted to keep from 30 % of the impoverished to begin with will just drag you down farther. Do as I have, try to brush it off with humor. I just hope that when it’s all over if I come out of it or not that it’s at least documented somewhere that America made a good show of things. That the illusion I present before my son to hide the terrors of this reality from him will be overshadowed by the faults in the plan our government set forth to save the little man was truly just a front to save corporate America. I can not wait to see the bonuses roll out for those CEO’s when the fog clears. It’s what happens every time. I hope you all make it through, just remember you are not alone and stay strong. They can only beat you if you let them, hold your head high and do not give them the satisfaction of seeing you in a weakend state. My health may fail me, but the future that lays before my child will not be compromised if it means my life.

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  30. Cindy

    While I am not a payer to child support arrears I think it would be disgusting if DOR/CSE intercepts this covid-19 economic stimulus. This would double penalize these men and some women who pay child support who have already lost their tax return to DOR and are hurting as much if not more as everyone else. Most of The custodial parents will be getting the stimulus already. I hope we’re not trying to crush these people. They are human beings and suffering just like we are. For the love of god lets stop hurting and start loving.

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    1. Nunya

      I’m happy some people dont get their stimulus check due to non-payment. I’m a single mother with 3 kids and my childrens father never pays child support, he never reaches out to see his kids and it’s been over 7 years!, I say damn right he doesn’t deserve it. I don’t care if he’s in hard times or not, he doesn’t even care if his children are alive or not.

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  31. Mr. Harris

    Yes I owe Childsupport arrears but my daughter is 30 years old at this time; so im not going to receive a stimulus check; I was told by my daughter’s mother that the stimulus check is going to the state and not her; so the state department of human services will be getting big bonus checks this year by taking all those stimulus checks from people that are in the same situation as me.

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    1. Kendra N Jenkins

      That’s because your paying back child support for her not current.. all back child support goes to the state not the mother because the same way you got behind on her payments you got behind in paying the State back for your child getting government assistance when she was a minor…

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  32. Marcia A Frey

    I have a question my husband owes child support and i am on social security disability and we filed our taxes together and I was not required to do a injured spouse since I don’t pay taxes why should I be punished because he owes child support. I cannot work due to my disability and they are take my portion to pay child support that has nothing to do with me how is that fair to myself and others in the same situation .It is not the American people’s fault that this happened but. Some of us are getting punished .its not fair .

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  33. Angelica brackett

    If I filed a injured spouse claim this yr does how would that work with the stimulus checks being sent out bc it has been about 3 weeks since I filed the claim

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  34. Robin

    Can someone please answer the question, they keep saying the person who owes child support won’t get a check but what I want to know is will that money be sent to child support to go toward what they owe so the parent of the children can use it for the kids or do they just not qualify and nothing will be issued? Not one report has addressed this.

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    1. Kendra N Jenkins

      Is should go right to the mother but I have a feeling that the government will snatch it from the mothers like they do there tax money which is messed up that government took my baby fathers tax money this last two years because she receiving government assistance so they should not be able to get this money too period…

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  35. Ward

    So my question is my 2019 taxes paid off my back child support but they still haven’t applied it to my my child support and it is still coming out of my check till they post it to my past due balance so would I receive the stimulus check since it is paid but haven’t been posted to the account or would they be holding it like they are doing with the tax money that paid it off

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    1. Kendra N Jenkins

      You pole want receive a check even doe you paid off your back child support the promblem is the mothers are not receiving this money either the government is taking all of it if that child is on government assistance the government will take everything form the mother which is messed up

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      1. Karen in KY

        Look Jane Doe. Keri has a legitimate question. I too married a man 2 years ago who was paying back child support unbeknownst to me at that time. We filed married and jointly and they took our entire refund or his back support. I was the only one who payed taxes as his only income is VA disability. The entire return should have been exempt because the taxable income was mine. The IRS told me to file an injured spouse form which I did because I am not responsible for his 16 year old child whom I did not create. So yes, I believe I should receive half of the stimulus check because again, he is responsible for his child and I am not. So Keri has a valid question as do I and many others I’m sure. And telling Keri to “grow up” as a response, then brings into question if growing up is not something you yourself should do.

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  36. Beth

    I owe back child support from years ago not being able to find employment. I now work fulltime at a state rest area facility, pay my child support and taxes every week and I’m not going to get a stimulus check. I put myself in harm’s way of the coronavirus every day and no relief if I do catch it.

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  37. Jana Williams

    I owe bk child support because I couldn’t work after a car accident for a good while. So I got behind by the time I was able to work again I was far behind even when they took out extra money each time I could not get caught up. My children are 31,29,24 my ex husband never received help from government so I only owe bk pay to him. Of course they tax on so much interest and any extra they can for what? My ex husband ask me to find out how to forgive the child support so I would no longer owe. I began looking and let him know. This virus thing hits soon after I let him know step to forgive payments. He filled out forms but we have been stopped from being able to file for a court date or do anything about it because of virus. Now I find out I’m screwed again. No car. No job. Not even help from government. This is discrimination that we are only ppl singled out from help. It’s unfair. They took my husbands tax refund just 3 weeks ago. They r not his children and I made 0 this year so now he must pay??? No help there. I guess now I get to end up homeless! I will have no food after 10 days. Can’t get food stamps. What I’m I to do? My son has moved in a few months ago and has not gotten a car and neither do I. I can’t afford to fix the one I had. Now I’m son will also be homeless. This is abuse. My ex husband doesn’t want the money anymore my children are all grown and I can’t get near a judge to change anything. If this thing last too long I guess since I will be living on streets with no hope for food I won’t need anything more because I will be dead. Thank you government for absolutely nothing but a death sentence! Real helpful with the way you are treating us. Like we are trash.

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  38. Grady Blackwell

    This is bullshit I get my taxes taken every year they cut out my check if y’all gonna make a dam stimulus package make that shit fair for everyone what makes child support people different we all in the dam crisis together we out of work we have food to buy this stimulus package is nothing but unfair to me

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    1. Nunya

      Shouldnt have gotten behind on supporting your children. Stop complaining and suck it up.

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  39. Jane Doe

    If you owe child support, too bad. Why are you all defending your poor choices? It doesn’t matter how long ago it was— you owe a debt, it needs to be paid.

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    1. danny lynn edwards

      What if my spouse owes and I file an injured spouse every year with taxes so they won’t take all of it will I still get a check for my 3 kids and I ?

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    2. Sanecha Dean

      I think it’s wrong I was diagnosed with chronic mental illness at the age 22 and had my kids taken away I gave been paying child support 20 years with my SSI and SSD. The 2 fathers are nothing to this day but drug addicts and did nothing with there lives . I still owe 25000. It’s not my fault that I should pay this and wont see a coviod 19 cheack it’s not fair I have to fight and battle my illness and take meds

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    3. Mish Undetstood

      BECAUSE!!!!!! Every individual situation is different. There are extenuating circumstances that some have and have had for what seems forever. We get ignored, we get unheard, we get caught in a glitch!!!!! THERE is a large group of people yes as HUMAN as the critics. But because extenuating circumstances were left to us with Not any help or support. Life keeps taking things that make it impossible to make a future. We lose privileges that felons in prison have more obtainable. This effects physical and mental wellbeing. We are left with NO way to improve anything. Circumstances are always different. I feel LESS then the worst of parasites. 95% was not my fault. This choice to once again group all horrible child support 20 year old arrears under 8000 dollars under a life sentence is sick. Prisoners are being let out and WILL get everything is so discouraging. WOW. I hope my group sees this and knows they aren’t alone.I l would gladly give my life to a more worthy person. The system has made it impossible for me to ever want to or know how to be happy again. Hope my tomorrow comes sooner then later. Thanks to the government party responsible for DISCRIMINATION on untold stories. Hope everyone else recovers and appreciates what they have….

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    4. Cindy

      Your a heartless human being. Custodial parents are already getting it as well as extra for children. Don’t be a jerk. And I’m I single parent and get child support but I don’t want to kill the guy. Grow up

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    5. Nunya

      I AGREE 100 PERCENT! You shouldn’t have gotten behind on supporting your children.

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      1. K. Boone

        Well how about folks like me. My husband has past child support debt before me. We have 6 kids together. And the three he has arears for are over 24 and two live with us. So i have to file an injured spouse form every year to get my taxes. How is it fair that my 6 kids all under 12 have to suffer??? Im a nurse and i dont get to social distance or quarantine….i fell like we should be able to file am injured spouse for covid 19 stimulus. I feel like me kids deserve support too……so his grown kids get money but the minors dont??? That shit is stupid

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    6. kelmarie

      I am on ssi and unable to work i barely get enough to live on now ..my youngest child just turned 17 years old and i took care of my children for the first 10 years and I owea total of 2600 dollars (most of that being FOC fees) I am barely alive now ..AWESOME

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  40. Angel

    I have read the comments yes my husband owes back support that we currently pay on every month. I am not seeing an answer any where that explains about the injured spouse. Will I get any stimulus?? Can someone please get an answer. I feel it’s wrong to keep it from someone just because they owe. What if they can’t work they will get even further behind but also wont be able to take care of themselves

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    1. Tina

      Hey Angel,

      I found some good info referring to the last stimulus check back in 2008. I would assume they would follow the same guidelines but different total dollar amount. I also assume they will only take 50% of the children credit at most. They have not been clear on the Coronavirus stimulus.
      Joint Return – Injured Spouse
      • Injured Spouse Claims (Form 8379) will be calculated at up to 50 percent of the eligible amount of the stimulus payment prior to offset, regardless of the percentage of income claimed by the unobligated spouse for tax year 2007.
      • The unobligated spouse will not be required to file an additional Form 8379 to receive their portion from the stimulus payment if they already filed an injured spouse claim against money offset from tax year 2007. IRS will automatically calculate up to 50 percent of the eligible amount of the stimulus payment prior to offset.
      Following are three examples of how this calculation would be applied.

      Example 1 – Jane and John Doe are eligible for a $1,200 stimulus payment. John is offset for child support for the full amount of the stimulus payment ($1,200). Jane files an injured spouse claim against the stimulus payment offset. IRS would reverse or adjust $600 (50%) from the $1,200 offset for payment since this is the maximum portion to which Jane is entitled as the injured spouse.

      https://www.acf.hhs.gov/archive/css/css/resource/css/resource/irs-economic-stimulus-payments

      I hope this helps.

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  41. Jessica Jones

    I’m a mother of two boys and I owe 100.00 on childsupport for my oldest as of march , do I still get the stimulus check cause I have paid my back childsupport as of 2020 of march but still on the arrears

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  42. Barbara Gifford

    My husband owes back child support so does that mean I wont receive 1200 which I’d half.

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  43. Grady Blackwell

    Why can’t I get my check if I’m on child support and they cutting my check and taking my taxes this money don’t have shit to do what me being out of work now I’m losing out on money

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    1. Kendra N Jenkins

      Because you are still behind it doesn’t matter how much you made a child and is half doing for that child that money will be sent to that mother period it should be grow up take care if your responsibilitys in next time checks go out you will get one…

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  44. Cindy

    I think its disappointing that men or woman that pay on their arrears of child support, monthly weekly, what so ever. Then married filed jointly but injured spouse and they still take stimulus check. So with that said a family still has to make amends up for not being able to work due to the covid-19. A spouse and two children have to suffer due to child support arrearages, when that ex spouse is getting basically triple stimulus check. I pray for all those that actually do need it. And shame on all the bashers when someone has a hard time in life. Everyone realize that the government did that on purpose because more than half the US owes Child support so it just goes around and round. This eventually will cause more friction.

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    1. Kendra N Jenkins

      What’s disappointing about sending a check to their kids who they refuse to take care of or pay childsupport for like it or not this bill only includes people who need help the most like y’all kids who y’all pick and choose to do for when you get ready. Rather you working or not sick or not that child still have needs that you will do for…

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    2. Tina

      I posted this earlier.

      I found some good info referring to the last stimulus check back in 2008. I would assume they would follow the same guidelines but different total dollar amount. I also assume they will only take 50% of the children credit at most. They have not been clear on the Coronavirus stimulus.
      Joint Return – Injured Spouse
      • Injured Spouse Claims (Form 8379) will be calculated at up to 50 percent of the eligible amount of the stimulus payment prior to offset, regardless of the percentage of income claimed by the unobligated spouse for tax year 2007.
      • The unobligated spouse will not be required to file an additional Form 8379 to receive their portion from the stimulus payment if they already filed an injured spouse claim against money offset from tax year 2007. IRS will automatically calculate up to 50 percent of the eligible amount of the stimulus payment prior to offset.
      Following are three examples of how this calculation would be applied.

      Example 1 – Jane and John Doe are eligible for a $1,200 stimulus payment. John is offset for child support for the full amount of the stimulus payment ($1,200). Jane files an injured spouse claim against the stimulus payment offset. IRS would reverse or adjust $600 (50%) from the $1,200 offset for payment since this is the maximum portion to which Jane is entitled as the injured spouse.

      https://www.acf.hhs.gov/archive/css/css/resource/css/resource/irs-economic-stimulus-payments
      I hope this helps.

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  45. Jessica

    What if you owe 100.00 on childsupport and they still have the arrears on file , are you still eligible for the check

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  46. Marvin Edward's

    It’s not fair to leave anybody out in the cold during times like this even if they do owe back child support they still may need the money and it’s totally not fair is heartless

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    1. Kendra N Jenkins

      Know they left there kids out in the cold when they choose to spend money or drugs other women and clothes for there self’s who dare you defend someone who put there needs before there kids now the law in bill has been pass to those of you who choose to neglecte your kids well not get anything…

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  47. David Kidd

    I am paying childsupport thru garnishment on my disability. Will i quallfy for stimulus

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  48. Shannon

    How about people who owe back pay child support but are Not working because disabled but making payments on child support every month

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  49. Shannon

    I’m a mother of 6 kids I’m trying to file for disability I can’t work I owe back child support because when I live with my mom she was getting a welfare check for my 2 oldest kids and that was my way of paying my rent to her so me and my kids can live there I didn’t know that I would end up owing child support because I was in the hone with my mom and kids I am paying the mini because I have kids and no money right now my mom has passed away my daughter is 30 years old and my son 27 and I’m still have to pay to welfare for the time my mom receive money for me and kids now I’m taking care of a 16 17 and 18 year old and making mini payments we’ll I be Abel to receive a stimulant check I’m still struggling and trying to make it with my younger kids

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  50. Bob

    So, let me get this straight, while those of us that owe back child support, will not receive a stimulus check, those that owe the government money will. Well for certain I’m not very smart, but as I ponder this it makes no sense. People are losing their jobs and lives to a disease that I’m almost certain they didn’t ask for, yet only those that owe back support have been singled out. Segregated by themselves. So in short, if you owe back child support, your life matters less than all the others. I could have sworn that a law was once passed to stop segregation and yet the very government that passed it is starting it. Perhaps all government officials should not receive a stimulus package either.

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  51. Annabel Montemayor

    Will I receive stimulus ck for my son and I? I have no income just DEEMED perm disability 2wks ago

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  52. Tori Holton

    I’m struggling to make it every month on SSI, I can’t get into low income housing because my kids are grown. I’m going to be homeless soon, this stimulus check would’ve helped out more than you could imagine.
    I owe back child support from over 12yrs ago. (My older sister and my childs dad kidnapped my daughter and went on the run then went after me for child support)..
    So now someone really in need like me won’t get the stimulus check?? I don’t get medical or food stamps either..
    Yet people on welfare, food stamps, medical assistance, and HUD or housing assistance gets $1200 + $500 per kid..
    I need help, not the lady popping out a kid every few years to live off the state, with a nice house, cars, cupboards and fridge full of food.
    I can’t afford my own bills, or food for the month, and definitely not a place to live on my own, let alone a car..

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  53. Joseph jarno

    I’m a gentleman who is paid regularly for child support. I also had a really good job. Back in 17 I’m weak and sick and diagnosed with a rare artery disease. This is manifested to my right carotid artery. I spent 14 months in the hospital I’m 6 months in hospice I am now on a day-to-day anytime list to die. I found out when I had gun out of the hospital. My ex has been living with the same guy in a house that he building built and paid for and also taking care of my daughter where she has been calling me and Dad for the last 12 years. Now I did get behind in the arrears when I went to the hospital so I’m finding it difficult to get back whole. I am on SSDI now and they are still taking out the old amout. I got a court order in 03/2019. They never sent it from PA to Fl.
    Iam not going to be getting this stimulant check because of Child Support. How is all this Fair

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  54. Lynn

    I receive social security death benefits for my late husband ( second marriage) for my daughter. However I have older children that my x claims even though the live w me because I’m a stay home mom since my husband passes. Will I get the refund as I don’t file along w my ss deposit and who would get the child rebate for my older children?

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  55. Mike

    So a person who lost their job and now gets $119.00 a week to live off on unemployment after they take my child support and because I am in arrears I am not entitled to any payment like anyone else. I am about to be homeless with no food I am diabetic I have high blood pressure. Recently had heart failure I can not afford meds and I have not slept for 3 days. Why don’t you just send me a vile of the corona virus and put me outta my misery. Thank you

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  56. Amanda

    I don’t have a job.so I haven’t filed taxes for over 5years. Will I get the $1200? And If my ex owes me arrears for child support, will I receive his stimulus as well?

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  57. Brittany

    If I am eligible to receive the stimulous check I was wondering what will happen, I filed my 2019 texted with Agree Auto Sales they direct deposit my money into there account.. How will I receive the stimulous check????

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  58. Laura

    I am in Massachusetts and have just filed for ssdi for the second time. I’m divorced and my only income is $350/week and it is paid to me by my ex husband directly every Friday. We have 3 children and have joint legal and physical custody. I have to survive (rent, phone bill, car insurance) on that child support I receive every month which my debt to income ratio is negative. I only qualify for food stamps for myself and children our divorce indicates he claims kids on taxes every year due to the fact that their primary address is his (I had to get myself out fast to save my mental health) so I guess my question is will I receive the $1,200 stimulus for myself where I didn’t have to file taxes this year as my only income is non taxable child support? Our divorce was finalized in January 2019. I’m so confused, can someone PLEASE HELP!

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  59. Patrick Allen

    I was recently laid off work because of shut downs for carnival workers and became homeless and know get food stamp assistants will I see a stimulus payment on my debt card in Hillsborough county Florida

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  60. m

    it’s not selfish we have a pandemic here, my husband is I’ll and cant pay but he’s not disabled by u state, I’m the some provider yes I filled an injured spouse for my taxes I’m out of work and don’t qualify for unemployment and if they take my teletype checkfor his child support I’m in deep water, no this isn’t fair we need help now isn’t the time to intercept teletype payments

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  61. Lisa

    So this stimulus check pays my elderly parents 2400 dollars who make 70,000 but I’m a single mother of 2 college dependents who makes under 20,000 and I get 1200. What a messed up world!! By the way haven’t received court ordered child support in 3 years. You can’t make this shit up!!!

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    1. Tracy

      It’s $1,200 per person. Your parents are two people (2 x $1,200 = $2,400) so they are getting exactly what you are getting..$1,200 per person that’s not a dependent under 17 years of age.

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  62. Mj

    I am not able to work. I have been on SSI for years & was told that I didn’t have to file so I didn’t I have been disable for years. Please give me a straight answer. My. Health is worse & have been told I will not be able to ever work. This has been a horrible at time & I a am on SSI.i owe people for helping me this month. Will I get. a Stimulus check r not. And if I do how & how much. I am so tired of this. Please tell me what to do. Just give me a straight answer. All I get a year is under $10,00 a year. Enough of all of this I am really am frustrated. Thank u…..MT

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  63. Jeremy

    From what I read about the stimulus payments made in 2008, if your spouse owes child support and you file injured spouse form 8379 you will receive your half of the stimulus check but their half will be offset. My question is if I already filed injured spouse this year and it hasn’t processed yet, when will I get my half of the stimulus check?

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  64. Sandra

    I have guardianship of my grandson he has a ss number will he get a stimulus check and how will he get it?

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  65. Howard Gutendorf

    I was divorced (from Ore.) in 1994, We have 4 children. I’ve been paying child support the whole time. All of my child support has been paid in full. Except for a time that my ex collected cash, from the State while living with another man, and calling my kids by his last name. Ore support division decided to tack $6,000.00 onto the end of my support that had already been paid. They garnish my wages, take my taxes, and now take a small amt. of relief from the stimulus. This is complete Bull Shit!!!
    You know, also I never had any parental rights to my children. While my ex drug them through homelessness, drugs, alcohol, lovers, and witchcraft. All the time claiming, I was a bad dude. Where’s the justice, mercy, compassion? What a sorry ass Government, full of Nazi’s! OMG

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  66. Erma

    Ok so what about the the other party doesn’t own child support who are considered “injured spouse”. Like once again not right or fair for the other parent who isn’t liable for the child support. If they are saying that the stimulus check could be intercepted how does that help out the “injured spouse” and kids that these married people have together.

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    1. m

      exactly we are in crisis here now is not the time to intercept. my husband is in prison I know that’s a horrible thing not we are for people I an now a single mom or of work die to pandemic and if they keep my checkim back to nothing since I’m not eligible got unemployement we are in crisis how is this fair it’s just not the tone to intercept

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    2. Ashley

      Same here. I think everyone needs to write their congressman. My kids are not my husband’s (who owes the child support arrears) kids so why would our portion be taken during a pandemic where I’m layed off? This is insane! Of course there are people flooding the internet with this question. This will just put the obligator further into arrears anyway.

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    3. Tracy

      Did you file an “injured spouse” form with your taxes in 2018 or 2019? If you did, you should still get your $1,200…the person owing the back support with have his/her/ offset only. I filed an injured spouse form both years and none of my portions of the refunds have ever gone to the womb carrier. Unfortunately she will get my will get my husband;’s half but we’ll keep mine. Thank God there is only one more year for us.

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  67. Ray

    So I am behind… I don’t get my kid as much as I would like… she does make me seem like the bad guy. I made good money traveling construction work.
    She got 2 acres and a new house paid in full. We split and she got it all after raising her kid as my own plus ours together I let her keep it all. No court orders to start. She worked when we got together but only the first year then nothing even in the 15 yrs we’ve been divorced. Only me supporting her. The court order came only after she applied for all kinds of assistance because she was to sorry to get a job. Even though everything she needed was paid for (land, house, & car) plus I was giving her money weekly (250).
    She only dates real dead beats, they have trashed the house and been to prison. The guy’s kids live with his mom because they are 5 untamed bad a** kids as she puts it. He does nothing for anyone to help out or make anything better for my ex and the kids and her dumb a** had a kid with him.
    I came home off the road to get my son more and spend time with the family I have now. All she does is send him when she is tired of him or needs me to be the guy that doesn’t let him get away with everything. I get my son anytime she will let me no schedule to keep.
    I struggled for awhile trying to make the payment but couldn’t keep up. I applied for a modification 6 times over the past 3yrs to get a reduction. Family services said my payment would drop by almost 70%. Finally got a court date for May but now Covid may have screwed me on that. I now have a decent Job and making the payment plus arrears for the last 15 months but it’s a struggle. The money is not near as good but I’m home.
    Now apparently my current wife, our 10 yr old and an adopted 16 yr old won’t get the help we need just because I’m behind from a difficult time that the local courts delayed helping me with.
    It just doesn’t seem right that she got all of the things I struggled for and keeps my kid from being able to be with me as much as he needs to be. I still have to give her enough that she doesn’t have to do anything. She has nicer stuff than I do and I pay her based on my past income and she doesn’t have to show proof she uses the money for him at all. She lives off what I give her plus whatever she can get from the government. Now me, the one who contributes, is going to get punished for something I had little control over but still am trying to resolve.
    If they have to take the stimulus check they should only be able to take the percent they do of my regular paycheck so that us “dead beats” don’t have to starve our current family to support our lazy ex.

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  68. Aj

    If you and spouse separated in 2019 and no longer share a bank account but you still have the one your dorect deposit yac refund went too, will your check still deposit or will they send seperate checks

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    1. Andys2i Post author

      The IRS will only know what you told them based on your latest file. I suggest you go to the IRS.gov site and find the relevant form to update your details so the payment goes to the right account

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  69. aurora navarro

    IF the checks are direct deposited into our accounts how will we get it because my bank information is different from my 2018 taxes

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  70. Ben

    This is complete crap! Yes I have backed child support but most of that was because I went to rehab to better my life years ago and Ohio just kept my child support going so by time I got out I owed 5-6k in arrears in child support. I haven’t missed a payment in over 2 years and they take out extra money to go to my arrears every month too! This money was supposed to go and help families not mess them up even more. So now that I owe backed child support yet haven’t missed a payment in over 2 years my family has to go without that money that would really help right now while my wife is laid off and still hasn’t got unemployment because pa don’t have their act together!

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  71. Lillian

    My husband ONLY owes back child support, we currently make monthly payments for his arrears as well as have a portion of our taxes offset the child support, I do file and injured spouse form. Will that be taken into consideration for the stimulus payments? Especially since I have two children from an ex spouse and one with my husband. ( No he is not a piece of sh** because he owes back pay, we were unaware she was claiming welfare the entire time he was giving her money that was not being documented). With that being that being said will they only offset his portion or the entire house holds if I have the injured spouse form filed every year with out taxes?

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    1. Jeremy

      From what I read about the stimulus payments made in 2008, if your spouse owes child support and you file injured spouse form 8379 you will receive your half of the stimulus check but their half will be offset. My question is if I already filed injured spouse this year and it hasn’t processed yet, when will I get my half of the stimulus check

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  72. Amy Stewart

    I’m a mother who owes back child support. My two girls 21 & 25 .now . I still owe $4340 they garnish my check and take my taxes I can understand them doing this but I don’t understand them taking the stimulus checks to . What if I come down with the virus and no money to take care of my self or to be able to pay my Bill’s or get food how can I make it . How could they be so heartless. Yes it does piss me off knowing there dad is going to be living it up on his disability check ,stimulus check,my tax refund and my stimulus check . It’s unfair but theres nothing I can do or anyone that really cares . But one thing I’m thankful for is my two daughters and first grand baby live with me I pay the Bill’s help out with diapers, formula, clothes,food and my 21 yr old helps out some when she’s employed. I stress some much on what going and how if I do lose my job and can’t be there like I have been I am making my self sick.

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  73. Marcia A Frey

    My husband owes child support and i am on disability so it is my understanding we won’t get any thing ,how is that fair , when his ex wife was getting child support for a whole year and did not have the kids , they were of age one was in prison one was married and had her own children and one lived with us but the state did not check it out when my husband told the child support division that she was. Taking money that she should not have gotten .This is so unfair to a lot of Americans .Here I am only getting disability and my husband is a truck driver and with so many factories closing they cannot get the loads for him so his wages have gone down considerable we bearly have enough to pay our bills let alone buy food .

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    1. Laura

      Have you found any new information? I myself get ssi and ssdi and they garnish from my ssdi for arrears. I don’t file taxes as I hardly get anything. My question is will the offset affect my 2 daughters and spouse? My husband is unemployed due to a whole lot of physical issues so he doesn’t file taxes. My 17 yr old now lives with me since July of 2018. So I don’t pay current just arrears in child support but that would suck if they send him the money that is belongs to my 12 yr old, 8yr old and spouse. How in the heck would anyone think that’s okay!!! My husband and daughters should not have to suffer. I understand if they want to take my portion and my sons but my husbands and daughters stimulus?! I hope something gets done so that this does not affect the innocent.

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  74. Chris dauria

    So my comment is.. I owe back child support and it’s not a lot.. But I expect them to keep my stimulus check.. I filed my taxes with my New 1st year wife as jointly.. So how in God’s name can they take her and the kids part of there stimulus check to pay my past child support to my ex?????? When they have nothing to do with that

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    1. Tracy

      You should always file an “injured spouse” form with your taxes. It will protect her part of the refunds and stimulus. If you already filed for 2019, do an amendment and file the “injured spouse” form with your taxes. My husband owes back support. We got married in 2018. I filed an “injured spouse” and have never had my portion of refunds offset. I get what is mine. They just takes his portion.

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  75. BK

    Divorced in 2019, filed joint return in 2018, ex filed 2019 taxes already , I have not filed my 2019 taxes. Should I file my 2019 taxes quickly. Would we get one check based on 2018 or will my ex get a check and I will get another check based on 2018 married status?

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    1. Andys2i Post author

      I would recommend you file ASAP. Otherwise amounts will get deposited to your old account when you were married. If you are eligible based on income you should both get the payment.

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  76. Kim Wright

    Yes, I am 33 years old with 2 kids. I have multiple autoimmune diseases that has caused my to not be able to work anymore. I have been on disability for 2 years now. My husband can’t work full time because sometimes I can’t even walk at times so he has to do part time work and we are barely getting by if it wasn’t for local food banks. My husband owes back child support and I am a injured spouse on his return. Will me and my 12 and 13 year old kids still get the stimulus check?

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  77. Tori Naro

    As i was a single parent at sometimes working 2 jobs & going to night school, i recieved food stamps. Always telling the truth about my earnings as well as even when my ex husband paid me cash, i reported it. My children are in their late 20’s early 30’s, recieving back support only due to loosing my job over this corona crap, my tax returns were intercepted from the county from years ago giving me the help in food stamps i never knew that they expected paid back. Now im furious that they want everything i have when im in need. Havent even received unemployement yet have to wait till mid April and wondered will they intercept my stimulus check also?? Its almost a kickem when they’re down then while they’re down lets givem a few more boots to the gut till they die. Is this population control at its finest or what?

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  78. Amy

    We know if someone owes back child support it will be kept. The one thing that isn’t bein answered is will the spouse (who doesn’t owe the arrears) get their part of the stimulus or does it all go towards child support? The spouse should be entitled to their part

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  79. Brit

    Everyone wants to keep bringing up dead beat dad’s fathers arent the only ones who skip out and nothing happens actually its even worse when its a women who owes back support my husband s ex is a dead beat mom ive been rising their 2 daughters one who is a teen and the other who has brian injury due to the mother anyway she owes him over ten thousand and shds never held accountable for it all she has to do is cry alittle and its like its forgotten about when the shoe was on the other foot he couldnt even miss a payment without some bs. Hows that ok anyway im just trying to find out if he will get her check ? She always seems to get jobs that she either doesnt keep or ones where she doesn’t make crap….. Its not right…. There’s women that are just as low as some of those men….. Just saying….

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  80. Kelly

    Sticky situation for me.
    Hubby on SSI i have widows pension from 1st hubby.
    I worked and filed taxes.
    Hubby owes Child Support.
    EVERY yr i have to file the innocent spouse form because the Child Support takes MY earned income.
    Of course im still waiting for ny refund from 2018.(irs said they didnt get my form)
    I also filed this yr for 2019.
    Will i still be able to get the check? I also have a 16 yr old.

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  81. Susan Ellett

    Joseph Dagenais : Well to answer your question, it ends when you pay off everything you owe! I dont understand why you are complaining about giving money to your child and the mother/guardian that raised that child. Why have a child if you dont want to support that child. I give everything i have to give to my children and wish i could give more. Imagine roles reversed. Its much harder to provide every last dime to take care of a child and deal with that child face to face on a daily always explaining why you cant afford this or that. It’s heartbreaking to struggle with child. You dont have to face that. And believe me those payments are not even close to paying for what it actually cost to properly provide for said child. I noticed you said your child is now an adult. So? That doesn’t matter. The reason you still owe is because you didnt provide when he/she was still a child so the mother had to pay for everything! You owe her for covering you all those years. Must be nice to be able to wait and pay later when the mother did not have that option. You should be thanking her for caring for your child and pay willingly. I never understood people who have children but dont want to be responsible for them.

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    1. Jax

      Ok, so….you little piece of cockroach turd, no one is saying that they don’t care about their kids or that they wouldn’t pay all of it if they could, what we are saying is we are definitely in a time of need where a lot of people like myself are out of work and could use that money we are just simply wondering if we will get any of it. My first child is 21 I still owe back child support from when I was a kid and it accumulated, I have had three kids since then and yes life does go on and if you can afford to pay all of your back child support at one time then by all means do it but not everybody can do that and again life goes on I met a wonderful woman and had three children with her my 21 year old lived with me for a while so I did my job I sent him money and I had him every weekend but that’s none of your business cockroach, we all love our children very much no matter about the money or not because I don’t know about everyone else but if the roles had to be switched I would have taken him but I didn’t have money for an attorney so I lost and they gave me a court order to pay way more than I could. Since then I have been a single father at a 14 year old since he was 9 months old so I get it there’s many times that I needed the help but I can also say as a single father and a single mother because yes I’ve had the best of both worlds whether she was taking care of him or I was taking care of him the point is he was taken care of if she couldn’t help me then she couldn’t help me but I wouldn’t stop her from getting money and that’s just my opinion. Yes children cost money trust me I know this but you can’t put a dollar bill on a child’s life and say your father or your mother doesn’t love you because they didn’t make a payment. most of us like myself didn’t have the option whether or not to keep the child in my case I wanted my child and I would have taken care of him but she took him from me. I was making $300 a week back then not including taxes being taken out and they wanted me to pay 168 per week how the hell can anyone live like that? When the court gets in your business they screw everything up. Sure I had a child with my ex but also I couldn’t afford on my own to support myself my house and everything else plus pay the crazy amount of child support they were asking for. a man doesn’t take care of his children with money all the time it’s way less expensive to take care of a child than most of these courts prediction of money per week that these guys owe. I can afford diapers I can afford the food and all of that but to hand out $200 a week in cash it’s just f****** crazy. I will end by saying this as I have been a single father for the last fourteen years experiencing the same as my ex did I can honestly say that his medical bills are all taken care of because I’m on Medicaid his food is taken care of because we get food stamps so don’t sit here and act like everyone in America such as every mother or father that take care of a child on their own don’t get any help because they do one way or the other.most of you people don’t know what it’s like not to have any real help not to have help from your parents or your ex or any siblings at all, I experience. Having to hold a full-time job not knowing who’s going to watch my kid not knowing who’s going to fix him dinner when he gets off of school so yeah I understand and I still have sympathy for these guys wanting to know about their stimulus check. Not everybody can reach into their mommy and daddy’s back pocket like you cockroach boy.

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  82. Amanda

    REAL CHILD SUPPORT ANSWER: If you are married filing jointly and your spouse owes back child support you need to file an INJURED SPOUSE FORM with your taxes so you get 50% of refund. This will be applied to the stimulus as well. They will then take 50% to apply to back child support and send you the remaining 50%.

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    1. lillian

      what if i also have three children in my household? two from previous relationship and one with my husband, will we still get there stimulus check? will they only take my husbands portion and leave mine and my kids alone if I file injured spouse very year?

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  83. Bonnie Rosseter

    If you are a injured spouse will you be effective in not receiving the stimulus,because your spouse owes back child support but you do not?

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  84. Ronald kirchner

    I owe 93$ to child support arrears , will that prevent me from getting the stimulus check or it will the 93$ be taken out of the check ?

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    1. Cindy

      I’m mass they only intercept if you owe over 500$. 250 if custodial receives assistance

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  85. Dawn Sieburg

    If I got divorced in 2019 and received 80.000 from my ex husband’s 401k does that count as income and mean I don’t receive a stimulus check?

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  86. Kenneth

    What’s the point if you owe child support and they garnish this check what the f*** are you supposed to do when you ain’t got no money that’s why this f****** government and what we’re supposed to pay this s*** back f****** retards

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  87. Gigi

    My tax refund was off set due to a debt (restitution) will they also offset my stimulus check even with the covid 19 pandemic

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  88. Brittany

    I’m seeing a lot of people ask the same question that I want to ask and I’m seeing a lot of rude comments but most of them are married to a husband who owes child support we understand the responsibilities of our husbands but it is not our burden. Some of us have children with husband who owes child support. We should still receive the help that we are entitled to just like the rest of you. I was nice enough not to file an injured spouse form and allow my husband’s ex-wife to have all the money from our taxes. now there’s a possibility that I could not receive any help through the stimulus check because my husband owes child support? How is that fair to me and my daughter? It’s unjust!

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    1. J Delgado

      I am not sure if this is how they will apply to stimulus check for Covid but I found something promising on the US Dept. of Health and Human Services site. Its says 50% was the expected offset in 2008 for Injured Spouse stimulus checks regardless of unobligated spouse’s tax payment percentage. Better than them taking it all. Crossing my fingers.

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    2. BeagleMom

      just an FYI regarding your refunds being intercepted for child support…..you can still file the injured spouse form 8379, and i strongly suggest you do…..your checks that get offset for the child support do NOT go to the ex, they go to the state where she is living and are used to pay down INTEREST, not the balance, of any back amounts owed…..
      i’ve gone through this for the past 24 years of marriage, the mother of his son broke up with him, never told him she was pregnant….he didn’t even know he had a son til over a year later when he started getting wage garnished and tax refund intercepted…..paying the state for CS is a losing battle…..the interest leap frogs and it’ll be paid until the day he dies…..
      now go file that form 8379 RIGHT NOW!!!!

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  89. Scott Boccardi

    Let me tell you what I think about our child support system. I am a single father. I have 5 kids well one he is a grown man now. Anyway I get them every other weekend. My kids are my life and can’t live without them. On top of the court ordered child support I pay that is taking out of my check every week. I also finically support them for other wants or needs. I like to say who gives them the right to tell you when you can see your children. In the long run it’s only hurting our children. Us fathers. We have no rights. You are automatically pinpointed a deadbeat. A deadbeat can be anybody. A deadbeat dad is a father who is not at all involved in their lives and provides no support at all. Its fathers or whoever else like that gives us dads a bad name. I will never step foot in a child support court hearing again. I have been paying support for 12 yrs. This is know time frame on supporting your children. You will support your children no matter what or what age. That is what a parent does. But the state attorney for child support does not care about you or your ex wife or your children. They only care about money. Hard times happen sometimes. The thing that gets me is the support that the ex gets is for one is tax free to them that I pay taxes. Second the support that they get does not count as income to them. But when applying for any kind of loan they can apply that has part of their income. Now when an ex is receiving 20000 a year for child support which I already know which takes a lot more than that to raise a child. 20000 dollars is quite a bit of extra income that does not effect your ex’s federal tax income. But can use that income for any type of loans. Us dads can claim your children every other year either court ordered by a judge or an legal agreement between your ex for a tax deduction if you owe in taxes. Now when it comes to filling head of household we all know that is not gonna happen with the ex because they get the big check of thousands of claiming the kids plus head of household. Plus the child support they received all year that they don’t have to claim as part of their income. That I paid taxes on. That I have a problem with. At the end of the year from receiving support then filing head of household. If u pay 20000 thousand a year in support and say they get back 8000 for filing head of household. That is 28000 grand. Now you has a father if you owe in taxes some of that refund should go to some of what u owe in taxes. Aren’t they our children to for us fathers to that we have in our household. What should be done is there should be no argument or no agreements between both parties who have children together. My argument is that when we get divorced and have children together the ex has them half the year and the father has them the other half a year. No support. See I thought it was both parties responsibility to financially and everything else to support and provide shelter food clothing love and any other activities. That how it should be. Now it’s different if one side of the party moves to another state. The one who has moved out of state other than were the children currently live. That would be the other party to pay child support. It all comes down to who you have children with the outcome of what would happen. Some might have an ex that is completely understanding and you both can get along for the children sake. Which it should be like that anyway. But most of us dads already know sometimes that just does not happen. In the end of all the madness is that the children our children are the ones who hurt. One day they don’t have there dad home with them every night. Or their mom. It hurts our children. And sucks to have some judge who absolutely knows nothing about you or anything else to tell you when you can see your kids. NAME. IM SICK OF IT ALL. SINCE WHEN AND WHO SAYS YOUR CHILDREN ARE A DEBT LIKE A CREDIT CARD ETC. THEY ARE MY LIFE MY WORLD MY REAL MY RESPONSIBILITY.

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    1. Susan Ellett

      The reason she doesn’t have to pay taxes on xhild support is like you said you already paid the taxes on said monies. If she paid taxes on it too then the government would get double and that certainly isnt right. She already covers the money to provide for child on a daily and you are reimbursing aome of that money to her. Its fair. I dont inderstand why so many people are complaining about supporting their child (child support). What you pay doesnt compare to actual costs. One for example may spend 1000/mo rent, plus approx another 2-300 in utilities, plus 800 (give or take) food, gas to from work for the month to get to school and work, clothing money, etc…so lets say one spends 2-3000 /month to provide and gets lets say ($100/week)$400/mo in child support. Not even close to half the actual costs. I give wishing i could give more. Give more, complain less id they are your world!

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  90. Sandra Randall

    If I only get $600, notice it won’t help that will cover 1 month of rent for me. How about forcing wealthy people who are slum lords to give free rent during this pandemic?

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  91. Bryan

    My wife has not worked in 5 years because of a serious illness. Will we get the 2400dollars be married

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  92. Cheryl Atkinson

    I am a 55 year old woman who was on disability for 9 years following brain surgery to try and remove a Brain tumor. Last July they decided to end my disability because my main doctor passed away in Florida where I’d moved from and the medical records that were crucial were not in Kentucky where the hearing was held. To this end, the Social Security administration gave me an unfavorable precipice and my benefits ended in July 2019. to make matters worse, the docial security administration has now decided that there was an overpayment and wants a substantial amount back. I’m out of work and I can’t seem to hold a job when I get one. I am wondering if the government when sending out all of those stimulus payments will hold mine and apply it to the overpayment. I am thinking that this would be something that the government would do at a time when I am already in dire straits financially and otherwise. I was recently evicted from my government income based community and all of my things were put outside.
    I want to work and I have been hired a couple of times over the last few years but my memory and ability to think properly for more than 4 hours of quick paced work has been severely handicapped by the brain surgery. I have had no income during this year and very little last year from July thru December. Does anyone have a thought on this situation? I have heard the answer to child support and student loans {Mine are paid off thru their garnishment of my disability payments for the last 4 years only to loose them and my health coverage all at one time.
    Thanks for your consideration.

    Cheryl L.Atkinson

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    1. Cynthia Rita

      My direct deposit information has changed since I filed my 2019. How can I get that change to the stimulus people. Also what about people on food stamps and financial benefits? Are they receiving the stimulus also?

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  93. Joseph Dagenais

    It’s a bunch of s*** if a person is paying child support directly out of their paychecks no questions asked then why should I have to give more than the amount that is court-ordered now I am screwed when it comes to my bills and what I needed to survive my child is 27 years old when does this s*** end

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  94. Stephanie Jolly

    My husband owes back child support. He is recieving unemplyment and paying towards his child support now but still has a balance of money due. I am disabled and unable to work. We have a 12 year old daughter and bearly making it. We havent files our taxes yet because of the coronavirus stuff. How should we file so that myself and my child can reciece help from this stimulus check . Its my husbands son that we do not see due to issues with the ex and no help from the law to enforce fathers rights. I agree that he should help but I also think it is ridicules that no one enforeces and makes sure the father get to see his children without huge court cost but without a blink of an eye they push for the ex to get child support. The system is vert flawed. My child and family has been afftected by the coronavirus and we cant pay our bills. We are suffering and only can afford to eat from our loval food bank. How can I make sure that mine and MY daughters stimulus money goes to us so we dont become homeless from this coronavirus because my hisband isnt working.

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    1. Kirk Frizzell

      This will help greatly can catch up on some bills am on disability am 49 yrs old had a stroke a yr ago

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    2. Susan Ellett

      When you married him his child was part of deal. The law will help if the father pursues his child and his rights. It can be a lot of work and dealing withcourt a lot but the child is worth the fight. Even if you dont ” win ” the child will know you fought for him. If the mother doesnt give in to rightdul coury ordered visitation then she can get in trouble but more importantly the child will start to resent her if she doesnt so alwaus do whats right and take the high road. Give more complain less…it will all work out if you fight the good fight and keep faith

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    3. Tracy

      File your taxes NOW with the “injured spouse” form. You are not responsible for his back child support. With the “injured spouse” form you will keep your half of the refunds and stimulus.

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  95. Denise

    Shame on you all deadbeats worried about getting a check while you didn’t worry about your kids surviving without your support money. Selfish

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    1. Stephanie Jolly

      No all who owe are deaed beats. My husband never sees his son and hes 15 but he pays . He just lost his job in December and has had alor of trouble finding one and when all thiels cornavirus stuff came out he couldnt go on interviews. He owes now but is paying through his unemployment. We have a daughter togeth and I am a former nurse who cant work because i now have sezuiers from head injury . All i recieve is disability. We het no government assistance like food stamps or Medicaid. We arw sinking and about to loose our car and home we live in. How is MY child going to be taking carevof. My husband owes it to myself and our child as well so how can he take care of us if all goes to his ex that lives with her dad and has everything paid for by him. If a man owes back child support take half and leave haalf for the kid at home. Dont assume that all dads who owe are deadbeats. People fall on hard times. Our child in our home hasnt been taken care of right either. Yes children need to be takem care of but not by the expence of another child. The system is forcing me to divorce my husband and dile child support on him so he can also take care of her not just his son that hes never see because the system wont ensure fathers rights for visitation.

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      1. Andys2i Post author

        I updated post. I seem to be getting a lot of comments on this question around child support. While the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) in the U.S. Health & Human Services Administration hasn’t yet released any specifics, it does appear likely that the stimulus payments would be subject to interception for past-due child support. This is because a court order for child support continues until it is modified or terminated.

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    2. Marilee McClure

      Not all fathers who owe back child support are deadbeat dads. My son dearly loves his kids and was an amazing father. However, due to the outdated and unfair court system that totally believes the mother over the father (parental alienation anyone?), not only is he unable to pay the outrageous amount of child support she was awarded, he lost EVERYTHING, including the ability to see his sons. It’s called manipulating the judges and court system. Shame on YOU for assuming that all fathers are behind on purpose.

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      1. Mrs. Sage

        Marilee McClure THANK YOU!! A lot of these people commenting do NOT have any idea what they are talking about. Females out here keeping kids from fathers and only care about the money not the child. Most of them on welfare not willing to work or care for the kids but instead use them as a bargaining tool and money maker. A lot of situations and story’s to be told but if the mother is already getting a check and the child is already getting check then why not let the other have the chance to be able to care for themselves as well. Deadbeat or NOT everyone deserves to eat and have a basic stuff

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    3. Tracy

      Shame on you mothers for thinking having children is a paycheck. Laws need to change. All custodial parents should have to maintain a full time job to receive child support or risk getting less.

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  96. Krista Milan

    I’m curious about the child support arrears also. My ex-husband owes me around$36,000 & no matter what I do he has never been held accountable for a single penny or in any other way. Will he get his check or will I get any of it? The last 2 payments I’ve gotten were bc he went to a casino & won over $1200 & both checks came to me.

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    1. Andys2i Post author

      I updated post. I seem to be getting a lot of comments on this question around child support. While the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) in the U.S. Health & Human Services Administration hasn’t yet released any specifics, it does appear likely that the stimulus payments would be subject to interception for past-due child support. This is because a court order for child support continues until it is modified or terminated.

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      1. Jessica

        I understand what you are saying….but I wanted to know since I’m married to someone who has arears in child support will I still receive my portion for me and my daughter…..I claimed injured spouse on this year’s taxes??

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  97. Amy

    For those who keep ckaiming your tax ” refund” is being interpreted to pay child support arrears, how about claiming 2 or 3 throughout the year. That way you keep the money all year and no one will receive your “refund”. It’s not rocket science.

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  98. Martha E Champion

    My husband owes back child support I filed injured spouse it has been 6 weeks since I did my taxes so I am still waiting to see if I get a return on that but I have 2 kids with him all so. Will I get my part and the kids part of this money?

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  99. Sonny

    All of like to know since everything I’ve read has to do with employed, or social security recepients, I a veteran receiving disability pension of 1147.00 a month, and I get mine direct deposited. So, will I get a stimulus check? As far as all of this child support stuff goes, it’s a tuff road but look at it this way, the spouses come and go but the offspring are forever. Look at it like an investment, and to note, any marriage over ten years? You can collect on their social security and the feds won’t tell them, soooooo, when they walk with everything you own know there is recompense, what goes around comes around.

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  100. Amber Case

    Im 35yom.claimed.me.as a independent this yr bc i couldnt work have filed for ssi but jave not been apporved yet will i get a check?

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  101. Leatha smith

    No income at all draw snap benefits do I get a stimulus check and if so Wil it be deposited on food stamp card

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  102. Brandyn Williams

    All u government handout having ass ppl always wanting something free ,I dont want shit from the gov. Screw there handout!

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  103. Amy Deal

    My husband owes back child support. We filed married filing jointly for 2019, they took our money. We have 1 dependent of our own. His back child support is do to his ex wife. Will the baby and I still receive it or beings that we filed jointly are they going to take mine and the baby’s also?

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    1. Stephanie Jolly

      My question is exactly the same. We have not filed our taxes this year due to the coronavirus and waiting too late but I know that we can file it and that’s what we plan on doing this weekend I’m just not sure how to file it in the past we have found ours joint and when he has owed back child support it has gone completely to her. I don’t mind that that’s helping pay for his child now as far as the stimulus check I would like to have some kind of help at this point his back child support again because he lost his job right before Christmas and now that the Coronavirus is out he has been unable to work or on a job. We are barely making it we get no government assistance like food stamps or Medicaid I am totally disabled and I receive my social security that is the only form of payment money that we have at this time other than my husband’s unemployment that he’s receiving that they do take money out every week for child support. He still owes back child support but is currently paying I’d like to know that if Tio’s is his portion going to the back child support or is it all of our portions myself and our daughters money that they’re saying that we will be getting. Also since I have not filed this year’s taxes how should we file to make sure that my child gets taken care of too. I believe in the child support system I believe there needs to be one to make sure every child is taken care of but it’s a point that it is at my daughter has not been able to be taken care of properly we barely make it as struggle quite a bit because they take so much for child support that he owes an ex. He never gets to see his child his child is 15 years old and we’ve been in and out of court and spent all of our money trying to get visitation rights but have gotten done and he is therefore just walked away and let it go because we have no more money to fight. There is no system in place to help a father make sure that he gets to see his child especially wanted they’re pushing child support for. My daughter is 12 and needs a lot of care she has mental issues and is in the doctor a lot our bills are stacking up so she needs care to. At this point I’m considering after 11 years of marriage and 16 years together with my husband we are deciding that we probably are going to get a divorce. Her daughter is needing a lot of medical help and needing to be taken care of equally as his son is but the way the systems are she gets pushed aside and tell that she’s unimportant because she is not the job before the court we are considering divorce and then filing child support on him to make sure that he gets to take care of his daughter the correct way. I might just to know how everybody is going to be paid the stimulus check to help get out of this hello that this a viruses caused. Every family suffering honestly in this situation I don’t feel that taking the stimulus check from one parent to get to another is appropriate or correct they are already receiving a stimulus check to help them out everybody needs to be helped and they also need to consider the children that are at home with them that owe back child support who takes care of them because the system is not taking care of my child at all

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      1. BeagleMom

        you can file form 8379 injured spouse for up to the past 3 years (2019, 2018, 2017) to get your share of money back….. if you don’t file that form, they can, and will, take ALL your refund $$ every year til forever!!!

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  104. Matt Madrid

    If my ex owes back child support will I get their check since they won’t?

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  105. Cathy

    I was wondering if retired people on social security get $1000. I know there are a couple different answers on it so I wasn’t sure. I lost my husband 2 yrs ago and losing a whole income is very hard so I would really appreciate anything they give . I was just wondering what to expect. Thank you.

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  106. Jessica

    My husband owes back child support….I claimed injured spouse on this year’s taxes…will I still get my portion of the coronavirus stimulis check

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    1. Jody

      I’m in the same situation… my husband owes back child support and we filed together but I also filed injured spouse. We still haven’t received our taxes. Will I receive a stimulus check for me and my son?

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  107. Sarah

    CHILD SUPPORT ANSWER: if you arrears for child support. There’s no off set. You will NOT receive your stimulus check. It is intercepted and sent to child support off and applied to amount owed. Look up Debt Collection improvement Act 1996

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    1. Stephanie Jolly

      I do not oh back child support to my husband’s child my husband is the one who owes the child support who is his child. We have a child together who owes support to that child if they take every bit of my husband’s stimulus check deposit to a child that was before me then how am I going to take care of my child. We have not filed our taxes I need to know how to follow up so I can make sure I get my stimulus check and our daughter gets hers in order for her and myself to be able to pay our bills and heat during this time because the coronavirus has caused my husband not to have a job and he’s not even supporting our family so how is he going to be the sole supporter of our family because I am disabled and all I receive is disability but how is he can take care of us and another child if every bit of his my is born to another child. Stop having generic answers and answer each question correctly yes we understand it says that if you owe back child support your stimulus check goes to that which is b******* take tax return that’s fine but this is a check that is made to help out the people get back on their feet from this coronavirus that no one asked for I did not ask for this child did not ask for this who owes it to my child when the government is taking away our money another job how is my child going to be taking care of as like that answer

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  108. Sarah

    CHILD SUPPORT ANSWER: if you arrears for child support. There’s no off set. You will NOT receive your stimulus check. It is intercepted and sent to child support off and applied to amount owed. Look up Debt Collection improvement Act 1996

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  109. Bob

    Anybody who owes child support arrears will not Receive the money persons point blank unfortunately they took my taxes now there taking this as well help the working person yeah right ChECk NBC news has the info listed.

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    1. Robyn A Campbell

      I am very confused and angrier than I have ever been. I do not owe arrears and my 2 and 5 year old don’t owe arrears. I understand his 1200 per adult but if it is 1200 per adult 500 each for my kids I do not think that in a time like this it ok for ex to receive stimulus for all 4 of my family members in addition to her 4 family members. That stimulus was supposed to help me pay for child care for my elementary school child since schools won’t reopen until August. I may have to leave my job over this

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  110. Desiree

    If I am the parent that’s Owed back paid Child support, Will I receive his stimulus check, or does he just not receive the payment period.

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    1. Sarah

      CHILD SUPPORT ANSWER: if you arrears for child support. There’s no off set. You will NOT receive your stimulus check. It is intercepted and sent to child support off and applied to amount owed. Look up Debt Collection improvement Act 1996

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  111. Sharon M Abbey

    So if you filled jointly with you husband but he didnt have any income in 2019 itwas all.my income but he owes back child support. Will i still get the check?

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    1. Mrs. Sage

      I am in a similar situation. My husband is a 100% disabled VET we have 4 kids and I work. We filed taxes mind you he has no w2 no taxable income because he’s disabled and the IRS took all if my income tax and gave them to his ex whom he had one child with and that child was adopted by her ex husband but while he was fighting for visitation she filed for arrears and overnight he ended up 47k in debt. They take all of my taxes and will take my kids and mine stimulus to give to one child who has been adopted by the other parents husband. Our children are always being caught in the middle and are also suffering its not right! My husband is one of the best fathers in the world and she has fought with him since we started dating and refuses to let him see his son and brothers its not right. He didn’t even have a say in the adoption. He refused to sign the adoption papers and that is why she went after him for arrears. He is sick he has so many injures and illnesses and he is a decorated combat VET… Also I am in the middle of filing for injured spouse and they do have TAX /TAS PROGRAMS TO HELP YOU FILE.

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      1. Andys2i Post author

        Sorry to hear your story. Unfortunately Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, one of the CARES Act co-sponsors, said “those who have past due child support payments that the states have reported to the Treasury Department” will not get a check.

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  112. Susan

    If My son Inlaw owes back child support will it take My daughters share and grand kids share like there taxes do? And she has to claim injured spouse to get her share or will she just get the stimulus?

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    1. Anthony brown

      I don’t owe regular child support but I’m paying arrears from when I was off work for hip surgery so will I receive a stimulus check?

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  113. Richard Conger

    I have yet to see an answer for the people who have had their tax refunds for back child support garnished. Are they going to take our stimulus check if we are in arrears for back child support? I havent missed a payment in 10 yrs. Also Im on a payment plan and have not missed a court ordered payment.

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    1. Andys2i Post author

      Details are still being finalized, but my assumption is the stimulus payment will be paid with few strings attached and/or focus on garnishments. The stimulus was approved specifically to address the Coronavirus induced economic crisis so will be a stand alone payment.

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  114. Jay

    I owe back child support however I receive a ssdi check every month and the back child support payments are taken out of my ssdi check every month will I receive a stimulus check or will it all go to back child support?

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    1. Sarah

      CHILD SUPPORT ANSWER: if you arrears for child support. There’s no off set. You will NOT receive your stimulus check. It is intercepted and sent to child support off and applied to amount owed. Look up Debt Collection improvement Act 1996.

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  115. Jon

    I made $101,000 this year. I’m not married and 3 kids. I did claim them in my taxes. Will I get anything since I’m over the $99,000?

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  116. Bunnie

    My husband is our finacial provider we file jointly and he claims our two kids, he owes back pay childsupport they take his taxes for it yearly, will they take our stimulus to pay his childsupport offset, and if so how is that helping me and the kids we have together

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  117. n

    I see a few questions regarding people in child support arears. With no answers. Welcome to the socialist America. As soon as the word child comes up your a deadbeat. I’m in this situation. I do not care for a stimulus check. America deserves this virus to the greatest extent. They mandate justification regardless of situation. My ex just bought a house in the richest neighborhood in this city. I have not been able to make stable payments for months. But yet she is able to buy such a nice house. I’m happy my kids will be growing up in their latest teen years in such a nice place but does she need the money? I’m stuck in a shack. My 2 daughters share a bedroom. I share a bedroom with my son. I call for this virus and it came. #wearecommingforthewretched

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    1. Thomad

      Well said my brother we all in the same boat this aint stimulous shit this jyst tax season round 2 for baby mamas everywhere

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    2. The Oppressed

      What we need to take away from this is:
      your government is willing to let you die if you have trouble paying child support. People released from rape, murder convictions will get help… but yet again non-custodial (deadbeat) parents will get nothing. Remember this always… never forget.

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      1. Nathan Campbell

        I do not know why I can not get a answer. This is serious. I have 2 children. Husband owes arrears. I don’t. I have to provide for our children too during this. To me if it is 1200 each adult 500 for each for my 2 children then his 1200 should go to back. I’m all for that. But I should get my 1200 and 500 each kid. Schools are closed I’m going to have to pay for their care or lose my job. Even with taxes injured spouse I get something to go towards our 2 here. ONLY NICE COMMENTS PLEASE. I AM AT MY LOSING IT POINT SO DON’T COMMENT BEING NASTY

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        1. Andys2i Post author

          You should be eligible – but depends on your recent tax filing and earned income. That will drive eligibility and payment amount.

  118. Jim Lawson

    I’m paying the IRS a monthly payment to pay off a yr my tax return was stolen and will they keep the stimulas check to pay on it or should6 it come to me..I need this

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  119. lee

    i am single with 2 kids on welfare/food stamps, will we get anything? and if so will it be on our food stamp card (ebt) or a check?

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  120. Tito

    Will children born in 2020 count towards the $500 addition to the stimulus? Obviously, they have never been counted on a tax return yet so I was unsure.

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    1. Lisa

      I am wondering the same thing. If a child was born on March 9, 2020 do we qualify for the $500?

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    1. Leatha

      No income at all draw snap benefits do I get a stimulus check and if so Wil it be deposited on food stamp card

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  121. Danielle Tyszkowski

    If you owe child support and they usually garnish my taxes can they garnish my stimulus che k?

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  122. Minnie Mae

    If we have support arrears that are tarnished from SSDI, will they take the whole payment? I have no money for food and am trying to fight the order.

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  123. Joanne

    If you are a single parent of 3 children and make $108,000 a year will you get a stimulus check? Seems strange they double everything for married couples and single parents who struggle more would not get a check.

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    1. Thomas Rose

      If you make 108,000 a year you are not struggling nor are those kids sit down and stfu

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  124. Jessie

    Thank you for the time & effort you’ve taken to share. Here’s my concern, which I call “poverty perks.” I’m 67, live I subsidized housing, get a low income subsidy for Medicare supplement health insurance, food stamp minimum which allows me to get HEAP. Oh yeah, deaf too. I “recertify” for several programs & an increase of $600 – $1,000 will actually make me ineligible or cause my rent to go up because this is “income.” Perversely insane & troubling to me.

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  125. jc

    if im the only one the works my life does not work and i have 3 kids and i make 107,000 yr do i benefit to this package ?

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    1. Andys2i Post author

      Yes. You should be able to get the $2400 if you filed your taxes as joint/married

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  126. danny vidal

    that true????? i already filled out tax in early last jan. so they will send me other one check me back ??

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  127. Barbara Torres

    My ex and I switch off on claiming our child. He claimed for 2019, will he get the child stimulus money even though I’m the custodial parent and our child has only been with me during this difficult time?

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    1. Jenny

      I am wondering the same thing. My daughter has not seen her bio-father in over 3 years but he claims her odd years. I hope we find the answer to this.

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      1. Dana

        Any reply on who receives the check? My ex doesn’t see his son either :,( but claims him EOY also…that jerk better not receive that check!!

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        1. Andys2i Post author

          It’s based on your 2018 or 2019 tax filing, whichever one was filed last

        2. linda

          I claim head of household and childcare cost but he claims both kids. I see your frustration as I am paying 1k of extra child care cost and he refuses to help. If he gets this money he won’t help either.

      2. Valerie

        I’m anxious to learn the answer to this. My son’s father doesn’t reaps the benefits of doing nothing.

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  128. Arun Hermon

    My wife and me made $185000
    In joint taxes
    Are we eligible to get money from the stimulus package 2020

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    1. john

      The way I understand it, you would be $650.00. Up to 150,000, you get 100% of the $2400. Anything over 150,000, you would subtract 5% of the amount over 150k. You example; 35k over 150k. 5% of 35k is $1750, $2400-$1750=$650.00

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        1. Andys2i Post author

          Sorry, HOH falls under single filer so you are way above limit. You may be able to get $500 for your kid

    2. Andys2i Post author

      Agreed. Thanks for providing that calculation of how the phased adjustment would work.

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    3. Bonita Fitzpatrick

      Yes s stimulus check would be extremely needed right now. And very much helpful to me asap. Thanks

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  129. jerry

    will disabilty people get a stimulas check. that is low income, and don,t file taxes. because of low income .17,376 a year.

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    1. PhxLyzette

      Yes, but reports suggest it won’t be a check if your disability payments are direct deposited; this should be as well. Also, updates indicate that even those with no income or tax liability will receive full $1200 (not just $600) as the initial proposal outlined. This was rejected by Democrats as unfair in giving those most vulnerable and in need the smallest amount.

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  130. Jennifer Kolker

    I have paid taxes my whole life until I got on disability 3 years ago, will I receive a stimulus check.

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    1. Nestor Palacios

      Hi, I’m on disability myself and according to the information found on this website;
      Families with no earned income or no federal income tax liability would still be eligible for a minimum payment of $600. This includes those on disability and social security.

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    2. EMU

      The mandates of this stimulus money is different when it comes to collections, this is a emergency funding situation work Marshall Law in partiality, There is also The War Act provision which laws fall under a cloak, and beings it’s a health pandemic and payments in a recession of stock crashes it would be hard to say. From my observations of those men paying out child support I’d say they were already in a recession and financial pandemic before this. Example, sad but true, my brother in law had three daughters prior to marriage to my sister. He grossed 87000.00 a year driving tractor trailer otr.His wife was a bank vice president, she grossed 137000.00 a year. His child support was 65000.00 a year. So, as you can see, diplomacy nada, equality nada, WIC, for women and children, PFA, Restraining Orders? Created under Fed Statutes for women and children. So, in most situations women win financially. The best thing to do is know state law before marriage. And no fault divorced end until finished, if each part isn’t completed by steps and fullfilled it continues thru eternity.

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  131. Alice

    My son has 2 daughters he is single raising them only gets state funds from DPSS and food stamps will he get a check since he doesn’t file taxes not required disabled but only gets calworks will they still get the check hi has them 5 days a week mother only has them on weekends he keeps being denied social security disability and his work injury is getting worse don’t know what to do to help him they only get $800 a month from DPSS and barely get by how does he file for the stimulus check his ex claims both kids on taxes when he basically has them all the time not right but they let her claim them since she works some and earns money from a job he should be the one getting the stimulus check not hers

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    1. PhxLyzette

      Yes. They will try to identify individuals that are eligible through information provided to other state and federal benefit programs that a person is already qualified for, so make sure all your contact information is up to date. If they’re unable to process it that way, you can always file a short EZ tax form, even if your earned income is $0, just so you don’t fall through the cracks. That was what people with little or no income were required to do with the last stimulus payments years ago. Filing isn’t required this time, but if you’re worried they can’t ID you through another benefit cross-match, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

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  132. Jerry

    I’ve been claiming exempt from federal taxes this year. Would I still qualify to receive a stimulus check?

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  133. Pamela Shafer

    Does anyone know if people who owe non-tax federal debt will have their stimulus check taken or garnished?

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    1. PhxLyzette

      It was just announced that all treasury offsets and garnishments for defaulted student loans were going to be suspended indefinitely, starting immediately. It would make sense (and I think I read somewhere) that these payments wouldn’t be swallowed up either.

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  134. Aussie Battler

    This is what the Aussies have for stimulus. When are we getting this in USA

    A summary of benefits available from the Australian Government:

    $1.3 billion to pay half the wages of apprentices and trainees in small businesses with less than 20 employees. (For the period 1 January 2020 to 30 September 2020.)

    A tax-free payment between $2,000 and $25,000 for an estimated 690,000 small and medium-sized businesses employing almost 8 million Australians.

    Expansion of the instant asset write-off scheme. Businesses with a turnover of up to $500 million can access instant tax write-offs of up to $150,000 per eligible item.

    Accelerated depreciation deductions through to 30 June 2021. Businesses with a turnover of less than $500 million will be able to deduct 50 per cent of the cost of an eligible asset on installation, with existing depreciation rules applying to the balance of the asset’s cost.

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  135. Sheri Mathieu

    Are peaple on social security Disability or social supplemental income going to receive the stimulus package from the government die to the Corona virus?

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  136. patsy Jordan

    Will those who are retired and do not file income tax receive the 1000. dollars

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  137. Pauline yaskivich

    It sickening how they give billion and billions of our money away.they need to give back to the American people more then what they want to give us what’s a thousand dollars gonna do!!!!

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  138. Matt

    Mitt Romney already proposed a $1000 payment for all Low Income Americans. Wish he was our president at this time

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    1. Liz

      Matt, you need a reading comprehension class!! All low income are getting the $1200 stimulus check!

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      1. Lisa

        So this stimulus check pays my elderly parents 2400 dollars who make 70,000 but I’m a single mother of 2 college dependents who makes under 20,000 and I get 1200. What a messed up world!! By the way haven’t received court ordered child support in 3 years. You can’t make this shit up!!!

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        1. Cindy

          Your kids father should be getting that stimulus so it should be going to you for arrears. If you don’t get it I would look into it because supposedly they grabbing it. Make sure it doesn’t go back to the government. Just saying

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