Get your stimulus payment from the IRS

Economic Impact Payments or “Stimulus Checks” help reduce the financial burden of COVID-19. Payments are worth up to $1,200, plus up to $500 for certain children. To get your payment you may need to complete an online form on the IRS website or file a tax return by October 15, 2020.

Some people will receive payments automatically.

You are eligible for Economic Impact Payments if:

  1. Your income is under $75,000 (single, or married filing separately) or $150,000 (married filing jointly). You also qualify if you have no income.
  2. You and your spouse, if filing jointly, each have a valid Social Security number (one if military).
  3. Someone else cannot claim you as a dependent on their tax return.

Complete an online form if you:

  • Earned less than $12,200 ($24,400 if married) in 2019; AND
  • Are not required to file a tax return; AND
  • Don’t plan on filing.

Go to and click the button for non-filers. You will need to provide:

  • Your full name (and name of spouse, if present)
  • Mailing address, date of birth
  • Social Security number
  • Bank account information (if available)
  • Driver’s license or state-issued ID (if you have one)
  • Details for any qualifying children you have

You’ll automatically receive a check (no action needed) if you:

  • Already filed taxes for 2018 or 2019; OR
  • Receive Social Security, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), or Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI); OR
  • Are a railroad retiree or Veterans Affairs (VA) beneficiary.

The IRS will send your payment by direct deposit or mail. You will get a letter from the IRS stating when the payment was made and how.

Get help filing for your payment? Contact:  NSC Community Aging Specialist at 816.452.4536 or 816.256.8096