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:
- 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.
- You and your spouse, if filing jointly, each have a valid Social Security number (one if military).
- 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 www.irs.gov/eip 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