Stimulus Check Update – Information for Non-Filers

Things are moving fast at the IRS, especially in the wake of the CARES Act signed into law last Friday. As the agency scrambles to put the mechanisms in place that will deliver the economic impact payments to Americans, new procedural announcements are hitting the airwaves at an accelerated pace.

In its most recent informational release on the impact payments, the rules for those who may not be on record with the agency to receive payments electronically have been clarified. As explained in IRS Bulletin IR-2020-61, “People who typically do not file a tax return will need to file a simple tax return to receive an economic impact payment.”

In other words, those with income levels that did not meet the threshold for filing tax returns in 2018 and/or 2019, those who filed without providing online banking information, as well as some veterans and some individuals with disabilities, will still need to register their banking information with the IRS in order to receive online payments.

If you happen to be in this category, don’t worry. The IRS has indicated they’ll be issuing directions on how to complete and file a simple return conveying their filing status, number of dependents, and direct deposit banking information to enable direct online payments. Also, they’ve indicated that they will soon deploy a “web-based portal” for people to submit the information needed for online payments.

Confirming previous news accounts, the IRS reports that the vast majority of payment recipients will not need to take any specific action. For these folks, the information in their 2019 income tax returns will be used. If a 2019 return has not yet been filed, they are urging folks to file as quickly as possible; otherwise, the data on their 2018 return will be used for payments.

AMAC will continue to stay abreast of this issue as instructions are released via the IRS.gov/Coronavirus website.

Comments On This Topic

  1. ok im on ssi i use the non filer tool for myself and 3 kids and i submitted i got my 1200 so i did not get the 500 for each child called the irs and they told me they info did not show up how that happend and it sucks cause the agent said to more caller called and told them the same thing can something be done about this help plaese i need help

    • The economic impact payment (stimulus) process is administered by the IRS; unfortunately, we (the AMAC Foundation) are not involved in the details of the process and are not able to answer your specific question. However, we note that the Social Security Administration recently posted an update for various segments of the population, and included a document titled “Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and SSI Recipients – Steps to Take and Schedule of Payments.” This document may provide the information you need, and you can access it here: https://www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/assets/materials/economic-impact-payments-for-social-security-and-ssi-recipients.pdf.

      Thanks for contacting us, and we wish you well.

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

    • Gloria:

      The economic impact payment (stimulus) process is administered by the IRS; unfortunately, we are not involved in the details of the process and are not able to answer your procedural question. The Social Security Administration and Internal Revenue Service both maintain extensive websites addressing a variety of details associated with the economic impact (stimulus) check processing process. It is likely that these sites will contain details about the second round of stimulus checks, if there is one.

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

      • I have not received my stimulus check yet. I dont have children or owe..I filed under nonfilers back in early April. Please help

        • Julia:

          The economic impact payment (stimulus) process is administered by the IRS; unfortunately, we (the AMAC Foundation) are not involved in the details of the process and are not able to answer your specific question. However, we note that the Social Security Administration earlier this month posted an update for various segments of the population, and included a document titled “Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and SSI Recipients – Steps to Take and Schedule of Payments.” This document may provide the information you need, and you can access it here: https://www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/assets/materials/economic-impact-payments-for-social-security-and-ssi-recipients.pdf. Also, CNET.com yesterday posted an article titled “No stimulus check? Here’s how to track it in the mail from your phone or computer.” The information in this article may also help you. Access it here: https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/no-stimulus-check-heres-how-to-track-it-in-the-mail-from-your-phone-or-computer.

          Thanks for contacting us, and we wish you well.

          Gerry Hafer
          AMAC Foundation, Inc.

          CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

          • nuran arrowoo, from augusta, ga since i am medically retired low income there for local tax told me to no deduction since i was making a month 1 480 dollar. no tax

          • Mr. Arrowood:

            Please contact our Advisory Service office. I am unable to determine what your question is. Our contact phone number is 888-750-2622.
            Thank you.

            Gerry Hafer
            AMAC Foundation, Inc.

            CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

  2. My a con t I put down is closed I’ve been wait for the information to cha be so I can see when my check will be mailed . I have.no no st at all my bills are past due I was suppose to get my check.on the 30/th of May it’s the 9th and still.nothing p!EASE help.me I haven’t.even recognize a letter from the IRS

    • Tyra:

      The economic impact payment (stimulus) process is administered by the IRS; unfortunately, we are not involved in the details of the process and are not able to answer your procedural question. However, we note that the Social Security Administration on May 7 posted an update for various segments of the population, and included a document titled “Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and SSI Recipients – Steps to Take and Schedule of Payments.” This document may provide the information you need, and you can access it here: https://www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/assets/materials/economic-impact-payments-for-social-security-and-ssi-recipients.pdf.

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

  3. I Get SSI and I received my 1,200.00 I also have 3 children 14, 10 & 8 years old. I filled out the non filler tax form with all the information that was requested and I got an email saying that the IRS accepted it. trying to find out why I didn’t receive the $500 for each one of my kids? could you please help me figure this out

    • LaDora:

      The economic impact payment (stimulus) process is administered by the IRS; unfortunately, we are not involved in the details of the process and are not able to answer your procedural question. However, we note that the Social Security Administration on May 7 posted an update for various segments of the population, and included a document titled “Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and SSI Recipients – Steps to Take and Schedule of Payments.” This document may provide the information you need, and you can access it here: https://www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/assets/materials/economic-impact-payments-for-social-security-and-ssi-recipients.pdf.

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

  4. I receive SSDI, my mother is my payee. My monthly benefits are deposited in bank account that is in my mother’s name. I filled out the NON FILERS information, put the account information to have my stimulus check deposited to. With the account is in my mother’s name will it be deposited into that account or will I receive a paper check?

    • Harvey:

      The economic impact payment (stimulus) process is administered by the IRS; unfortunately, we are not involved in the details of the process and are not able to answer your procedural question. However, the Social Security Administration (with whom we are not affiliated) just posted a stimulus payment update (see https://socialsecurityreport.org/ssa-provides-updated-guidance-on-covid-19-impact-payments/) with an explanation of various scenarios. A review of these various explanations might help answer your question.

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

      • Barbara:

        The economic impact payment (stimulus) process is administered by the IRS; unfortunately, we are not involved in the details of the process and are not able to answer your procedural question. However, please note that on May 7, the Social Security Administration posted an extensive update to their website addressing a variety of details associated with the economic impact (stimulus) check processing process. We re-posted a link to this material on this website (https://socialsecurityreport.org/ssa-provides-updated-guidance-on-covid-19-impact-payments). On the fraud issue, check this article posted on our Foundation website: https://www.fdacs.gov/content/download/91529/file/April2020FloridaConsumerAlert-English.pdf. It’s a Florida-based article, but the fraud information is universal.

        Gerry Hafer
        AMAC Foundation, Inc.

        CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

  5. I had filed non filers tax return but my kids was claimed on someones tax returns so it could not be processed so i went and removed them and filed it without them now its saying enter payment info but i receive SSI and I get my money on direct express card am i supposed to add something or what? I’m not sure what to do.

    • Jessica:

      The economic impact payment (stimulus) process is administered by the IRS; unfortunately, we are not involved in the details of the process and are not able to answer your procedural question. However, the Social Security Administration (with whom we are not affiliated) just posted a stimulus payment update (see https://socialsecurityreport.org/ssa-provides-updated-guidance-on-covid-19-impact-payments/) with an explanation of various scenarios. A review of these various explanations might help answer your question.

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

  6. I am a disable vet a I would like to know when we are going to get them can you please tell me thank you

    • Lloyd:

      The economic impact payment (stimulus) process is administered by the IRS; unfortunately, we are not involved in the details of the process and are not able to answer your procedural question. However, the Social Security Administration (with whom we are not affiliated) just posted a stimulus payment update (see https://socialsecurityreport.org/ssa-provides-updated-guidance-on-covid-19-impact-payments/) with an explanation of various scenarios. A review of these various explanations might help answer your question.

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

  7. I get ssi and I have not got mine yet when will the ssi going to get them I have no kids and I would like to know thank you

  8. somebody i know has a trust fund with a bank. Will i get a stimulus check in the mail or will my bank get it?

    • Abbie:

      The economic impact payment (stimulus) process is administered by the IRS; unfortunately, we are not involved in the details of the process. You can check official IRS website addressing the qualifications for payments at http://www.IRS.gov/coronavirus. If you are eligible, you can check the status of your payment by visiting IRS.gov and clicking on Where’s My Payment. If your payment has been processed it will tell you when your check is being mailed or, if already sent, when it was to have been received.

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

  9. Hi there I get disability and I am a rep payee for my brother that is on social security and our checks are direct deposited into same account I got my stimulus check but still havent.gotten his will he still get one with me being his rep payee

    • Betty:

      The economic impact payment process is administered by the IRS; unfortunately, we are not involved in the details of the process. We can tell you, though, that assuming your brother meets the established eligibility criteria he should be eligible to receive a payment. Here are the official rules for eligibility as published by the IRS.

      You may be eligible to receive a Payment if you:

      Are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or qualifying resident alien;
      Cannot be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s return;
      Have a Social Security number (SSN) that is valid for employment (valid SSN); and
      (Exception: If either spouse is a member of the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the taxable year, then only one spouse needs to have a valid SSN)
      Have adjusted gross income below an amount based on your filing status and the number of your qualifying children.
      Additional information about eligibility for the Payment can be found in the Get My Payment Frequently Asked Questions.

      You can check the status of your brother’s payment by visiting IRS.gov and clicking on Where’s My Payment. If his payment has been processed it will tell you when his check is being mailed or, if already sent, when it was to have been received.

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

  10. I tried to file my 2018 tax on turbo tax and it wasn’t even enough to cover the cost.i did not work at all in 2019. I went on the non filers page and filled it out.i fit all the qualifications to recieve a stimulus check.I also do not currently have a bank account.

    • Ross,
      If you qualify because your income is within the IRS guidelines and you were not claimed as a dependent on anyone else’s income tax return, you will get a stimulus payment. If you entered your information as a non-filer at the IRS’ website portal, and you do not have a bank account to which direct deposit can be made, then you will receive your stimulus payment in the form of a check mailed to you via the U.S. postal service. The IRS hasn’t shared a specific schedule for sending of printed checks, except to say that they will be processing about 5 million payments per week, so it is best to be patient and wait for your stimulus payment to arrive in the mail.
      Russell Gloor
      National Social Security Advisor
      The AMAC Foundation
      Association of Mature American Citizens

    • Lindsay,
      The IRS has not shared details of how stimulus payments will be processed, so we cannot answer your question. FYI, stimulus payments are administered by the IRS and not the Social Security Administration, and we are not privy to how the IRS is handling stimulus payments; we can only report on the information the IRS posts at it’s coronavirus website. You can check your payment status daily at this website: http://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments.
      Russell Gloor
      National Social Security Advisor
      The AMAC Foundation
      Association of Mature American Citizens

  11. I’m on ssdi and after being told this week they didn’t see a payment for me yet by IRS I mistakenly filled out the non filers form in panic on April 27th. Now I’m regretting this because I feel like I will not get my payment now at all. Was the deadline for SSDI on April 22nd meaning that after that date you can still file the non filers form or will it be rejected or was that date just the deadline for dependents only? Please help

    • That you entered your information using the IRS’ Non-Filers portal will not cause you to lose your stimulus payment. The IRS system was taken offline for 3 days starting April 23, which is why they were suggesting non-filers enter their data before that date. The Non-filers portal was returned to service on Monday, April 27th and is still active. As an SSDI recipient you will automatically receive your stimulus payment according to a schedule set by the IRS, which will send payments to the lowest income recipients earliest. Your stimulus payment will arrive by the same method you receive your SSDI payment. You can check on the status of your payment by going to this portal: http://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments. Click on the Get My Payment button to see the status of your payment.
      Russell Gloor
      National Social Security Advisor
      The AMAC Foundation
      Association of Mature American Citizens

      • I am on SSI and filed the non filer form too, i just put my value to 0 as that is what it said to do, I did this this on the 26th, i really hope i did not screw anything up here. I have a direct Express card and as of today the 29th it still says payment info unavailable when others on SSI have already received theirs.
        Does anyone have any answers? Did i delay my payment by doing so?

        • Kasper, if you are now collecting SSI (Supplemental Security Income), or Social Security benefits of any kind, and you otherwise qualify for a stimulus payment (e.g., your income is within the guidelines and you are not claimed as a dependent on someone else’s income tax return), you will get your stimulus payment either electronically to your Direct Express account, or by printed check in the U.S. mail. That you entered your information at the IRS website on the 26th won’t affect your eligibility nor the timing of your payment, but if your payment was already in process when you entered your data at the IRS site, you’ll get the payment in the manner that was already in process. If that was by check, then you’ll need to wait for the check to arrive in the mail. Our understanding is that the IRS processed first the electronic payments they already had direct deposit data for (e.g., from your income tax return) but they have not provided specific information about the sequence of who will get future payments and when. To date, they have processed about 90 million payments of the estimated 150 million expected, and they’re processing an additional 5 million payments per week, so may be best to just be patient while waiting for your payment to arrive, which I’m confident it will.
          Russell Gloor
          National Social Security Advisor
          The AMAC Foundation
          Association of Mature American Citizens

      • Thank you very much for responding. I was actually supposed to be in the group to get paid this week but there are no payments pending in bank for this week and irs site says no info available. With me filing the non filers on the 27th I’m worried I have delayed my check and may not see it for a very long time now. Any idea on how long it could take for non filers to receive their checks?

        • Sorry, but we’ve not seen anything from the IRS which provides details on when different types of payments will be actually paid, either electronically or by printed check. The IRS is only providing general information on how to check to see if your payment has been scheduled, which you already have been checking on the IRS website. We’ve seen independent articles which suggest that the IRS will also start sending printed checks in mid-May, but these articles are not what we consider to be reliable sources. The only information we consider as 100% reliable is what we receive from the IRS website and the Social Security Administration’s website for coronavirus information, and neither of those disclose the IRS’ exact payment schedule.
          Russell Gloor
          National Social Security Advisor
          The AMAC Foundation
          Association of Mature American Citizens

  12. I was a dependent on someone’s return for 2019 but this year I have been on my own and no one will claim me next year. It’s not letting me get my stimulus payment. Is there anything I can do?

    • Kevin:

      The economic impact payment process is administered by the IRS; unfortunately, we are not involved in the details of the process. But we did locate this statement from the IRS information site (IRS.gov/coronavirus): “Payments will be made throughout the rest of 2020. If you don’t receive a Payment this year, you can also claim it by filing a tax return for 2020 next year.” We would interpret this to mean that when you file your 2020 federal tax return, you’ll be able to claim a payment (assuming you meet the valid social security number and income limit qualifications).

      Also, as we’ve noted in response to similar questions, the IRS field offices not being open due to the COVID-19 pandemic makes it even more difficult to resolve questions. In any event, here’s a phone number you might try: 1-877-777-4778. It’s a local Taxpayer Advocate service, and it might at least get you in touch with someone who could assist you in correcting this dependence information for your sister and brother. I know all of their Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) are likewise closed right now due to the pandemic, but the advocate service might be able to refer you to another number.

      Thank you for contacting us.

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

  13. I keep getting “Payment Status Not Available”. My income is less than the standard deduction. I read something earlier this week that said that people at my income level with Social Security Direct Deposit would be getting the stimulus payment today. I did actually mail in 2018 and 2019 paper returns in March when the information was that we needed to do that. In the IRS.gov transcript area for my account, it shows no returns for 2018 or 2019. I just can’t get any information about when I’ll get it.

    • Susan:

      As we’ve noted in response to similar questions, this is unfortunately an IRS matter and as such is outside the scope of our Social Security Advisory Service. Also unfortunately, the IRS field offices are currently not open due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a situation that makes it even more difficult to resolve questions. In any event, here’s a phone number you might try: 1-877-777-4778. It’s a local Taxpayer Advocate service, and it might at least get you in touch with someone who could assist you in correcting this dependence information for your sister and brother. I know all of their Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) are likewise closed right now due to the pandemic, but the advocate service might be able to refer you to another number.

      You are correct that that earlier reports from both the ITS and SSA have indicated that beneficiaries with direct deposit will receive their payment automatically. As we understand it, this should happen by “early May.”

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

  14. I used the non filers tool before it said don’t use it if you filed for 2018 and not 2019. now I am realizing that I should have used the get my payment tool. And now it says that if u did use that it will delay your money and/or maybe not receive it.
    I am married and we did file for 2018 not 2019 yet.

    Is there anyway to use the get my payment and delete the non filers form. I feel like im never going to get a check.

    • Darlynn:

      Unfortunately, this is an IRS matter and as such is outside the scope of our Social Security Advisory Service. Also unfortunately, the IRS field offices are currently not open due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a situation that makes it even more difficult to resolve questions. In any event, here’s a phone number you might try: 1-877-777-4778. It’s a local Taxpayer Advocate service, and it might at least get you in touch with someone who could assist you in correcting this dependence information for your sister and brother. I know all of their Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) are likewise closed right now due to the pandemic, but the advocate service might be able to refer you to another number.

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

  15. I am trying to get my social security started. I filed the non-filers return. My question is is there a way I can add my Direct Deposit information since I already sent it and the IRS has excepted it.

    • “If you are filing for your Social Security benefits you will be asked for your banking information to have it direct deposited when you file for your Social Security benefits, whether you file online or over the phone. If you are asking about adding your direct deposit information to receive your stimulus payment, and you have already submitted your non-flier return to the IRS, you will receive a check in the mail. You may check the status of your stimulus payment by going to IRS.gov and clicking on Where’s My Payment. If your payment has been processed it will tell you when your check is being mailed”

    • Angie:

      If you are filing for your Social Security benefits you will be asked for your banking information to have it direct deposited when you file for your Social Security benefits, whether you file online or over the phone. If you are asking about adding your direct deposit information to receive your stimulus payment, and you have already submitted your non-flier return to the IRS, you will receive a check in the mail. You may check the status of your stimulus payment by going to IRS.gov and clicking on Where’s My Payment. If your payment has been processed it will tell you when your check is being mailed or, if already sent, when it was to have been received.

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

    • Cyndi:

      Assuming you have a valid Social Security Number, are not a dependent on someone else’s income tax return, and are within the earnings guidelines ($75,000 for single filers, $112,500 for head of household, and $150,000 for married filing jointly), you will receive a payment. Here are the official rules for eligibility as published by the IRS.

      You may be eligible to receive a Payment if you:

      Are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or qualifying resident alien;
      Cannot be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s return;
      Have a Social Security number (SSN) that is valid for employment (valid SSN); and
      (Exception: If either spouse is a member of the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the taxable year, then only one spouse needs to have a valid SSN)
      Have adjusted gross income below an amount based on your filing status and the number of your qualifying children.
      Additional information about eligibility for the Payment can be found in the Get My Payment Frequently Asked Questions.

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

    • Curtis:

      If you have not yet received your stimulus payment, you can check the status with the IRS using their web portal at irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment. This payment process is administered by the IRS; unfortunately, we are not involved in the details of their payment scheduling.

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

  16. I haven’t received my stimulus check in direct deposit. I am a social security recipient. do you know when I am getting it. can’t get in touch with anyone. today is the 22nd of april

    • Joan:

      Our understanding is that anyone receiving direct deposit payments from Social Security is included in the first wave of checks…the wave being released now and over the next few weeks. I would continue to check the status portal: irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment.. This payment process is administered by the IRS; unfortunately, we are not involved in the details of their payment scheduling.

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

  17. DIRECT DEPOSIT OF MY SOCIAL SECURITY OVER 6YEARS RETIRED I GET $917.00 IIT’S DIRECT DEPOSITED TO META BANK ACE CASH EXPRESS STORE IN ORLANDO FLORIDA ITS BEEN OVER 6 YEARS I HAVE HAD DIRECT DEPOSIT IT’S STILL OPEN MY ACCOUNT THERE AT META BANK DON’T MAKE ENOUGH TO FILE ANY TAX RETURNS ON MY $917.00 LAST YEAR 2019 I GOT $903.00 STILL DID NOT MAKE ENOUGH TO FILE TAXS AND WHILE I WAS A STUDENT FOUR YEARS BEFORE REIRING AT AGE 60 LIVING ON MY STIPEND CHECKS FROM MY GOVERNMENT STUDENT LOANS I DID NOT MAKE ENOUGH TO FILE TAXES THEN EATHER I WENT TO LIBERTY TAX THEY SAID THAT TO ME I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FILE IN LONG TIME DO TO NOT MAKING ENOUGH TO DO SO AS I SAID I MY COMMENT BELOW WAITING ON MY $1200 STIMULUS CHECK I HAVE NOT GOT YET MY BABY SISTER SOPHIA IN BRADENTON FLORIDA SAYS I QUALIFY I LIVE IN ORLANDO FLORIDA AT 919 LAKE JESSAMINE DRIVE I PRAY I SPELLED EVERY THING WRITE AND DID NOT LEAVE ANY WORDS OUT THATS I REDID THE COMMENT

  18. I AM WITH META BANK I JUST MADE A COMMENT SPELLED ITM WRONG MATA BANK ITS META BANK OEARS DIRECT DEPOSIT OF MY SOCIAL SECURITY RETIRED $917.00 DON;T MAKE ENOUGH TO FILE TAXES I WAS ALSO IN ON LINE UNIVERSITY AIU USING MY GOVERMENT STUDENT LOANS LIVING ON MY STIPEND CHECKS DID NOT MAKE ENOUGH TO FILE INCOME TAX THEN EATHER WHEN WILL I GET MY $1200 STIMULUS CHECK I QUALIFY FOR AND I DID NOT RECIEVE YET ANTONY J DURBETAKI JR 146-,44-6591 WAITING TO RECIEVE MINE MY BABY SISTER SOPHIA IN BRADENTON FLORIDA SAYS I QUALIFY I AM IN ORLANDO FLORIDA I919 LAKE JESSAMINE DRIVE ORLANDO FLORIDA 32839 I AM JR. MY DAD WAS SR. ANTONY DURBETAKI SR. DEAD 27 YEARS

  19. I HAVE DIRECT DEPOSIT OF MY SOCIAL SECURITY RETIRES STARTING AT AGE 60 NOW 68 I DON’T MAKE ENOUGH TO FILE INCOME TAX $917.00 EVERY MONTH MY ACCOUNT IS WITH MATA BANK IT’S OPNEN OVER 6 YEARS WHEN WILL I GET MY $1200 STIMULUS CHECK I DID NOT GET YET I HAVE NOT FIRLED INCOME TAXFOR A LONGTIME I WAS IN ONLINE UNIVERSITY AIU GOT MY HONOR DEGREE THER WHILE NOT WORK DON’T MAKE ENOUGH TO FILE TAXS LIVED ON MY STIPEND MONEY FROMM LOANS NO RETIRED WHEN DO I GET MY $1200 STIMUKUS CHECK! JUST ASKING DID NOT GET MINE AND I QUALIFY FOR IT

  20. Disabled. In process of filing for Disability. I did not work 2018 or 2019 . Did not file taxes. Did file its website for non-filer. It was accepted. When do I receive stimulus check?

    • “Rboo”:

      Here’s what we know about the schedule for delivery of stimulus checks, direct from the House Ways and Means Committee press release: The IRS will make about 60 million payments to Americans through direct deposit in mid-April (likely, the week of April 13th). The IRS has direct deposit information for these individuals
      from their 2018 or 2019 tax returns. This will include SSA beneficiaries who filed federal tax returns that included direct deposit information. Shortly (hopefully within 10 days) after the first round of payments are made in mid-April, the IRS plans to make a second run of payments. These payments will be made to SS beneficiaries who did not file tax returns in 2018 or 2019 and receive their Social Security benefits via direct deposit. (The estimates are that nearly 99 percent of SS beneficiaries who do not file a return receive their SS benefits through direct deposit.)

      You can check the status of your payment here: irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment.

      Thanks for contacting us.

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

  21. I did non-filers return for my disabled sister and brother just to put in payment info before I was told it wasn’t necessary as they both have direct deposit. Sister is on social security and brother is on SSI. When I did the returns – they were returned to me saying that a box had to be checked if someone could claim them as a dependent (there wasn’t an option for no). So in order to get return accepted, I had to check they could be claimed as a dependent which is incorrect. What should I do at this point to make sure they get their stimulus checks. They are in dire need of it and I sure don’t want to be responsible for them not getting it. I tried to call local IRS office but no one is working because of coronavirus. Please help.

    • Darlene:

      I’m sorry you’re having difficulty with this process, and I know it’s frustrating. The IRS offices being out of service right now makes it even more difficult to resolve questions, In any event, here’s a phone number you might try: 1-877-777-4778. It’s a local Taxpayer Advocate service, and it might at least get you in touch with someone who can could assist you in correcting this dependence information for your sister and brother. I know all of their Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) are likewise closed right now due to the pandemic, but the advocate service might be able to refer you to another number.

      Unfortunately, these payment processes are developed and controlled by the IRS, and we have no detailed information on how to make corrections.

      We wish you the best.

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

  22. when I go on the GET MY PAYMENT APP ITS SHOWS THAT THEY DEPOIST IT ON THE 15TH WITH THE LAST FOUR OF MY SOICAL ON THE ACCOUNT NUMBER THEY SENT IT TO STILL NO DEPOIST TO MY ACCOUNT IM BANKING WITH WALMART CARD

    • Jasmyn:

      The only suggestion we can give you in this case is to contact your card issuer and check the status of your stimulus payment with them. Unfortunately, since this is not a Social Security issue, we can’t provide IRS or banking information.

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

  23. I have an unanswered question. I receive social security disability. I get a 1099. My 9 yr old gets survivor benefits and I got a 1099 for her. Her money get deposited into my account. I claimed my 4 yr old on my social security disability. I also get a 1099 for her. Her money gets deposited into my account. So, all 3 of us get a 1099, will I get the 500 for each of them plus my 1200 or so I need to let the it’s know and fill out a return? Also, my husband owes back child support to another state from a previous long time ago child support debt. I’m not the parent. I have no ties to that at all other than I’m his wife. Will they take my check as well? Yes it’s a lot of money and he does pay every month on it. It’s in texas. I need info as soon as possible please.

    • Shannon:

      Assuming you have filed federal income tax returns jointly with your husband in 2019 or 2018, the fact that you’re receiving 1099s should automatically make you eligible for stimulus payments for you and your dependent children. Regarding your husband’s situation, however, we’ve seen reports that indicate there could be garnishment for back child support. An article posted a few days ago at USAToday.com notes that “While the CARES Act suspends debts like overdue student loans or back taxes that typically lead to the garnishment of tax refunds, it doesn’t apply to delinquent child support payments. That means the government’s relief checks will still be garnished if you’re overdue.” Here’s a link to the complete article: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/04/14/coronavirus-stimulus-checks-can-i-get-stimulus-check-if-i-owe-child-support/5129747002/Since this question deals with IRS regulations and not Social Security per se, you will need to contact the IRS (IRS.gov/coronavirus) for clarification.

      If you haven’t filed federal income tax returns, you’ll need to go to the IRS portal ‘Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here’ to submit your information.

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

  24. I receive SSI disability and have DD. Used the non-filer form on IRS website last week, before they said we didn’t need to. Because they have my info, will it be sent in the next batch after its processed? Or are all SSI disability payments (for DD) being made at the same time, no matter what? It was accepted within a half hour of filing, but I don’t think it’s been fully processed yet. Check my status portal says no info available. Just want to know if I should bother to keep checking or if there’s no possible way it’s coming before “early May”?

    • Veronica:

      Our understanding is that anyone receiving direct deposit payments from Social Security is included in the first wave of checks…the wave being released now and over the next few weeks. I would continue to check the status portal. This payment process is administered by the IRS; unfortunately, we are not involved in the details of their payment scheduling.

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

  25. If I receive social security but I am a non-filer will the stimulus check be automatically deposited in my account that I receive my social security in or do I need to fill out any further information? I did not receive DD on 4/13/20.

    • Patiricia:

      According to directions posted at ssa.gov/coronavirus, “you do not need to take any action with the IRS. You will automatically receive your $1,200 economic impact payment directly from the IRS. You should receive the automatic payments by direct deposit, Direct Express debit card, or by paper check, just as you would normally receive your Social Security benefits. You can also check the status of your pending payment via this IRS site: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment
      Thanks for contacting us.

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

    • Lisa:

      The instructions provided by the IRS for use of the “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here” web tool contain this statement: “You will receive an e-mail from Customer Service at Free File Fillable Forms that either acknowledges you have successfully submitted your information, or that tells you there is a problem and how to correct it.” This would likely be the point at which you’d notify them to cancel the entry.

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

  26. Good morning, I filed for my stimulus check thru the nonfiler site and have not heard anything. It show that is was accepted by the IRS. What is the timeframe for these payments?

    • Cara:

      If your comment pertains to Social Security, Disability, or SSI, and you haven’t filed federal returns in 2918 or 2019, but you did use the “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here,” then your information should be in the queue. The latest information we’re aware of with respect to a schedule for the issuance of payments is:

      – the first wave of payments (to Social Security recipients who filed tax returns and included direct deposit information on their returns) began this week
      – the second wave (to Social Security recipients who did not file 2018 or 2019 returns and receive their benefits through direct deposit) is expected to follow in three weeks
      – in early May, the IRS will start mailing paper checks to households, at a rate of 5 million per week. The paper checks will first go to the households with the lowest adjusted gross incomes, and continue upwards.

      The timetable, included in a MarketWatch article posted today on their website also suggests that “It could take up to 20 weeks to mail out all those checks, according to the House Ways and Means’ timetable.” You can view the House Ways and Means document detailing this timetable at this location: https://waysandmeans.house.gov/sites/democrats.waysandmeans.house.gov/files/documents/Rebate%20Payment%20Timeline%204-2-20.pdf?mod=article_inline

      You might also check the IRS tool released to check on the status of your Economic Impact Payment. Access it here: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment.

      Thanks for contacting us.

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

  27. It says on the IRS non-filer website:

    Do NOT continue here if:

    You receive Social Security, Railroad Retirement, or SSDI benefits. The IRS will automatically send you an Economic Impact Payment.

    • Samaul:

      If you didn’t file in 2018 and 2019, and are currently not in prison, you can go to https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here and file a free return. If you filed in 2018, there’s nothing more you need to do.

      Thanks for contacting us.

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

      • thanks for your answer sir, I do t file as well , the past 3 years …but have in the past …Am I eligible ..they said they accepted it on freefile…..I I know it’s silly ?….. But ……..honrst..Thanks In advance

        • ??Guy???:

          If you are receiving Social Security payments, Social Security Disability (SSDI) payments, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments directly, your stimulus payment will be sent to you in the same manner, assuming you are eligible (i.e., you have a valid Social Security number, are not filed as a dependent on someone else’s income tax return, and are within the limits). If you are not receiving payments, and/or you have not filed an income tax return in 2019 or 2018, then you’ll need to access the IRS we portal “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here” to submit the required information.

          Thanks for contacting us.

          Gerry Hafer
          AMAC Foundation, Inc.

          CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

  28. when we do the free file form and its accepted will we receive our check the same time others do or do we have to wait months

    • Here’s the most recent schedule for the release of the economic impact payments as we know it:

      Week of April 13, 2020: 60 million checks distributed through direct deposit
      Week of May 4, 2020: The IRS will start sending paper stimulus checks
      Each week thereafter: Approximately 5 million paper checks will be issued each week

      According to a report posted on forbes.com, the House Ways and Means Committee has stated ” … although 60 million stimulus checks will be distributed in mid-April, other Americans who did not provide direct deposit on their tax return potentially may need to wait months before they receive their stimulus check.”

      That’s the scheduling as we know it.

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

  29. I get social security and have two children. I am a non filer so how do I get money for my kids? Also how does my social security represenative get their check? I am the payee but the debit card is under his name.

    • Kristen:

      If you haven’t filed tax returns in 2018 or 2019, you will need to use the IRS web portal ‘Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here’ to enter the information regarding your dependent children. The actual stimulus payment should be direct deposited to the debit card, since SSA already has your Social Security Number. I would do this immediately, since payments are starting to go out now.

      If we can be of any further assistance, please contact our Social Security Advisory Service (888-750-2622 or email at SSAdvisor@amacfoundation.org). As you note in the disclaimer below, we are not affiliated with SSA, but are prepared to help you navigate the process.

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

      • Linda:

        Your “stimulus check” should follow the path your Social Security payment takes, so the answer to your question is “yes.”

        Gerry Hafer
        AMAC Foundation, Inc.

        CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

  30. What incentive do the “essential” employees have to keep working 74 hrs a week with short breaks if any, besides getting a stimulus check?

  31. If you receive a SSA 1099 which looks like W-2 from social security u fans einwy is sieext deposited every month n, you do not have to do anything. They have every they need to pay u. For all ready pay u every month… USING THAT INFO

    • Carolyn:

      Section 2201 of the CARES Act contains this statement: “2020 recovery rebates for individuals All U.S. residents with adjusted gross income up to $75,000 ($150,000 married), who are not a dependent of another taxpayer and have a work eligible social security number, are eligible for the full $1,200 ($2,400 married) rebate.” This would imply that even though you receive SSDI, the fact that you are a dependent of another taxpayer would preclude your eligibility. What’s not clear, though, is their use of the term “full.” As we sift through IRS news bulletins (they’re arriving with amazing frequency) we’ll be on the lookout for a definition of that this means.

      Stay tuned, and stay safe during this strange and stressful time!

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

  32. What should I do if I did not file 2019, moved twice in the last year, and I owed money in 2018? Basically, I’m not at the address on my return, oh and I believe I paid using a bank account that is no longer open.

    • Domenic:

      The various scenarios for conveying information to the IRS for stimulus checks are evolving rapidly. At this point, you’re best bet would be to use the website portal being created by the IRS for those who need to provide them with bank routing information. Watch for specific direction on how to access and use this portal as announcements are released. We will post whatever we know on this website.

      Stay tuned, and stay safe during these strange and stressful times!

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation, Inc.

      • I need to file a tax return to update my information since my old address and account are neither useable.

        If I do file a simple return, can I do a regular one later? I am with family and don’t have access to paperwork I need to do my taxes. Covid is keeping me from going back.

        • Domenic:

          My suggestion at this point is to wait until the details of the “portal website” being built by the IRS are known (this should happen within a few days, according to reports we’ve been seeing.) Based on an article in the Washington Post, it may be that the purpose of this “portal” will be to enter banking information (and most likely your mailing information, as well), and not a tax return per se. If this is the case, you would still have until July to file your 2019 income tax return.

          Here’s a link to the Post article I mentioned:

          Gerry Hafer
          AMAC Foundation, Inc.

    • Domenic,
      The Treasury Department says that the IRS will use your banking information from either 2019 or 2018, and if that is not available the payment will be mailed to the address they have on file for you. If you believe the IRS may not have your correct information on file, they suggest you file a 2019 return online using one of their free sources, which you can find at https://apps.irs.gov/app/freeFile/. You can do this even though you are not required to file, and it will be a fast way to provide the IRS with your most current information and accelerate your stimulus payment. The IRS also said they will soon be deploying an online portal for you to provide them with bank information for your payment, but that portal is not yet available. We will post information on how to access the IRS’ online portal as soon as it is available. If you are now collecting Social Security benefits, you do not need to do anything – you will receive your stimulus payment to the bank account that receives you Social Security payment.
      Russell Gloor
      National Social Security Advisor
      The AMAC Foundation.

    • If you don’t normally file an income tax return, you may need to file a short-form (free) 2019 tax return in order to expedite your stimulus payment (visit https://apps.irs.gov/app/freeFile/).
      But details are emerging hourly from the IRS, including that they plan to quickly set up a website portal for those who need to provide them with bank routing information to get their payment quickly, which would include anyone who isn’t required to submit an income tax return. But don’t worry – if you meet the income limitations and are an SS Disability recipient, you will get a stimulus payment, even if they need to send it by mail. I suggest you continue to monitor this website. We will post additional information as it is received from the IRS or Social Security.
      Russell Gloor
      National Social Security Advisor
      The AMAC Foundation

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