Check The Status Of Your Check From The US Government | Stamford Moms

On April 15, the U.S. Government began sending checks as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

You may be eligible to receive a Payment if you:

  • Are a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident alien;
  • Cannot be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s return;
  • Have a Social Security number (SSN) that is valid for employment (valid SSN); and
    • Exception: If either spouse is a member of the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the taxable year, then only one spouse needs to have a valid SSN
  • Have adjusted gross income below an amount based on your filing status and the number of your qualifying children.

If you filed a federal income tax return for 2018 or 2019, you do not need to take further action. If you already filed your tax return for 2019, the IRS will use this information to calculate the Payment amount. If you haven’t filed your tax return for 2019 but filed a 2018 federal income tax return, the IRS will use the information from your 2018 tax return to calculate the payment amount.

Eligible individuals will receive $1,200. Two eligible individuals filing a joint return will receive $2,400. You will receive an additional $500 payment for each qualifying child you claimed on your tax return being used to calculate your payment who meets the following conditions:

  • The child is your son, daughter, stepchild, eligible foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, half-brother, half-sister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew).
  • The child is claimed as a dependent on your tax return.
  • The child was under age 17 at the end of the taxable year.
  • The child was a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. resident alien.
  • The child has a valid SSN or an Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number (ATIN)

You can check the status of you check, here.

Have more questions? Check here. Also, Congressman Himes also periodically hosts livestreamed FAQs through his Instagram and Facebook page.

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