Three Places to Sign Up For Stimulus Checks

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You can sign up for a stimulus check even if you have $0 in income. Anyone can sign up, as long as you have not been claimed as a dependent on someone else’s taxes.

Use the forms below if:

  1. You have not been declared a dependent on someone else’s taxes
  2. You have not yet filed taxes for tax year 2019
  3. You or your children did not yet receive stimulus checks.
  4. For parents with kids under 17: If you see one of the websites below write that people who get Social Security should not use this form IGNORE THIS. You must file to get checks for your kids.

Alternate options:

  1. Another option is to wait til the end of 2020 and the file a tax return. You can file a tax return even if you have $0 in income. You will get your stimulus check, or your kid’s checks then.

TURBO TAX TOOL

Sign up using TurboTax: Sign Up for Your Stimulus Check

FREE TAX USA TOOL

Sign up using the Stimulus Tool at FreeTaxUSA. Scroll down and click on the button “Stimulus only returns.”

IRS TOOL

IRS has launched a new tool for people who do not normally file taxes. Simple IRS form for stimulus checks

  • IRS announced a deadline for this tool. We do not know if forms are still being processed.
  • Some people are having trouble using this site on cell phones. Try selecting “desktop view” or use one of the other sites instead.
  • It asks for a state ID or driver’s license. If you don’t have one, you can leave that blank


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144 thoughts on “Three Places to Sign Up For Stimulus Checks”

  1. I was claimed and so was my two kids by my brother last year. Will he get all the stimulus checks I’m 31. Kids 2 and 5?

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  2. I am my daughter’s payee. She is 13 and I filed taxes but I can’t claim her as a dependent. She is on ssi can she get a stimulus or can I get it for her. Social security told me I can’t claim her on my taxes

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  3. I’m not working so I’m not going to file taxes for 2020, I didn’t get my second stimulus check only the first one, went to my tax lady she said she couldn’t help me cause I have no taxes to claim, so how can I claim my $600 stimulus check? What can I do?

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  4. Hi i never got the first check im 50 yrs old no kids but my mom and i live together and she filed dependent on me so my question is will i get a check at all i struggle ive been on ssi since i was 18 yrs . and ive never filed taxes at all i dont know if i have to do something to file for the checks
    Thank you
    kelley

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    1. No you will not receive a stimulus check. Anyone over the age of 17 that was claimed as a dependent on a 2019 tax return is not eligible for the first or second stimulus check. Sorry to be bearer of bad news I wish you good luck in these troubling times.

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    2. Yes you do have to file a tax return even if you never did before. Simply go to turbo tax and file for free. Answer the questions one by one and you will be done in no time. You will need the the form SSI sends you every year giving you your benefit total for the year. I think its Form SSA-1099
      You will also need a state ID and bank account information for direct deposit to get your money faster.
      Hope this helps!
      Good luck.

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  5. I’m disabled and receive SSI
    Supplemental income and have direct deposit but have yet to receive anything. I have a daughter who is 20 and she received her check right away. Please explain why she got hers and I who is disabled got nothing. I’ve even called and still no answers. They all said the same thing, that it’s coming and not worry. Well I’m worried. How can I get my stimulus? I struggle day to day cause I’m on a set income and this would’ve been extremely helpful. If anyone knows anything about how to get your stimulus would be helpful and I’d be extremely grateful. Thank you

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    1. Even though you dont file taxes you can still file a tax form to receive the stimulus payment you did not receive. You can either do it online or go out to a tax office and do it there.

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  6. Hello there!
    My mom mistakenly checked the “can be claimed as a dependent” box while filing the non-filers application, and she put all the family members under the same dependent status of this same application, although that my sisters and I file our taxes independently. It was a honest mistake, we were never dependent on anyone, I tried contacting the IRS and they suggested filing a 1040X amended return to adjust the dependency status. That was back in July, and I haven’t heard back yet. I think it is so unfair that because of that mistake all the family members including me are not eligible for the stimulus check that we really NEED anymore.
    Please advise me on anything I can do to solve this and if there’s any hope we would be able to get our money even if while filing tax returns later.
    THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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    1. I did the same thing, I accidentally put can be claimed as a dependent when I am the dependent. I’m also disabled. I changed it and unmarked can be claimed as a dependent but still have not received nothing. I also had it direct deposit but they should have had that info considering my SSI monthly payments are direct deposit. My daughter received hers right away. It’s now December and nothing. It really is upsetting and quite unfair that I haven’t received nothing and many others as well. Being disabled is quite hard cause you’re on a set income and money is extremely limited. That stimulus check for $1200 would have helped me out tremendously cause I struggle day to day. Just know you and your family are not alone on this. The people who actually really needed the stimulus check are the ones who got screwed and left out in the cold. It’s a damn shame how unorganized and absolutely unfair our government is.

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    2. Don’t belive wat you hear or read from your Google news reports I’m disabled and have a direct deposit but didn’t get my payment fast or first nor did many others that revive ssi or ssp it’s all to make them selves look good just do wat you’ve been doing keep calling the irs google is like cnn to the left

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      1. I was like to sign up fill it out get my stimulus money but I’m computer illiterate and someone claimed me on their taxes last year I don’t know who and I get SSI.

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        1. well who ever claimed you got your stimulus check (all 3). you need to file for yourself an they will have to pay that back. They say who ever files first gets chk first 2nd has to fight for what’s theirs

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    3. If your filed as a dependent on anyone’s 2019 tax return your not eligible for the first or second stimulus payments. For further information on the go to irs.gov/EIP Eligibility.

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  7. My wife and I separated in 2018 she claimed the kids for 2018and 2019 so she received a stimulus check but since the beginning of 2020 .y younger daughter lives with me what can I do to get the stimulus check for my daughter since she no longer lives with her mom

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    1. You need to file taxes claiming your daughter. That way you have the proof she’s with you. Then you will get your stimulus check. Just make sure her mom don’t claim her again.

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  8. ok so still not totally clear i’m my daughters payee she’s 12 on ssi and not required to file taxes so am i her dependent as i do not work or receive any income and if so do i file or request payment in her name then list her sister and i as dependents and where do i go to request it?

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    1. No you need to file yourself and list any of children 17 years of age and under and you will receive your stimulus check plus an additional 500 dollars for every dependent 17 or under. So for example if you have 2 children 17 or under you would receive your stimulus payment plus 500 for one child then another 500 for the second child which would make your first stimulus check $2,200

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    1. You will have to claim them as dependents on a 2020 tax return to receive the $500 a piece you would receive for them.

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  9. I am a 80 year old man who was forced to shut my business down as a Electrical Contractor for 49 years do to the slow down of work attributed to the virus. I have a 28 year old son who lives with me but suffered a disabling injury after his college football game in California. He does not work or drive and is probably disabled 30-40% with loss of his left arm and drop foot of his left leg. He is able to draw $700 a month from Soc. Sec. but I receive no income from him at all and am having him save what money he gets for his future after I am gone. Am I eligible for any assistance for income, or back penalties that I have occurred with my state Dept of L & I. With penalties I now owe them $15,000 and receive from Soc Sec apprx. $1400 a month to live on. I find sick humor in those who are filling or receiving checks with incomes over $100,000-$200,000. Give our country a break you greedy pieces of ????

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    1. Hello, I did my tax return 2021 for 2020 working through a program, but I wasn’t eligible for a tax return and I claimed my child will I still receive a stimulus?

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  10. My husband and I were not eligible for a stimulus check based on our income level but we do have a dependent child under 17. Yes, he was claimed as a dependent on our 2019 filed taxes. Should we have still gotten a check for him?

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    1. No not if you are over the limit of money allowed to make in a year for eligibility of a stimulus check. If your not eligible for a stimulus check because you make to much money then not receiving $500 dollars isnt going to hurt you much, greed is obviously in play here. Just saying the truth as I see it and I’m sure others see it the same way. People like this is why our country is in the shape it is now, it’s time for people like this to start giving back but all they want to do is take take take.

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      1. Your still eligible for a stimulus check as long as you were not filed as a dependent on anyone’s tax return. Just go through the proper procedures as lines out on the irs.gov website to receive a payment or file a 2020 tax return even if you made $0 in 2020 you can still file to get your stimulus payments.

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  11. Can I still file for the stimulus money for my child. I filed for mine on turbo tax and did not claim him on there because I did not have his social security card yet. He was born in August 2019 but somehow his paperwork did not get recieved by the ss office for a number. So now I have his card. How do I go about getting his money. Thank you.

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  12. I used turbo tax to file taxes because I didn’t know about the non fillers part so my taxes have that my husband and I made 1 dollar we filed jointly plus I accidentally checked that he could be claimed as a dependant and neither of us have received a stimulus check what can I do to fix this so we can get our checks.

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    1. You can receive a check by filling a 2020 tax return. Your husband however is not eligible because you filed him as a dependent there is no way of correcting this.

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  13. I filed my boys. Isaiah and Lorenzo. I got a stimulus check for 1700. My oldest boy turned 18 in February. Why did i get paid for him. He was 17 when i filed him as a dependent, he still in school, and he lives with me. Did i miss something.

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      1. Same here. I’m on social security and have been for years and I have direct deposit but still nothing. I also have a daughter and she got her $1200 check in the mail right away. It always seems like the people who actually need the help get screwed.

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    1. Since he turned 18 in 2020 you will not receive extra money for him nor will he receive his on stimulus money because you filed him as a dependent on your 2019 tax return.

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  14. Hello,
    First, thank you for all this information. Maybe you can guide me… My mom receives ssdi and has for several years. SSDI and pension is her only “income” and she does not file taxes. It is converting to just SSI in July. She is 65 no young children, dad passed in April due to covid, if that makes a difference. She has not received her stimulus check yet, and the site continues to give no update, Should I file at freetaxusa for her so she can get her check? Given circumstances, she could really use the help of the stimulus check right now. Her information on SS is all up to date on correct. Thank you for your help, it’s very much appreciated.

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  15. 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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      1. You can file a 2020 tax return even if you dont have any income and receive the stimulus payment as long as you were not claimed as a dependent on a 2019 or 2018 tax return.

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    1. Theres nothing you can do he will receive the money for the children because he filed them on his 2019 tax return, he will get money for them on both the first and second stimulus package. However he will not receive any money for claiming you as a dependent from the stimulus because your over the age of 17 and you will not be eligible for a check yourself because you were filed as a dependent on a 2019 tax return.

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  16. I didnt update my social security when i did my citizenship because i thought it was automatically done from when i had my green card. i called and they told me that my check was not going to be process and i will get a tax credit? The IRS guy was very rude and didnt give me a clear answer when i asked him what did he mean? he hung up on me when i asked for his name and supervisor. What type of treatment is this for people that do their taxes? I am going to contact my rep and my senators, this is madness and i think everyone that works for the government needs to go back to work. We, the people pay your salaries and you guys should be back to do the service that you are were hired for.

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  17. I was one of the first batches of direct deposits to be issued in April. My spouse has been waiting for his since then and he is in a glitch where the get my payment status still just is stuck in “your are eligible for payment”. We had to update the bank info but now it has been stuck on that for a month. I have tried every which option on the IRS website and the contact number 800-919-9835 is all useless. If anyone knows of anything let me know please!

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  18. I’m on ssdi and my two children are on ssi, we all three received $1200… I used the non filers form like it said to add my kids and husband who doesn’t work and has no income… he got no check? We are confused. The boys are 4yr old twins . We don’t pay taxes due to low income… all income is 1044. And from SS.

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    1. Your husband will not receive a check because he was claimed as a dependent, anyone over the age of 17 that is claimed as a dependent us not eligible for a stimulus payment.

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  19. Question – My 18 year old son filed his 2019 taxes in Feb and received a refund. My spouse and I have not filed our 2019 taxes yet and we received our $2,400.00 stimulus. Our son made about $12k for the 2019 tax year. He still has NOT received his stimulus for $1,200.00. Is there a reason he would not get the stimulus? He filed with H&R Block and received his refund fast via direct deposit. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    1. Did he have his refund sent to H & R block’s debit/credit card or was it sent to a bank acct? If it was sent to their card, you will have to go through the paperwork to put in the real acct number for the card. H & R Block sets up a temp acct for IRS to deposit the money into, then when H & R Block will take their fees then deposit the money onto the card. So just find the acct number for the card and change the info needed on the IRS website.

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    2. He would have to claim his stimulus payment on a 2020 tax return since it’s to late to fill out the free file form on irs.gov

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  20. Hi,
    My mom receives ssdi and has for several years. SSDI and pension is her only “income” and she does not file taxes. She is 65 no young children, dad passed in April due to covid, if that makes a difference. She has not received her stimulus check yet, and the site continues to give no update, Should I file at freetaxusa for her so she can get her check? Given circumstances she could really use the help of the stimulus check right now. Thank you for your help.

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  21. My husband is on ss and I don’t work we didn’t file taxes for 2018 ,2019. He received his $1200 but I thought married couples were to get $2400. Please let me know which one is right . Thank you

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  22. hi i got my 1200 i filed a tax return im on ssdi and my son is on ssi he is 14 years old.. i filed at h&r block will i still get 500 for my son??

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    1. I would request a check or have him file a 2019 tax return the president extended the tax deadline til July.

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    2. Alicia did their father claim them on his taxes? Or did anyone else? Did you? All these are important if you have not filed because you have not worked then you need to follow the link above and show you don’t need to file taxes but you need to request 2 checks on the behalf of your children. If you did work file your taxes and claim the girls and then you will get a check for them as well.

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      1. Me and my husband filed taxes this year and receive them before this started but have not received a stimulus check everyone that done there’s after us has received their stimulus check mine keeps saying it dont have enough information or or I’m not eligible or something is wrong I keep waiting and still don’t get no date I don’t see why I haven’t received one and you can’t talk to anyone if anybody knows of anyone I can talk to or where to go for me to try to fix this please let me know

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    3. I am disabled and get SSDI and SSI I got my check but my son is disabled also and receives SSI and SSDI he has not gotten a check does he also get one?

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  23. How do you claim your babies that you have full custody of and the missing dad is getting their stimulus money because he claimed them on his previous taxes and is keeping the stimulus money for the 4 and 5 year old. How do you correct this problem? It is not right he has never paid child support or helped with schooling clothing nothing. He doesn’t even see them except if they are lucky 2 to 3 times per year and usually for only 1 day at that. Their Mom is single parent. This is a Great Grandma of the boys asking. This just isn’t right.

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    1. I am in the same boat. I have sole custody of my 2 kids and it even states in the agreement hes not to file my kids on his taxes. I have a restraining order as well. I didnt file taxes for 2018 but I am sure he claimed them even know he wasnt suppose to do that. 2019 I claimed them He seem them once in the last 2 years. Even before then I was the one who worked and took care of them. He hasn’t paid a dime in child support and even before that was in place he never provided for nothing. And here I am raising my 2 kids alone while hes sitting their collecting their money….

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    2. I am on SSI and SSA and live in my mom’s RV her husband and her filed a tax return and put me down as a dependent without my permission And I need that extra money so I can get running water for I can use the restroom and to exex what can I do.

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    3. I know this isn’t what you will want to hear but if you apply for child support enforcement on him then every year his tax returns and any stimulas checks or anything (besides inheritence or a settlement) will ALL be sent to you. If they find they actually owe him for several years of taxes or something random like winning the lottery. He doesn’t see one red cent until his entire back child support is paid. If none of those things happens and he continues to not pay they will report it on his credit, *Say he makes approx $2500 of HOH credit on each child he claims (if he makes around 30k) You can ALSO make a claim with the IRS that you have the right to claim your children, and because they never see him or spend any overnights at him or his home, he is qualified to claim them. The IRS will re-issue you the funds based off your tax returns. Than he will owe the IRS whatever he was given from them. On top of that when you get a child support order established (I am guessing you do not have a child support order or I assume you would have been in contact by CS enforcement. Because they will intercept his tax returns, eventually non payment will lead to going back to court and being told he has to pay an additional $150 every month towards his back child support owed from not paying. So typically a few years later this leads to his license being suspended. Then if he still is not paying, they will eventually order us to court where he is a chance to offer me an amount of money (a portion of the back child support debt and I could leave the court house with that money in my hands (tempting when you have never had any kind of child support) I personally accepted the money, the first time! Then I realized by doing that he took it as a slap on the wrist. He decided to continue to not pay. So I decided next time I wouldn’t take anything but the full amount. Because I thought spending time in jail would make him come to his senses and begin paying. I can’t tell you how disappointing it was when he was ordered to 180 days in the local Jail or he would have to pay of his entire debt. Usually by this time they are several thousand dollars behind in child support. (He was like 14k behind) However, his mother contacted her sisters and brothers and they came together and come up with the money and he never even went to the jail his mom had it paid and they left the courthouse together just a few minutes after I left.. Boy it took 2 years to get to that point (only for him to be so quickly bailed out) he again gets a slap on the wrist when I Imagined for the first time he would face some actual consequences he would have to deal with. Wow don’t even know where all that came from 🤯😄

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  24. I am single mother of one child, would like to file my taxes but lost my w2 info. and my 1099s info. And the places where they came from have no info. On how to get a hold of anyone, and i would to get a stimulous check if possbile any thought on what to do?

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    1. I applied for a stimulus check for my granddaughter never got a stimulus check my son helped me fill out a form for my granddaughter to get a stimulus check but she never got one how do I find out if the IRS received my granddaughters application for her to get a stimulus check. How can I check on it? Thank You………..

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  25. I am trying to help my brother get his stimulus check. He does not work. (He should be on disability). I’m just trying to help him. Can someone, ANYONE please tell me where to go to do this?? Now, he would be a non-filer meaning he has no income to file taxes on. NO dependents! But he does need to get into the system to be able to get his share of the money. He does stay with our mother and helps her by doing small odd jobs. Nothing much to speak of but it does help her. Can anyone please let me know where to go…PLEASE!!?? IF possible can you send me a link??
    Thank you ever so much in advance…Kat

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    1. For my nephew l googled unfiled then clicked on payment information but you may have to click on IRS.gov.com before you do anything

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    2. Did you say you are on Snap Benefits and have no income?
      Thats ok you can still file with the links provided above for a stimulus check (use the one that allows you to choose no tax return and that you want to request your stimulis without filing taxes. From my understanding?

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  26. I receive SSDI and have a 17 year old and 16 year old but my mother that also is on ssi is my dependents payee. Does she need to register them or do I? Btw I received my $1200 today.

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      1. You said your disabled do you get SSDI or SSI payments? If you do, from my understanding you need to go to one of the pages listed above and request your check. I am disabled and get social security and so do both my kids 10 and 14. I did not claim either of my taxes because I don’t work or file taxes. I got my stimulis check (I did not get the $500 for each of my kids) I did randomly just got a 1200 payment from the treasury in my daughter’s account. So I did not have to do anything since we all were already getting direct deposit from SSDI. We got our money last week and today.

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  27. I receive SSDI benefits check and my daughter is my Rep Payee, however, she added me as a dependent in 2018 but NOT for 2019. She has not filed 2019 taxes yet. She also already received her check, obviously, the stimulus bill looked at her 2018 returns. Being that the stimulus looks at 2018 & 2019 depending on a person’s situation, Am I still eligible to receive the $1200 in May – she will NOT add me as a dependent for 2019?

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    1. The PRESIDENT extended taxes until July however I believe all you have to do is follow the links above to request your check. All you have to do is go to the 1 website that asks you if you would like to file, but you can select no to filing but still request your stimulis. I believe if your daughter DID claim you this year you probably wouldn’t have received a stimulis check. So that’s a plus.

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  28. I marked on my son’s income tax he could be claimed but when I filed mine I couldn’t claim him. He’s 21 and hasn’t received check. I don’t know how to fix this

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    1. I would request a check or have him file a 2019 tax return the president extended the tax deadline til July.

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  29. I filed my “stimulus only”2019 tax return with my son as a dependent on free tax USA . I later filed a non filing firm on the IRS website too. The IRS rejected their form because I filed on Free tax USA a week prior.

    I received a stimulus check for myself only. My dependent amount was missing in my bank account. My disabled son receive ssi on direct Xpress card.

    Do you think that is why IRS excluded the $500 from my stimulus check today? I do not know how to inform IRS about the missing 500 due their system rejecting previous filers for 2019.

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    1. I receive ssi for all 3 kids and I got my stimulus for 1200 but didn’t get their payment which I filed on efile and it said it was excepted!

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    2. Also my children have their own accounts for their SSI payments because I am disabled, and I got a stimulus for myself direct deposited in my bank account like my payments are. Both of my kids were claimed by their fathers. Maybe your daughters payment will go onto the card she has? I know my daughter got a $1200 stimulus in her account today. I think there habe to be contributing factors to that but not sure yet so I 🤔 will get that figured out. I would think your child’s payment will be directly deposited the same way her disability payments are made. I think!

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  30. I’m a single mom and don’t work. My 17 yr old son receives SSDI on a Direct Express card and I’m his payee. Will we get the $1,200 plus the child payment or does only get the $500. Do I need to sign up or will it automatically go on the card? He is also owed Child support. Will he receive that too? I’m so confused!

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      1. I’m on ssdi I checked the site like every one else that says they are getting there’s 13th mine is not giving me the same information can some one please help me find out I am homeless since all this started an was going to use the money for a home idk why I wldnt get it

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        1. Okay I am 58 years old I draw SSI someone climbing on your taxes and I don’t know who I didn’t get the first of those check and now I’m wanting to know why I get the second?

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  31. When I got the error message, I went back and entered DISABLED for the job title and it went through after that. So even if you have no job, you just need to enter something in that box and disabled works.

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    1. My sister claimed me as depended on her taxes and she got a stimulus check of course I dident get a penny out of it. Would I get a stimulus check as well if I file? And how do I file?

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      1. On what site get my payment cause it doesn’t ask for job tittle please some one tell me a better way to find out other than get my payment cause I really need this money

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  32. Will people on ssi who has a payee get a stimulus check? How would that work if their both on ssi and it’s the same name but their the payee

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      1. What day will people on SSI get there stimulus checks they keep giving us different stuff days first was the 22nd of April in the 24th of April so what day are we supposed to get it

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  33. I am on SSDI and have NOT yet received stimulus direct deposit for myself or my spouse or my kids. I did file 2019 taxes. U R saying we need to sign up for our kids. I went to IRS website, but there are only 2 links. One to check the status which says they don’t have my information and the other link is for non filers. Where should I add my kids. The other link for non filers is used to file taxes if U have not filed them.

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  34. THANK YOU SO MUCH !! I HAD SO MUCH TROUBLE UNTIL I CAME ACROSS YOUR WEBSITE !! I THANK EACH AND EVERYONE THAT HAS MADE THIS WEBSITE POSSIBLE FOR OTHERS LIKE ME . I am disabled and was having a very hard time with all the conflicting information.

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