The IRS takes new steps to ensure people with children receive $500 Economic Impact Payments

The IRS has extended its deadline to September 30, 2020 to provide information to the IRS using its IRS’ Non-Filer Tool if you:

 

 

  • Receive Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability benefits, or SSI payments.
  • Did not file a 2019 or 2018 tax return.
  • Have a qualifying child under age 17.
  • You did not already enter information in the IRS’ Non-Filer Tool for you and at least one child.

If you already entered information in the IRS’ Non-Filer Tool before and even after the IRS’ previously announced deadlines (April 22 if you receive Social Security; May 5 if you receive SSI), you do not need to do anything. The IRS will automatically make a payment in October based on the information you provided them.

Please read the IRS’ August 14 press release for more details.

 

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151 thoughts on “The IRS takes new steps to ensure people with children receive $500 Economic Impact Payments

  1. I am from the Philippines and my son receives his SSI benefit and I am his representative payee. Does he qualify for this $500 too?

  2. We have 2 sons who are 18 but still in high school. Do they qualify for the stimulus check? We filed for them but they have never received it when the first stimulus checks were distributed. Thank you.

  3. Do I have to have a social security account to receive my economic impact payment?
    I entered my information in IRS Non-Filer Tool.
    But today is September 30 and I haven’t received my payment.
    Do I have to create a social security account to receive it?

  4. Do I have to have a social security account to receive my economic impact payment?
    I entered my information in IRS Non-Filer Tool.
    But today is September 30 and I haven’t received my payment.
    Do I have to create a social security account to receive it?

    Please I need a soon answer.

  5. I have been writing to every where about my EIP which neither I nor my wife received, despite our records at the SSI. I did not get any answer, I sincerely hope that I we will not be missed out. Can you help Please
    Yousef Ghosheh

  6. I’m an American living in the Philippines, I’m on disability and gets monthly check. I have a 7 y/o son. But until now we didn’t received my EIP.

  7. I have direct express card for social security disability and u didn’t get my money on it this month. I have called that number on he back for a week now and I just get out on hold waiting for someone to answer, u have sat for 2 hours at a time and no answer. My power is about to be shut off and my phone already is I’m using a friend’s.

    • Hi William, thanks for using our blog. If you did not receive your Social Security or SSI benefit, and you have checked with Direct Express, please call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or you can contact your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

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