Do You Qualify For A Stimulus Check?




So, will you get a stimulus check?

Here’s what you need to know.

Stimulus Checks

1. How do you get a stimulus check?

You filed a tax return this year or last year.

2. How much money can I get?

It depends:

Individuals: $1,200

Married Couples: $2,400

Dependent Children: $500 (must be less than 17-years-old)

3. Does it matter how much income you make?


4. What are the income thresholds?

There is no minimum adjusted gross income threshold. However, the stimulus check amount phases out by $5 for every $100 above certain income levels based on your tax filing status:

  • Single Filer: $75,000
  • Head of Household: $112,500
  • Married/Joint Filer: $150,000

5. At what income level will I not qualify for a stimulus check?

  • Single Filer: > $99,000
  • Joint Filer (no children): > $198,000

6. How do I claim my stimulus check?

Except filing a tax return, you don’t have to do anything to claim your stimulus check. The IRS will send you a check automatically to either your bank account through direct deposit or your mailing address listed on your tax return.

6. When will I get my stimulus check?

Direct Deposit: a few weeks

By Mail: a few weeks (or a few months)

7. I want a stimulus check faster. Can I provide my direct deposit information?

Yes. The IRS will set up a website in the coming weeks for you to submit your bank information for direct deposits.

8. Do I have to pay income taxes on the stimulus check?


9. I’m a senior citizen and/or get Social Security benefits and am not required to file a tax return.

You’re eligible and don’t have to file a tax return.

10. I haven’t filed my taxes for 2018 or 2019. Can I still file them and get a stimulus check?


11. Where can I learn more?

You can learn more from the IRS.

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