Unsure Whether You’re Getting a $1,200 Check? Click for Answers

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U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released information on the individual payments that most Americans will receive as soon as the middle of April thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Most Americans will receive a payment of $1,200 per individual, $2,400 per couple, and $500 per child directly to their bank account via direct deposit. The IRS recently released information about how to access the benefits for those who do not file taxes.

“The impact of the coronavirus can be felt in every corner of our nation – every person and family, every sector of the economy,” Walden said. “Our way of life has been truly shaken, but not our resolve. We can weather this storm, but we all need a little help. Many Americans – sick or not – will need to stay home from work. Many will need testing and care. Our state and local health care providers and first responders are on the front lines of this fight. I have a message for all of you: help is on the way, and more is coming.”

The following are frequently asked questions about the relief payments:

Who will receive a payment?

You may have heard conflicting information about who is eligible for these payments. Seniors on Social Security and Veterans receiving benefits from VA ARE eligible for this payment.  As long as your income does not exceed $99,000 for individuals or $198,000 for married couples, you can receive a payment.

Do I need to do anything to receive my payment? 

Those on Social Security who do not file taxes DO NOT need to file anything to receive this new payment.

Those who receive disability compensation, a pension, or survivor benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs WILL need to submit information to the IRS to receive this payment. You can provide this information through the IRS’s website here.

Low-income individuals with a gross income between $12,200 for individuals and $24,400 for married couples that do not file taxes, WILL need to submit information to the IRS to receive this payment. You can provide this information through the IRS’s website here.

Unfortunately, the number of scammers taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis has seen an uptick. The Treasury Department will NOT ask you to pay anything for this payment and will not contact you for your bank account information. If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from the government asking for this type of information, please report it to www.ftc.gov/complaint. You can learn more about how to protect yourself from these types of scams here.

For additional information about the economic impact payment you can visit the IRS website here.

To stay up to date on the latest regarding the COVID-19 outbreak click here.

44 COMMENTS

  1. Can someone who was 17 on last year’s income tax receive a refund. She was counted on someone else’s taxes.
    Can someone who was counted on someone else’s taxes who is now 20 years old and doesn’t work recurve a stimulas check?

  2. Why the hell would a disabled veteran receiving money from the treasury Department need to do a tax form when the treasury Department have all of our information and we can’t get anyone to help with this because the IRS and people who help with taxes are closed until further notice bunch of morons

  3. I’m starting to believe that I won’t get a check, I’m on SSI and my son is my payee and I also get my money on a Direct Express Card. Can someone please help me?

    • You should get a check. Your name and his name are on the check, he’s just your payee. If you have direct deposit or recieve it by mail, thats how you will receive it.

  4. This is a pandemic, you can owe the IRS but you can’t be behind in child support. Someone help me understand this. I’m in the rears $3000 in the state of N.C, getting rears taking out on top of my obligations that I pay but I’m not entitle to the stimulus money, but you can owe the government. WOW!!!

  5. A 19 old living on her own, works,filed her taxes but her mom living elsewhere used her ss# as a dependent child, if the 19 old filed taxes herself will she get her 1200.00 dollar stimulus check? She is going to turn her mother in for fraud!

  6. My daughter has a son but he lives with his dad a comes to her house in the summer will she still get a stimulis payment and she has another son but not the same dad

  7. What am I supposed to do if it says I got my stimulus check today direct deposited. But I have no idea who’s account it got deposited to. Because the last four numbers were definitely not mine?? I’m freaking out!

  8. We are married, filed jointly for 2018, ADG between $160,000 and $184,000. Not filed yet for 2019 and ADG will be about half of 2018. Should we go ahead and file 2019 now?

  9. I file my tax return in the form of a check. If I log on to my personal information and bank account on the IRS website, will the funds only be sent to me or my family?could someone help me? Thank you.

  10. I have seen a multitude of articles telling you that if you filed a tax return in 2018 you don’t have to do anything. Wrong. I have not seen a single article about if you filed taxes but had to pay. Apparently the irs having your bank info to receive payment isn’t good enough. Could someone please give a easily understood direction for how to resolve this? I saw by accident to use get my payment but it doesn’t explain what to do once there. It doesn’t address those who filed but paid.

  11. How do I know if I am gonna get the stimulus money if I havent and dont file taxes cause I’m disabled but dont get disability or anything like that what actions do I need to take??? Can someone please help me

  12. Both my parents are in a nursing home. They take there social security and my fathers pension. The only get $50 dollars a month each. Would they get a stimulus check? They could really use the money as long as the nursing home doesn’t get it.

  13. My income last year was 20k higher than this year’s and my check calculated on 2018 instead of 2019 can I appeal to get the difference since it reduced the 1200 to 600?

  14. My 27 year old son lives with me, he just graduated. He hasnt worked but he files taxes, but I’ve claimed him as a dependent. Will he get one. He is in the system with student loans.

  15. I’m a 75 year old on social security, and get my SS deposited directly to my checking account.
    I am legal guardian for two of my grandsons who receive a SS check monthly on the Direct deposit card, because of their fathers disability.
    Will I automatically receive the $500 for each of them on their Direct Deposit Card?

  16. I’m a 75 year old on social security, and get my SS deposited directly to my checking account.
    I am legal guardian for two of my grandsons who receive a SS check monthly on the Direct deposit card, because of their fathers disability.
    Will I automatically receive the $500 for each of them on their Direct Deposit Card?

  17. I owe back taxes and my paycheck is being garnished for student loans. I am currently drawing short term disability from my job. Will I be getting a stimulus check??

  18. I didn’t file in 2018 because I was claimed as a dependent on my brother in law’s. I’m not disabled and I’m 46. He just supported me that year. I filed my 2019 return and it has processed. Will I receive a stimulus check?

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