My 2020 Stimulus Check (Free Government Money) – Status, Eligibility and Payment Issues

[Latest update based on IRS payment schedule and addition of FAQs to 600+ comments below] 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 Check 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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686 thoughts on “My 2020 Stimulus Check (Free Government Money) – Status, Eligibility and Payment Issues

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

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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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..

  7. 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

  8. 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?

    1. My 2 kids are special needs 6 and 8 there SSI is in my name on direct express cards I don’t work this is my only income can someone please help and tell me will they deposit the 1,200 on direct express card even though there underage? I seen where it said it will be automatic for that and it would be early may or on the regular benefit date can any clarify? Thanks in advance God Bless

      1. You need to immediately go on non filers enter payment and enter your dependants who live with you. To receive the 500 per child. If you don’t you will only get 1200 automatically. Do it very soon before they send out payments on May 6th.

  9. 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

  10. I don’t have a 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?

  11. 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????

  12. 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!

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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!!!

    1. 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.

  16. 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

    1. Yes SSI will receive a payment automatically how ever you normally receive your payment. Direct express, direct deposit or check. You won’t see your money till May 6th

  17. 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?

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

  19. 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

  20. 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.

    1. 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

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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

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

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

  24. 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!

  25. 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?

    1. 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

  26. 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.

  27. 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 .

    1. 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.

  28. 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

    1. 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.

  29. 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?

    1. 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.

  30. 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?

  31. 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?

  32. 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

  33. 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….

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

    1. 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.

  36. 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%.

    1. 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?

  37. 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?

  38. 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 ?

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

  39. 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?

  40. 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

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

  42. 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!

    1. 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.

    2. just an FYI regarding your refunds being intercepted for child support… 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!!!!

  43. 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.

    1. 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!

      1. Well then you shouldn’t have divorced then…..and I mean that to both parties. Susan you fail to mention that these women fight custody to the bitter end, and then want to turn around and say the shit your saying “it cost blah blah”. Well you wanted the kids full time, so that’s how it works. Many of these women don’t work at all!!!!!!

  44. 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?

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

  46. 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

    1. 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?

  47. 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

  48. 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.

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

    2. 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

    3. 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.

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

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

    2. 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.

      1. 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

    3. 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.

  50. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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??

    2. I do want to add, the women who post these large amounts of arrears, forget to add that half is interest….just saying

  51. 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.

  52. 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?

  53. 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.

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

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

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

  57. 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?

    1. 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

      1. 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!!!

  58. 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.

  59. 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

    1. 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?

  60. 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

    1. 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

  61. 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.

    1. 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

  62. 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.

    1. 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

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

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

  64. 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?

    1. 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?

  65. 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.

    1. 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.

  66. 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?

    1. 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.

  67. 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?

  68. 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

  69. 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

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

    2. 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.

      1. 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

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

  70. 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

  71. 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?

  72. 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.

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

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

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

  74. 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.

  75. 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.

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

  76. 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.

  77. 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 ?

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

  79. 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?

    1. 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.

      1. 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!!

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

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

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

    1. 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

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

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

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

    1. 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.

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

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

  83. 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

    1. 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.

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

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

    1. 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.

  86. 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.

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

  88. 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!!!!

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

      1. 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!!!

        1. 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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