Get Your Stimulus Check from the IRS

Economic Impact Payments, or “Stimulus Checks” help reduce the financial burden of COVID-19

You are eligible for the $1,200 payment if:

1. Your income is under $75,000 (single, or married filing separately) or $150,000 (married filing jointly). You also qualify if you have no income.

2. You and your spouse, if filing jointly, each have a valid Social Security number (one if military).

3. Someone else cannot claim you as a dependent on their tax return.

You’ll automatically receive a check (no action needed) if you:

1. You already filed taxes for 2018 or 2019 OR

2. You receive Social Security, including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), or Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) OR

3. You are a railroad retiree or Veterans Affairs (VA) beneficiary

The IRS will send your payment by direct deposit or mail. You will get a letter from the IRS stating when the payment was made and how.

Complete an Online Form for the payment if you:

1. Earned less than $12,200 ($24,400 if married) in 2019 AND

2. Are not required to file a tax return AND

3. Don't plan on filing

Go to www.irs.gov/eip and click the button for non-filers. Complete the form by October 15, 2020 so the IRS can send your payment this year.

File your taxes to get the payment if you:

• Earned more than $12,200 ($24,400 if married) in 2019

File your taxes by October 15, 2020 so the IRS can send your payment this year.

There are ways to file your taxes for free through virtual tax preparation (getyourrefund.org) or by using free online software (IRS FreeFile).

Get Your Stimulus Check from the IRS

Economic Impact Payments, or “Stimulus Checks” help reduce the financial burden of COVID-19

You are eligible for the $1,200 payment if:

1. Your income is under $75,000 (single, or married filing separately) or $150,000 (married filing jointly). You also qualify if you have no income.

2. You and your spouse, if filing jointly, each have a valid Social Security number (one if military).

3. Someone else cannot claim you as a dependent on their tax return.

You’ll automatically receive a check (no action needed) if you:

1. You already filed taxes for 2018 or 2019 OR

2. You receive Social Security, including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), or Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) OR

3. You are a railroad retiree or Veterans Affairs (VA) beneficiary

The IRS will send your payment by direct deposit or mail. You will get a letter from the IRS stating when the payment was made and how.

Complete an Online Form for the payment if you:

1. Earned less than $12,200 ($24,400 if married) in 2019 AND

2. Are not required to file a tax return AND

3. Don't plan on filing

Go to www.irs.gov/eip and click the button for non-filers. Complete the form by October 15, 2020 so the IRS can send your payment this year.

File your taxes to get the payment if you:

• Earned more than $12,200 ($24,400 if married) in 2019

File your taxes by October 15, 2020 so the IRS can send your payment this year.

There are ways to file your taxes for free through virtual tax preparation (getyourrefund.org) or by using free online software (IRS FreeFile).

Resources for Advocates

 
This resource center was created by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities to ensure that all Americans access the stimulus checks (also known as the “Economic Impact Payment”) they are eligible for. Use the following materials to help spread vital information about stimulus checks.

Eligible individuals have until October 15th to file for their EIP, so we've got a lot of work to do to get the word out.
 

Guides

Getting Started with EIP Outreach

A Guide to Stimulus Checks

Virtual Outreach Tips

Materials

8.5 x 11 Informational Flyer

Social Media (graphics and posts)

Press Release

Sample Blog

Sample Website Text

Links to Share

Get Your Stimulus Check from the IRS

Frequently Asked Questions