Stimulus Checks for Adults Who are Dependents

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Art: Robin Mead

What’s on This Page:

  • What Is a Dependent?
  • Adults On Social Security
  • Parents Who Have Guardianship
  • Parents Who are Caregivers
  • People with Representative Payees
  • People Collecting Social Security through a Parent
  • Should I Be Claimed As a Dependent?
  • What Changes for Dependents?
  • How Much Do Taxes Change?
  • What If I’m Not a Dependent Anymore?
  • Will a Stimulus Check Impact My Benefits?

Child Up to Age 18

If you have children age 18 or younger, learn how to get a stimulus payment for them here: Stimulus Check Tips for ParentsSome parents will receive stimulus checks for their children. The amount will be $500. Some parents who did not receive the $500 stimulus payment will be getting their checks in early August.

Adult Dependents

Adults who are claimed as dependents do not get stimulus checks. The person who claimed them also do not get dependent benefits.

Are There Any Exceptions?

Yes. There are a few things it might help you to know:

One: Just because you depend on someone, that does not mean you are a dependent for tax purposes. See details below about who is a dependent.

Two: If you stop being a dependent: If you are no longer a dependent right now, you can get your stimulus check at the end of the year. You will need to file taxes at the end of 2020. The stimulus check will be for $1,200. If you have $0 income, you can still file a tax return. If you are on disability and don’t work, you can still file a tax return.

Three: In some cases, the amount of tax benefit from having a dependent is greater than the $1,200 stimulus check.

Four: Many disabled adults on SSI do not receive their full SSI check. Learning the rules for SSI may be more helpful than the $1,200 stimulus check for some families.

All of this is explained below.

What Is a Dependent?

A dependent is any person who is anyone who is claimed as a dependent on:

  1. Someone else’s tax return or
  2. Stimulus form from IRS, TurboTax or FreeTaxUSA

Am I a Dependent?

The IRS will decide if you are dependent by looking at 2018 or 2019 tax returns and seeing if you were claimed as a dependent (reader’s report that it is not always possible to predict which year they will look at).

If someone does not qualify for a stimulus check this year, then the IRS will look at 2020 taxes to see if they qualify then.

What If I am an Adult On Social Security?

Does not matter. Either you are claimed as a dependent on someone’s taxes/stimulus form, or you are not. If you are claimed as a dependent, you are eligible for $0. If not, you are eligible for $1,200.

What If I am an Adult and My Parents Have Guardianship?

Does not matter. Either you are claimed as a dependent on their taxes/stimulus form, or you are not. If you are claimed as a dependent, you are eligible for $0. If not, you are eligible for $1,200.

What if My Parents Are My Caregivers?

Does not matter. Either you are claimed as a dependent on their taxes/stimulus form, or you are not. If you are claimed as a dependent, you are eligible for $0. If not, you are eligible for $1,20

What if I’m Disabled and Have a Representative Payee? 

Does not matter. Either you are claimed as a dependent on their taxes/stimulus form, or you are not. If you are claimed as a dependent, you are eligible for $0. If not, you are eligible for $1,200.

What My Child is Collecting Social Security through a Parent?

Some children receive Social Security through survivor’s benefits (parent has died) or disability auxiliary benefits (parent is disabled).

Under age 18:

The child’s Social Security does not matter. Either the child is claimed as a dependent or they are not. Learn more: Stimulus Check Tips for Parents

If the child is claimed, the parent will receive $500. Important: The $500 is not automatic. The parent must either file taxes or sign up for a stimulus check. Three Places to Sign Up For Stimulus Checks

Age 18+:

Social Security benefits do not matter. Either the child is claimed as a dependent on taxes, or they are not. If they are claimed as a dependent, they are eligible for $0. If not, they are eligible for $1,200.

Unrelated to stimulus checks, but still important: There are many special policies and little-known regulations that can be very important for anyone on this type of benefit. Learn more: How To Navigate Disabled Adult Child Benefit

Children 18+ Who Stop Being Dependents

If the child was declared on your taxes as a dependent in 2019, they won’t be eligible this year.

If they are no longer a dependent now, at the end of 2020, they can file their own taxes and get their check at that time. If Social Security is their only income, they can still file a tax return.

To get the $1,200 payment, the child needs to:

  • Not meet the IRS definition of dependent, plus
  • File a tax return in 2020

Should I Be Claimed As a Dependent?

The IRS rules for who should be claimed as a dependents have changed in recent years: Who qualifies as a dependent?. You can also use this IRS Worksheet.

What Changes When Someone is Claimed as a Dependent? 

If you are an adult and you are claimed as a dependent on someone else’s taxes, this can cause a few big changes:

  1. You will not get a stimulus check
  2. If you are over age 16, the person who claimed you will not get a child benefit for you.
  3. Your family member will get a tax break. They will pay less taxes for claiming a dependent.
  4. Being claimed as a dependent can also impact other benefits, such as Medicaid and Healthcare Marketplace subsidies.

How Much Do Taxes Change?

If you meet the IRS definition of a dependent, this can cause your family to owe less taxes. For some families, the amount that is saved in taxes is greater than the amount lost in not receiving a stimulus check.

The tax savings is different for every family. It is best to research this topic or try to consult with a tax professional to get accurate information for your family.

Here’s one way that being a claimed as a dependent can cause a big impact: If the taxpayer switches from “single” to “head of household” this can cause a large change in their taxes.

What Else Changes?

Claiming a dependent can also have a big impact on medical bills. For example, it can cause someone to either gain or lose Medicaid, depending on the family situation and the Medicaid rules in that person’s state.

For some families, medical bills and medical care is far more important than taxes or stimulus checks.

Caution

Please look at the IRS regulations above and make sure you are following them when figuring out whether or not you should to be a declared as a dependent.

Also, please be careful to be aware of the impact on taxes and healthcare when making decisions for your family.

Will the Stimulus Check Impact My Child’s Benefits?

No. The stimulus checks are being structured as tax refunds (even if you paid no taxes). Tax refunds do not count against food stamps, SNAP, CalFresh, HUD, Medicaid, TANF, SSI, healthcare marketplace credits, and most other government programs.

The stimulus check also will not count if it makes your bank account too high (it doesn’t count for 12 months).

Want official confirmation? Look here: Congressional Research Services Summary and 26 U.S. Code § 6409 and Fact Sheet from House Committee on Ways and Means

Tips for Parents With Adult Disabled Child

If your child is a dependent, you may wish to check to see if your support is lowering their other benefits. Most of our readers report that their adult disabled child who lives at home is still able to receive maximum SSI and full or partial food stamps.

Maximum SSI $780 in most states, slightly higher in some states. $910 in California. Maximum food stamps for a child over the age of 21 is $200. Higher in Alaska and Hawaii.

Child support for adult disabled children can also lower benefits or interfere with Medicaid, unless the funds are directed into a trust:

More Tips for Parents

Here’s where you can find info for:

  • Parents with kids under 17
  • Parents on Social Security
  • Kids on Social Security
  • Kids who recently turned 17 or 18
  • Parents who owe child support
  • Parents who are owed child support
  • Getting a paycheck while home with your kids
  • Tips for parent providers in Medicaid programs

Stimulus Checks Tips for Parents

Learn more

Questions about stimulus checks? Find all your answers here: Disabled Person’s Guide to Stimulus Checks

Lawmakers have introduced a bill that would extended stimulus checks to also cover dependents who are over the age of 16. Stay tuned.

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322 thoughts on “Stimulus Checks for Adults Who are Dependents”

  1. Im 28 and was approved for SSI beginning of this year. My mother filed me as a dependent on her 2019 taxes. Well I’m no longer a Dependent and I receive my full SSI benefits. But I didn’t get a stimulus check. How can I get my 1st $1,200 stimulus payment.? And will I be eligible for the 2nd one.?

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  2. ‘They passed another stimulus. Again adult dependents dont qualify. I haven’t lived with my parents a day in 2020 but they claimed me in 2019 when I lived with them.

    Can I get the $1800 that everyone else got/ is getting??? Its ridiculous they go off of last years living arrangements. I really need this money.

    My boyfriend also moved out this year.

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    1. im on disability but was claimed as an adult dependent. I never got the 1st stimulus check or the 2nd. Please assist. What’s the benefit of having me as a dependent? I seek help

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    2. I am an adult dependent, did not receive stimulus refund. I moved out nov 2019. If I file tax return for 2020 and not claimed as a dependent as of 2020, will I be eligible for stimulus this go around when 2020. Taxes are filed as a ssi benefit.

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  3. Quick question. I’m 31 and I was living with my grandmother up until the pandemic. She claimed me as a dependent on her taxes this last time around which negated me from getting the stimulus. I no longer live with her. Am I now able to receive it? I have health issues but haven’t worked in years so I haven’t filed taxes since 2016

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    1. If she amends her taxes from the year she claimed you as a dependent and removes you as such, and then keeps you off the next tax return then you should get both the first and second stimulus.

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  4. My mother and I live together she couldn’t afford to live on her own. I claim her on my taxes because it gives us a better return at the end of the year. Between SS and her retirement she get a whopping $824 a month that’s $5.15 an hour. She pays the electric bill and half of the grocery bills, and her cell phone. By the time that is paid she has about $300 to last her the rest of the month. Mind you she gets paid once a month. I pay half groceries and everything else. But excuse my me, she shouldn’t be excluded from the stimulus check, she deserves it just the same as anyone else. She would feel like she were in heaven if she had a little extra to spend on herself. It’s that what Trump wants people to spend money.

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    1. I agree I’m in the exact position as you it’s bull they still need to love so what he’s saying if your elderly you don’t extra help that’s bs

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      1. I agree with you 100% because I am in hat situation but we have to keep faith and trust and believe God because his store is abundant.

        I agree with you 100%because iam in that same situation but we have to keep the faith and trust him because his store house is abundant.

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  5. yea my mom filed me as a dependent but i need some of that money in my hand cuz i think she cheating me by never letting me have my card saying that bills are to high but for some reason she can afford to eat fastfood almost everyday plus the camper she just baught but like i said i would luv to talk to someone about maybe taking this to court and ask kindly if i could be one of those few that thinks it sucks that i didnt get one of those checks i could have used that money for a car and get more cloths shoes and by saying tis im telling u om on SSDI can u please help i dont need a guarding and one gives me 10 dollars a week which sucks cuz she acts oh so antcy to say she paying loads and bills for mostly herself but sorry for ragging yr eyes but i really could have used that money please tell me theres something i can do to get my stimulus check

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    1. Yes Us elderly dependents need it too on ssi cant barely live people on SS get 1500 to 2000 a month and are claimed as dependents and get it not fair at all

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  6. Wonderful article I learned a lot! I do not do my own taxes my father does it for me but I’m not too sure if he’s being truthful with me about this situation. I checked the IRS website for my stimulus check and it was sent to an account (my dad’s account) but as said in your article, I thought if you are a dependent you do not receive one? He claimed that it said that because I claim my sister on my taxes but again I thought regardless if you are a dependent you do not receive one correct? Thank you.

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    1. I and my wife we are tow senior we live together and pay all expenses including monthly rental.although we are separate of our daughter but because she has claimed us
      as dependent in her tax returns we didn’t received stimulus check, our income and share of costs is ,Thanks

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  7. I was claimed as a dependant for 18 and 19. How exactly do i claim individually on 2020 return with almost $0.00 income. So that i can at least get the stimulus.

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      1. I keep seeing that I just need to file at the end of 2020 but could I please get like a more specific deadline? Thank you very much..

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  8. Hi there.

    I’m an adult and my mom claimed me as a dependent in 2019 and received a stimulus check in May. However, she later passed away and now for the second round of stimulus checks I was wondering what I should do? The $500 adult dependent benefit the government added would have been included in her stimulus check but now she won’t be claiming it. Am I now qualified to use the non-filers tool or do I still have to wait until 2020 to file taxes and receive it then?

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  9. Hello I am 43 n disabled however I don’t receive SSDI although I have applied and I in the review process . My mom claimed me as a disabled adult dependent on her taxes and My mom is my paid caregiver and I only have back child support as a income which is usually just whenever here and there . It truly sux that I am unable to qualify for a stimulas payment when individuals that are disabled and struggling without any income can’t get aid or money due to the pandemic crisis .
    Plz if there is any lope holes or funds available let me know.
    Thanx …… Unpaid Disabled

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    1. ‘They passed another stimulus. Again adult dependents dont qualify. I haven’t lived with my parents a day in 2020 but they claimed me in 2019 when I lived with them.

      Can I get the $1800 that everyone else got/ is getting??? Its ridiculous they go off of last years living arrangements. I really need this money.

      My boyfriend also moved out this year.

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  10. Hello l am a senior citizen on ssl l am disability and can’t work, my son helps just a little with. Meds an such and carry me as a dependent, so l didn’t get a stimulus check l don’t think. That fair, he don’t take care of my mortgage nor my light blls, l need help too seniors have just as many bills as everyone else thank you!

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  11. @sleepygirl !! Thank you very much for the info. on this website. My question regarding that I claimed my son in 2019 tax return, but he turns 26 years old in 2020, does my son receive the $1200 stimulus? Your response previously indicated that if he files 2020 tax return in 2021 as independent (as long as I’m no longer claim him as dependent) and he will still receive the stimulus back pay next year.

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      1. Can you send me the link from the IRS? I could not find that a 2019 dependent could file their 2020 taxes on their own in 202 and still qualify to get the stimulus.

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        1. My boyfriend had a tax place do jis 2019 taxes, somehow he wound up filing single and claiming mwere as a dependant. I had minimal income of my own yet when i filed my taxes i filed head of household. I didnt recieve the first stimulus and dont believe im eligible for the second. Will i get both wen i file my 2020 taxes?

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  12. this is total bs about the depends being under 18!! its an outrage! you promised us a bigger Stimulus and now the dependents we have to support don’t even get anything at all?

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  13. my sister is in her seventies and very independent as much as she can be now a days she gets ssd and ssi her son claimed her on his taxes so she lost out on a stim check now he did this without her knowing about it is there anything she can do so she can get a stim check

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  14. I think it is pretty sad that I have to go my daughters so she can help care for me during winter months and yes she claims us but we don’t get any of that money so why punish us I live from pay check to pay check how is it we don’t get ours we not getting no extra money from anyone this system so screwed up I’m not even there but 6 months wth just please tell us why you punishing us

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  15. please help us dependents that are not disabled but thier adult children carry them i pay my own way and pay them rent every month i take care of myself help me bs

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  16. Hello! What if I uncheck the box for my mom to be able to claim me as a dependant but she has already claimed me and gotten her refund/paid her taxes?

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  17. Thank you for thiis web page. FULL of information.
    My Question… my brother is legally blind, his SS income 1331 a month;. (Worked until conuld not)
    just turned 65. – In California medi-Cal states limint for SOC is 1294. So he is slightly over.
    Anyway to get his income down? He is on Medi-CAL, Will they kick him to the SOC?

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    1. There are two ways people frequently do this in California and it works really well….

      1. purchase some supplemental health insurance on top of medicare… looks like about $40/month would do it… but may be higher because mediCal will start paying his premiums for medicare which can raise his disability check, so take that into account…. get under the limit and he will qualify.

      2. if he works at all… even one hour per week… sign up for mediCal for working disabled. website is not clear…. disability income does NOT count for that program.

      Share of cost in CA is brutal. You are right to avoid it 😊

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      1. I have a puzzling question. That I dont understand, are can’t make sence out of it pray you can help me and give me answers here goes: I have let my SISTER you me when she file these Marathon little oil checks, so she dont get pentlize iam 60 yrs old recieve SSI and I didn’t get a stimulus check because I was told she my ( sister) used me as a DEPENDENT but she receive SOCIAL SECURITY and she got hers in April. But I was booted out I didn’t receive one at all. And we don’t live in the same household, nor do we live in the same city, So does this means if it’s another STIMULUS package I will be booted out again

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  18. On my 2018 taxes I was married to my ex husband my sons and I were on his taxes. On my 2019 taxes my sons and my self we’re in my girlfriends taxes. Divorce was final Jan 2020. Both my ex husband and my girlfriend(now wife) filed their 2019 in feb/March of 2020. My ex husband says he only got money for just him and my wife Only received the 1200 for her. Any advice or knowledge on who received the money for my sons?

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    1. Hey I’m going through a similar situation I was married and he got me on the taxes as a dependent now I’m divorced to as2020 did you get the stimulus check

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  19. I am on S.S.I. and live in a Rented Room in my parents basement. Nobody claimed me as a dependent, yet when I called the IRS to find out why I DID NOT get my Stimulus check, they told me that there was a Glitch in the system, that possibly some one claimed me as a dependent. They IRS told me that allot of people are in the same situation and may have to wait until the 2020 Tax time, to file for it.
    Yet the IRS sent thousands of Checks to Prisoners IN PRISON, who were/are NOT eligible for the Stimulus Check.
    I am considering contacting My State representative to help…..does anybody else have this issue? Or Problem? And how can WE get our Money?
    Thanks.

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    1. Yes, Im go through the exact same thing .Only thing is I was claimed as a dependent, but that was in 2018 ,and nobody even knew anything about get stimulus money ,or of course I would not have been used as a dependent ..Im perfectly innocent ,and I could not predict the future in 2018, therefore knew nothing about what would be happening with the pandemic or receiving stimulus.. So I feel like it’s very unfair that I’m excluded from the help of stimulus.I also live on SSI ,I live alone nobody supports me but myself..I pay for my rent , utilities, food on ,$807 .a month .It’s not right .that I should be penalized from receiving help from a stimulus check , when nobody knew anything about stimulus money in 2018 ,when I was claimed as a dependent.. I’m really angry ,I / we deserve that stimulus money just like everyone else.

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    2. I was in the same exact situation and now I don’t even live there anymore. I live alone with my fiancé. What can we do? I think we should get both stimulus checks.

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    3. I was in the same exact situation and now I don’t even live there anymore. I live alone with my fiancé. What can we do? I think we should get both stimulus checks.

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    4. I was in the same exact situation and now I don’t even live there anymore. I live alone with my fiancé. What can we do? I think we should get both stimulus checks.

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  20. So when you say to file at the end of 2020 if you are no longer a dependent, does that mean filing 2020 income tax? Can you actually file at the end of 2020, or can you just file before the tax deadline in 2021? Thank-you so much for your time and help.

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    1. I’m wondering the same thing – normally taxes for 2020 would be filed in 2021….the way this is stated in the article, it makes it sound like you have to file for 2020 while it is still 2020 in order to get a stimulus check…..so I am confused. Sleepygirl any clarification, please????

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    2. The same thing happened to me I never got a check I was told I was claimed don’t understand how I live alone no family. No husband no one who would be claiming me I no it’s a lie so your saying I could file the end of 2020

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      1. Same thing happened to me! I called the number because no check ever came and I was told I was a dependent on “someone’s” taxes! I am a widow. There is no one else to claim me. I am a teacher with a full time job. What is going on here? Unless someone just randomly chose a SS number and listed me on their taxes, which is clearly illegal, then I am being lied to. I am not a dependent on anyone. I am not even retired. What can I do about this?

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  21. Hi, I filed a non-filer return to get the stimulus payment but did not realize I would still qualify as a dependent on my tax return. Would I need to submit an amended tax return even though I am a non-filer? Or would a letter stating that it was an honest mistake and that the non-filer return should be ignored suffice?

    I know I will qualify to get the $1200 stimulus check in 2021 since I am no longer a dependent in 2020 and will be required to file taxes starting next year. However, I also want to know if the same can be done for PUA benefits since I’m not eligible to receive them this year due to my dependency in 2019.

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    1. If you were unemployed due to the pandemic you would be eligible for PUA. I was claimed as a dependent in 2019 return but filed for and receive PUA benefits.

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  22. hello!
    thanks for all your work and all the useful info!

    My gf has been claiming me as a dependent for the second year now.
    This year we did not coordinate on this and I applied for and received my stimulus check. My gf got flagged and now her state and federal taxes are being affected. I haven’t deposited or cashed my stimulus check yet. Is there a way for me to return it and correct my status?

    Thanks!

    -AD

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    1. Are you claimed as a dependent on a 2019 tax return? If so, then when you file for 2020, inform the IRS that you do not want to be claimed as a dependent and you should receive both stimulus payments.

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  23. I get SSDI but have not received a stimulus check yet also I do get a 1099 form tried check it on the website but it says Payment Status Not Available Why is This?

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  24. AGAIN, thank you for putting together all this information. It has become my go-to source. It’s so clear and well-organized, with great links. And accurate! You are helping my family do things the right way.

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      1. I am so confused how is you going to file a taxes for 2020 for the year of 2021. It was wrong their gave some peoples what was claimed on someone else taxes for2018 and 2019 taxes. I gross income isn’t but $9,080.00 a year battle can make it out of that little small amount but i just look up to the hill wishes my help come from that who got me anyway .I take care of mine own self from that little check i get a month i get SSI and my dead husband widow check. I want to know one thing how can that person what claim you on their taxes return can get your stimulus payment. How can the IRS do that i am confuses about that.

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      2. Hi sleepygirl, I’m grateful to come across this wealth of information. Can you clarify for me? When you say to file at the end of 2020, do you mean file a return for 2019 tax year, which is the year people who filed in 2020 did a return for? Thank you so much

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    1. I’m so upset my child is out of school receives free breakfast and lunch and is also a disabled child he just turned 18 and has been on disability since he was 6 I’m also disabled and been on disability since I was 11 and I’m 36 we have a bank account and direct deposit I’m his payee l. And I even did non filers in late April and still have yet to receive a check to help us through this unfortunate accident. Its so sad we are practically starving and noone can even pick uo a phone nd non filers get my payment doesnt assist with people on disabilty.. so sad I see that we went in to many people’s thought we can’t even barely eat..

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    2. im a disabled combat vet cripple and was going to file my roomate who i had a child with 36 years ago who is a herion addict she claimed both i was beyound pissed and wheres the fairness for me? she ruined alot of benefits for me including a house of my own to get away from her and enabling her some to be a addict for over 15 years and im now stuck here help please

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  25. I have a 26 year old developmentally delayed daughter that only receives a little over $700.00 a month. We claim her as a dependent so she doesn’t get the stimulus money. That is discrimination against the disabled. It’s not fair to her. She has bills also and she has to eat.

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  26. Thank you for sharing this very helpful info! I will definitely remember friends and neighbors who have been home-bound and bedridden – nobody is forgotten. Keep up with this blog and I’m sure I’ll be returning again and again. God bless you! Take care and be well always.

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  27. My mom claimed me but Didn’t get the extra 500 for I’m 19 & I filed my own taxes will I receive a stimulus check because I haven’t got one yet

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  28. Hey there thanks for the blog! Very informative! I’m 31 && what I’m getting is . Since I filed in 2018 and my mother claimed me in2019 I’m not eligible. Is that correct ?? Cause I’m also seeing that we don’t know which year they will check ? Thanks so much ! I’m racking my brain !

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      1. Actually, anyone who was/will not be claimed this year as a dependent can get a check. I myself was able to.
        I don’t file taxes because i don’t make enough money so i used the non-filers tool on the IRS site. And all that consist of is you filling out a form that is sent to the IRS. Then after like two weeks you should get it. And the form isn’t complicated either.
        I should also add that people who make literally no income qualify as well.

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      2. Actually, anyone who was not and will not be claimed this year as a dependent can get a check. I myself was able to.
        I don’t file taxes because i don’t make enough money so i used the non-filers tool on the IRS site. And all that consist of is you filling out a form that is sent to the IRS. Then after like two weeks you should get it. And the form isn’t complicated either.
        I should also add that people who make literally no income qualify as well.

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      3. My ex claimed me for 2019, so I was told he will get my stimulus. How will I be able to get stimulus next year for 2020 taxes? I have an ssi hearing in Aug.

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    1. I think it’s rediculous! My daughter claimed me for the 1st 6 months of 2019. So the covid 19 hasn’t effected me? I don’t need help like everyone else? I don’t get it..I don’t deserve to survive like everyone else because I was a dependent?

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  29. I draw social security disability and my adult daughter is 19 and is fully disabled but draws SSDI from my social sercurity. I have conservatorship over her, Will she get a stimulus check? Thanks!!

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        1. If you are not a dependent now, you can file taxes at the end of 2020 and get your check then. If you think someone wrongly claimed you, you can decide whether you want to take actions to get them in trouble .

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        2. Leslie, the same thing happened to me. I called IRS to find out why,they asked for my ss# popped right up. My ex husband claimed me without my knowledge. He got 2400.00 direct deposited in his account. Didn’t give me 1200.00,then he said he didn’t get but 1200.00. IRS don’t lie. They told me to take him to small claims court.

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      1. What if someone filed you fraudulent and you didn’t know that they claimed you why can’t you get a stimulus payment then

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  30. I Was claimed as a dependent both years by my man of 9 years . But 2018 I also worked , and H&R Block had me file my own return as well . Do I still qualify since I filed my own taxes 2018 as long as being a dependent ? I only got a few hundred back though so idk if that would matter ?I’ve never heard of this before but it’s what H&R Block told us to do ? When I went to the site it didn’t say I wasn’t eligible it just said I need my tax pin which I do not know ! Is it straight up telling people if they’ve been claimed that they aren’t eligible ? Am I eligible ? Would they send me a paper check ? That’s how I got my return back ? Do I even need to do anything ? Please help

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  31. if i was a dependent in 2018 and i was not a dependent in 2019 and i did not file in 2019 will i still get a stimulus check

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  32. Here’s my question. My GF gets SSI and she has been since about ’91 and that’s her only income. Early in April I filled out the non filers for her and made a very simple mistake. Somehow I accidentally put an X in the someone can: claim me as a dependent. It was an innocent mistake but I submitted it before I noticed it. The ‘Get My Payment site just says,’Not available , we are unable to provide the status of the payment right now because…etc..etc . She has never been a dependent and never will. This was an simple mistake I made that can’t be fixed. I tried. What’s her chance of getting her 1200.00??

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  33. I’m 18 years old, full-time college student. My father claimed me on his 2019 tax return as a dependent although I depend on myself, He doesn’t spend a dollar on me, I have my own job since 2019 but cause of the virus I don’t currently work. I pay for all my expenses, food, and clothes. I just live in his house, I even sleep on the couch. he keeps telling me to move out, he even called 911 once. I was planning to move out but when the virus came, it’s been difficult. So basically, I need this money, but he claimed me as a dependent, is there anyway I could get it? and is it possible to get this year’s money next year if I file for myself and he doesn’t claim me on his 2020 tax return? thanks.

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  34. I’m not required to file a return. So i used the Non-Filers form, because i was 100% sure i qualified for a check after checking on IRS.gov. But now im not so sure because my parents claimed me in 2018 but not 2019. So basically it just all depends what year they look at?

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  35. I claim someone who get social security in 2018 and didn’t claim in 2019 will she get a stimulus check

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  36. My husband claim his mother who is a US resident on his taxes along with our kids as dependents. She does not work because she has a disability but does not receive any form of disability Checks. We had her file taxes in 2018 from her babysitting earnings for the previous 2 years. With us claiming her as a dependent and her not receiving any disability payments, does this still disqualify her from receiving stimulus checks?

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  37. If someone has a payee not claimed as a dependent does the payee get the check? Are they supposed to give that money to the person or can they keep it? Just wondering because if someone is a payee to many people then that doesn’t seem right. I have a family member that has a payee and most of their money goes to rent in the home they are living. of course, I’m thinking it would be nice if they got that money to buy themselves food, clothes and whatever else they need now so it gives me a little financial relief since the payee doesn’t take care of those things.

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  38. Why is it so hard for people who is on SSI and SSI Disability who being claimed on someone taxes can’t get the $1,200 when some people only get at least $7,000 to $12,000 a year

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    1. yes why i just have SSI the ris claim my check because i was claim me on my sons tax but some that was claim still got a stimulus check how did that happen

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  39. Why is it so hard for people who is on SSI and SSI Disability who being claimed on someone taxes can’t get the $1,200 when some people only get at least $7,000 to $12,000 a year

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    1. THIS WHAT HAPPENED TO ME I WAS CLAIME AS A DEPENDENT ON THE TAXES OF 2019 .BUT I AM ON MY OWN AND HAVE MY OWN APARTMENT AND I DONT GET NOTHING OF THE STIMULUS CHECKS I LIKE TO KNOW WHY NOT .THANKS VERY MUCH

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    2. I would really like to know what does that have to do with anything because you were carried on somebody else’s ta
      xes as a dependent

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    3. If I was claimed as a dependent why can’t I get the stemulus check. I am on social security disability. And get less then $12000 a yrs. My grandson claimed me he lives with me to help take care of me.

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  40. Is there someplace I can check your facts or you can include a link to them?
    I ask because i claimed my adult son on my taxes – he received SSDI and since I claimed him we didn’t get anything for him. But your blog says he can get it at the end of the year. Please confirm where you are getting your information.

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  41. I have a elderly woman who is on SSI and her son claim her on his taxes. I know it says she won’t get the check nor her son. But he does not take care of her he just use her in name only what can she do.

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  42. I think its wrong as hell, I’m eligible for a stimulus check, since my late husband passed away in 2006, I have been head of my household, living alone taking care of myself, I just found out that my ex son in law, has been claiming me as a depended, since 2006 I reported him to the IRS Frauds Dept, to the Credit Bureau, to the FBI, and to the local Police in his area, he has stoled my identity and I wasnt him to be punished. So in my heart, I deserve to get my Simulus Check this year, I should have to wait until next year. My ex son in law had never had PERMISSION TO CLAIM ME EVER!!!. MY NAME IS ROBIN FLORES, HIS NAME IS MARTIN GARCIA, AND HERE LIVES IN SAN JOSE CA, SO PLZ HELP ME

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  43. I’m 33 years old I got clamed on someone’s taxes but got denied they got 0 dollars for me will I still get a stimulus check

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  44. My 14 year old daughter lives with me and only see’s her dad mainly On occasions throughout the year. He claims her on his taxes due to divorce agreement from judge. Is it legal for him to get the stimulus help for her since she lives with me full time or is there anything I can do?

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  45. Hello! My mother and I are both on SSI and I am her Payee, I’ve gotten my check but the IRS website says “Payment Status Not Available”. Will she not get a check?

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  46. Dear Sleepygirl, I do have one final question regarding the new benefits I’m sure I qualify for, Disabled Adult Child Benefits, Survivor’s Benefit and possibly the Veterans Dependent Benefits…

    If I do surely qualify, will I be entitled to any back-pay considering I am 60+ years old?… Much appreciate your input regarding my inquiry…

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  47. Hello sleepygirl, I want to thank you very much for this site… I think I found the answer to my Stimulus/dependent question, but more importantly, I found out that I might qualify for more money with the Disabled Adult Child Benefits, Survivor’s Benefit and possibly the Veterans Dependent Benefits too… This could be my miracle for a better income since I have been living short every month for many years… Looks like this could be the starting point for a better future for me… I am 60+ and been on SSDI & SSI I think since I was 18 years old… People really need to venture your whole site, especially, ” How To Navigate Disabled Adult Child Benefits (Social Security from Your Parent’s Income Record)”… May God be with us all…

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  48. It is not fair, not showing that America is one nation, under God, or showing justice to people that has SSI and we’re claimed as a dependent on other people taxes!!! People with disabilities and were used on other people taxes has need that has to be met, pay medical bills, and also survive due to the pandemic!!!! Right is right and wrong is wrong!!!

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  49. Dang, was expecting a stimulus check all this time only to JUST NOW find this info…in late May. Thank you for keeping us disabled people in the loop! This is hands-down the best website for SSI/SSDI-related info. Wish I would’ve known this months ago so I could’ve planned accordingly. Thanks for nothing, IRS & Trump Administration.

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  50. I receive SSI and my little brother does as well, he’s 17 and I’m 26; my mother is the caregiver for him.
    She does not file for taxes because she doesn’t work.
    We still haven’t received anything via direct deposit or check. If none of us are claimed as dependents, doesn’t this mean we will receive a stimulus? It’s all so confusing.

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        1. Dear SleepyGirl. I posted a comment on this page and noticed theres no way to edit it. Would you kindly remove my last name from the comment I posted? I wasn’t paying attention when it autofilled my last name. I would really like my last name removed. I posted using the same email address as I’m using now. Its a reply to a comment. Please do this edit soon if it’s not any trouble.. Thank you for making such an informative blog. Definently bookmarking you, so very useful. 😉

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    1. Yes Skie, I don’t see any reason why all of you won’t receive stimulus money and you should receive your money the same way you receive your monthly benefits… If your mom doesn’t work and/or doesn’t receive benefits, then IRS may not know where to send her money… She may need to add her address and/or banking information on IRS Website in the Non-Filers section… Direct Deposit or Direct Express Card is how most people receive their money, but some people receive a check instead, even though they are set-up for Direct Deposit for their monthly benefits… Direct Deposit is the 1st choice of preferred method of receiving money direct to their Bank Account and the Direct Express Card is for those who don’t have a Bank Account… So it would be wise to set-up with Direct Deposit or DIrect Express a.s.a.p… Money comes faster these electronic payment methods…

      Economic Impact Payments:
      https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments

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    2. Skie, so your mother must be your brother’s payee… If that’s the case, SSI Recipients with Payee are being sent their money a week or more later than regular SSI Recipients… But be patient because many people are still waiting, including me… IRS is not being on time with most of the payments… Many people are worried and stressed out waiting for their Stimulus Money…

      IRS Website:
      Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and SSI Recipients – Steps to Take and Schedule of Payments

      Click to access economic-impact-payments-for-social-security-and-ssi-recipients.pdf


      Do you have a representative payee or you are a representative payee?Since the IRS is processing payments automatically based on a filed tax return, and processing payments for people who use their Non-Filer Tool, these payments from the IRS could be made to someone with a representative payee. If you did not file a 2019 or 2018 tax return, and if you did not use the IRS’ Non-Filer Tool, please refer to “How will the IRS send my economic impact payment (EIP) if I have a representative payee?” on this page. Please visit http://www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/#reppayee on this page to learn more about economic impact payments and representative payees.

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    3. The father to my 2 children may have claimed me as a dependent without my knowledge. I am the FULL TIME PARENT. He comes and goes as he pleases and we dont ask him for anything other than his time and love. If he chooses to buy the girls a toy or some candy than that is on him. I do not ask him for anything. He got the $1000 for my 2 kids when I am the MOTHER AND FULL TIME CAREGIVER TO MY CHILDREN, ETC. I Filled out for my Stimulus benefits and they are saying I was claimed as a dependent and that happened without my knowledge. I know it wasnt my parents so it had to have been him. So I am loosing that money the only money to help support myself and my 2 children just because their father claimed them back in 2018 on his taxes. And possibly claimed me too which is 100% fraud.
      SADLY, My children and I will NEVER ever see that money and I am being stripped of my own rights as an adult 26 years old & most importantly taking my Freedom to be an AMERICAN CITIZEN !!!!!! He claimed me without my permission. I had NO IDEA. I have been the “Head of household” in my home for 3 years now. We are NO LONGER in a relations ship. Only parents to our 2 girls. And that is only when he chooses to be a real father.
      Being a full time mother and getting the little help I get from the state. & My family DOES BUY SOME THINGS WE MAY NEED toilet paper, laundry soap those type of items. I do watch a little boy for a friend just to help her it also gives my girls a buddy. She will pay my internet bill for me for $36 a month. I get other necessities from my oldest daughters school. They help with some things like tooth brushes, snacks, & some school supplies (for now). The Food Pantrys help some too if i can get there becuz my license is currently suspended for a fine I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO PAY. NO $ TO DO SO. ITS ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER… It just never ends. I am just blown away …… SO from what I’ve read there is absolutely NOTHING that can be done about this ?????? Even for the next set of stimulus checks coming out soon…?? Can I somehow get my children taken off from their father’s taxes ?IS THERE ANY WAY TO HELP me and MY BABIES. PLEASE.

      ANYTHING!!!! IM BEGGING. I HAVE BEEN RELYING ON THIS MONEY. IM PRAYING TO GET UNEMPLOYMENT BUT I HAVE NOT FILED YET….MY HEART BREAKS AND I AM SO SCARED I WONT BE ABLE TO SUPPORT MYSELF AND MY GIRLS ANYMORE…..POSSIBLY A SHELTER UNTIL I CAN GET OUR LIVES BACK TO NORMAL….. I am not the kind of mother to ask for help and when I heard about this stimulus money….It was like an angel sent from above. But once again their father rips it from me and BLOWS IT. He claims he does not have a single dollar left. We will be homeless in less than 2 weeks. The trailer we currently live in just got sold. I dont know what to do anymore. I just cry….I hide in my room after they to to bed and I just cry. 😰😰😰😭😢😢😢😩😟😥😓😪🤧🤧 I just want to make my babies proud 😔😓😭😭😭😭😭*

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      1. Actually smart ellect! My son claims me while I babysit my old man’s grandchildren for free so their single mother can work to support them. Me nor my old man ia receiving a dime from anyone except his crappy pay that gets cut in half so the dang goverment can take their part. So…. There is actually people out here that desperately need the help and not receiving it. Lastly God judges each of us. Careful you’ll have to answer for yours one day!!!

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      2. Fit: Heres an idea- keep nasty
        comments to yourself. Troll like comments like yours, only highlight your narrowmindedness and lack of awareness.
        Being disabled and unable to work isn’t easy. Most people enjoy their work, especially if it was a career they worked hard to attain. Suddenly becoming incapable of doing what you love, is a painful adjustment.
        It’s not only depressing, it’s difficult adjusting to such a low fixed income, no more traveling abroad, no more affording clothes I prefer to wear, no more fine dining, etc.
        If you’re cleared to work part time, the amount you can earn is capped. Going past that limit, results in a loss of benefits.
        All in all, there’s a very big difference between a working income and a disability income. It’s life changing how low it is & can be very hard to adjust.
        I don’t wish it on anyone, even a judgmental narrowminded troll like yourself. Consider yourself lucky, not superior.
        Until you’ve been in those shoes, who are you to judge?

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        1. Hi jeannine, I found it and took your last name out.

          Thanks for your great post here. I normally would not have approved a trolling comment like the one above, it must have gotten approved by accident. I will leave it up so that your response stays up.

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      3. Did you not see the part where it says these people are disabled?? And yes I am also disabled I have Epilepsy and also deformed pancreas called pancreatic diviusum which causes chronic pancreatitis ( extremely painful ) but that does not mean I/we do not also have bills and rent/mortgages that need to be paid not to mention we also like eat food too..I know I know just more of a drain on the government right what with the whooping $200 dollars a month we might get in food stamps and the $780. Cash benefits I get on SSDI. So because we are unable to work we shouldn’t receive the extra help that every other American is receiving because of this pandemic? I pray you never hafta know the pain of just one bout of pancreatitis because anyone can get it it is not just from drinking too much alcohol like the stigma suggests there can be many things that trigger it could be a simple medication your Dr puts you on and if your lucky enough to die from the pancreatitis the pain you will experience will make you wish you would die and for me I have these episodes almost every month and end up getting hospitalized for treatment which consists of nothing other than intravenous pain meds and absolutely no food or drink till your lipase levels go back to normal range sometimes that takes 2 to 3 weeks and all the while although unrelated to my pancreas I suffer from seizures sometimes up to ten a day..so I’m sorry if I’m unable to work thru that which I’m sure you would be able to seeing how your so tough behind your keyboard putting down people for wanting what everyone else is getting in order to get thru this pandemic. I’ll pray for you and your family that you will never know the pain or struggles I/We suffer everyday. God forbid someone runs a red light and crashes into you paralyzing or you have a child born with deformities or some other heart wrenching disability and you are forced to collect SSDI because then you just might know what it’s like

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  51. I am a dependent on my daughters 2019 taxes. I done her taxes and since she brings in more money than I do (I am on SSDI at $735.00 a month). So I put down that I am dependent on her. Now knowing this I will file my own taxes in the new year. Now my question is, is there any way or possibility that if a 2nd check is issued in June, will the adult dependents still be left out or is there any chance of us getting a check? Can I do my taxes now for next year!! Ha!! I didn’t think so. Thank you for your help.

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  52. My husband is in the gig economy. I’m disabled. We don’t make enough to have to file (and haven’t in 8+ years). The IRS has my direct deposit information. I haven’t seen a stimulus check for $1200 for me even. What should I do next. I did fill out the non-filer tool.

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  53. Hello I would like to know if I am considered a dependent and if I am illegible for a Stimulus payment…
    I am 64 years old and have been on SSDI and SSI for many years and I have never known if I am a dependent… But I do know that my Diseased Dad’s Social Security Number is used as my Claim Number on my SSA-1099 Form… Can you please help me clarify whether I should receive a Stimulus Payment or not?…

    Special Regards…

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  54. I have a question. My boyfriend filled out the Non filer for the stimulus and he got an error code stating: “Business Rule IND-516-07- If Form 1040, ‘PrimaryClaimAsDependent’ is not checked, then the Primary SSN must not be the same as a Dependent SSN on another return.” He was not claimed by no one and he doesn’t claim a dependent. He said that is his correct SSN and he didn’t give it to no one so he can be claimed. If he was claimed, he does not know by whom. He was in an accident a few years ago so he didn’t file a 2018 and 2019 tax return due to his severe injuries. What can be done to correct this issue? Because I cannot get a live person on the phone from the IRS to help him. This can help him out is so many ways.

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  55. This is sad and pitiful I was claimed by my sister on her taxes to get more money to pay bills and I thought it only depended on how much you make a year if you make under the top amount they talked about that was to much, then I do not care whether you are a dependent or not you should get the stimulus check

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  56. Hello, my husband is on SSDI and he received his stimulus check. I’m not working and didn’t receive a stimulus check. Have tried to use the non- filers on the irs website but I keep getting rejected.

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    1. My dad is disabled also and my step-mom doesn’t work. He got his but she didn’t get one. I filed on monikers but when I check it on “get my payment” it says they need more info or she’s not eligible. What do I need to do?

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      1. My mom has lived with me for the last 24yrs (my father passed in 1994} and she receives VA benefits & SSDI all of which come off of my deceased fathers benefits. SHe doesn”t make enough money to live on her own so resides with us. We have claimed her on our joint return since 1999. Because we claimed her as a dependent she doesn’t qualify for the stimulus? She has her own benefits like dual enrollment insurance, food stamps {$16} and pays all her own bills. Can you explain why this is?

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  57. I claimed both my parents on my taxes and they both are on social security, I only claimed them because I live with them and helped out because I don’t want to live with them and not help out with bills, they are not dependent on me. Can they still get their stimulus payment next year?

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    1. I’m just glad I’m still alive , got a roof over my head and a hot meal to eat, that’s all I need ❤🇺🇸

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    2. Someone claimed me as a dependant , i was not told of this and wad very upset and confused as to how and why i have to wait and cannot fix this ? Any ideas or steps to take ? No hope of not having to wait to file next year to get my stimulus ? I drove to the IRS and call but no one to help. What to do ?

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  58. I am senior citizen with low social security income. My daughter claim me as dependent. She received $1200 in her account. But nothing for me so far!
    Will I get the $1200?
    What should I do if any?
    Thanks

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    1. My daughter claim head of household and she does not live here she lied and used my address she does not take care of me I am on SSI and social security

      What can Ido about this

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  59. 2018 I was claimed as a dependent. 2019 I married and filed jointly. my spouse received a stimulus check but I did not. Will I ever receive one?

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  60. My son gets ss and SSDI I am his payee but I do not claim him on my taxes. When will he get his stimulus check.

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  61. Sorry, but who would claim a lawsuit against his child to IRS for having been claimed as a dependent, it’s not better for the IRS to change its rule, they know who are on SSI ( disability) and they already confirmed everyone on SSI will get it authomaticlly, the people who are on SSI also have bills to pay and don’t even have enough to spend after pay the bills it would be a great help, it’s just my opinion.

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    1. My mother was claimed as dependent in 2019 for 2018 taxes by my oldest sister. In 2019 she worked a few weeks but not enough to file taxes this year. As is the case with My 18 year old sister (college student). Do they qualify for a stimulus check? If so, is there a form she can file or if not can she be eligible next year?

      Thank you in advance

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        1. I was a dependent on my sons taxes 2018 and 2019, My only income is survivor benefits, I don’t live with my son anymore I pay my own way, I didn’t get the first stimulus check, will I get one when second round of stimulus checks come out??

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        2. Hey sleep girl my mom filed me in 2018 and 2019 and I’m 40 yrs old as dependent do that mean that in 2021 I can’t fill out for the stimulus for 2020 taxes next year or for 2020 can I still get a stimulus check even tho she filed me .

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      1. I just filled out the job filer’s thing .. how do I find out if someone claimed me as a dependent without my knowledge?? Cause I’m certainly not dependent on anyone. And haven’t been for a long time.

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  62. So I was claimed on someone’s taxes… im well over 18, not a college student and its not a parent..
    I kerp getting rejected.. the 15th will b a month.. im entitled to payment because my source of income is chikd support, which requires me not to file..
    You state irs verifies.. but obviously not.
    I’ve filled through the non filers and tube tax even with identity theft and mailed in.. and still no hope on my end.. not fair..
    Falsly claimed so now denied

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    1. So sorry.

      Was the person providing you with free housing or significant financial support? If not, there is a way to report identity theft and false claims of dependents to the IRS. You might start there.

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  63. I mistakenly checked the “can be claimed as a dependent” box, a week later I filed a 1040x amended return stating clearly what had happened. Are they processing 1040x’s swiftly enough for me to get the stimulus check eventually.

    P.s. Thank you for your time and expertise, I was panicking until I saw your blog.

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    1. I’ve heard they’ve stopped processing paper returns for now. Yes, you should get it eventually… worst case scenerio, you can file a tax return at end of 2020 and get it then.

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      1. If thre IRS does not process tax return ammendments… then until the date it IS processed, .. the tax return is what it governs if you have an issue…. Correct??

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    2. I did the same thing, have you gotten any results in getting amemded form so that you can get stimulus check
      please respond: via text: 803-487-7495

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  64. I’m on SSI disability, I don’t work, no other income, I pay my own way rent, utility etc… claimed as dependent and IRS doesn’t pay stimulus check pay to me this is so sad!!

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      1. I’m on ssi also, and I live alone on own. I let my sister in law carry me as a dependent, she got the check too. I was helping her out so she wouldn’t have to pay taxes. I don’t think it’s fair that we can’t get a check. She gets 500.00 for me and only gives me 3 of it and not sharing the stimulus check. I don’t think it’s fair and I’m on my own. She doesn’t help me out at all. But to keep her from paying taxes I let her carry me. People are greedy, didn’t think she was, been knowing her since we were 18!! Not fair for people on their own, and on ssi.

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      2. When will people who have a payee get there payment? Because that haven’t mentioned them until last week so unfair 😔 these are the people who depending on the payee to make sure that have what they need and they have waited until the very end to pay any attention to
        There should be some Law Makers to speak on this. Still waiting.

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        1. You must not be understanding what I’m asking cuz I’m not talking about four me. I’m talking about my 14 year old daughter who lives with me full time. When we got our divorce I agreed that he could claim her since I ain’t able to work just to help him. So I was asking is it right for him to keep the money he got for her and none of it get used to on or to help her. I understand that he claims her as a dependent and all but does that really make it right? So if or when we get the next one, he gets to keep all of it to. Don’t see how that could be right is all.

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          1. You wanted to help him and that just what you did. What wouldn’t be fair is if you got the payment/payments while the other party is documented to have taken care of the child. If you took or take care of a child no matter what you should be claiming then. I would think doing otherwise would technically be falsified tax document and should be punishable by law

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          2. Smh this state is crazy. The people don’t matter . Never Has never will. What happens if u dont know who claimed u as a dependent or what they are talking about. . Because shit like that does happen. Theft . Maybe. Idk identity theft. . But u still dont get the check because of that person. People suck. That’s it. Hope they figure it out to help people that needs it.

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        2. It is crazy how people whom are on disability and their spouce claims them, don’t get a check. Aren’t we people too? Don’t we matter? We don’t get all our bennefits as is, yet everyone else gets a check. Not fair we need help as well.

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    1. I feel that this is extremely unjustifiable for all adults that’s been filed as a dependent on someone elses taxes to no be eligible to receive their own stimulation monies their are 100% in need if not more in need of this monies to help them out threw this crisis that have been placed upon us. I feel as though they should have had enough common sense to think to implement changes to their system that would generate the differences between the ages of persons from 18 and up to not be identified so that they infact will still be eligible to receive their stimulation monies as the time is now that we adult dependents are in need of this to help aide us now while in crisis versus us having to wait until the following tax season comes along to than file taxes in order to receive their stimulation monies especially for those whom are receiving aid from social security should in fact automatically receive theirs reguardless of the fact that they are filled as an dependent on someone’s taxes ijs there have got to be a way to implement this right here right now cuz this is when the people need the assistance. I need the help now and I will continue to need help until things are back to where it used to be if not better for at this time and ages we know better so we should be doing better

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    2. It states my return is being Processed but I made a mistake by checking the box that someone can claim me as a dependent and they didn’t so it being Processed means that I’m getting it or not

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  65. Hello, half way thru filling out the Non-filers Stimulus app. I received a message saying that I can’t file when someone claims you as a dependent. Well this is the first news I’ve received that someone did file me as a dependant. I have my own construction company and have lived by myself with just my dog and 2 cats for the last 2 1/2 years. I recently have been out of work cause of the Covid-19. My credit is bad and all the claims I’ve filed, from PAU UI benefits, disaster relief loans for small businesses, & the stimulus were all denied. I just recently lost my place I was living on this small ranch because the owners passed away and I was forced to move with no place to go and at the worst possible time. I was also employed at the ranch I was living on so not only did I lose my place but I lost my job too. I’m a hard working man that has been self employed for over 10 years now. And now I have no choice but to start selling all my tools and my car and truck. Thanks to this pandemic everything I’ve worked so hard for is now disappearing before my eyes. So much for living the American Dream. All of these emergency relief funds are nothing but lies and are full of false hopes. With all of these supposively funds being made available at a time of crisis, I’m pretty sure (if these funds are even real) that they were made for people who aren’t even needy. I haven’t lost my faith in God, just my Country.

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    1. I’m so sorry to hear this.

      I don’t understand why your PAU UI was denied? Did you receive a written denial? Was there a reason listed?

      If you’ve worked and filed taxes for 2019 or 2018, you shouldn’t need to non-filers form. I don’t know why you got that message. I believe the IRS has a form someone can use to find out who claimed them, if someone did.

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      1. My disabled brother is not eligible for the stimulus package just because I claim him is sad. He was so looking forward to being able to get some new clothes. It’s horrible that I only make $13.26 an hour and work through out everything and can’t really afford to help him. I think he should be entitled to something instead of nothing at all so very sad.

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    2. I am hoping for a revolution. I am on Disabled Adult Child benefits and got nothing too. I am trying to survive on foodbank food and Meals on Wheels. I need a new caregiver and it is impossible to find one now almost. I am not in your position and I do not envy you but I think the poor will rise up and take over control of the economy some day and I hope for that day.

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    3. I don’t know if you check your email everything you said is probably true keep your head up don’t let it get you down we’ve all started with nothing I’ve been through What you talkin about plus much more don’t stop trying… call me if you want to work construction 2286799330

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    4. You didn’t pay taxes on the money you earned from your business? What about the pay from your job at the ranch? Since you are applying for the stimulus as a non tax filing individual I’m gonna guess you didn’t. You have some kinda nerve. You are evading your taxes and whining like a bitch because you aren’t getting the reliefs funded by taxpayers? Idk who’s a bigger piece of crap…you or the crook claiming you as their dependent.

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  66. I’m on SSI but claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return without my knowledge. I was just wondering why I can get my stimulus check If my only income is that I received from SSI, is this fair?

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      1. Yes I agree! It’s not fair for some people.. I haven’t worked in 4 years and my daughter claimed me on her 2019 taxes as a dependent and now I am working supporting 4 kids plus her and can’t get shit.. smh

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      2. I didn’t give any one permission to claim me as a dependent on their tax return and I didn’t get a stimulus check. I have my own house hold and pay all my bills with my social security benefits and it’s not much at all.

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    1. Same exact boat. How unfair and sad .no way to correct this now and get stimulus that everyone else has gotten without waiting months and months to file next years taxes when most people on ssi dont file taxes

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  67. I claimed my adult son full time student as a dependent on 2018 & 2019 taxes now he’s very upset about not getting stimulus check is there any way I can rectify this I feel terrible. If he files 2020 you say he’ll get check does this mean back checks including any other stimulus money that’s given this year or will he not get all stimulus money that was given I’ll do anything to make it right for him

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  68. My partner and I have been together for 17 years. We have 3 children and I am a stay at home mom. We did get the stimulus check for myself. I’m not sure if he claims me as a dependent. Is there anything I can due to relieve the stimulus check?

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  69. You are payee for a spouse and have never filed taxes due to low income when will the spouse with SSDI receive their check from ssa

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    1. I’m disable and I was claimed. I’m just so sadden of us who had someone claimed us are not going to get a stimules check only because of that I really don’t think that’s right just because we were claimed. We are on a fix income having a stimulus check would be great. Because we also have bills to pay some of us don’t even have enough to spend after we pay bills it would be awsome to have some money to spend on them self. Well that just my opinion.

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      1. Omg . Its so sad we are being left out.. im struggling with bills and rent ..i was really looking forward to this help .just makes me so sad and upset its not fair .really .now the person who claimed me migth be eligible for the second round of check…

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    2. My ex-husband claimed me as a dependent. I collect as and haven’t lived with him in years. He did that without my consent. Will I get a stimulus check??

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  70. I received notice that I will receive a $1200 EIP check. I claimed my partner on 2018’s taxes as a dependent. He has lived with me for years and we have lived on my income for many years. It appeared I met the requirements to claim him as my dependent. We married in 2019 and I filed our taxes as married filing jointly. I had to attach a statement to my 2019 tax filing and it required a paper filing. I understand the tax filing is tied up due to the pandemic and that I will wait until the IRS can safely process paper tax submissions.
    Our combined income is well below the thresholds for the EIPs.
    Does my spouse qualify for an EIP check?
    We are ok with not receiving his EIP until we file taxes in 2020 – or should we expect his check when the 2019 paper tax form are finally processed? Or will he not qualify for any EIP?

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  71. My sister who is intellectually disabled and I both were claimed as dependants on our parent’s 2018 return but they have both passed, our dad in Oct 2019 and our mom is Feb 2020 and I’m now her rep payee but nothing online tells me what to do other than sending the check back…now that they know they’re both deceased will one of us finally be able to get a check? We desperately need it for food and clothing, otherwose we onot get by on my sister’s ssi every month.

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    1. I’m disable and I was claimed. I’m just so sadden of us who had someone claimed us are not going to get a stimules check only because of that I really don’t think that’s right just because we were claimed. We are on a fix income having a stimulus check would be great. Because we also have bills to pay some of us don’t even have enough to spend after we pay bills it would be awsome to have some money to spend on them self. Well that just my opinion.

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      1. Someone claimed me and now I dont get a check. I sent in a printed out my non filers form and mailed in: when will I hear something back? Since I should not have been claimed what steps do I take so I can get a check this year

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  72. My 25 yr old son has got Social Security Disability since birth. I am his caregiver, mom and have legal guardianship. I filed a none filers form and have received my check through Direct Deposit. He also gets his checks through my acct because I’m his payee. I did not list him as a dependent. He has not received his stimulus check yet. Is there anything I need to do and when will he get his payment?

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      1. i am 70 years old i get ssi i received my check i am my son payee and his ssi check go to my bank acccount cause he doesnt have on he hasnt received his stimules check

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  73. My brother 60+ years old on ssdi, lives with his son and pays rent, buys his own groceries, Like a Tenant or Roommate. My brother did not receive his stimulus check because he found out his son used him as a dependent on his 2019 Taxes. Without my brothers knowledge, He Pays His Own Way, Like i Said More Like A Roommate. But was Claimed Aa A Dependent. Is That Allowed??

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      1. I stay with my boyfriend. I live in his house. I don’t give him any money but I let him claim me on his taxes. I get social security and the irs said I could not get s stimulus check. Because I was claimed. That don’t seem fair . I depend on my SS money to help me pay my bills. When the Virus started I had to buy extra things than I hadn’t had to before. . I guess you can’t win for losing it seems unfair to me .

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    1. I have the same question. I’m trying to find out if someone used my family member as a dependent without her knowledge

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  74. My parents are both on social security, that is their only income. They don’t file taxes because they don’t make enough money. My mother has guardianship over my father my mother received her stimulus check will my father also receive a stimulus check?

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    1. That’s no fair we have to wait til 2021 to get the1200.00 my sister claimed me on her taxes and my 4year old son she got the 500.00 for him but I got to wait till next year I need my money now anybody on SSI know that money is needed now not next yearcause I don’t file taxes is there anything that can be done to get the money this year.

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  75. I saw in this article you said that someone can still get the stimulus the following year if they are no longer a dependent even if they were claimed as a dependent on 2019 tax return, only if they file their taxes at the end of the year in 2020. How do you do that? I thought you could only file taxes once in the same year. I was claimed by my parents on the most recent tax return. I moved out of their house in September meaning I lived with them for at least 6 months out of 2019 making me their dependent. Apparently a lot of college students are in the same boat as me. Living on your own is hard and there is no benefit to either party when the self sufficient student is claimed. Can you please elaborate and explain to me how one can file taxes at the end of the year and get the stimulus in 2021?

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      1. My husband claimed me and my two children as dependents in this year’s taxa and received the first stimulus, now we have a month apart and I want to know what I can do so that he does not receive a second stimulus for my children and for me because we we are not living with him

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  76. I’m 22 and my parents claim me as a dependent however, today in the mail I received a stimulus check. How is this possible?

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    1. also, are you sure it’s a stimulus check and not a scam? I’m not sure people are getting paper checks yet. But maybe they just started to today.

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      1. So in other words my disable son will not be getting a check because I always filed him on my taxes and he was never been able to file on his own that lives with me? I’m just asking I have heard a lot of different stories

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    1. This is disgusting treating adult dependents like they are not American and leaving them out! These are the most vulnerable of the population who actually should be getting the most help! Sad world we live in.

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  77. I was a caretaker for my mom for 8 years never worked. She passed away I was a dependent on her taxes. A letter came said dec d by her name but my name was there too. The check was deposited into an account of my grown daughter. Do I keep the check or do we send it back? I am still unable to work really need the check.

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    1. So sorry for your loss. I am not sure how it is handled if the person has passed away. It might have to do with timing and when she died.

      At the end of this year, you can file taxes yourself (even if you have $0 income) and then get your own stimulus check.

      Even if you never worked, if you had a job offer and then lost it because of the pandemic, you might be eligible for unemployment now.

      Also, if your mom or the state paid you for her care, and she passed recently, you might be eligible for unemployment now.

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  78. My boyfriend claimed me on his tax return as a dependent but I also did my own tax return. Will I still get a stimulus or no?!!!

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    1. I’m pretty sure IRS would requires that you both write same thing on your tax returns. You might want to meet with an accountant about how to resolve this.

      If you are no longer a dependent this year, you can file your own taxes at end of the year and get your check then.

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  79. I am married 64 never worked but a year my husband is o ss he got the check for 1200 but I didn’t get any thing will I or him get a check for me

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    1. Hello,
      I claimed my 24 year old daughter on my 2018 taxes, but not on my 2019. She filed her own taxes this year (2019) and has not received a stimulus check. Will she receive one?
      Thanks

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        1. If I claimed my disabled mother on SSI for my 2018 taxes and not my 2019 taxes will she receive a check? Does she need to file her own taxes?

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          1. It depends which tax return they process first. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be a way to predict. If she doesn’t get it, she could try filing taxes to see if that triggers check. If not she can file 2020 taxes at end of year.

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      1. I’m on disability and I dont have to file
        A tax return. I was claimed as a dependent in 2018 but not 2019 will I still get a stimulus check?

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      2. I claimed my dad on my 2018 income tax return because he is not working only me will either one of us get a stimulus ck.

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    1. I recall anything getting deleted on purpose. We very rarely delete anything on this site. Only if it is disparaging to others, or if contains very inaccurate information that could cause problems if someone followed it.

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  80. I calmed my disable boyfriend in my 2020 taxreturn.My son calmed his child in his he received his stimulus check pulse the 500 for child.I don’t understand why my boyfriend won t get a stimulus check.

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    1. My brother 60+ years old on ssdi, lives with his son and pays rent, buys his own groceries, Like a Tenant or Roommate. My brother did not receive his stimulus check because he found out his son used him as a dependent on his 2019 Taxes. Without my brothers knowledge, He Pays His Own Way, Like i Said More Like A Roommate. But was Claimed Aa A Dependent. Is That Allowed??

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      1. Free rent does count as support, so you’d need to research the IRS regs to know for sure.

        If he decides that someone wrongly claimed him… he could report that person to the IRS. I don’t know how much trouble they will get in, or how much process it would be to correct.

        If he decides it was correct for 2019 but he is no longer a dependent now, at the end of 2020 he can file his own taxes, and get his check then.

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      2. My daughter claimed here mother on her taxes and she gets SSI never work 2019 and 2020 daughter filled her taxes do I get a
        Stimulating check I have a
        Check account SSI

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    2. You claimed your boyfriend as an adult dependent. He isn’t entitled to the stimulus as a dependent. If you were married filing joint then you would each get $1,200.

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  81. As of 7:58PM EST I continue to receive ‘unable to determine’ on the IRS ‘Get my payment tool’. I have not worked in 14 years and receive SSDI w DD through my bank. If I never get a payment then I know someone in my family (who has claimed me before) is still claiming me as a dependent, illegally, even though my last interact with this human was Dec 2016.
    They are rather well off and do taxes for a living. He will always be able to Efile his own return before I can file (whoever files first with children is who gets the dependent tax break). I know he has claimed me before when he had no legal right to do so.
    I can’t sue him until I can prove from the IRS that he is claiming me, if I indeed need to go down that road. My only other option is to threaten him because he doesn’t care.

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      1. What I have read is that you are suppose to receive a mailing from the IRS when someone claims you. Now the address they would have is long since not where I live. The only other info I can find is an IRS fraud report. Ironically the IRS asks for the full SSN of the individual doing the fraud (how would I know this?).

        As of 5/11/20 I still get payment status not available. The SSI cutoff per the SSA for the IRS is the 13th of this month for DD. If I don’t get it this week I see no reason to believe I will ever get it. And if further benefits are structured in the same way I won’t receive those either.

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      2. I used the nonfilers tool even though it says if you receive SSA benefits to not do so. My tax return was rejected due to:
        “”IND-516-01

        IND-511
        The primary person was claimed as a dependent or a spouse on another accepted tax return. You will not be able to file a return. “”

        This proves someone is claiming me, illegally.

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  82. I claimed my sister as a dependent on my 2019 tax return, but I did not claim her as a dependent on my 2018 tax return. She is disabled and receives SSI benefits. Will she receive the $1200 check? Please advise. Thank you.

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    1. I can’t predict which tax return they will use as it is seeming somewhat random. If she’s no longer a dependent, she can file her own return at the end of 2020 and get her check then.

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      1. My son claim me his income tax but did filed me last year I am also disable do I get the stimulus check

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  83. My daughter used me on her taxes and I get Ssi will I get a stimulus check because she didn’t get any credit for using me on her taxes and her income is less than 20 thousand a year.

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    1. I like this comment I like them. all but this one I could relate to. Because I’ve been racking my brain about this exact situation

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      1. My sister claims me last year but she was working and my husband just claims me this year he get ssi and we have a child but he alway claim her but we just got married at the end of last year in December but i never work i only get tanf but never files taxes will i get 1200 check and will he get 1700

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  84. can someone please help me i feel like i am banging my head over n over .My son who is 19 gets ssi disability i am his payee but i let my mom claim her on her taxes like how much we pay for rent but not the 1099 that in my name.I havent files taxes for a while now but i like to know how is this going to work out can someone please help me

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    1. Yes, that’s true. My son and I’m on SSI. And then claimed as a dependent. We could get a settlement check. So I do like your comment and appreciate it. I am racking my brain to I am in my 50s. I need the money. Where is my stimulus check? They should have a waiver. Are people in our situations They did not get nothing for us on their income tax So we should be able to get a stimulus check like everyone else. Since we’re on Social Security It’s not fair.

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      1. I apologize for the misspelled words. I am very frustrated. And very ticked off. So again I am deeply sorry for the misspelled word. Thank you.

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  85. HELLO, I HAVE A DAUGHTER THATS ON SSI DO I ADD HER TO THE NON-FILERS ON IRS? I DRAW SSI ALSO. AND NO I DONT FILE TAXES. NO ONE CLAIMS MY CHILDREN ON THERE TAXES. IM REALLY CONFUSED ABOUT THIS. ALSO I HAVE A 18 YEAR OLD THAT TURNED 18 DEC 6,2019. IM HER PAYEE I HAVE GARDENSHIP OVER HER. NO ONE CLAIMS HER EITHER. WILL SHE GET THE $1200 OR $500? DO I ADD THE 18 YEARN OLD ON THE NON-FILER? OR WILL SHE AUTOMATICALLY GET THE PAYMENT? THANK U

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    1. 18 year old – depends if she meets the IRS definition of a dependent. If you do nothing she gets $1,200. If you list her as a dependent she gets $0.

      For younger daughter, if under 17 – If you do nothing, she gets $0. If you list her as a dependent, she gets $500.

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  86. I was filed as a dependent, over 18, and my significant other has received her stimulus check already. Do I, as a SSDI recipient, have to report it as her income, to my SSA to continue recieving my SSDI benifits, & will it cut off my benefits because it goes over my allotted monthly amount & allowed assets amount?

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    1. Stimulus checks don’t count towards SSI.

      As a general rule income of a significant other usually doesn’t count anyway, unless you are married. If you have children or share finances, sometimes they treat you as married even if you are not. Are they treating you as a married couple?

      Is your SO the person who claimed you?

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  87. My daughter is 33, on SSI, and lives with me, her mother. Mine and hers SSI come together on my direct express card because I am over her. Will she receive a stimulus pymt as well as me or did I make a mistake by claiming her as a dependent? I’m just curious. Thanks.

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  88. hey am on disability my parnets claimed me as a dependent but I did not qualify as a dependent on his taxes will I still get a check thanks

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    1. If the IRS told your parents that you didn’t qualify as their dependent then yes you would receive a check. If you know you don’t qualify and they claimed you anyways then no you will not,

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  89. My girl claimed me as a dependent without me knowing she got a refund on her taxes and a stimulus check is this right ? I get nothing? She got the extra money on her taxes and the stimulus money what if anything is correct about this situation? Plus she’s the one that lives with me (5years ) and never paid rent….

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  90. My boyfriend claims me and my son on his taxes as dependents he got a check for only $1700.00 will I get a stimulus check or will he only get for my son and him only.

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  91. my sister claim me as dependent but she didn’t see any extra money for claim me on her tax return she received 0 for claim me ? so what does that mean?

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  92. What if we’re both collecting social security benefits and are at the age of over 50. Yet our children are claiming for us on their taxes will that have an effect to getting a stimulus check. Also what if we’re on social security and don’t file any taxes will we be qualified. Or is this a tax thing where we need to be identified as Americans in need of this stimulus.

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    1. My son claim me an my son I’m on disability he got 1700.00.backon his stimulus check will I get one on my debert card for my self

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  93. I was claimed on my boyfriend’s taxes. In 2018 he has not yet filed his 2019 taxes and he will not be claiming me for 2019 will i get a stimulus check ???

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    1. One: Just because you depend on someone, that does not mean you are a dependent. See details below about who is a dependent.

      Two: If you stop being a dependent: If you are no longer a dependent, you can get your stimulus check next year. You will need to file taxes at the end of 2020. The stimulus check will be for $1,200. A person who has disability as their only income can still file taxes.

      Three: In some cases, the amount of tax benefit from having a dependent is greater than the $1,200 stimulus check.

      Four: Many disabled adults on SSI do not receive their full SSI check. Learning the rules for SSI may be more helpful than the $1,200 stimulus check for some families.

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      1. What happens if my parents claimed me on there 2018 tax return and they did not file there 2019 taxes yet? But I filed my own taxes in 2019 so they could not claim me? They received a stimulus check on April 15th. The get my payment tool has been showing I’m eligible since April 15th but no date for direct deposit and no check yet? Could it be cause they claimed me is 2018 and didn’t file there 2019 return yet? Is there anyone I can speak to about it

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        1. I need help. I’m a single 28 year old mother, who by my 52 year old mother, was falsely claimed on her tax return without authorization, consent, and no mutual agreement. However , I did get my stimulus check, and I’m pretty sure she did as well. Already sent my tax return to the IRS at the end of March. Why is it taking so long? How do I get it amended?

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  94. My boyfriend claimed 2 of my kids and myself, but he only got 1200 deposited will the kids not get 500 each? I also have 2 kids on ssi under 17 will they get a payment? I was claimed as a dependent so the irs won’t accept me.

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    1. He should have gotten the child payments. some people are reporting errors in child payments and IRS says they are working on it.

      good question about the other kids! I’m not sure.

      if anyone else supports them, they can claim them.

      Or you can try the turbotax or freetaxusa sites to see if it gets through there: https://howtogeton.wordpress.com/three-places-to-sign-up-for-stimulus-checks/

      Other option is to wait til next year, if you are no longer a dependent, you can file taxes and get check for you and the other two kids.

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  95. Also, even if you file an amendment to remove your adult child as dependent, they’re not currently processing any paper submissions so they still will not receive stimulus checks until the IRS is back up and running.

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  96. My husband died in 2014. My daughter is disabled and is 17. I haven’t filed taxes in years. We both get survivor benefits from my husband’s death. Usually the mother’s part goes away at 16, however we went through the whole process of having her being determined disabled with the adult application so I continue to get the surviving spouse/mother’s portion. I am sure I will get $1200 for my part, but how will my daughter be treated in this likely unusual situation? We also get DIC through the military all in my name. We are well under the financial limit. Thanks for any insight.

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  97. My brother is my caregiver and has filed me on his taxes for the past couple of years, I’m 36. I also get ssi. Where does this put me in the category for the stimulus check. I’ve been hearing so much different stuff.

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      1. My neighbors son helped her some in 2019 she is on ssdi he didn’t help her any in 2020 and claimed her on 2019tax can she file her self in 2021 for the year 2020 and still get the 1st stimulus check he won’t be claiming her for year 2020 in 2021

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  98. My mother-in-law moved in with us last year. She is on SSI. I am not sure if she has received her stimulus check.
    We haven’t filed our taxes yet for 2019, but we do plan to claim her as a dependent for 2019. Will she have to return the stimulus check if she has received the check and we end up claiming her on our 2019 taxes?

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    1. Well I learned i was being claimed when I went to put in info for non tax filing, and error message i was claimed.
      So why can’t I receive a check because of someone else’s error..

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        1. No I’m my own person with my own bills , have kids and income is child support so I don’t typically file taxes. Haven’t had to for 5 years now.
          I’m not even related to said person

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          1. I’m sorry this happened.

            You have a few options:

            1. Ask person to amend their tax returns and give to you any money they received for your kids (if they claimed your kids). Let them know you will report them for tax fraud if they don’t do this. After the amendment is made, file tax return or sign up for stimulus payment. Sadly, may take a while, I don’t know that IRS is processing amendments now.

            2. Let person know you are filing yourself next year, and if they falsely claim you that you will report them for tax fraud. Then file taxes for 2020 and get your stimulus check next year. You can file even with no income. Again, if they claimed your kids, check for kids might go to them.

            3. Report them for tax fraud right now. Not sure how long that will take to resolve.

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  99. Will people on SSI now get it deposited even if they are a dependent? I just read that they confirmed everyone on SSI will get it automatically. i am on SSI but claimed as a dependent. Will I now get it?

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  100. I claimed my disabled son who gets SSDI in 2018, but due to changes in eligibility, I couldn’t claim him in 2019, but he still gets SSDI, will he get a check?

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  101. I filed with turbo tax this year and said I was a dependent, however my parents did not claim me. Do I still qualify?

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    1. How old are you?

      You may need to figure out how to amend or cancel that return and try again.

      If you are not a dependent, you should not list yourself as one. Being a dependent will disqualify you from getting a check.

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      1. My parents will eventually claim me but haven’t done their taxes yet so by the time the checks come out I still won’t be claimed. I am now 22, 21 when I filed.

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  102. What can I do to get my stimulus check if someone illegally claimed me as a dependent. I am 19, and had filed my taxes as single.. But it was denied due to this.

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    1. I’m sorry I don’t know.

      If you want you can contact the IRS about reporting someone for tax fraud. I don’t know if they will get in trouble. After it’s resolved, you should be able to get your check.

      Or you could contact the person who illegally claimed you and ask them to amend their taxes so you don’t have to report.

      Or if you are not certain it was illegal, you can do nothing. If you file taxes next year and do not get claimed as a dependent, then you get your check then.

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      1. ok i never file taxes ive been on ssi for years and i recieve the maximum because ive always lived alone for the past 20 + yrs. i filed that free fill forms and it wouldnt let me file as head of house hold because some1 illegally claimed me. i didnt kno wat to do so i juss cheked the dependent box so i can submit it because i was told we had to fill it out to get stimulous. after it was finally accepted i learned that wSnt helping my case so i went back and filled out again. but cant submit cuz same problem. it turns out a friend of mine has been claimin g me as a dependent but we r not related and i have my own place. hes not even a caregiver my girl is.
        my question being if i filled it out and printed it would they honor that form before any of them?
        also i c u keep saying cail myself on 2020 to get stimulous but is that the same chek we were suppose to get now or a different chek meaning we could have got both.
        and does this mean i can not get stimulous still if they start giving out more this year.
        and my last question is there not away to file or change info so he dont get introuble wit the irs becaause i have a feeling ima miss out if i dont fix it.

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    1. I AM ON SSDI AND MY GRANDDAUGHTER CARRIED ME LAST YEAR(I WAS NOT WORTH ANYTHING)SHE IS NOT CARRYING ME THIS YEAR SO WILL I GET THE STIMULUS CHECK THIS TIME ?

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      1. Ok so my boyfriend claimed me on his taxes for 2019 but not for 2018 and we’re not together anymore
        Do I still qualify for the stimulas check? And my daughter gets Social Security and I am her beneficiary will I get the stimulas money for being her beneficiary

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  103. Your websites are great! Thank you for helping people.

    I’m having trouble putting all the info together from the different sites you have on the stimulus checks! And I realize you have a “main” page for this, sorry 🙂

    This page on dependents (above) claims if an adult and claimed as a dependent, you will not be eligible for a stimulus check. Is that still the case as of April 8th?

    Thank you!

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    1. To my knowledge that is still the case. there are some proposals to change this.

      If you aren’t claimed as a dependent next year, you can file and get a check then.

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  104. I claimed my mother shes on ssi and disability benifits for 2019 taxes will any of us get the package?..both our earnings under 50k

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  105. We have a small business with one worker The new sba loan does not help small businesses like ours. We pay $1000 a month to our employee. So with the loan it’s set up like it pays 2.5% of salary of employee. With that money you need to pay the employee that money to get it forgiven. So that leaves .5 % left to pay bills. Well it does not even pay 1// of rent never mind the other bills of business. And if store cannot open and employee does. It return then we have to pay back the money. So employee gets paid we owe it back. How does this help small businesses. Total rip-off. We are now forced to close

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  106. My daughter is on disability. Her full time live in unpaid caregiver/ boyfriend is not. I know she gets a check but he has not paid taxes for several years.. What’s his best means of making sure he gets his chick.
    Thank you so much

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    1. First off he might be able to get paid to take care of her through her insurance…as far as the stimulus check if anyone claimed him in 2018 or 2019 then they get 500. But if no one did claim him then he can file on IRS.gov/stimulus.or when or if he works this year when taxes are due in 2021 he can get it (stimulus) then.

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  107. I have a question kids dad and I each had 6 months of 2019 with our children! He filed taxes and claimed them on his non taxable income! However dec 10 th 2019 I received sole legal and sole physical custody of both my boys he has weekend visits! Well since covid I have had both my boys 24/7 he refused his visitation cuz he has a baby and my boyfriend is still working! So I’m caring for both my children including my disabled son through all this yet he filed them on last year’s taxes will he be the one getting their stimulus?

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    1. I’m afraid this is a question for an accountant. If you feel that he wrongly claimed them, perhaps there is a way you can file now and claim them before checks are mailed.

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  108. My ex husband filed my 3 daughters as dependents and received the tax break for that. Will he also have an additional tax reduction based on the stimulus package?

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  109. Greetings. First, I just discovered your blog. I love it. My adult disabled son is claimed as a dependent on my taxes. He gets SSI. Will I get a stimulus check for him or is he just completely left out?

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      1. My daughter is on disability, Of course I claim her. I got nothing, which is sad because we still pay for most of their expenses and they really don’t get much on disability either. I was disappointed that my daughter was left out, or that we didn’t even get the $500 credit either.

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        1. If she is on SSI, she should be getting monthly check of $780 or higher. If it’s less than this, it may be your paying most of her expenses is lowering her check.

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      2. I am also wondering in was claimed and I am on disability but i live at my own home not hers and have been for 7 years. I’m 25 and have a son who my husband claimed. She said she’d give me any money sent to her. Will I even get anything. I read I’d she’d 1200 plus the 500 for me being a dependent. What do I do? I dont even live with her and I have Bill’s to pay.

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        1. You are not eligible now. If you are no longer a dependent on next year’s taxes, you will get a check then. If you are married, you would usually appear on spouses’ taxes?

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          1. I can’t figure out how to post on here so I will post this in the comments.
            when I.filed my taxes with turbo tax for.2019 I filed married but seperate, I did not claim my husband as a dependant I only claimed my 2 step sons as dependants we went to the non filer form and did that for my husband but it was rejected. I did not get the 500 a piece for my stepsons either what do I need to do now? is there a way to file so my husband gets his stimulus payment?

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  110. So I finally got my SSDI last summer. My parents claimed me as a dependent in 2018. However, they did NOT for 2019 (since I got my SSDI). I did not file taxes for either year (so far; ie I still could for 2019). Should I go ahead and file my own taxes for 2019 since they didn’t claim me this year (2019)? I won’t owe anything, but it will update me in the system as no one’s dependent, correct? Thanks!

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  111. I get ssdi and my 6 year old daughter is living with me full time 12 months out of the year as she has been since birth , she gets auxiliary benefits from my ssdi. However, her father claimed her because he has a job and contributes child support. Will I get the extra $500 for her or will her father?
    Thanks

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      1. My father claimed my son and I on his taxes but only for helping with 10 percent of our cost of living , we didn’t live with him. I’m on ssdi. My dad passed away on Feb 19, 2020 so obviously he’s not getting the stimulus money. Will I be able to receive it then for myself and my son now?

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