Got My Second Stimulus Check But Not My Child’s $600 Payment – Same Issues As Original $500 Dependent Check


This article was last updated on January 24

The recently passed $900 billion COVID relief bill includes another round of stimulus payments for adults and ALL qualifying dependent children under the age of 17 at the end of 2020. While the adult stimulus check amount was only $600, half of the original $1200 stimulus payment, in order to keep the overall stimulus package price tag reasonable for Republican Senators to approve, the new dependent stimulus payment will be $100 more at $600 per qualified dependent. You can see full details of this payment and updated income thresholds in this article.

[Updated January 20th] The IRS is still sending dependent stimulus payments but it’s ONLY to the taxpayers whose payment got deposited into a wrong account or waiting to get it by check or debit card. The IRS will not be issuing new or additional payments to anyone who hasn’t yet received their expected dependent stimulus payment and has no payment status showing in the GMP tool. I spoke to them by phone because like all of you I didn’t receive it either. I was told I HAVE to file taxes even if I’m a non filer. They are prepping up their system for tax filing season and have no time to issue missing dependent payments unfortunately. See the FAQs below on how to claim your missing or incorrect dependent stimulus via a recovery rebate credit (RRC)

Biden Executive order for Treasury to provide online tool for claiming missing stimulus payments

[Update Jan 25th] There may be some hope for those who yet to receive their stimulus payment (and have not or cannot claim it via their tax return) following President Biden’s recent executive order instructing the treasury department reopen the non-filers tool or create a new tool for people to claim their missing or partially paid stimulus checks. While details are still to be released by the Treasury Department (under which the IRS falls), who would be responsible for implementing this executive order, it would likely include both adult and dependent stimulus payments.

Also I have posted two recent videos on this topic – one is a detailed review of the $600 Dependent Stimulus and the subsequent one is a Q&A for Issues People are Seeing with this Payment (please like and subscribe if you find these videos useful).

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Issues with my Second Dependent Stimulus Check (Recovery Rebate) Payments

Like the first round of dependent payments (see updates below), many readers are reporting similar issues with the IRS payments for the second child dependent stimulus payment, despite already having received their adult stimulus checks. At this point it is best to wait for the IRS to finish processing (January 15, 2021), especially if you had issues with the first round of payments. They will be using your 2019 tax return or Non-Filer data (for those who don’t file a tax return) as of November 21st, 2020 to determine how and who gets paid.

If you haven’t yet received your stimulus payment you will need to check state on the IRS website (Get My Payment GMP Tool), call their call center (later in January 2021 is better) or just file for this when you submit your 2020 tax return in 2021. Major tax software providers like Turbo Tax and Tax Act are updating their software to allow tax payers to claim their missing first or second stimulus payment as a recovery rebate with their 2020 tax filing.

Its Mid-January and I Still haven’t got my payment. Help!

Based on the comments below and on the videos above a lot of people are still reporting they have yet to receive their dependent stimulus payment, despite having received their adult stimulus check. The IRS is still processing payments, including those by direct deposit, check and debit card, so you need to keep checking the status for your payment online as it could change (only updated nightly). The IRS has also noted issues with payments related to tax filing with some large tax filing providers and mistakes on their end that required them to redirect payments (e.g. incorrect bank account) as checks and debit cards. However if you have not received your stimulus payment by the end of January or get a status in GMP tool saying it will be paid ten the only recourse you will likely have is to claim it via filing a 2020 tax return (see free options here at TurboTax).

Can I update dependent information in the non-filers tool?

The non-filers tools is closed for updates now. So if you haven’t got paid or the GMP tool is not showing payment by check or debit card by now, you won’t be get automatically paid and really only have two options left – either claim it via a recovery rebate credit in your tax return or hope that the IRS reopens the non-filer tool at some point (or works with agency to figure out missed payments). I think the later option will mean several months delays if the first stimulus was any indication. Even if you don’t file (and didn’t expect to this year) you may need to do so to get your payment sooner. You can also use this approach to update your dependent information and bank account details. Also note if you don’t file and someone else (e.g. an ex spouse) does file a 2020 tax return legitimately claiming your dependent they will get the stimulus payment and you may permanently miss out. So file unless you have a strong reason not too or are okay with potentially waiting months or missing out on the stimulus payment. With a third Biden stimulus payment likely in March or April 2021, this makes not filing a less appealing option.

No Deposit in Your Bank Account? Then you may be getting a Debit Card in the Mail

Per the latest IRS processing schedule update, they have nearly completed paying the second stimulus check payments that were sent out by direct deposit. This includes dependent payments. They are now processing stimulus payments that were known to have errors and as a result millions of taxpayers will receive their second Economic Impact Payments (stimulus checks) by debit card instead. These prepaid debit cards are faster and more secure than checks, and can easily converted to cash.

Note that the form of payment for the second stimulus check may be different than the first one (even if you got it late via check). Some people who received a paper check last time might receive a prepaid debit card this time, and some people who received a prepaid debit card last time may receive a paper check. People can check the status of both their first and second payments by using the IRS’ Get My Payment tool, which will show the mailing date for these debit cards. If you have not received your stimulus payment in the mail (debit card or check) by the end of January and the GMP tool has does not show the payment then the only recourse you will likely have is to claim it via filing a 2020 tax return.

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How do I claim the missing stimulus check payment for my dependents if I don’t file a return and don’t plan to in 2020 (e.g. social security recipient)?

Getting a lot of comments from people who don’t file taxes and wondering how they can claim the missing stimulus check for their dependents (or themselves). Basically even if you don’t file taxes you still had to file a Non filers form on the IRS website. It’s too late as of now to file that from and get the second payment out to you as that deadline has passed (was Nov 20th, 2020) and the non-filers tool is closed. The IRS is now recommending that even non-filers must file Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR to claim the missing stimulus payments (officially known as a Recovery Rebate Credit). Anyone with income of $72,000 or less can file this form for free through most large tax providers like Turbo Tax or Tax Act, or electronically for free through the IRS Free File Program

2018 vs 2019 return data causing payment issues

Several people are reporting (in comments below and video above) that they are seeing payment issues with the second round of payments. One significant item I am seeing cause these issues is that the IRS used 2018 returns in several instances for the first dependent stimulus payment, while this time they are only using people’s 2019 return (or non-filers data from first stimulus payment). So if your data is different between the two years then your dependent check will have payment issues.

Other items to check for: Ensure no one else has claimed your dependent. If you have an ex-spouse or another guardian who are claimed them in their 2019 return (or via non-filer tool) then you will have issues getting the second round of dependent stimulus (recovery rebate) payments. Note that the IRS will not be deducting

Missing Payment Status means no automatic stimulus

According to the IRS, if the GMP reflects a direct deposit date and partial account information, then your payment has been sent via direct deposit. If you see a mailing date, that’s when a check or debit card was sent and could take 3 to 4 weeks to get to you. However if you get the status of “Payment Status #2 – Not Available” on the Get My Payment (GMP) stimulus tracker tool, it means you won’t be getting the second stimulus check automatically sent to you. Instead you would have to claim in your 2020 tax return filing and claim it is a recovery rebate credit. There is no second round of automatic payments for this status

Also the IRS is making payments in several batches, so you may get your adult stimulus check first and your dependent one a few days or weeks later if processed in subsequent payment batches. This is likely the case if you had issues with your first payment and faced delays when getting.

[Update on First Stimulus payment for Dependents] As you can see from the many recent comments on this article, it looks like the GAO (Government Accountability Office) and IRS have resolved glitches on the non-filer portal for those who do not file a tax return. This means the $500 dependent stimulus, approved under the CARES act, which was missing for many eligible recipients is now being processed. Those who missed getting their payments with their original $1200/$2400 stimulus check have reported that starting July the IRS has been mailing and depositing their overdue payments. So they no longer need to wait till 2021 to file their return or wait for another fix to get the much needed $500 payment.

Per the IRS, “The IRS corrected the programming error on May 17, 2020. The IRS will automatically issue additional $500 EIP per qualifying child to affected individuals in early August.  Direct deposit payments are scheduled for August 5, 2020, and paper checks or debit cards are scheduled to be mailed August 7, 2020.”

Further, another $500 dependent stimulus payment has all but been confirmed under the latest stimulus package being developed in Congress. You can see further details in this article. The good news is that eligibility for this payment will be expanded for those under 24 (vs under 17 in first payment). You should expect to see this payment paid along with the second stimulus check for eligible recipients.

Spouse’s past-due child support. The IRS is also actively working to resolve cases where a portion or all of an individual’s payment was taken and applied to their spouse’s past-due child support. People in this situation do not need to take any action. The IRS will automatically issue the portion of the stimulus check that was applied to the other spouse’s debt.

[Previous Update] With over 100 million stimulus payments made, one of the most concerning questions I am seeing is around individuals or families receiving the standard adult stimulus check (a.k.a economic impact payment) of $1200 or $2400 but not receiving the $500 payment for each of their qualified child dependents. Here is what I found when looking into this further.

The first thing to check is that you do indeed meet all the required income and qualify child criteria (e.g under 17) for the $500 per dependent child stimulus payment. Remember for most Americans this is based on your 2018 or 2019 (whichever was the latest) tax return filed and approved by the IRS. Not your current situation or changes since you filed your last return.

The criteria to receive this kids stimulus credit is even higher thank the Child Tax Credit (CTC), so if you didn’t qualify for the CTC in past years you won’t qualify for this payment either.

Social Security retirement, disability benefits (SSDI) and Railroad Retirement benefit recipients and for those that earn too little to file a tax return need to have registered via the IRS’ Non Filers payment update tool to receive the $500 per dependent child payment in addition to their $1,200 individual payment. This is because the IRS does not have the the qualifying dependent information for these groups.

So I did all of the above and met all criteria but still didn’t get the $500 kid payment? Some possible answers.

For many recipients, who have met all the criteria for the child stimulus, the reason they haven’t yet got a stimulus check is due to the fact the IRS systems processing these payments are truly not working due to technical or data glitches around how the IRS systems manages dependent information. Eg if your child’s information has gaps or missing information or you didn’t provide a valid SSN in your latest tax return then no payment will be made.

Those using the IRS non-filers tool to enter dependent information have also been disproportionately impacted by the missing $500 payments. This is likely another technical glitch with the fillable form as discussed subsequent to the IRS update below.

The other likely explanation you didn’t get the payment is because someone else claimed the dependent on their tax return or in a later filing than yours. This is a big issue for families that are divided, filing separately or where the dependent is not a direct child of the claimant. So you need to make sure that you were the sole claimant or someone else may have received the $500 payment. Finally your payment can be intercepted for overdue child support payments. So you may have gotten the payment but it went to your spouse or someone else who claimed the child.

Another common error being reported is that those who did not owe or did not get a refund on their latest return are stuck in limbo within IRS payment systems because the IRS does not have their banking details. The IRS is aware of these types of issues and trying to correct them in ongoing system update. They have advised they are doing multiple batches of stimulus check payments and those whose payment were held by due to IRS errors may start seeing them in coming weeks (mailed out via paper checks)

One reader left a comment that stated the following, “We got the payment for myself and my wife and it was deposited into an account that was only set up a few months ago so we know they used the information from our 2019 return (plus we weren’t required to file in 2018). But while that return has all the info for both our 5 year old and our 1 year old we did not receive the $500 for either of them. The deposit we received was $2400 instead of $3400. This is especially frustrating because we actually weren’t required to file in 2019 either, but we used the TurboTax thing that came out a couple of weeks before payments started and was marketed as the fastest way for non-filers to get their info to the IRS (which was actually by filing a very limited return). So we went out of our way to use this tool which was supposedly put out in partnership between Intuit and the IRS to get them our info and they still screwed it up? ‍

The above comment confirms another potential cause for the missing $500 payment attributed to filing a simple return via Tax software providers (like Turbo Tax, HR Block) which has caused issues when it comes to the IRS processing dependent payments for these filings. The evidence is anecdotal but the above comment does confirm what many lower income Americans are seeing. Hopefully the IRS fixes this (or provides a number to call) or they’ll have to wait till filing their 2020 return to claim the $500 payment.

Can I call the IRS? At this point there is little recourse for most people trying to resolve this by speaking to someone at the IRS. The agency however just announced they are adding live representatives to take calls on the stimulus check payments (see details here). Most people will still however have to wait for their Economic Impact Payment letter as a way to confirm payment and follow-up on missing or incorrect payments.

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

VA and SSI recipients may have a little more time to have the $500 added automatically to their standard stimulus check payment by using the Non-Filers tool (via IRS website). However they must file by May 5th to qualify or like most American’s they will have to wait until 2021 to get the additional $500 when filing a 2020 tax return.

Note, a number of comments below indicate that even using the non-filers tools is causing issues with receiving this payment. There seems to be a problem with the online form where there is no box to check to claim your kids as dependents , even though you put in all their information (the printed form seems to have this). I am sure the IRS is looking into this, but looks like yet another technical/coding glitch with the non-filers tool that is just using online fill-able forms.

Direct Express Account Holders: You may use the Non-Filers tool, but you cannot receive your and your children’s payment on your Direct Express account. You may only select a bank account for direct deposit or leave bank information blank and receive the money by mail.

Both parents received the $500 payment. So a few unmarried or separated parents with an eligible child commented that they both got the $500 child stimulus payment as they filed separately. The good news, or loophole is that there is no provision in the law requiring repayment of the payment. So you get to keep it if you get it. The IRS will send Notice 1444, Your Economic Impact Payment, to each parent and they should keep the notice for their 2020 tax records.

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713 thoughts on “Got My Second Stimulus Check But Not My Child’s $600 Payment – Same Issues As Original $500 Dependent Check

  1. Is it still the same after the new executive order signed today by President Biden. Will we still have to wait and file our taxes to get the dependent stimulus checks. Or are we the percentage of people that got are checks split in half both times apart of the new executive order also?

    1. Biden’s executive order had nothing to do with the second Round of stimulus checks that went out earlier this month up until January 15th. The executive order that he signed was to raise the minimum wage gap for federal employees and for food benefits to go out to people who need it. A third relief package is going to go to the floor but who knows if it will get passed. The mail system is still backed up so there’s a chance if your check was mailed out on the 6th you may still get it. If you don’t receive it you will have to claim it on your tax return this year. You’ll need to claim the recovery rebate.

      1. Thats not what i’ve read or heard, it was also for the treasury to release the dependants stimulus checks for low income families and make ir easier to claim them and a 15% raise for foodstamps and a suggestion to change the requirements for families to get foodstamps. At least that what i got outta it. I was just asking are we apart of the low income families that he talking about. Because i recieved 2 check for the 1st stimulus, 1 for me and my husband and 1 for our 3 kids. So i kinda expected to get them separated again this time also.

        1. I believe the executive order is for future stimulus checks to be sent out quickly for the American people if the stimulus passes. As far as food stamp raise and $15 wage for federal employees that executive was signed on Friday as well. That raise will go into effect. When I spoke to the IRS for the second stimulus because I hadn’t received my dependents stimulus they said because they had such a short window span (until Jan 15th) they were getting out what they could and there would be no second batches like there was with the first round of stimulus checks. I was informed I would have to claim the recovery credit on my taxes for the missing $600. I’ve read up on the executive orders signed and haven’t read anything that was signed for the second round of checks. If you look on IRS the get my payment tool is no longer there. I’m afraid we will all have to file it on our taxes.

      1. After reading a few articles on this it looks like Biden has signed executive order to have the treasury department create a tool for people to be able to claim their stimulus checks. But It’s not all that clear. It states the tool would be used for people who haven’t received their checks yet. Because there’s roughly 8 million people who’ve yet to receive anything as of yet. These would be people who don’t file taxes ect. They’d be able to go through the treasury dept to claim their checks. I’m not sure that’s for us individuals who haven’t received their dependents checks.

        1. Thanks Drew. Updated article to reflect this. I would still say filing via your tax return may be faster as the IRS will start processing refunds next month, which could include the recovery rebate credits. But for non-filers this tool (or reopening of the non-filers tool) will be a boon.

        2. I’ve already filed mine as I didn’t receive the stimulus for my dependent the second go round and was told by the IRS there wouldn’t be second batches. Everything that went out from dec 30th to the 15th that was it. People who hadn’t received their checks would have to claim the recovery rebate which I did. The process is pretty simple on the 1040 form. So I would suggest filing a well if you didn’t receive your check.

  2. I haven’t seen much information on this, please help! We file taxes every other year for our child. Biological mom has odd years we have even years. So she claimed her for her 2019 taxes and I’m guessing received the stimulus both times for child. We get to file her for 2020 tax year. When we go to file our taxes it asks us if we received both stimulus payments and to put the total amount we received. So it says we should have received $2900 the first time(we only received $2400) and $1800 the second time(we only received $1200). What do we claim? Do we have to contact her to see if she received it for the child and put the whole amount? Or do we not claim money we actually did not receive on our taxes thus resulting in a credit. I am nervous about claiming money on our taxes that we did not receive. I am not sure what to do but do not want to put the wrong thing that will result in a longer wait for our taxes.

    1. So you are missing 500 from the first stimulus and 600 from the second. When you do your taxes you should be able to disclose that when they ask if you received the full amount. Then on line 30 you would put what you did not receive which would amount to $1100. Before submitting just make sure the ex didn’t receive any funds

      1. Drew,

        She would have received the funds since she filed her for 2019. We will be filing her this next go around and the way taxes are done it assumes we should have gotten the stimulus for her so if we put what we got it would then result in credit we shouldn’t get. I also don’t want to claim money we didn’t receive either since she was the one who received it, not us. It seems that there is a lot of different answers on this, I guess we will just put what we got and let the IRS figure out who should receive the credit.

  3. It says my payment was deposited into a bank account u no longer have in the 4th, a lady at the IRS said it would be returned to them and a check would be mailed out to me and still nothing. My wife’s was mailed in the 6th to her and still nothing. Whats going on?

    1. Yes that seems to be happening for many folks. Just wait till the end of this week to see if you get it in a subsequent processing batch, otherwise you will likely need to claim it via your 2020 tax return.

    2. Same here ..1st round stimulus 1200 I recieved in May 2020 ,but my grandson is my dependent as I got his in I believe October 500. So my 2nd round I got my 600 but still have not got my grandson 600,also I’m on SSI…So all my bank information is correct with the IRS and Social Security office…but I’m wondering do I need to do credit rebate now or wait..

  4. I am tired of seeing where ppl say you should feel lucky bc you got your $600 but not the dependents $600 bc some got none. Like it’s our fault you got nothing and we should not complain bc we got shortchanged when everyone needs every but of money entitled to. I’m sorry you got nothing until you file for yours but at least your getting it. It just will be longer. So if you don’t have nothing nice to say, guess what, keep it to yourselves. Grow up and quit hatin. We all deserve what’s owed to us! I myself only got $600 and they owe me $1800 for my 3 kids. This sucks for everyone and we know it. I am very thankful for the $600 but guess what, it was gone 3 hours after getting it. I just wish they’d fix this stuff and make it right for everyone!

  5. I need clarification on my situation. Two of my dependents were claimed on someone else taxes in 2019 therefore this person received my dependents stimulus check. Stimulus checks were created to help everyone with the 2020 crisis. When I file my taxes for 2020 they will be on my taxes. Will I be able to submit the form to recover their stimulus payment. I feel like the IRS should make people payback the stimulus money for dependents who are not claimed on someone 2020 tax return. It is not fair for others to walk around with people money when it was NOT designed for them.

    1. If someone already filed for them and they received your dependents first stimulus then no you wouldn’t be able to claim the rebate for the first stimulus on your taxes. However if you didn’t receive your dependents stimulus with the second stimulus package you should be able to claim the rebate on your 2020 taxes providing the individual who claimed your dependents the first time around doesn’t do the same or hasn’t already received your dependents stimulus the second time around. I would check with whoever took your dependents money the first time around and make sure they didn’t already get the money or they don’t plan on claiming the rebate for your dependents. That’s awful, I’m sorry you’re dealing with that.

  6. I didn’t get the stimulus for my 3 kids the first time, nor did I get anything for them with this stimulus….

    1. Same happened with my son. Never saw the first or second payment. I filed 2019 taxes and claimed him. I’m sorry this happened to you. I feel your frustration.

    2. With the 1st stimulus, my husband and I got ours right away but our sons came 4 months later. Now it happened again with the 2nd stimulus, we got ours within a week but not our sons. We use the Non-Filers tool on the IRS website. With the 1st stimulus, there was a glitch with the N-F tool which caused thousands a delay in getting their dependents stimulus. Supposedly they fixed it but, there are thousands that still have not received their stimulus money for their dependents from the 1st round of stimulus. (Such as, yourself) I’ve done a lot of research on this and came to the conclusion that if it happened with the 1st round of stimulus that it will happen again. However, supposedly this time they will have it fixed alot sooner. As far as your situation goes, I would suggest you call one of the IRS call centers. Also, if you are going to file taxes this year; (which is soon) you can claim your 1st and 2nd missing payments. The way to claim it on taxes this year is called, a ‘tax rebate’. I would call the IRS first to find out what all your options are. I would call ASAP! Good luck hun, I hope everything works out for you and your family. God Bless

      1. Just a heads up from experience, you may want to call right when they open at 7am. I was told to do so and had the luck of getting to someone at the IRS this morning. With Minimal hold time, whereas before I’d call wait for an hour plus and I’d get a representative who’d have to transfer me over to another individual only to be hung up on due to high call volume. Stephanie is accurate about the above information, this time around there will be no second batches (as the IRS confirmed this morning) you’ll have to claim the rebate for your dependents on your 2021 taxes unfortunately. So much for emergency relief money!

        1. If you don’t file taxes you will have to file a Non filers form on the IRS website. It’s too late as of now to file that and get the second payment out to you as the deadline is today. However if you fill out the non filers form for 2020 you should be able to claim the Recover rebate for the stimulus that you missed.

        2. Thanks Drew and spot on in line with official IRS guidance on claiming the missing stimulus check (aka recovery rebate).

          Who can claim the Recovery Rebate Credit?

          Eligible individuals who did not receive the full amounts of both Economic Impact Payments may claim the Recovery Rebate Credit on their 2020 Form 1040 or 1040-SR. To determine whether you are an eligible individual or the amount of your Recovery Rebate Credit, complete the Recovery Rebate Credit Worksheet in the Instructions for Form 1040 and Form 1040-SR.

          Generally, you are eligible to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit if you were a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident alien in 2020, cannot be claimed as a dependent of another taxpayer for tax year 2020, and have a Social Security number valid for employment that is issued before the due date of your 2020 tax return (including extensions).

          You must file Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit even if you are normally not required to file a tax return. Anyone with income of $72,000 or less can file their Federal tax return electronically for free through the IRS Free File Program. Free File is a public-private partnership between the IRS and many filing and tax preparation software providers who provide their brand-name products for free. The safest and fastest way to get a tax refund is to combine electronic filing with Direct Deposit.

  7. 1/9/21 **IRS Website Update**

    “Missing Stimulus Payments”
    (Filers & Non-Filers)

    Eligible individuals can claim the Recovery Rebate Credit on their 2020 Form 1040 or 1040-SR. These forms can also be used by people who are not normally required to file tax returns but are eligible for the credit.

    The Recovery Rebate Credit is authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Any eligible individual who did not receive the full amount of the recovery rebate as an advance payment, also known as an Economic Impact Payment, can claim the Recovery Rebate Credit on a 2020 Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR.

    1. We need that money like 6 months ago. Kindly place my dependents 600$ in my account

      1. I wish it were that easy as I am in the same boat as you. The IRS stated they wouldn’t be doing second batches this time around as they only had until Friday to get these payments out. So I would have to claim the Recovery Rebate on my taxes this year. I spoke with them early yesterday morning. It defeats the purpose of distributing emergency funds if they aren’t going to give everything that’s owed to the people who need it.

  8. Our stimulus was deposited on the 4th….but not my children’s portion. I still can’t find any reason why this happened. The get my payment portal is not showing any new deposits.

    1. We are not get it go to the site if you get a message that say still need info on channel 7 Chicago the upload a story about it saying we not getting them because they did it so fast but go to channel 7 Chicago it’s still on the site.

  9. We’re having the same issue as everyone else. I got my second stimulus payment, my fiancee got his, we filed separately and I claimed both of our kids. Now normally I don’t file taxes because I’m on SSD but I did a non filers tax form for the first stimulus payment. Now both our kids recieved the first payment but got it in August of 2020.they haven’t even recieved the second one and both our kids qualify for it being they are 4 years old(our daughter) and 17 months old(our son).You’d think the irs and treasury would know about them after I claimed them on my non filers tax return thing. This whole “hiccup” with the child dependent payments is getting to be ridiculous.

    1. I was also cheated out of my child’s $600 stimulus payment & I’m also a non-filer. I just looked on the IRS website again & it now says that we will have to wait & file for a Recovery Rebate Credit during tax season on a Form1040. This is for filers & non-filers. We’ll probably be waiting for months. I’ve copied & pasted exactly what the website says about it below.

      Eligible individuals can claim the Recovery Rebate Credit on their 2020 Form 1040 or 1040-SR. These forms can also be used by people who are not normally required to file tax returns but are eligible for the credit.
      The Recovery Rebate Credit is authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Any eligible individual who did not receive the full amount of the recovery rebate as an advance payment, also known as an Economic Impact Payment, can claim the Recovery Rebate Credit on a 2020 Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR.

  10. Have they fixed the glitches for the $600 dependent check? I still have not received my childs check who qualified for one.

    1. I have a question for you? When u Ck the IRS, does it say u received your payment? Even though you didn’t get for your kids? We got a payment 3 of us but still waiting on the other 3?
      So confused

  11. The first round of stimulus we received the entire payment without any problems at all. My husband and I got our $600 a piece( 2nd round) but absolutely nothing for our children who still qualify. I don’t even know who to contact about this situation.


  12. My ex wouldn’t file for the first stimulus because he owes child support. He probably wont file for this one either. I have his social security number. How can I get his stimulus to go to child support without him? Is there anything I can do?

    1. If you get the answer to that I would love to know because I’m in the same boat

      1. I know with this stimulus, people who owe back child support still received the money $600. As for the first stimulus people who owed back child support didn’t get it or it should have automatically went to you.

    2. i suggest going on the nonfilers tool and entering his info. i did. the stimulus went out. i dont care if its illegal if it even is. they would have to prove it was even me at all. nobody is going to go investigating something like that by looking at library surveillance or checking computer logs or anything. public library baby. if a man described the “crime” as it were, he would say “my ex entered my info and was given my stimulus she was entitled to for her and the kid because i havent paid her what i owe and i didnt want that entered because i didnt want it issued.” think anyone is going to care? it was easy. i put in his name address ssn date of birth and whatnot. boom. all that does is do something he is supposed to do anyway by filing and its not taking anything away if hes not even filing in the first place just to be a d.

      1. The tool is closed now (as of Nov 21st). You cannot update details there even if you wanted to.

  13. So what happened to me is odd. I married (petition for divorce was filed before 1st stimulus and we done nothing to continue the divorce so we are still married). 1st stimulus was direct deposited in my bank ive had 5+ years and was one single deposit for $2900 my husband daughter and me. This time the website says my husband’s shows some weird account number and on my ss# said they were mailing mine (mind u we are still married not even legally separated). This morning I wake up to a $900 deposit in my account from h&r block. Which would be the full $600 for my husband and they gave him $300 for our child and nothing from me. So why is my and my husbands getting 2 separate checks one mailed the other went to emerald card. It looks like I should receive $900 in the mail (if it is really being mailed) and I get the other 300 that’s for our daughter. Has anyone else experienced this? If so why would they break the check up like that?

  14. This happened to me last time. Non filer no social security benefits……. I pray that we recieve this money for our children soon!!! They should jave fixed the glitch. It makes no sense at all.

  15. My Wife & I received the $1,200 for us but not our 2 Children’s $1,200 part. The last time we had to file a none filer but with the 2nd Stimulus Payment they said we wouldn’t have to do it again. The first Stimulus Payment we had no problems but with the Second one is a different story. I really don’t know what to do? It says on the irs website that we don’t need to do anything, but i’m having 2nd thought about that. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO???

  16. I see a lot of people saying, “I got my 2nd stimulus of $600.00 for myself but NOTHING for my child! Where is it?!”

    A lot of people, myself included haven’t received a PENNY this time around, not the 600.00 for myself OR anything for my son. Nothing…& the clock is ticking. At least you people have gotten something. Honestly, you sound like a bunch of brats! There are plenty of folks that haven’t gotten a dime & likely will not get anything because there’s no way the IRS can process that many stimulus payments in such a short time.

    So maybe quit complaining & count yourself lucky you’ve gotten something? Jeez.

    1. BECAUSE im 3700$ in debt with bills. I haven’t opened my work. To not get any before Jan 15 I’d feel better. To be missing 2400 and only get one it feels like that’s it. That’s all the system caught up. Major error. Brats!!??? Why would you act that way when we are ALL hurting! I have 6 kids 4 are 16- I can’t believe the way you commented we are ALL hurting. We are missing huge lumps. That $600 was a JOKE. It paid one bill n I still owe 67$.

      1. Exactly!! People with their smart ass remarks, oh be grateful. Should we be grateful? While people are going hungry and Pakistan gets billions for gender study? Should we be grateful with our 600 and just shut up.. I will never be quite about what our government is trying to do to us!!! You have every right to be upset!!

    2. You sound like a brat yourself. Or a very young immature little girl. Everyone else here is simply staying their frustration over the issue and you just come out of the woodwork acting childish. Maybe learn how to take some action and attempt to find out what the problem is instead of being hateful to the people who are trying to figure out the problem

    3. Really? So people come to this site to get answers and you want to knock them down because you haven’t received anything? Thats awful! That’s what’s wrong with this world, no one looks out for their neighbor anymore, Shame On You! These people are looking for help not criticism, not bullying, ANSWERS!! Im sorry if you haven’t received anything, but that’s for you to look into if you qualify. Leave your nastiness elsewhere! Very SAD!

  17. Same situation. 1st payment they took my whole family’s stimulus for my husband’s child support. 4 kids and both of ours. Took til thanksgiving for them to give us some back but still left out 2 of the kids. Now this time my husband and I receive our 1200 but all 4 of our kids get NOTHING?! What the hell is really going on? Says to claim it on your taxes and it can “reduce any amount you owe the irs”???? Thought it wasn’t supposed to be able to be taken for any debt?!?!!! Good ol government. Find a way to screw you everytime!!

  18. My case seems to be slightly different in that I have seen plenty of comments of single parents and Married filing jointly couples receiving their $600/$1200 payments with no additional $ for dependents BUT I filed jointly with Spouse and 3 dependents and only received $600 for just myself, I assume. So it looks like many of us are on the hook till January 15 and if not seen by then we will have to simply include the discrepancy of missing money on 2020 tax return. Although I am glad that this tool or new form is available to us I can’t help but wonder if this is something else that will also delay our tax returns in general. From experience, I know that depending on what forms are filed and how they are filed can create minimum processing times that extend past what the normal times are for processing returns. In the meantime, let’s hope they fix the “bugs”.

  19. I also received my stimulus but not my 3 kids! I called the IRS waited 2 hours to be told to go file with a tax preparer to get it! They said it was a GLITCH? Wow! How convenient they gave me what was owed last time but now it’s a GLITCH!

  20. I received my second round of $600 for myself and not the $600 for my child. The first go round they sent me $1200 in April and then again in Aug another $500. I did the non filers tool. I’m hoping this time it will not take as long as I herd they had a glitch.

  21. I only received the 600 this time and didnt get anything for my other 2 kids. The first time i had no issues.

  22. Once again I didn’t receive the $600 ea for my 3 kids what Are they doing this time. It took 4mo last time to get the missing payment because of the glitch on the non fillers on Now it happened again. I thought that since they finally had sent it out last time it was fixed for any new stimulus but it wasn’t I didn’t get the money for my kids what do I do now.

    1. A lot of people haven’t received ANY form of payment this time around as of yet. Maybe consider yourself lucky for receiving this?

      1. You keep saying we should be grateful.. Who says were not??? We need and want what’s entitled to our children. Just as bad as you need and want yours! Its not our fault that you haven’t received it! And I’m sorry. But we all are struggling in some form or fashion. So how about you stop name calling and try to figure out where is yours, just as much as we trying to figure out where is ours.. We all need it..

      2. I don’t think it fair to say consider myself lucky its kinda crappy to say that when a lot of us have bills to pay and when were told were going to get the money and then get way less than were supposed to isn’t right. I’ve done a lot of googling and there’s a lot of reason out there for why a lot of people haven’t gotten there’s but nothing about why haven’t got the kids portion due to previous glitch on the non fillers link. Have you went to check about your payment on get my payment. It told me about the one I got august 5th 2020 which was the kids corrected portion from last one and told me about the 2nd one received on the 4th which didn’t have the kids included in the bank deposit. That where I’m trying to get answers on its the same mistake again. So I really wish people would stop with rude comments. Everyone needs what there promised and the $600 was a joke but I at least want the full amount I’m intitled to.

  23. I had no issue the first time. I didn’t get 500 child card till August but I got it. This time nothing and with the deadline I am worried. The first I got paper check even though they had my deposit info. This time my check was in my bank and my kids was not. Hopefully they are sending them a new card.

  24. Got the 600 for myself but for my children again this time I didn’t.. Had to wait tell October last time before I received for my kids so I’m praying the wait is not that long this time..

    1. What did you do to get the money for the kids? I didn’t get it for my 3 but I got it for myself

  25. So I’ve waited 8 months with no answers about my first stimulus check for my son and I. Their excuse was that there was some kind of glitch with their system. So we never received our first stimulus payment for $1,700. Fast forward to the new stimulus, I received my $600 but nothing for my son. This all really just doesn’t make sense???!!! Nothing has changed. No information has been changed. My bank account information is still the same. Previously they said there was a system glitch so I didn’t get my 1st stimulus money, On Saturday I got my new stimulus for $600 but not my sons? So they still owe me $2,300. I just want to know how come they didn’t send me the full $2,900 they owe me?

    1. Sorry to hear that Paul. Sounds like something is going on with the information the IRS has for you. My recommendation is to file a tax return this year and claim the missing stimulus payments via that mechanism where you can enter the amount you should be getting.

  26. ANYONE RECEIVE THEIR STIMULUS WITH YOUR DEPENDANTS INCLUDED THE FIRST TIME(direct deposited through navy federal like our taxes) BUT THIS TKME ONLY RECEIVED MY $600 PAYMENT AND NOTHING FOR MY TWO KIDS AGES 3 and 6!!!!! How can it go the first time and now all of the sudden nothing. YOU CANT EVEN CALL THE IRS TO GET HELP. It’s so sad. ANYBODY ELSE HAVE NO ISSUES RHE FIRST TIME BUT ONLY RECEIVE $600 this time?!

    1. Same exact issue for me!! I had no problem getting my payment last time for my dependants ages 6 and 11..This time I only got 1$600 payment for me! I really hope it does come as another payment. It makes no sense …and the Get my payment tool has been offline

    2. I did actually get through to the IRS today and she said they are aware of the problem and working on sending out the dependent payments- so here is to hoping. My best friend got the full amount including her 4 kids and so did my sister so it isn’t happening to everybody.

      1. Oh thank God. It’s so nice to hear from someone who actually got information from the IRS directly. Speaking for people like myself who literally work constantly and aren’t able to make that call to the IRS and wait on hold, thank you for your willingness to do it for all of us. Lol. I too had no problem with my first payment. I got the full amount for myself and my 2 children. This go around however, I woke up to only $600.00 in my account. I was crushed. Thank you again so much for your the information.

        1. The same thing happened to me. I woke up to $600, but there was absolutely NOTHING in the account for my kids……..hopefully we will see the money soon.

        2. Go to the irs webpage and put your childs information in for checking the status of the check and theyll provide you information regarding it being mailed.

        3. I just tried for each of my 4 kids and I got the payment status not available thing. Ugh.

        1. Looks like a glitch. They are updating systems and data nightly, so fixing as they go. Jan 15th is when the legislation says they have to make payments by, so you would need to wait until then as you may get payments in subsequent batches. Paper checks will be made until end of January. But the Get My Payment tool should be updated by then and if you still don’t see your payment (pending or paid) by then you would need to claim it via your 2020 tax return.

      2. Hi Mom of 4 ! My husband and I got a payment for 3 and not the other 3! I’m hoping from what I’m reading that we should get the other half soon! Hopefully!
        I didn’t pay attention how the last stimulus was deposited, so! Hopefully it gets figured out!
        I know we are all needing this money! So fingers crossed!
        Stay Safe and hope for the best

    3. yes i got the child check in august the first time months after mine, then this time 600 but not the childs again

      1. I never received either stimulus checks for my son. I believe they went off my 2018 taxes instead of 2019. I was in college and didn’t work 2020 so I didn’t know how to go about filing for it. I still went into H&R Block and they have a section to file for missing stimulus money. The app only has a section for the first round. It’s costs a 100 (139) if taken out of taxes, which sucks, but it was the easiest solution for me. The lady I worked with said it seems, if we have a third check, everything should be updated since everyone is filing now with updated info. Best of luck! I hope this helps anyone.

  27. I filed injured spouse to get my first one IRS had a glitch me and my son never got ours 2 diff workers told me 2 weeks ago it was coming I was in shock been almost 8 months nope they were wrong I have to refile and the second one I got mine BUT again my son got nothing I emailed tons of people involved never heard back…..I AM FED UP WITH IT

  28. Did not receive the additional check for my daughter but did get the 600 last night. Guess something is better than nothing? This is such a depressing era to be in.

  29. With the first set of stimulus checks previously in the year, I had no issues receiving my stimulus money for myself and my 2 children ages 6 and 11. None of my information has changed. This time around, I woke up to a deposit in my bank account yesterday, for $600. With 2 children, it should have been $1800 right?! I don’t understand how the IRS could make this mistake. Other countries are more than taking care of their citizens and we’re over here having to beg for money that we waited how many months for?! It’s exhausting. For me, and probably so many others, we were hopeful that we were getting financial help, waited months for it to get approved and then only got a third of what we expected. Clearly, we aren’t that important. And what a horrible start to a new year.

    1. Same here I got my adult stimulus first time and second time around first stimulus I contacted Irs I eventually got the first round for my children but now I’m waiting on my children’s second stimulus I’m thinking this week or next week but contact ur local Irs office I’m sorry it happened to all parents in cases in reading….

    2. Yes this same thing happen to me. I hope we will still receive the $600 for our children.

    3. I am a single mother and filed taxes 2018. Then 2019, claiming my son (2 yrs), his dad has no info on him, so he couldn’t. The first stimulus package, I received mine, not my son’s portion. Still haven’t. Received the $600 on January 1 (very thankful), but I don’t understand why they keep leaving him out. I did the non filers tool back in July ‘20, as suggested and it said I couldn’t “re-file”. I tried many times. Has anyone who got skipped the first round figured this out?? I know we have to wait til filing taxes, as some have said, but I have only been in school full time this last year, so how do I file without a W2? And mention this? I’ve never done that before.

  30. I had no issues getting payment for my husband and myself and our 4 kids the first time around…income is still the same for 2019…this time only my husband and I got ours this AM- none for the kids! Everyone else I know got the correct amount. Really hope this fixes itself…

    1. I’m thinking they’ll come seperate again obviously but I think it’ll b soon.

    2. I’m having the same issues like last time the first stimulus came around. I received for my husband and I then later on like 1 or 2 months my kids first stimulus came after. Now its happing again I received my husband and me again but nothing for my 4 kids. Now I have to rewait and see when the 2nd stimulus check come for my kids.

  31. I recieved my 600 and didnt recieve for my for kids but got all of us at the same time first stimulus is this happening to alot of people ?

    1. Yes. It is happening to a fair few people based on comments here (and on this video – You’ll just have to wait until IRS processes in subsequent batch and their website to provide latest status. If he got it the first time, it should come. One thing to confirm is that no one else is claiming (or claimed) their dependents in their 2019 tax return.

    2. Yup this happened to me! No problem the first time- only got $1200 pending in my account this AM. Nothing for our 4 kids. :(

  32. I received my second stimulus check for 600 but did not receive the 600 payment for my child who is 14.I received 500 dollars for him during the first stimulus check was released. Although the payment for him was delayed last time.When will I recieve payment for my dependent on the second stimulus check?

  33. I didn’t get the 600 for my 3 kids and the eldest is only 14. I desperately need this money!

    1. I got $600 Viacom PayPal Saturday morning 2:52 am. I have 4 kids. 16- under. Only got $600.

  34. I also recieved just $600 and not $600 for my child. Last time I had to wait till August for the $500. I desperately need it. My unemployment is completely frozen till I’m verified. Which I sent in over a week ago. They froze my Christmas money and from what I read they usually take it and don’t give it back. My bank account was over drawn and after this stimulus deposit I have $66. At $1275/month, I can only get $16 in foodstamps. My rent is $1,900/month not including bills, like must have internet for my child’s schooling. I just wanted to buy some food and my child a late Christmas gift, and give the rest to my landlord. Ugh.

  35. I just received today my $600 second stimulus for me and my husband but yet again, I didn’t receive the $600 per dependent and I have 3!!!! Last time I had to wait til August, I really hope it don’t take months again :(

  36. And here we are…… Again! I am a single, disabled veteran and it is my only income. I did the non-filer tool to be sure my daughter was included for stimulus. Didn’t get it until I called IRS in late July (after 56 minutes on hold btw). Kept telling me to claim it when I filed taxes….. I DO NOT FILE TAXES! I am single with a nontaxed income! I don’t understand why that is so complicated. Anyway, received $600 today… Not $1200……
    Am I really shocked though? Reallllllly? Not like a single disabled mother with no child support needs a petty $600. Oh wait NYS stopped my food stamps with no warning and no one is answering phones or calling me back. I kind of do need that money. Good thing I served my country.

    1. Wow that’s just absolutely horrible and I’m so sorry. I would like to try for serving our country. I hope things get better. I didn’t get my sons either. I’m hoping they like send em out how they was supposed to then send the dependants here soon to since they do know about them..

      1. Thank you for your service! Many people are experiencing issues with deposits my self included. It’s my understanding that payments will continue for a few weeks so hopefully it’s on its way!! Friend of mine got two separate deposits first for herself and then her dependent. Hope this helps

        1. Did ypue friend have issues the first time. Like did she have to wait for her stimulus for the dependents? I’m one of those this has happened to.Really need answers.

  37. Got mine today just for myself and nothing for my kids again I never received anything for my kids the first time and now this time I don’t understand. they never fixed the issue the first time now same mistake very confused.

    1. You need to call them and let them know that you didn’t get the first payment for your dependents. I’m sure you’ll be on hold forever and may even have to call a few times, to get a real explanation, or at least telling you when you’ll receive the payments from the last stimulus, much less from this one. Good luck!

  38. I so upset I just got my stimulus for only $600 and I have 2 depends and I received payment for them for the 1 stimulus. I used the non- filers tool last time with no problem.I don’t know why they would exclude my 2 kids suddenly. They are ages 6&11. What do I need to do to get the extra$1200 ?

  39. I’m on ssi and have a 15 month old baby. I have the $600 for myself showing up on my direct express card but my daughter did not receive hers. Does anyone know what I need to do or who I need to talk to to get this?
    For the first stimulus I received $1200 for myself in April and had to just wait till September and the amount she was supposed to receive randomly showed up in my account. Please inform.

  40. [December 30, 2020 @ 11:35 EST]
    Here we go again, Guys. I did finally receive the additional $1500, in July, from the last round of Survival Payments. But.. I received notice an hour ago that $600 posted to my account. Don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful that it came so quickly, and $600 is definitely better than $0.

    However, these checks are being sent out because they are desperately needed. Sending out the first payment 55+% short [in my case] was unreal. This “glitch” didn’t make any sense to begin with…

    To allow it to happen again, months later and 75%(!!) short, is unfathomable. :/

    1. I am willing to bet that since it went as 2 separate deposits last time then it will again. They are using the same info and system. Hopefully it will be faster tho this time. I had the same problem as you. Got my payment in May but had to wait until August for my kids’ money.

    2. Same thing got my 600 today but not my daughter’s last time had to wait till Aug for hers hopefully does not take that long

  41. Here is my question for 2019 my daughter lived with me for half the year an the other half was with her grandpa. So I told him to claim her on his taxes. He did but he made just over the cut off for the stimulus check. On my 2019 taxes I didn’t claim her as a dependent because he did. But now obviously he didn’t receive any stimulus for himself or her but shouldn’t I still be eligible for the $500 for her?? Or without me claiming her does that mean I’m just out of luck? She literally has lived with each of us half the year an then is back home now all of 2020. I know 2019 is all that matters . How do I find out if I didnt claim her I would still be eligible for the $500?

  42. I cannot seem to find an answer anywhere for my question. I received my payment but not for my child. When I originally filed using the Turbo Tax non-filer tool it wouldn’t let me place her information since I had paper filed and claimed her on that. Then when they said to update on the tool. I finally was able to enter her information, but when I went to submit it said I couldn’t refile because I had already filed using the tool. So I don’t know if they have my child’s information or not. Did it update or do I now have to wait until next year to get a payment for my child? This has been the most confusing “simple” process I have ever had to deal with in my life.

    1. The same exact thing happened to me! I filed 2018 and 2019 taxes and claimed my son but did not receive the $500 for him. I tried using the non filers tool to input his information after and it said I could not re file. I got through to someone at IRS and was told we would receive it back in July, which never happened, and others are saying we have to wait til next year for taxes. I’m curious if this same issue will occur with the second stimulus package.

  43. I received a stimulus check for me and my two children but I did not receive anything for my husband and we are married and file jointly in 2018 and 2019

  44. I receive Veterans benefits but I also receive a pension so I have to file and I did file. I still did not receive the child credit. I checked all the possibilities of why that could happen and none apply. After months I spoke with an unqualified tax assistant at the IRS (Non Tax Pro) who told me erroneously and rudely it was because I didn’t file for child tax credit. When I looked into doing an amendment to fix that they told me I didn’t meet income requirements for it and that is why I didn’t receive an error or alert when I filed. My dependent info is on my tax info and everything is the way it is supposed to be. I even checked everything required again to qualify for the credit and we do. I cannot use the non-filer tool because I am a filer. I have a requirement to file and I filed. I have not been able to find a FAQ much less a live person to help me. How do I know there won’t be an issue if I do try to claim it at the end of the year? If there is the blessing of a second stimulus will that also be missing the child credit? Why? Please help. I’m a single parent and that money helps a lot especially in this C-19 environment. Someone please help us.

  45. i am on disabled and i did not get my 13 year old daughter 500.00 check so what do i do .

    1. IRS website under Stimulus, Social Security recipients, Q&A
      Here’s the link to website. Hopefully they will have a way for people who did not receive the child credit and who do not file, to receive the 2020 child credit early next year.

      Q H1. I did not file a tax return or use the Non-Filers tool to provide information about my qualifying child and did not receive the $500 per child payments earlier this year. I received my Economic Impact Payment automatically. Should I use the Non-Filers tool by Sept. 30 to provide that information? (added August 18, 2020)

      A1. Yes. The IRS reopened the registration period only for federal beneficiaries who didn’t receive $500 per child payments earlier this year. Recipient of Social Security, SSI, RRB or VA benefits who did not file a 2019(or 2018) tax return or use the Non-Filers tool to provide information about a qualifying child to receive a $500 per child payment earlier this year, can use the Non-Filers tool. People who enter information on their qualifying child from August 15 through September 30 will receive a catch-up $500 payment per child.

      Any eligible federal benefits recipient who misses the September 30 deadline will need to claim the payment as a credit on their 2020 federal income tax return next year.

  46. My fiance has claimed my kids for 4 years. Weve never had an issue ad we’ve been together 8 years. He got the stimulus for himself and 1 child but not the other 2. I dont want to go back and do a nonfiler because he received his. What can I do to received these 2 payments of $500. We desperately need them. We have 4 children and it’s been a nightmare trying to get them their school supplies with him only working 2-3 days a week.

  47. This stimulus for dependents is somewhat disproportioned because I have a newborn as of 4/2020. What about the house holds who have similar scenarios occurring. Obviously, I did not file taxes with my child as a dependent for the tax filing year. This is not a fair stimulus to my child as a new person with an active SSN.

    1. I agree… obvious, major gaps in the way this is being handled.

      Even aside from the non-filer tool “errors” and infants born after the most recent tax season, there are other injustices that seem either deliberate or- at best- carelessly overlooked.

      For example:
      • The decision to exclude all dependents 17+ has enormous consequences.
      1. Why would you deliberately exclude high schoolers? Huh? 17 year olds are still minors. They could’ve easily given 500 for *all* dependents <18. If a minor is employed and/ or filed their own taxes, either lump them in with all minors anyway or consider them financially independent and give them the full $1200.
      2. Why not extend the above to non-working college students <23 whose parents claim them as a dependent? They were also excluded.
      3. Adult dependents could/ should have at least qualified for the $500, if not the $1200
      4. Disabled individuals who have a guardian overseeing their SSDI were cruelly barred from their $1200 payment. This happened to a neighbor of mine.


  48. I filed my 2019 tax return electronically. After I filed my child’s mother asked me to send in an amendment to my return claiming our child as a tax deduction. This was done by mail in April and has been in limbo at the IRS since. So when the stimulus was sent I only received $1200 and not the $500 for my 5 year old. There are ways for “non-filers” to go on line and claim the missing child stimulus but what about cases such as mine where I filed but there is no record I claimed my child in 2019 because of an extreme backlog in processing paper claims by the IRS. What can I do? Anyone have a solution? I did claim her in 2018 but they must have used my 2019 filing for the stimulus payment.

    1. You may have to wait till next year when you file to claim the return or try the IRS non-filers tool in a few weeks (it is open again) to see if the IRS has your information.


    1. I spoke with a representative at 7 this morning. She stated if you did not receive your dependents stimulus you would have to wait to claim them with the Economic recover rebate when you file your taxes. If you do not normally file taxes you can access the same tool by using the non filers form.

  50. I don’t understand why all the data at SSA could not be accessed by the IRS to solve the problems. Are the two from different planets?

  51. I gave my bank info to the non filers tool. I got the $1200 for me on my direct express card not my bank card. They also left out the $500 for my granddaughter, I have had her since she was 3 1/2 months old, Here it is August 2nd and still received nothing for her. Called the IRS and got no where. Go to the get my stimulus portal I get the same bull. The non filers tool is a joke. I’m on SSDI to a bad injury at work and had back surgery and this is how we get treated. Knowing we can’t file taxes so guess we just have to suck it up. And by the way we can’t get $500 for our young dependents but the millionaires received $1.6 million for a stimulus check.( As the saying goes shit rolls down hills. ). Good luck fighting with the IRS!!!!!

  52. [Oops- my comment was entered too soon, and I’m unable to edit or delete.]

    Partial Repost:

    I commented on this article in late April or early May, relieved that I wasn’t the only one to voice this issue bbut horrified that it had happened to so many other families. Because of that, I feel compelled to update for anyone who is still searching for answers:

    I had completely given up on the idea that we would receive our missing $1500 without filing in early 2021. However, early Friday evening [July 31, 2020], I received a notification from my checking account that the 1500 had been deposited! If you’re still waiting, there is hope. ♡

    1. Thanks for sharing this Stephanie. I have now updated the post to reflect this update and how it was fixed (programming error in IRS system!)

      1. Any one that didn’t receive the $500 per child, they are finally sending it out I received mine this morning, in my bank account.fir my twins who were 15 at the time. So the IRS is finally fixing the problem

  53. I commented on this article in late April or early May, relieved that I wasn’t the only one to voice this issue bbut horrified that it had happened to so many other families. Because of that, I feel compelled to update for anyone who is still searching for answers:

    I had completely given up on the idea that we would receive our missing $1500 without filing in early 2021. However, early Friday evening [July 31, 2020],

  54. There’s a Washington Post article posted last month that stated the GAO recognized the glitch on the non-filer portal and was working to send out the missing payments by the end of July. But of course, I checked my account and have yet to receive anything for my six year old son. So, who knows if we will ever see that missing dependent pay.

      1. Did yours come separately than your kids? If so did you have two different payments posted on “get my payment tool”

        1. Just got off the phone with a representative, they will not be doing second batches as they only have until Friday the 15th to mail these payments out. Anyone who didn’t receive the economic payment or only received partial would have to wait and claim the Recovery Rebate with their taxes. I hope this helps individuals who had the same issue.

  55. I filed married but seperate on taxes I got the 1200 foe me but hubby was rejected by its on the non filer form what can we do

  56. My husband and I receive SSI and we used the non filer just like we were told on April 10. Just like the SSI website told us to do to get the child portion. We have 3 children and 1 of the 3 is special needs and receives SSI as well. My husband and I got our 2400 stimulus payment on April 29 but nothing for our 3 children. We ended up splitting half our stimulus between the 3 children for stuff they needed and wanted. Thankful for what we did receive but it’s not right to be told we are elgible and follow the rules to receive it then not get it.

  57. the IRS does have this info if you are receiving social security payments as your dependent also collect ssdi payments.

  58. My ex filed on my son but i was suppose to be able to file for him thru court order …i havent recieved my taxes or my stimulus check and its been 19 weeks so far and im afraid she got the $500 as well for the dependent on the stimulus check …i dont know what to do and this has affected me very bad with no job ..i really dont know how im gonna make it

  59. I filed my 2019 taxes at the end of January 2020 with H&R Block. I received the child tax credit. My son is a year and a half, I am a single mother and I’m positive his dad didn’t claim him on taxes, as he doesn’t know anything about our child and hasn’t been around since before Our child was born. I received my stimulus payment for 1200 direct deposit on April 15 2020 but did not receive the 500 for my child. I’ve read and understand I have to wait for the 500 portion until I file my 2020 taxes. My question is, if my child got left out of the first round of payments, will he be left out if we get a second round as well? Does anyone know how to make sure our children receive the second round or even what happened to the first if we met ALL the criteria?

  60. Same thing happened to Us. Used the non filers form, before deadline, acceptance email. Received Our check but not our 10 yr. Old son’s. And we double checked everything. Now we have to wait. Things are already hard, really counted on that. Bless everyone in same boat!

    1. I have updated the article following the IRS fix to systems. You should start seeing this payment soon!

      1. Dose anybody know if I already filled out the non fillers form for the first stimulus check.. Do I gotta fill the non fillers form again for the Second Stimulus check.. I cant find no information on the Irs page or the Internet.

        1. I believe they said before u wouldn’t have to do anything. Unless your info had changed.

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