As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economy Security Act of 2020 (CARES Act), the United States Department of Treasury began issuing funds known as Recovery Rebates or as Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) to most Americans beginning April 10, 2020. Participants may be eligible for a payment of up to $1,200 for individuals and $2,400 for married couples filing jointly, in addition to $500 per qualifying child. If you currently receive assistance in the form of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or Medical Assistance, this one-time issuance will not affect your benefit amount.
If you didn't file federal taxes in 2018 or 2019, you need to sign up to receive your check.
Sign up to receive your Economic Impact Payment, or "stimulus check," online at the IRS website by November 21 to get your payment this year. Just 5 pieces of information are needed:
- your full name
- mailing address
- email address
- date of birth
- Social Security number
If you need help filing for your Economic Impact Payment or income tax return, visit the Campaign for Working Families website.
Find out if you need to provide your information and how to do it
Information and instructions if you receive Social Security or SSI benefits
A Guide to COVID-19 Stimulus Relief
What to Know about the Economic Impact Payments