Why Didn’t I Get a Stimulus Payment? Why Didn’t My Child Get a Payment? When Will It Come?

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What’s On this Page?

  • Updates and New News
  • Why didn’t I get my check?
  • Schedule for people on Social Security
  • Schedule for taxpayers
  • Schedule for paper checks
  • Schedule for TurboTax or FreeTaxUSA
  • Schedule for IRS Non-Filers Tool
  • Why didn’t my child get a check?

Updates & New News

🧡 Stimulus payments have started arriving and it is a giant mess! Most common problems reported by our readers:

– getting no check
– getting a check for adults, but child’s payment missing
– check’s being sent to wrong bank accounts

🧡 If you didn’t get a check, don’t panic. Some checks are still being mailed out. Your check may still be coming.

🧡 For other problems: The treasury department has not yet released information on how to resolve other problems. Stay tuned.

Why Didn’t I Get a Stimulus Check? 

There are a few possible reasons:

🧡 Nothing is wrong. Your check is still on the way and you will get it soon.

🧡 You need to sign up. In order to receive a check, one of these things must be true: 1) You signed up or 2) you filed taxes or 3) you were on Social Security in 2019. If none of those things are true for you, you need to sign up now. Three Places to Sign Up For Stimulus Checks

🧡 You are listed as a dependent on someone else’s taxes: Stimulus Checks for Adults Who Are Dependents

🧡 You are getting a paper check and it hasn’t been mailed yet. See schedules below.

🧡 Your application or tax return is still processing. Some returns are being very slow this year.

🧡 You filed taxes on paper. IRS has stopped processing paper returns. You can file electronically. If you filed in 2018, they will use that return

🧡 Your check went to the wrong place. Some people who filed taxes are having problems with checks being sent to old bank accounts or to tax preparation businesses. IRS states they are working on this problem.

🧡 There was a problem. Many reports of problems. The most common problem is the child’s payment missing. IRS states they are working on these problems. Stay tuned!

🧡 Below is all information currently available. Things could change. We are continually updating this page. Please check back. For more updates, you can also join our Facebook Page.

People on Social Security Who Don’t File Taxes

Social Security Administration is still processing payments. Many people on Social Security have not received their checks yet. Stay tuned. It may be coming soon.

People Who Filed Taxes

The first round of stimulus checks have gone out. First round went to people who either filed taxes or signed up for stimulus payments using TurboTax or FreeTax.

Even if you filed taxes or signed up, you may not have gotten your payment yet. They have not processed all returns yet, and they are sending payments out in rounds.

Many people reported that they did not receive checks. If this happened, there could be a few reasons:

  • The IRS has not yet processed your tax return this year.
  • The IRS did not have your bank information on file.
  • They sent your payment to an old bank account you no longer used.
  • You used a tax preparation service, which set up a temporary bank account that is now closed.

The IRS has stated that they are aware that many checks went to the wrong place and they are working on fixing this problem.

Paper Checks for People Who Filed Taxes

If IRS did not have your direct deposit bank information, they will send out a paper check. Checks will start being mailed this week and continue through September. People with lowest income will get their checks first. See the schedule of when checks get mailed.

Note: This schedule is only helpful if the IRS has actually processed your tax return. They are behind on processing returns, and paper returns are completely halted. If you filed in 2018, they may use that one instead.

IRS has also created a page where you can track your check: Get My Payment. Apparently, it does not work very well, and many people get error messages.

Stimulus Check Sign Ups on TurboTax or FreeTaxUSA

Some readers report that they have already received their checks. Payments were sent out at the same time as payments for regular tax payers. More rounds of payments will continue in the future.

Not everyone who signed up has gotten their check. In some cases, the IRS may still be processing your request. The IRS has not released a schedule for how quickly they are processing the TurboTax and FreeTax sign ups.

If you did not include direct deposit banking information, they will send out a paper check. Although it is not possible to guarantee when your case will be processed, some people will receive their checks at the same time as taxpayers: See the schedule of when checks get mailed.

IRS has also created a page where you can track your check: Get My Payment. Apparently, it does not work very well, and many people get error messages.

IRS Non-filers Tool

Schedule for this has not yet been released. If you are on Social Security, your payment should be received at the same time as everyone else on Social Security. Stay tuned.

Why Didn’t My Payment Include $500 for My Child? 

There are a few possible reasons:

🧡 You didn’t sign up. You need to sign up or file taxes or your child will not get a check. Three Places to Sign Up For Stimulus Checks

🧡 You waited too long to sign up. For some people on Social Security there was a deadline. You can still get the check, it might take longer: Is it Too Late To Sign Up My Kids For Stimulus Payments?

🧡 There was a problem. Some readers are reporting child payments missing. IRS states that they are aware of these problems and are working on them. They have not yet released information on what you can do to resolve the problem. Stay tuned.

🧡 Your child is the wrong age: Learn about 17 and 18 year olds and Adult Children

What in the World is Going On

For anyone who is homebound or sheltering in place: Food. Rent. Internet. Unemployment. Paid Leave. Student Loans. Grocery Delivery. Love. Bills. Online Doctors. What to Do During School Closings: Read All of Today’s Updates

Remember ME

This blog was created by people with ME/CFS (Sometimes called “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”).

Being homebound is nothing new to us. Many of us have been homebound or bedridden for five, or ten, or twenty years.

There is now a great deal of support, understanding, and help available to people staying home during Coronavirus, but none of this was available to us all these years, and when Coronavirus is over, it may go away again.

As you go about your day, please take a moment to think about your homebound friends. You may be able to go back out someday, but we may never be able to.

💗💗💗,

81 thoughts on “Why Didn’t I Get a Stimulus Payment? Why Didn’t My Child Get a Payment? When Will It Come?”

  1. I am 70 and retired receiving social security retirement benefits automatically deposited in my bank account. I was told to do nothing and I have received nothing. When I went to the IRS get my payment site they said they have no information on my social security number.

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  2. I’ve been waiting for months to get my stimulus check! I’m on disability which comes thru my bank account. I’ve searched everywhere but the answers I read say the same thing don’t do anything it is on the way. Everybody I’ve talked to has gotten a check even thou their situation is different than mine. I just wanna know when it’s going to come! Thank you

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    1. I receive SS Survivor benefits and was locked out of the IRS track my stimulus site for months saying my info doesn’t match and finally received a paper check today even tho my direct deposit info is on file. I did not receive anything for my 3 eligible children though. Also be on the lookout for a prepaid visa which I heard looks like junk mail.

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  3. I filed my Tax return around first~second week of May and still haven’t got my tax return nor the stimulus check. Is that because I filed too late to get stimulus check? or am I still eligible. Is anyone in same situation as I’m in? I’m broken….

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  4. I filed my Tax return around first~second week of May and still haven’t got my tax return nor the stimulus check. Is that because I filed too late to get stimulus check? or am I still eligible. Is anyone in same situation as I’m in? I’m broke….

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    1. We filed last week of May and received our tax refund about two weeks ago, however, we have not received our stimulus check. And the website is worthless for finding why.

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  5. Still have NOT received my Economic Impact Payment. Currently receiving SSI via Direct Deposit. I am a US Citizen living in the Philippines, married and have Resident Alien Visa status here. I know of others here in the Philippines with similar situations and they have NOT received payment either.

    So far as I read eligibility, I AM eligible for payment

    Who or where can you actually CONTACT someone to find out what the problem is? The IRS “Get My Payment” tool is worthless: We are unable to provide the status of your payment right now because:

    We don’t have enough information yet (we’re working on this), or
    You’re not eligible for a payment.

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  6. Hi I’m on SSI and I have a payee they r also wondering what is going on with my stimulus check I don’t get direct deposit . I’m going to be moving in 2 weeks and I have to change payees so I don’t know if ill even get one . I was told that I didn’t have to file for the t as well.

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  7. I am currently trying to get ssd in the process but it is a really really slow process just yet another slow government process. I have done the non filer process and today being the 19 of June I still can not get an answer to when or if I will receive a check and the telephone number they give you to talk to someone is not helpful at al
    Can anyone answer when or if this is going to happen. The government needs to clear up this mess before going ahead with another stimulus.

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  8. I am currently trying to get said in the process but it is a really really slow process just yet another slow government process. I have done the non filer process and today being the 19 of June I still can not get an answer to when or if I will receive a check and the telephone number they give you to talk to someone is not helpful at al
    Can anyone answer when or if this is going to happen. The government needs to clear up this mess before going ahead with another stimulus.

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  9. I am on SSI and SSA. I have a Direct Express card I recieve my SSI on. I get a paper check for my SSA windows pension. I still have not recieved my Stimulus. I dont know what is wrong. I have been trying to get info EVERYWHERE, no help anywhere.

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    1. My son who is 11 is on SSI and he still has not received his stimulus check. They stay recipients on SSI will automatically get theirs but my son has not. I can’t find any info on children under 18 who receive SSI. I have even put his info in the where’s my payment thing on the IRS site and they have no information. I’m at my wit’s end please point me in the right direction.

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  10. I have received my stimulus check but it didn’t have both mine and my husband’s name on it or it wasn’t the full amount that we were supposed to get, and we file our taxes jointly.

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    1. I registered myself and my 3 children at the end of the registration it said estimated stimulus amount is 3200 and I did not recieve for my kids I got a letter 3 weeks letter stating nothing about my kids just that congratulations you were accepted for 1200 so I have no idea what is going on n why I did not get $ for my children

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      1. I read somewhere that we have to claim our kids next tax season to get our payment. We get nothing for our kids now. When its needed

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      2. I have the same issue. My daughter is only 14 years old on our 2019 tax return. Still as of today, she have not gotten her payment. No acknowledgement that her check is yet to come either. Please let me know who I may call.

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  11. I have receaved the letter telling me my check would be mailed on may first today is the 20 and still no check. Should i freak out.

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  12. I’m 55 been on SSdi since 1992 so haven’t filed taxes since then my girlfriend is on ssdi and only since 2018 and she received hers on the 29th can someone tell me why I haven’t received mine???? Going crazy in Ky..

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    1. My father is my beneficiary of my ssi and I haven’t received a stimulus! How will I get it? My husband and I file taxes jointly in February it’s still being processed! I’m so confused!

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    2. What if you had to mail in a paper form due to not having your irs pin and couldn’t receive it online and it hasn’t been processed yet will you still get one after the irs has finished with proving your identity and taxes or will you miss out????

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  13. does anyone truely know the answer to when will a person on SSDI receive their stimulus check if you have a representative payee. Please help we need money to.

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  14. My 2 babies are on SSI and I used the non filers tool to file for my stimulus payment and I added them both on there I received my payment but I didn’t get there portion Has this happened to anyone else on here?

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    1. You Didn’t Get Paid for Your Dependents

      According to the CARES Act, individuals will receive an additional $500 per qualifying dependent as part of their stimulus payment. However, some individuals are reporting that they aren’t receiving this additional money that they’re entitled to, even after jumping through the necessary hoops required by the IRS.

      Many Social Security retirement, survivors or disability insurance benefits and railroad benefits beneficiaries, for example, don’t typically file tax returns. The Treasury Department guided these individuals to submit additional information, including information about qualifying dependents, through the IRS Non-Filers tool by April 22. Now, there are reports of these individuals not receiving their additional $500 per dependent, even when they followed the government’s instructions.

      The IRS’s solution for this might not be one you want to hear.

      “If you did not receive the full amount to which you believe you are entitled, you will be able to claim the additional amount when you file your 2020 tax return,” reads the IRS FAQ on Economic Impact Payments. This means these individuals won’t see the additional dependent money to which they’re entitled until 2021.

      There is one caveat that could explain why you haven’t received your money if you’re a Direct Express cardholder, though.
      Let me know if this helps please, thank you

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  15. I am on SSD however my wife still works. We fall under the limits and have a qualifying child and still, we get the Payment Status Not Available line. We did use Turbo Tax as we do every year and are hoping that we are temporarily stuck in that glitch. We are not financially strapped, but $2900 is nothing to ignore. Some information about the software glitch would be great and/or a way that says when you put in your info, “You are not qualified” would make it easier than wondering.

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  16. Still no payment! SSDI with SSI, direct deposit and IRS hasn’t enough information – we’re working on that 🙂

    Where, WHERE can I find information on WHERE my Stimulus payment is?

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  17. I’m on SSD and VA benefits. I submitted our info on the non-filer tool thru turbo tax on April 10th but on April 29th only $1200 came. I’ve read the info on this site and I hope they fix this issue because even my SSD payment is the same

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    1. I’m on disability and the said I don’t have to do anything . I have direct deposit direct express . I haven’t got nothing yet . When will they be posting direct express stimulas checks for people on disability.

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      1. I am also on SS disability and have direct express and haven’t received anything. My husband is on SS and he got his stimulus on April 29th and i know other people that are on SSDI and never ever worked and they all got there stimulus. I worked hard my whole life and because of arthritis had to go on SSDI at the age of 61

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  18. I’m on disability I still have not gotten my check yet I was told I didn’t half to fill out anything can someone tell me what going on

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  19. My taxes was take by IRS my income has never been over 25,000 I owe taxes I’m without a home no transportation I just got tested at my job nursing home in West Memphis Ar I am CNA will I get a stimulus check

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    1. I’m on SSI and SSI.They claim the people on SSDI received there stimulus check 4/29/2020 and the people on SSI should be receiving their stimulis check mid may.well here it is mid May and I still havent received my stimulus check.I try and find out by going on wheres my refund and all I see are two messages saying i may not be eligible for a check or they need more information.its very frustrating to say the least

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  20. I am a Representative Payee for someone who received SSD
    The person that I am representative have not received his Stimulus money yet. why?

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    1. I’m in same situation. I am the payee for my adult son who receives SSD via Direct deposit. He has not yet received his stimulous check. Why?

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    2. I have been on SSI disability for 10 years and in July or August of last year I got taken off of it. Tried to file with the portal but apparently I have to have some identity pin number from the IRS you can get home before I can register on the portals. No way to get the pin number from the IRS so I can’t even file a tax return with my 1099-sa because I don’t have the pin number. on top of that I got divorced this year so my last name is not even the same. I’m so lost and I’ve been trying for three weeks to get ahold of someone at social security or the IRS and no one can help. Anyone know if they’ll automatically send it?

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    3. My wife filed her taxes linked to my debit account, and didnt receive her stimulus check. Would she not get one because she used an account that already received one?

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  21. II am on ssi,For a verry severe seizure disorder. I have about,One Hundred people in my complex who recieved the stimulas Check,Due to being on,ssi. But I was the ONLY person in the WHOLE BUILDING who DID NOT recieve the Stimulas Check !!,I CAN NOT !!,call the I.R.S,They are Totally closed DOWN. and the Social security security dept,Say’s I have to talk to the,I.R.S,HOW DO YOU TALK TO A COMPANY THAT IS TOTALLY !!!!,SHUT DOWN!!!!,Nothing Personal. I just want to know,Where is my payment. As it said online,The mail is being put in WRONG BOXE’S. If that is the case,Then,How can I get that corrected,Or How do can i KNOW for CERTAIN,THE,$1250.00,Dollar Check Was sent to me,And WAS Put into either my mailbox,NOT the WRONG BOX,Becouse MANY time’s,The complex to where I live,If a person recieve’s the wrong mail,They either,Keep it,Or,Throw it away. They do NOT return it to the proper owner. Again Please help me with located the stimulas check,God bless,and take care

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  22. I am on ssi and awaiting stimulus I can only find out so little as to when the payment will actually go out . I’ve been using suntrust since I 1st started getting my ssi payments but switched to another suntrust bank will it still be deposited into my account or will I get a check and if so when will the begin mailing ssi stimulus checks I am so concerned I may not even end up getting 1 Ive heard by May 1st then it was May 8th now I’m hearing it could be May 15th I have no idea an there is very little to no info regarding anything I can’t even verify payment .

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  23. I’m not on SSI and have filed my taxes which have been completed and my Get My payment status says “I am eligible for a payment and it will be direct deposited into the below account. We will notify you when it has been scheduled”. That status has been in place for 2 weeks now..no change at all…starting to freak out.

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  24. I need help Me and my son are on SSI I did the non filter received a paper check today for me and my husband but nothing for my son what can I do and will he get his 500 on hit our direct express card

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  25. I am payee for adult son on SSDI ( and ADC) who has not received his check. He has direct deposit to a bank account. Why not

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  26. I am just sick with worry. I get SSDI And SSI combined because when I first filed for disability some 30 years ago my SSDI payment was very low so I was supplemented with SSI.
    As of this morning, May 6 my Bank hasn’t posted the deposit of my Stimulus payment. I was counting receiving on it April 29 like everyone I know on SS or SSDI did.
    Can someone here please update me on what is the holdup and is there something I should do. btw, I have had direct deposit with the same Bank for over 15 years.

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    1. Im on disability and i cant even find out anything on the irs sight its not just you we just have to wait even if it’s scaring us the irs dont care neither does trump

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  27. my husband is in ssdi, he received his check. I don’t work so income for me. We haven’t filed a income tax return for the past 3 years. When I check to see when my check might come, it says: we can not determine your eligibility. I was going to fill out the Non Filter but one of the “DON’T FILE IF” is if you were married at the end of 2019 and are not filling this with your husband, STOP…..I need help

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      1. I read that VA and SSI recipients with received it no later than Friday May 15 2020, they said the 2nd week of May, I put in till the end of the 2nd week that would the last filing date of May 5 to be processed by and subject to be dispenser among those recipient

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  28. I am on SSI only ,but till today MAY -05-2020 I didn’t get my first stimulus check for $1200 , how long do I need to wait ? I did has my direct deposit bank AC for so many years ago then every month my SSI go through that , but not the stimulus check? What I need to do?

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  29. I am a Representative Payee for someone who received SSA I have received my Stimulus money. The person that I am representative of have not received his Stimulus money why?

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    1. I do need help with this as well I’m rep. Payee for my 2 daughters with special needs born disabled an I’m extremely disabled as of April 2017 from a chronic illness an haven’t worked since 1996 (( married an divorced in 2015 )) will I get his check he pays child support weekly to my 17 year old son (( 11/2002 )) I’ve searched an called an read till blue..blessed to have stumbled onto this ..i need answers …i have so many things this would help towards…could I get the $500 or to late…thank you so much 1:37am

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  30. I was wondering if I’m getting a stimulus check? I have a legal payee my mother and I’m on SSI and I have had the same payee for 15 years. My payee does not claim me as a dependent since I’m 48. My payee just checked the get my payment site and got a notice that her check is being mailed out to her even though she has a bank account that her ssi check goes into for the last 20 years. My SSI When I check get my payment it doesn’t show me as eligible or says I’m typing in the wrong info. Which I’m not. Then locks me out for 24 hours. I’m so confused. Can anyone help answer my question please.

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    1. They said ppl. On SSI, ssd and so on would be getting their stimulus payments deposited on their direct Express cards by the 5th of May. There isn’t even a hint that mine is coming and tomorrow is the fourth. What’s up?

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    2. I would like to know this also because my mother is payee over my check she got her deposited on her direct express card because she is on Social security but I didnt get mine and I’m on ssi but both direct express cards is in her name so I’m worried that they will overlook me or that both the cards being in her name will mess things up and I really need the stimulus money

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  31. Good morning and thank you for all that you are doing! It is SO important!
    I am on SSDI and get my payment through direct deposit. I have not received a payment. Could this be because I have a representative payee? Or because I am up for an evaluation soon? tyia

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    1. I am on SSDI and I have a rep payee as well, but I have not yet received the stimulus funds. When and if you get the funds, could you please let me know, I will post to this site if and when I get the money.
      -Curt

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  32. I’m 35 years old. I draw disabled adult child social security survivor benefits from my father’s claim record since my father is deceased. I don’t file taxes. I checked the get my payment app and I get the status payment not available.

    Should I just assume that the IRS considers me a dependent even though I live alone and take care of my own business.

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  33. I receive SSDI my 6 year old daughter also receives SSDI. I am owed child support from her father. I have no idea what I’m supposed to do. Please can someone point me in the right place???
    Thank you Amanda

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    1. It should happen automatically if case has been reported and is being pursued by your state child support office. If not, you’d need to look into getting the case on their list for future years.

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      1. My name is DENISE and I’m on SSI and I’ve not received my stimulus check either, and I’m worried that I might not be getting a check please help me understand if and when I may be getting the check? Praying for this financial moment of my needs to end! Help me if you’re able to, thanks

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  34. Hi good morning if your child is on disability and I didn’t claim him but my other kid’s because he’s on disability my son is 6 yrs old does he gets his own stimulus check I was told yes

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  35. I was wondering if I am getting a stimulas check since I am married but seperated not legally yet we are going to get divorced. I am on social security disabilty and we havent lived together in a long time. My husband hasnt filed taxes since they were charging people for not having insurance so I’m sure he owes money. I have not selected to file taxes on my social security disabilty have been on it since 11/01/2006 can anyone please answer my question thank you

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    1. I am on ssdi and have not received a payment at all and 2 months behind on my Bill’s cause my boyfriend has been off work cant get employment or nothing and he has not got a check either and was not a taxe payer for 3 years but still has not got a check and I have not either

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        1. I read that VA and SSI recipients with received it no later than Friday May 15 2020, they said the 2nd week of May, I put in till the end of the 2nd week that would the last filing date of May 5 to be processed by and subject to be dispenser among those recipient

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