Are you an SSI or VA beneficiary? If you didn’t file a tax return for 2018 or 2019 and have dependent children, you must register with the IRS by noon Eastern Time on May 5 to get an additional $500 economic impact payment for dependents — or else you’ll have to wait until you file your 2020 tax return to get the money.
Fill out a non-filer form NOW to get your full economic impact payment if these three things apply to you:
- You get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits
- You have qualifying children under 17 — and
- You didn’t file a tax return in 2018 or 2019
You must fill out this form and submit it by noon Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 5, to get your full payment now.
If you miss this deadline, you’ll still get your $1,200 payment, but not an additional $500 per dependent child under 17. Instead, you will need to wait to get the additional payment when you file your tax year 2020 return.
However, do NOT use this tool if you’ll be filing a 2019 return. According to the IRS, if you are required to file a return, using this tool will NOT speed up your economic impact payment. Instead, it’s likely to slow down processing of your tax return and getting any money.
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In reply to I HAVE DIRECT DEPOSIT FOR THE by STEPHEN1951
It's good that you're being careful. There are definitely scammers out there, and the IRS is not calling or sending email to ask for routing numbers and checking accounts.
If you need to give information to the IRS to get a payment, go to www.IRS.gov/coronavirus. Or, read the questions and answers about the payments.
In reply to I or my husband who is on SSI by robynsnyder
If you get Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability benefits or SSI, use this chart from the Social Security Administration to find out when and how you will get a payment.
You do not have to do anything to get a payment. The payment will come the same way you get your benefit.