Second 2020 Stimulus Check Amount Update (Free Government Money) – Status, Eligibility and Payment Date


[October 2020 update on latest negotiations] House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (on behalf of President Trump) are working hard to compromise on a new $2 trillion pre-election stimulus deal that will include another stimulus check paid out this year. Per their recently passed bills in the house, there is still bipartisan consensus on a $1200/$2400 (single/married) stimulus payment along with an expanded $500 dependent payment. Any deal that is agreed upon will need to get Senate approval as well. But if all parties align, payments could come to millions of Americans by the end of the October/early November as the IRS is ready to process payments. I will continue to monitor this and update when new information is available.

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[Congress Impasse] Congress continues to be at an impasse on agreeing to a stimulus package that would have included a second $1200 stimulus check. The main hold up is around the size of the stimulus package – Republicans want a smaller $1 to $1.5 trillion package vs $2.2 trillion stimulus package that Democrats recently passed. Until this is resolved and the political ping pong stops, another stimulus check payment won’t be made.

[Second Stimulus Check Update] Congressional leaders have agreed in principle that a second stimulus check will be paid in 2020, given the ongoing economic fallout from the COVID crisis. This CARES 2 economic impact payment (a.k.a stimulus check) will be part of the next stimulus package, which is still under review due to several other politically contentious items (like an extension of unemployment benefits). However another round of one-time stimulus check payments seems to be agreed upon by Republicans and Democrats, and the general consensus is for a $1200/$2400 payment in August.

Some proposals had the stimulus check as low as $600, all the way to a recurring $2,000 monthly payment! Income eligibility levels are also set to remain the same as the first stimulus check (detailed below) and based on 2019 or 2018 tax returns. Further another $500 child stimulus payment will also be made and will be expanded to cover those under 24 (versus under 17 in the first stimulus payment), so high school and college age dependents would be covered.

The stimulus payments are expected to be paid soon after the final stimulus package is approved by Congress and the White House. The first round of checks was plagued by problems as the IRS had to update systems, account for non-filers and work with several other agencies to verify payments. Luckily that is now in place so I expect the payments to be much more efficient this time around and hit most people’s bank accounts by late August.

For those waiting for their first round of stimulus payment, the IRS is still recommending these be claimed in their 2020 tax returns filed in 2021. This would also apply for those who don’t receive their second stimulus check.

[June 2020] The $2 trillion dollar stimulus bill (CARES act) has now been 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 $150,000. So in your scenario, 35k over 150k. 5% of 35k is $1750, So $2400- $1750=$650.00

2019 or 2018 Filing StatusIncome Below Which FULL Stimulus is PaidMaximum Income To Qualify for Partial Stimulus
Single or married filing separate$75,000$99,000
Head of household$112,500$136,500
Married filing jointly$150,000$198,000
2020 Stimulus Checks Income Qualification Thresholds

In addition to the above income limits to qualify for the $1200 or $2400 Economic stimulus check (or economic impact payment per IRS), recipients must have a valid Social Security number and cannot be claimed as a dependent of another taxpayer,

Roughly three-quarters of people who are eligible for a $1,200 stimulus payment from the federal government have received it, according to the Treasury Department.

The IRS has said that distribution of economic impact payments is nearly 75% complete and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. People with the lowest incomes will get their checks first and should already be seeing these payments in their accounts. Actual check payments take longer. The IRS also has a tool to check payment status, but be warned that this has been having issues providing accurate data and payment status. Millions of Americans have also started receiving their IRS Economic Impact Payment (EIP) letters outlining details of their stimulus payments. It provides details of the payment and a number to call, but don’t get your hopes up. At least not at this point. The number is just an automatic system giving a long message about what and who qualifies, and there are options to listen to more messages but that’s it.

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 and even at the IRS if you make below certain income limits.

IRS Economic Impact Payments

Child or Dependent Qualification for the $500 payment?

Several readers have asked questions around the $500 child dependent additional stimulus payment. To get this payment you must have filed a 2018 or 2019 tax return and claimed the child as dependent AND the child must be younger than 17-years-old at the end of 2020. They must also be related to you by blood, marriage, or adoption (similar to the Child Tax Credit). There is no limit to the number of dependents who can qualify for the additional $500 in one household.

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

College Kids and High School Seniors

The younger than 17 yr old requirement has ruled out several thousand college students and high school kids who are older than 17, but still being claimed as a dependent by their parents on their federal tax return.

However if you are a college student AND filed a recent tax return you can qualify for a standard/adult stimulus check per the above eligibility rules. But note as soon as you file a return you cannot be claimed as a dependent by others, which means they lose certain other tax benefits and credits.

What about on Social Security or SSDI (Disability)?

Social Security recipients, disability (SSDI), Survivor Beneficiaries and Railroad Retirees who are not otherwise required to file a tax return will also be eligible for the stimulus payments, as long as their total income does not exceed the eligibility income limits above. The IRS in conjunction with the Treasury and Social Security Administration announced that recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will automatically receive the $1200 Stimulus Check (formally called Economic Impact Payments). See details here. This group of recipients will receive the stimulus check the same way they currently get their federal benefits in early May with no further action needed on their part.

However note that because the IRS has no information regarding dependent data for this group of recipients, the $500 kid dependent stimulus payment would not be automatically paid to this group. They need to use the non-filers tool on the IRS website to claim this.

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. The Treasury department, under which the IRS falls has also created a website/portal for those who are not required to file U.S. income taxes or who have to change payment information (e.g direct deposit information).

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 last valid 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).

2020 Stimulus Check Payout Schedule

The IRS has confirmed that the distribution of economic impact payments (stimulus checks) has started and millions of Americans should have their stimulus check payment by now. 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). You can see the status of your stimulus check payment on the IRS Get My Payment portal.

  • 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 Retirees and Disability recipients who are eligible for the payment will get the stimulus checks/payments deposited the same way they currently get their payments.

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

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Stimulus Check Missing Payment Issues or Errors?

The IRS will also be mailing Stimulus Payment letters to each eligible recipient’s last known address 15 days after the payment is made. The letter will provide information on how the Payment was made and how to report any failure to receive the Payment. Note that the IRS or other government departments will not contact you about your stimulus check payment details either.

Why didn’t I get a stimulus check? Remember that the IRS has to have your direct deposit details, which is normally only provided if you received a 2018 or 2019 refund. If you file a return and they cannot use their portal to add direct deposit details, then your payment will come via check which could take several weeks. At this checks will likely start arriving at your IRS registered address from the end of April.

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

How will child support arrears and payments be impacted with stimulus check?

I seem to be getting a lot of comments on this question around child support. The IRS has confirmed (see q21) that the stimulus check payment will NOT be offset or intercepted for those owe tax, have a payment agreement or owe other federal or state debts. It will however be OFFSET for past-due child support. 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. You will get a notice from BFS if this happens.

Injured Spouse Claim and Spousal Claims

The IRS also stated that If you are married filing jointly and you filed an injured spouse claim with your 2019 tax return (or 2018 tax return if you haven’t filed your 2019 tax return), half of the total payment will be sent to each spouse and your spouse’s stimulus check payment will be offset only for past-due child support. There is no need to file another injured spouse claim for the payment. I have received dozens of comments on this this, so hopefully this answers the questions many have had based on official IRS guidance.

Note that if you were current with your child support payments at the time of the stimulus eligibility determination (end of March) but fell behind afterwards due to a COVID-19 related job loss, you would still be eligible to get the full stimulus payment.

Updating Direct Deposit Information

This question has come up a lot in the hundreds of comments to this article. The IRS has setup a portal for individuals to provide their updated banking information to receive payments via direct deposit as opposed to checks in the mail. The IRS does recommend that 2018 Filers who need to change their account information or mailing address, file 2019 taxes electronically as soon as possible. That is the only way to let us know your new information. You can file for free via TurboTax.

If your bank account details changed, was closed or no longer active (so payment is rejected by the bank) a check will be mailed to the address the IRS has have on file for you based on your most recent tax return or as updated through the United States Postal Service (USPS). You cannot call the IRS to update payment or address details at this point in time.

Do I have to pay taxes on my stimulus payment?

No. Since the stimulus check is considered a refundable tax credit, it is not classified as earned income. Hence not considered taxable income you will have to report in your 2020 tax return (filed in 2021). It also won’t affect your income for purposes of determining eligibility for federal government assistance or benefit programs.

This payment also does not have to be paid back if any over payment happens or your gross income in 2020 changes. This includes your income rising to above the qualifying thresholds. If you unexpectedly got the payment, congratulations! You get to keep it now.

Returning Incorrect Stimulus Check Payments

A few people have commented that a spouse, relative or child who died since they filed a 2018 or 2019 tax return received a stimulus check payment. The IRS has provided official guidance on this issue which states that any payments made to someone who died before receipt of the payment should be returned to the IRS in full.  The exception to this is for payments made to joint filers and one spouse who had not died before receipt of the Payment, in which case, you only need to return the portion of the Payment made on account of the decedent

Why you DID NOT Qualify for a Stimulus Check (Economic Impact Payment)

Several people have commented that they have not received or not gotten the correct amount on their stimulus checks. The IRS has provided the following reasons –

  • Your adjusted gross income in your most recent tax filing approved by the IRS was greater than than the limits shown above, which are
    $99,000 (single or married filing separately status)
    $136,500 (head of household filing status)
    $198,000 (married filing jointly status)
  • You CANNOT be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s return. This includes as a child child, student or older dependent. (But those under 17 dependents can get a $500 dependent stimulus)
  • You don’t have a valid Social Security number and/or are a nonresident alien.
  • You filed Form 1040-NR or Form 1040NR-EZ, Form 1040-PR or Form 1040-SS for 2019. These are quick filing forms, but you need a standard filing (e.g via TurboTax)

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This article was updated on October 20

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730 thoughts on “Second 2020 Stimulus Check Amount Update (Free Government Money) – Status, Eligibility and Payment Date

  1. NOW HEAR THIS!! My ex got his check intercepted for arrears in child support. Our case is 26+ yrs old. I can remember going to work with hardly enough $$ for gas because i paid daycare for two children plus our household bills and so forth. I can remember calling my ex and begging him for $$ for diapers and food. He would always say “Yeah get off my back. Im workin on it!!” But i would hang the phone up and look at my boys and i couldnt tell them – “get off my back” when their lil bellies were empty or they needed diapers. And i couldnt tell Daycare that either! No, folks! I took care of my boys bc i love them. We didnt have alot, but God provided and I worked. Do i feel sorry for you that are getting your checks taken from you now?? Heck no!! Grow up and face the facts. If u took care of ur children when they needed you the most, then you would be taken care of now.!!

  2. I think it’s pretty messed up that I won’t get another stimulus check cause of child support I pay it every week ai guess were not supposed to get no kind of relief especially since they didn’t even let me know I owed child support until it was over a couple thousand dollars and I even let all them know were I worked and even filed taxes and they never garnished my checks the people running this country are a bunch of aholes

    1. Are you joking? You knew you had a child I’m assuming, therefore no one should have had to chase you down to make you pay your share of the financial support for that child you brought into the world. Your angry bc you think someone should have to track you down to tell you your financial obligation to your child is t being met by you and won’t be unless your forced to do so. Please think about how messed up that is, had you been paying your share of child support without making someone have to garnish it from your pay check and chase you down for it, you wouldn’t have that problem and you’d get a stimulus check too, but since you didn’t you won’t. I’m not usually one to judge, but damn.

    2. Same here I pay on child support every week and my stimulus checks are getting taken the first one and now the second one beautiful huh

    3. If you have children that you don’t live with…why should anyone HAVE to tell you that you should be paying child support..You should automatically be making sure your kids are getting it…

  3. Thank you Amanda. I was starting to feel bad about myself and I worked most of my life.

  4. How do I get ahold of a live advisor for Ga Department of Labor?? I still haven’t received my first Pua payment

  5. I file my taxes as “married, filing separate.” But both of our SS numbers have to be on the form. I received the money for myself and our 2 children, but my husband received nothing. No idea why. Anyone have a clue?

    1. I can’t find a live person to find out about my first job filer stimulas check can someone help it doesn’t accept my as number locks me out

  6. If they pass this bill and we get another check enjoy it while it lasts. But remember that the government isn’t going to bail you out of your financial troubles. Things will hopefully get better.

  7. My wife and I have been seperated for more than a year and I am on social security diability. How do I stop her from getting my part of stimulus because she will not let me know if she gets it and she will try to keep it all. I called her about the first stimulus check and she went crazy because I told her that I know the check had been sent and I told the post office to be watch for it, which they did let me know when they did get a letter from IRS and I contacted her and let her know we did get a letter from the IRS and the post office has it and that we both had to go and pick it up. She was really mad because I think she filled her income taxes and put me on it which I should not have been on it because I did not agree nor did I sign for any income tax return jointly or any other tax return for 2019 or 2020 and she should not have included me with her tax return. We did go together and did get the check cashed and I got my half of the stimulus check. My question is, what do I have to do to find out if she did do her taxes jointly which included me with out my signature, because I tried to find out but it ask for her social security number and mine and I do not know hers and she will not tell me so I cannot find out and what do I have to do so if we do get a second stimulus check I will get my seperate from her, so she does not get it all because she will not let me know if she does get it? If it was not for checking and finding out a check was sent and when it was to be sent, I would not had gotten my half if I had not gotten a hold of the post office because she would have cashed it without me signing it.

    1. Contact the IRS and tell them of the suspected fraud. Let them know you never authorized a tax return. Next, start filing an information only tax return EACH year. If she has already filed, you will not be able to finish filing because your social security number will already have been used. At this point, notify the IRS of the fraud. If she hasn’t filed yet she won’t be able to use your social security number because you already used it.

    2. Sir you just answered your own question right there if she had not done her taxes jointly With your name on it there should’ve been no reason at all why are you the two of you had gotten a joint check. And with you being on Social Security she probably has her self down as your payee which means you also need to get a hold of Social Security. The best thing to do if you need to and I know this is the legal way of doing this is put out a newspaper article it can be one in a small town but it Hass to be something printed in a public paper I know this for fact my dad this years ago and it’s still the same rules today but you have to say that you are not financially responsible or involved with your ex blah blah blah blah blah whatever their name is. No matter how long it takes me to get on the phone and you need to make sure that it is known with Social Security administration S essay that you have no involvement and nothing to do with your wife if you have to do your best to try to set up an appointment there are plenty of disability lawyers that you can actually find onYouTube that are really good and in plenty of them that will actually give you consultation for free. Contact the IRS I personally weird in every foreign way I could over the phone leave the messages make sure you leave them your phone number don’t leave them any information just your phone number say that you have information on fraudulent tax reporting I don’t know exactly what the words to say but I would just put it as simple as I could I know somebody that is stealing IRS federal tax money is how I would put it please contact me soon as possible send written proof and notice of copies of your divorce papers take it to small claims court at your local courthouse I live Dave got regular court and then they have cut them small claims court which is basically for like where the quart room you go to to see somebody or if I A collector was trying to get money from you but anyways if you are a vet and you have a money get a hold of VA now there is a stipulation about exes being able to actually still receive benefits because my mom but that should not affect you because my dad after they were divorced had nothing to do with her but like you said the post office and if need be if you have to go that far they could get the video from the post office showing that the two of you had picked it up or you can get proof from the post office that the two of you had to pick it up or sign for it however that was done but SSDI recipients were the first people to receive checks not checks but the money and it should’ve been automatically deposited to where ever your money is sent to you i.e. your banks are your direct express card I get SSI and I had to fill out the non-filer‘s form which was not hard at all it took a couple minutes and I have PayPal (FYI anyone who doesn’t know you can go onto your PayPal app or your PayPal website and there is an actual routing number and banking number that you need to actually have that sent to your PayPal and PayPal took no money out of it as long as you have PayPal cash card which also I had lost my card along time ago I never never never actually used it and actually it was very very convenient I could actually get money no more than just a couple days if you can go as far to leave this message then you are more than capable to be able to use the services it is not that hard and plastering as it seems I actually sincerely understand all of this may be frustrating to you especially with this being your ex and as manipulative as a narcissistic person can be and if you do not know what that is please look it up what a narcissist is because that is exactly what your egg sounds like and when you find out it will help you with your process fully recovering from that kind of manipulation and I personally do believe that you are truly a victim Narcissistic abuse

  8. My question is::
    For the first stimulus check my husband (which receives benefits from the VA due to being a disabled Vet) he went online and did the non-filers form to add me and my two children(his stepchildren) and put in our joint bank account info. We received what we was suppose to.. My question is I am filing for a divorce,so if they pass a second stimulus package will they go off of what was put in the last time on the non-filers? He will not be residing in the same resident as myself and my children or could I go and do the non-filers for me and my children if they pass it? He will be updating his direct deposit info when he moves to a different bank for his regular payments(which he wi have to remove me and my children off his benefits with the VA once we file for divorce..or will I be able to go and do the non-filers for just me and my children with just my bank account?? It will take a couple months before the divorce would be final. How will that work?? Thanks

    1. WOW…. how awesome of you to be divorcing and taking the children of a disabled Vet. Hope you can sleep at night knowing you are screwing over someone that served this great country we live in. when you got married did you say I DO when asked if you take your husband in sickness health richer poorer etc? And now here you are all worried about free money from the government that you do not deserve…… Nicely done. You seem like a real gem….. you know, ruining your childrens lives and all.

  9. How can they leave out the people that owe back child support…thats like a form of discrimination against people who owe child support…We not American…..We dont pay taxes….We immune to covid -19…how can they say we should not be behind on payments…when the government itself HAS A OUTSTANDING BALANCE…..Now you have good people put in bad situations..We supposed to be for the people without bias or prejudice…Meanwhile the Government steadily giving hand out ….bail out to corporate America…the people ….ohh im sorry Lobbiest that fund their campaigns to get the so call POLITICIANS to vote and give and make whatever law that suits CORPORATE AMERICA…STAY SAFE

    1. My child is 33 and I just started receiving child support 2 years ago. My ex husbands stimulus check was taken but the State of Illinois took it for medical paid on my child when he was under the age of 18. No this is not fair that they took his money then took it from me

      1. Well Jacqueline just realize that the way that you feel from the state taking that. Money your claiming to be yours is exactly how your ex feels everytime his money is pillaged and confiscated because of you so I say how’s it feel and maybe if you weren’t so greedy then maybe karma would be more so in your favor. I hope your ex gets as much of what’s rightfully his money and I hope you get as little as possible. Maybe u will learn to not be such a greedy selfish human being and try and look within instead of outward for your financial planning. Go work and make your own money ok your kids are grown ass adults. Quit collecting off them leave your ex alone and all this time and energy ur wasting bitching about all this and that take those efforts and go make your own money set an example for all the other leeches on others expecting and feeling entitled to what’s not yours. Ok quit being a lazy bum. Go suck a d or VC whatever u gets to do but go make it happen. Bitching to a bunch of strangers as u are gets you know where. Grow up!

        1. I am 51 and raised 4 children without food stamps and worked all of my life!!!!! The only help I ever got was the medical card and he was lazy, didn’t work and received food stamps and always made sure he had a wife that could get cash also so you need to watch who your accusing of lazyness. Lmao. The state of Illinois took the stimulus to cover medical bills and I’m pissed because SO many women sucked the state dry and got their baby daddy’s check and I was married but divorced the bumb because I wasn’t going to support him and our child. So take your stupidity elsewhere and you definitely need to grow up and see the world for what it is….. people living and some trying to have a real life. From your words I would think you are just like my ex and if ANYONE, male or female, makes a child they need to help pay for whatever the child needs. It is not the childs fault but just because one of the parents doesn’t want to be married does not excuse the other from supporting the child. I never went after my ex for child support. The state did for medical. And I supported my son and his 3 siblings, and they all have educations and good jobs and are hard workers

    2. Exactly!! My childs father definitely didn’t need my 300 a month, I got behind barely 6 months and was thrown in jail, never served time before that, so naturally got more behind, then it became impossible to catch up and God forbid they dont add taxes to make it even more impossible, i lost my job due to covid and since March have paid him almost 5000.00, he got my taxes, stimulus and 55% of the little unemployment I was entitled to before the CARES act, obviously us in arrears could live on next to nothing unlike the rest of the world!! Best part yet, he withheld my daughter from me for 8 months, nothing I could do because his claims were “COVID”, at least with the LWA they cant withhold for child support, from what I have read before so prayers to you that you make it out of this okay as well, not having that 5000.00 I’ve paid was a huge hit!! Meanwhile he started a business in April and truly didn’t need the money for my daughter more than I did!!

  10. Child support arrearage. i do not think it is fair to take the stimulus money from the people who owe back child support that are not working and have been turned down for the UIA/PUA money. My son was not working when the covid pandemic started, has not gotten unemployment or pandemic money. he was denied both. the mother of his child got, her stimulus for her and her son, got my son’s federal tax check and state tax check, and his first stimulus. she has been working and has gotten bonuses from her employer. their son is on Social Security/diablilty and she gets that money also. but my son gets nothing and gets further behind on his bills.

    1. You said your son wasn’t working when COVID hit??? So why on earth would you think we would qualify for any part of the unemployment benefits, or cares act related to extended benefits? And regardless of what the person you have a child with makes financially, this doesn’t not negate the other parent from still being responsible for the half of financial support for their child?? Why would you think it does, and why would anyone that hadn’t been working think they would be able to qualify for unemployment?? Sorry, just needed to point that out

  11. I just fell behind on child support because of the pandemic will they take my next stimulus check and will they take my wife and kids portion of it too I now owe $2200

    1. The way it’s looking as of now is that they won’t take this one. That’s as of right now god only knows what the final decisions will be. But I am hoping for the best for everyone.

    2. They didntvtake my stimulus i got every dollar I was supposed to get and i owe not a lot but i do owe around 5I in back child support. Hope you and your family get as much cash as you were planning. Good luck

  12. I am no longer with the man who filed head of household and included my daughter and I. I am struggling and would like to receive funds in the event of another stimulus. As of now he will get it directly deposited into his account. What steps do I need to take for my portion to be deposited in my account and not his? We had separated before the first check and he refused to give me any even though I feel I should have been entitled to it.

  13. I just want to say life isn’t fair. I got my $1200 check. My dependent 22 year old son got $0 because he is still a dependent but older than 16. My husband has an arrears balance for child support that he doesn’t owe because the children lived with him the whole time growing up, however, they took his check. That is 3 people only getting 1 check and we live off my fixed income pension. No inflated unemployment checks for us. Money is tight. So quit whining about your check, some people got nothing and they need to eat too. If all types of debt were not to be offset, child support should not have been offset and just because my son is a dependent should not mean he gets $0, he should have at least got $500 because he has to eat too.

    1. Ok so you told them to quit whining about the child support and not getting a check well you need to quit whining about “your son” and “your husband” not getting a check!! Your doing the same thing you told them not to do! SO HOW ABOUT YOU STOP WHINING!!

  14. My husband and I filled separate tax returns. I started receiving social security retirement benefits January 15th, 2020. He filed his taxes first, then I filled out the non filers form. I was denied because on!y one person can use the primary social security number, even though we filed separately! What kind of sense does that make?

    1. Hello Linda,
      Hey if you recieved a message or CD response like you are claiming then your husband claimed you and took your half of the stimulus. He took his 1200 as well as yours. The reason I tell you this is because my girlfriend had this happen with her ex husband because they are still married and have children he was not happy about their separation so I guess he felt a way to get back and recuperate some money he has been paying out for child support he tried pulling s fast on on my girlfriend but luckily I was able to see his paper trail and since we put in a complaint with the IRS. Shes still waiting to hear back but it sounds like she will get the money for herself and her kids likes she originally filed for and planned on and the government will just collect from her ex via tax collection
      I cant tell you why your husband is taking your stimulus but I’d definitely confront him maybe hes cheating on you or is mad your collecting SSI and you have a separate account instead of a joint account. That is a little bizarre especially if he supported you in the past when you were incapable or lacked income to provide for yourself. Hopefully worst case hes not having an affair and is trying to get as much money saved up and together so he can ride off in the sunset with some young mail order smut. Whatever the case I fear it’s not a good scenario and I’d look into it immediately and prepare for the worst. Best of luck

  15. U guys I just got through to the IRS I called the 1800-919-9835..
    1. Don’t press anything at all just listen..
    2. It’s ask for language preference.. (Don’t press anything) just wait..
    3. They’ll continue to talk. If they start asking you additional questions.. (that means you messed up) hang up try again..
    4. Repeat step 1 and 2 until you start hearing music playing instead of asking you questions.. ( I think it’s like around the 2:10 time of u waiting..
    If you hear music playing u got threw you were one of the chosen ones lol..
    5. I tried 7 times first answer.. I called again to make sure my theory was correct and it took 10 tries.
    I hope this helps and God bless you all and stay safe

    1. I’m on hold with them now. Listening to music. How long was you on hold? What did they tell you about your money? Will they send it back to the ones who didn’t owe child support or is it going to take several weeks/months?

  16. I receive SSI on direct express card but yet I still haven’t received stimulus I have IP pin wit it’s so I can’t use non filers I was rejected so will I receive stimulus or do I not qualify

  17. I received a stimulus direct deposit based on my 2018 taxes. Later I filed my 2019 taxes and based on it, I would have been entitled to a bigger stimulus check. Will the rest of it be included in my 2019 tax refund, come separately, or not at all?

    1. No. You will have to claim this adjustment in your 2020 tax return with supporting documents.

  18. I find it to be amazing that being told that all SSI, Vets and RR would be getting direct deposit into bank accounts and maybe i am slow because every time i check this IRS website i get the same reply, my information does not match theirs, would match because i am retired and get social Security monthly so i guess my question is why is the IRS is not exchanging information with SSA

  19. I am on SSI with no dependants. Was told on the get my payment site that my eip would be deposited on April 29. I have not received it and nothing pending in my bank account. I checked my account and routing number, ssn, and everything was correct

  20. I’m still waiting for my stimulus payment. Everyone else who I know that is also on SSI with DirectExpress cards have received theirs. Is there a reason I’m still waiting?

    1. Yes your not getting a stimulus the feds decided I would be more worthy of that money so they are just sliding that money into my account. Thanks for helping me out. better luck next time.

  21. I filed my 2018 and 2019 taxes, always use direct deposit for refunds and use the same banking information for several years. I still have not received my stimulus payment? Any idea why and I do not pay nor do I owe any child support. I have not received my IRS refund either and I filed that on 1/27/2020!!! What gives??? I am a working nurse and feel so slighted.

  22. I’m on SSDI and have been a few years. I have direct deposit but not recieved nothing about the stimulus payment. I went to the irs page and done the get my payment and tried non filier and got no help. What can I do to get answers about when I get my payment if I even do get one

  23. I received a $350 deposit today, which doesn’t make sense. I qualify for $2900. When I go to the Get My Payment tool, it says my payment is scheduled to be deposited tomorrow, May 13. Is it possible this is a partial payment and the rest is coming? Or is this all I can expect? There weren’t any pending deposits listed on my account.

  24. I am a single mom, I haven’t worked or filed taxes in over two years due to personal issues. I have 3 kids my youngest just turned 17 in January and their father passed away a few years ago. My youngest son is still receiving social security survivors benefits but they come in my name as a payee on a direct express card. I used the non filer tool and entered the information we had and I had already opened up a paypal account so I linked it to my direct express card. I have researched and read anything that came from a reliable source and I am still praying I did the right thing. I claimed my son because he was 16 in 2019 and I could not talk to anyone that could tell me exactly what I needed to do. I know I am eligible because I have no income and I meet all the other requirements, I’m just concerned about claiming my son but he is still in highschool and gets benefits we get a SSA 1099 form every year. I submitted it and it said congratulations it was successfully transmitted by the irs. When I go to get my payment status it still says it processing and I still dont know if or when?? I am praying I did the right thing.

    1. Just to let you know non filers who used the non filer for dependants that receive S.S benefits and normally don’t file all got screwed and didn’t get the dependant payment. So you did the right thing, but IRS didn’t process the information even if you met the deadline and even when it said congratulations IRS accepted your return. You will not see the dependant money until 2021 when you file your taxes. And clock the box to say I didn’t receive the child stimulus payment. So now we have to file next year even if our income is under the income threshold, just to get the money.

  25. Here is my issue. I filed my tax return for 2019 as married filling separate and my husband has not filed yet. I got my stimulus of 1200 deposited but when I went to sign him up for his on the site they said he had been claimed. So here is my question did i some how claim my husband and if so why would I have only gotten 1200 and not the full amount for a married couple? Please help.

  26. I want to know why I didn’t get the child dependant payment included with my stimulus payment? I am on SSDI and I took the necessary step of adding my dependant information on non filers on 4/12 way before the deadline. Am I going to have to wait till next year to receive it? Even though I don’t receive enough to file taxes. Do I file just to get the money when I neither owe or am due a refund? I don’t think it is fair I followed IRS advisory and did exactly as asked. And NO one else can claim her and my husband passed away in 2018. My daughter is 13 by the way also below 16.

      1. I am and ssi beneficiary they said the stimulus payments was suppose to be on direct express card today on may13 bit mines not on there.

  27. do you know how to file in injured spouse form? my and my husband don’t have to file taxes but they kept our stimulus money for back child support and we received a letter from the insurance and told me to file for 8379 bit i don’t know how to fill it out where we don’t file taxes? please any help

  28. My husband owes back support. The case has been stopped , no current support due. Will he get a stimulus check?

  29. My daughter is 18 and still in school. She was claimed by my ex without asking. with that being said. what do we do? she should have gotten her own check . How do we get her check?

    1. If she is a dependant than she will receive any money. It was only 16 and younger as a dependant. If she filed for herself and nobody can claim her than she could receive $1200 but since her father already claimed her and is most likely already providing financial or room and board or feeding her or possibly paying for college etc she is not eligible. But if her father gives ziltch and you give her zilch in support and she pays her own way 100% than she could file taxes as single filer and since 2 people are claiming her the IRS will send letters to both asking are you sure you have the right to claim this person as a dependant? And she can provide proof she pays her own way.

  30. I was recently married, my name now on my bank account differs from my tax return from last year will my stimulus check still be deposited?

  31. I’m on disability and pay child support monthly, but I do owe back child support that I pay monthly they have offset my stimulus check .can they do that being on disability???? Thanks

    1. Yes unfortunately. I file jointly with my husband with injured spouse. I am on SSDI and have 3 children on SSDI survivors and they intercepted the entire household.

  32. I used the non-filers tool for my husband and I and we didn’t get any of the stimulas payment because I still have child support arrears I owe my ex. Told we can fill out an injured spouse since it’s not my husbands debt but I am having trouble figuring out exactly how to do it.

    1. Look up the form, print it off, fill it out and mail it in. I claim all of the kids portions as 100% mine on the form. Hopefully this helps.

  33. Ok this is my question Im a stay at home mom and have no income my husband owes back child support and I understand that his stimulus check is going to go towards that, but mine and our two daughters should not have to pay his back debts (even though his ex lied to child support to get the max amount possible because they had been split up for two years because she couldn’t keep her pants on around other men then he gets with me and refuses to leave me to go back to her so I didn’t cause the split ) I called h and r block who prepared our taxes to do an injured spouse claim and they said because I don’t make any money then I don’t qualify for the injured spouse claim is that true and if so how can I get mine and my daughter’s money that we desperately need? Please help

      1. You can claim injured spouse form and get your and your kids part. They will only take his 1200. I am a tax person and I had to do it cause me and my husband file together.

  34. I want to correct a misconception. I’m a100% disabled vet and my daughter/ I received our deposits(deps added as well) same day 15th! I’m starting to think it’s because we filed 2019 taxes!I donated mine to food bank since I suffered no $ losses! My $ advisor told me put next stimulus back into economy!! I’m still SHOCKED my ex contacted me to help him get his intercepted for my 30yrs old child support case but he’s having Get My Payment drama although says he’s eligible!!

  35. I filled IRS Non-filer tool, because me, my wife and my son were not in the US last year. I got $2400 for me and my wife but nothing for my 2 years old boy…. I don’t know why! How can I claim $500 for my son? Should I wait for a year after filling the 19-20 taxes?

  36. I am schedule for a direct deposit today and yet to receive one why is that? I just checked get my payment andy status says scheduled direct deposit for April 29,2020 my bank info is all correct does anybody know why this is happening?

    1. Do you or your husband owe back child support? Or do you owe any creditors? Those are two of the reasons your money is missing. and if you don’t have those problems you have received it at midnight at your bank on 4/29/20. I received mine and my older son at midnight. However they didn’t give me the $500 for my minor child even though I enter my dependant info on non filer on 4/12. Unfornately you can’t call or Email the IRS even if you receive the confirmation letter. It just gives you some automated mumbo jumbo and refers you to the IRS website which is not helpful.

  37. I finally got my Stimulus of $1200.00 last night. However I am on SSDI and I took the necessary step to enter my dependant on non filers on 4/12 as soon as it went live. The IRS didn’t give me the $500.00 for my dependant. They apparently paid me off SSA info only. So what was the point of Entering your dependant on non filers if you were going to ignore it. The number given to report issues doesn’t work and its just an automated loop.

  38. We both received Benefits Social Security for didability, My wife is disable and I’m too. I’m receiving VA compensation also. She said to me that we only will received $1,200.oo and I own her $600.oo. According for what I read, both are entitled to stimulus check deposit of $1,200.oo each. But because she haven’t received hers jet, she is complain about that. So, the question is, are we will be paid as social security disable person and will received $1,200.oo each, as a married couple total $2,400.oo. Or we will be paid only $1,200.oo on my account and I have to give her $600.oo. Will you please answer me. We are not filling Tax return and we have separate disability account for each others. Thanks.

    1. She will get her own stimulus payment of $1200.00 no you don’t have to give her half. Most husbands and wife share money and expenses. You have a strange marriage where your wife expects you to pay her.

      1. Thank you very much. But she still saying if she received the stimulus check deposit on her account she will give me my half…Lol…Jajjaja….Good Day. Thank you for your answer.

        1. She did turned the money back to me. The only thing is that she look into the IRS system for the stimulus check and it said that her birthday have an error. What she can do to correct it, if do not need to do anything and she will received her $1,200.oo on her chcking account for her social security disability. Thanks for your help. I believed indeed that social security have all her information update. Hope that is not something else. Melba G. Gomez-Ordein

      2. Amy. Hi. I have a question. My wife look in to the I R S stimulus status. It said only that her birth day date is incorrect. What she need to do to receive the $1,200.oo on her account, or there is no need to do anything, and the deposit will take place on time. Thanks.

        1. If you wife couldn’t log in to give direct deposit info into get my payment or non filers. Then you will be mailed a check. If you have benefits from SSA than will receive it how she normally gets her benefits. i.e.: direct deposit or paper check. She shouldn’t need to do anything if she is on Social Security Benefits.

        2. Thank you very much Mrs. Amy. Your help was very need in this situation. Indeed, I received from you the best services. You take care now. Have a wonderful evening.

    2. I’m a 100% disabled vet and my daughters/I got our deposits 15th w/deps added in 1 daughter! I think not getting social security put me in a higher priority group!! I always joked I’m glad soc sec disapproved me so I get federal/VA disability EFFICIENT payments!!!!! Good luck!! I’m still in SHOCK my ex contacted me to help get his intercepted for my 30yrs old CS case! He’s having Get My Payment drama. He didn’t file 2019 taxes which we did. I think made a HUGE difference!

    1. I have the same question my husband and I filed our taxes jointly and only $1,200 was deposited on our TurboTax debit card that we used for our refund. This was done on the 29th of April however my payment status says that my stimulus payment will be direct deposited on April 30th and to my checking account and that my husband’s payment will be direct deposited into a bank account ending with my social security number. I’m only hoping that the other half of our stimulus payment will show up in my checking account.

  39. How come some unemployment people are getting an extra $600 a week?? It puts most the people I know making more than if they were working… then ya on ssdi who have no control because we’re injured at the same $$ monthly?? What’s so fair about that???

    1. Denise wah wah wah. Your injured your physically unable to work. Probably cheating the system to begin with but hey toots dont you worry once all of this pandemic crap is over you’re still going to be able to milk the system and then once again you and the rest of you freeloading faking injury sissys will once again be the majority of the fraudulent corruption nagging our system so I know when others are out smarting the system more effectively then you it probably pisses you off but that’s why you don’t get extra money that you also probably not deserve to begin with so just be happy that unless your faking your injury which is probably the truth your pretty much useless to most companies yet your doing nothing besides breathing up good air that could be better used by someone else and just think in. Most countries across the world now that your incapable of providing labor your useless and would be
      eliminated in many areas across the globe so cash your disability check next payday and quit complaining and shut the heck up nobody cares that you dont get an extra 600$. I am happy to be cashing my 900$ a week. Up from 0$.

  40. I received SSI my husband pays child support. Will I receive a stimulus check.

  41. Mine was taken by child support and i have full custody. I filled a modification back in May of 2016 and apparently it never went through so they took my whole stimulus check from my son and myself and who knows if and when the courts reopen if I’ll be able to get any of that back as well as they took my tax refund so during this hard time of no work and anything me and my son are left so broke it’s ridiculous I’ve tried to call around to child support and everything I’ve been dealing with child support and trying to get this fixed since October and every time I go and try to fix it one points to the other child support says it’s the courts the courts are saying it’s child support so basically I’m getting robbed of my money that’s supposed to be going back into the economy and again I have full custody of my child who the support was for if anybody anybody has anything kind of answers for me please let me know because as of right now I can do nothing I called the treasury I’ve tried to child support helpline and nobody can help me because everything is shut down in a situation like this I feel that they should have a set of people that can work from home or be in the office with limited people to try to fix these things because it’s not right that we are suffering because they can’t fix it or do their job properly I had sent them proof of me having custody of my child back in October when I got a letter saying what to do I did that and went to the courts the courts told me to contact child support which I did and they sent me another letter saying going to the courts I’m at a standstill but I’m at the same time I am being robbed by the government… and not just that they took the stimulus check and my tax refund which equaled well over what I owed and they’re saying that I have to wait 10 to 16 weeks before I even get the remainder back in a time like this that should not apply they should be sending out the remainder right away due to the fact that people need money to stay alive

    1. As someone whom lost everything because my deadbeats would rather work under the table then help me raise my girls, I normally have NO SYMPATHY for all these spouses etc whining stimulus was taken FOR IGNORED KIDS!! I’m still in SHOCK my ex contacted me to help get his intercepted for my 30yrs old case!! Yes folks deadbeats know how to BEAT the system BUT GO MAKE MORE KIDD?!?! Don’t feel sorry for this 100%disabled vet who donated stimulus to food bank..KARMA GAVE ME A REC HOLDING BUCKEYE he hates WANTS NOTHING TO DO WITH HIM WHILE CS IN ON BOOKS!!!!!! Good luck…

  42. How about this….dont marry a person that doesnt take care of their kids. If you have full custody…dont allow the ncp to claim on taxes. If you have kids…take care of them.

      1. You people have NO CLUE what you are talking about and you sound too ignorant to ask. There are Numerous reasons why people fall behind on child support. Not all people with back child support are deadbeats. Majority of the time the back child support is not even owed to the custodial parent but do to state and the child is doing just find and being supported by BOTH PARENTS. Main reasons include medical issues resulting in under employment and unemployment and guess what the payments DO NOT stop. The court is not always quick in responding and getting the payments lowered is just not possible. So stop being a prick and acting like you can paint everyone with back child support the same. And don’t judge the spouses that decide to marry these people. The IRS recognizes Injured spouses for a reason ITS THE LAW. So they are legally entitled to their half of the stimulus and the IRS needs to fix the problem.

    1. This comment was for KG-You people have NO CLUE what you are talking about and you sound too ignorant to ask. There are Numerous reasons why people fall behind on child support. Not all people with back child support are deadbeats. Majority of the time the back child support is not even owed to the custodial parent but do to state and the child is doing just find and being supported by BOTH PARENTS. Main reasons include medical issues resulting in under employment and unemployment and guess what the payments DO NOT stop. The court is not always quick in responding and getting the payments lowered is just not possible. So stop being a prick and acting like you can paint everyone with back child support the same. And don’t judge the spouses that decide to marry these people. The IRS recognizes Injured spouses for a reason ITS THE LAW. So they are legally entitled to their half of the stimulus and the IRS needs to fix the problem.

    2. That may be true, absolutely true-but it still doesn’t help with the person’s question. (And I say this being the mother of a 14 year old son who’s father is 40k in the rears, no joke-I’ve had it in place since day 1 so it’s not like I’m a dead beat or like I support them either… I was young, 18, dumb and in love..) Since we never know any single person’s ACTUAL personal circumstance/situation….how about we try not to judge and just be helpful? Because it really is counter-productive at this point to shame someone for mistakes when we’ve all made mistakes in life-We’re all human and this is an unprecedented event. I’m not trying to disrespect you and be a hypocrite- I’m just saying, in this time of “physical/bodily warfare” we really should be as helpful as possible and try to stick together, building one another up-instead of tearing each other down.

  43. My stimulus check was garnished for child support arrears. My daughter lives with me and they also took the $500 portion that I qualified for by her living with me and filing her as a dependent. I also recieve survivor benifits for her from her father passing from SSI. So I dont know if that qualifies her for the next round of checks. I am a restuarant worker and trying to get unemployment in Florida is difficult. I just can’t believe the government would take the qualifying child portion of the stimulus when she lives with me.

  44. I owe back child support, but my husband does not, we filed an injured spouse claim form with our taxes back in February. I receive a letter from the IRS the full amount of our stimulus was applied to the child support. I called the child support enforcement number as stated in the letter, but long story short, I was informed just a few minutes ago by Child Support Enforcement, you DO have to file another Injured Spouse Form 8379 if my husband wants his portion of it back.

  45. These crappy child support comments are rude and ignorant.
    Not everyone is a deadbeat.
    We had a court ordered self pay order from the child support court back in 2005. Child support had added every week of payments ever since but won’t take away a license or put charges forward. We have to hire an attorney to fix it.

  46. I work everyday and get paid every two weeks and way more than half my checks are garnished for child support I believe if the payer is working this stimulus check will indeed help us out as well I believe the government is useless….. I’m struggling

  47. Hello.. I’m on SSDI and 3 of our 5 dependants are on SSDI survivors. My husband owes back child support in Ohio (we are in PA). He is current on payments but still has a balance due in arrears. I file injured spouse every year. Will child support intercept our entire household stimulus? And if they do what is the process to claim mine and our children’s portion?

    1. They took all of ours $3900 and i’ve filed as injured spouse for 10 years.
      They say to contact the child support division once you receive the letter
      that your money was taken for child support

      1. I called the offset line and it said my husband’s will be offset by 1950. I called and then put my social in and I have zero offsets.

        1. There are two Facebook groups for injured spouse that I have joined.
          1. Longest standing Injured Spouse Tax Filer Group!
          2. Justice For Injured Spouses
          It is private and you must answer few questions to join the group. The admins have a lot of information and experience. They will ask you to read the files before asking a questions because it has likely been asked before. I hope this helps.

      2. Hey Ali, Join our facebook group there is a lot of good information. We have been closely monitoring this situation with child support and injured spouse filers. In summary we believe there was a systematic glitch at the IRS resulting in the error of the 100% offset instead of the 50% offset for the stimulus. There have been cases where even tax refunds have been 100% offset when normally the IS spouses has normally gotten their share of the refund. All we can do is wait for the IRS to open up and speak to a live person. But right now it seems like they are aware of the situation.

  48. I’m no longer married and my Stimulus payment was applied to an expired HR Block card which my ex-husband was listed as the primary card holder and they won’t give me another card. What should I do? I also have full custody of both of my children but only $1700 was deposited. Do you think they took the other $500 and applied it to his Child Support and if so how can I get it back? I wasn’t able to file taxes this year.

  49. I was only behind $660.00 in back child support will I get the remainder of the stimulus check

  50. I owe back child support and my son is now 19. I’m currently receiving SSI a whole $786 monthly. The IRS website says my check is due to be mailed on April 24th??? Am I getting a check or am I going to get a letter saying they took it for child support?

    1. I got a letter saying mine was being deposited last Wednesday and then Friday I got a letter that it had been taken for back child support

  51. I am a single parent of 8 adopted children,I receive Subsidy payments every month on my eight children will I still receive the stimulus payment for myself and my eight children?

  52. I haven’t worked since 2017 this was my last year being able to file. My husband just recently filed his taxes for 2018 & 2019 this year. Of course I wasn’t able to file an injured spouse form because I had no income. I’ve been in school from 2018 to now. Will his portion of the stimulus check, mine, and my children’s will all go to arrears on child support? How is that even fair for the kids within the household or to the spouse who doesn’t even owe the support?

    1. I live in Missouri. I have file injured spouse since we were married and all of our stimulus was taken for back child support. You’ll get a letter once they have taken the money and you have time to contest it through child support.

      1. I am in Michigan and everything I have read is leading me to believe that we will get our portions at some point in the future. It doesn’t help now but it is what it is.

  53. I’m married and on disability my husband never worked in 2018 or 2019 we lived on my income of disability so does he get stimulus money or not…

  54. I am a payee for my child’s SSA benefits that my child receives from the father. I also received her 1099 SSA . Do I have to claim her in the non-filer tool to receive the $500.00 or will the money be automatically put in account where I receive try child’s benefit? I am confused.

    1. You had until Wednesday 22nd at noon to enter on non filers enter payment here for dependants, its now 2:39pm past the deadline. You will have to wait til you file your 2020 taxes to get the $500.00 per dependant. Sorry

    2. You had until Wednesday 22nd at noon to enter on nonfilers for dependants, its now 2:39pm past the deadline. You will have to wait til you file your 2020 taxes to get the $500.00 per dependant. Sorry

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