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What to Do If You’re Missing Economic Impact Payments

May 4, 2021 • By

Last Updated: May 4, 2021

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued the third round of Economic Impact Payments (EIP) in April. Most Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients should have received their EIPs by now. If you, your eligible spouse, or eligible dependent did not receive their EIP – or full amount of the EIP – for this round or any previous round of EIPs, please read this carefully. We have information to share from the IRS to help you get that money.

To get any missing first or second EIPs, you’ll need to file a 2020 tax return with the IRS and claim the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit (RRC) as soon as possible. You would need to file the 2020 tax return even if you have no income to report for 2020. When your tax return is processed, the IRS will pay the RRC as a tax refund. The IRS will send you any additional third EIP amount you are eligible for in 2021 separately.

If you already filed your 2020 tax return, you don’t need to do anything else. You can visit our Economic Impact Payments and Tax Credits page to learn more. Please share this with your family and friends—and post it on social media to help us spread the word.

If you have questions about tax-related topics and economic impact payments, please contact the IRS.


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  2. Brenda K.

    I HAVE NOT RECIEVED MY THIRD STIMULOUS CHECK

    • Vonda

      Hi Brenda, thanks for using our blog. Please visit our web page, Economic Impact Payments, Child Tax Credits, and Other Refundable Tax Credits, to learn how to claim monthly Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments and missing economic impact payments (EIP), also known as stimulus payments. Please remember that Social Security does not process, and cannot answer questions about, tax credits and EIPs. We hope this helps!

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  4. shannon

    I never received the last two stimulus payments.

    • Vonda

      Hi Shannon, thanks for using our blog. Please visit our web page, Economic Impact Payments, Child Tax Credits, and Other Refundable Tax Credits, to learn how to claim monthly Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments and missing economic impact payments (EIP), also known as stimulus payments. Please remember that Social Security does not process, and cannot answer questions about, tax credits and EIPs. We hope this helps!

  5. Kathy L.

    Have not received my third stimulus check

    • Vonda

      Hi Kathy, thanks for using our blog. Please visit our web page, Economic Impact Payments, Child Tax Credits, and Other Refundable Tax Credits, to learn how to claim monthly Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments and missing economic impact payments (EIP), also known as stimulus payments. Please remember that Social Security does not process, and cannot answer questions about, tax credits and EIPs. We hope this helps!

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  7. Darrell C.

    Missing payments

    • jessica s.

      im missing my childtax credit and dont know where to begain

      • Patty

        Please visit our web page, Economic Impact Payments, Child Tax Credits, and Other Refundable Tax Credits, to learn how to claim monthly Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments and missing economic impact payments (EIP), also known as stimulus payments. Please remember that Social Security does not process, and cannot answer questions about, tax credits and EIPs. We hope this helps!

    • Christine S.

      I have not received any of mine or my youngest Son’s relief checks.

      • Patty

        Hi Christine.  Thanks for using our blog. Please visit our web page, Economic Impact Payments, Child Tax Credits, and Other Refundable Tax Credits, to learn how to claim monthly Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments and missing economic impact payments (EIP), also known as stimulus payments. Please remember that Social Security does not process, and cannot answer questions about, tax credits and EIPs. We hope this helps!

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  10. JEANNE M.

    Hello,
    My mom, who is receiving social security benefits on a monthly base, did not had the chance to receive so far, her 3 EIP checks even if the Get My Tool was giving mailing scheduled dates.
    She lives in France and we cannot call the toll free number you’re giving. Is there any other phone number that we can call from France ?
    Many thanks in advance !

    • Vonda

      Hi Jeanne, thank you for using our blog. The IRS, not Social Security, sends all economic impact payments. Unfortunately, our telephone representatives and social media team cannot answer your specific situation about payments. You can find the latest information available from the IRS website.

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