COVID-19: ECONOMIC RELIEF 

I. If you have not received the Economic Impact Payment or believe you received the wrong amount

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If I still haven’t received my stimulus payment what can I do?


You should have received a notice in the mail a few weeks after the IRS made your payment. You can also check your payment status on the IRS website. If your notice said that your payment was sent on May 22, there may have been a glitch. The IRS is resending those payments in late July or early August 2020. Learn more here.

If the IRS did not have your bank account information, it is possible that the payment came in mail in the form of a check or pre-paid debit card. See Section II for more detailed information and for what to do if you think you may have thrown out your payment.

If you did not file a tax return for 2019 or 2018 and did not receive Social Security or Veterans Benefits during those years, you need to register for the stimulus on the IRS website. There is still time to register. Click here to register before October 15, 2020. See below for more information on who is required to register.




I received Notice 1444 in the mail but did not receive the Economic Impact Payment, or I checked my status and should have already received a payment.t.


You can initiate a trace on your Payment by calling the IRS at 800-919-9835 or you may submit Form 391 to the IRS. Form 3911 can be downloaded here.




I didn’t get as much stimulus money as I expected. What should I do?


The IRS has admitted that it failed to make appropriate payments to some people who registered dependent children on the non-filers tool on the IRS website. The IRS agreed to correct this error by the end of July 2020.

Otherwise, if you received less stimulus money than you expected, you will be able to claim the additional funds by filing your 2020 tax return. This is especially important to receive the $500 per dependent child. A few weeks after you receive the stimulus you should receive in the mail Notice 1444. Keep this notice with your records in order to claim additional credits on your 2020 tax return. Further information will be provided at a later date by the IRS.

A lawsuit challenging the delay in correcting payment errors to low-income Americans is currently pending.

If you are not sure how much stimulus money you were entitled to, please see below for more information on eligibility and payment levels.





II. Receiving an Economic Impact Payment – Basic Information

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How can I recognize scams?


The IRS will not call, email or text you to ask for your social security number or to verify your bank account information. If you get a call like that, do not provide any information. Report it to the government right away.

You do not need to pay a fee to anyone to apply for the stimulus payment.

Please see these resources for information on how to recognize scams and what to do to report them:




Have more questions about the stimulus?


Check these resources for more details:




I have questions about emergency unemployment benefits, sick leave and other kinds of income replacement.


Updated information emergency unemployment benefits, sick leave and other kinds of income replacement can be found here.





III. More Information on Economic Impact Payments

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How can I recognize scams?


The IRS will not call, email or text you to ask for your social security number or to verify your bank account information. If you get a call like that, do not provide any information. Report it to the government right away.

You do not need to pay a fee to anyone to apply for the stimulus payment.

Please see these resources for information on how to recognize scams and what to do to report them:




Have more questions about the stimulus?


Check these resources for more details:




I have questions about emergency unemployment benefits, sick leave and other kinds of income replacement.


Updated information emergency unemployment benefits, sick leave and other kinds of income replacement can be found here.





IV. Scams and Resources

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How can I recognize scams?


The IRS will not call, email or text you to ask for your social security number or to verify your bank account information. If you get a call like that, do not provide any information. Report it to the government right away.

You do not need to pay a fee to anyone to apply for the stimulus payment.

Please see these resources for information on how to recognize scams and what to do to report them:




Have more questions about the stimulus?


Check these resources for more details:




I have questions about emergency unemployment benefits, sick leave and other kinds of income replacement.


Updated information emergency unemployment benefits, sick leave and other kinds of income replacement can be found here.





Last updated July 28, 2020. The situation is changing rapidly. Please check back for updates.

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