How to Access Your Stimulus Checks

Most Americans qualify for an Economic Impact Payment, but some will have to take action to get their Payment

The $2 trillion CARES Act that Congress passed in March is providing immediate financial relief to millions of Americans to help manage the impacts of the COVID-19 health and economic crisis. Most individuals will receive a $1,200 Economic Impact Payment from the IRS, with married couples receiving $2,400. People with children will receive an additional $500 per child. 

Most people have already received their Economic Impact Payments. However, millions of people may not know they are eligible and only need to complete a simple form to receive their money. 

If you have not yet received your stimulus payment, it could be because you need to provide information to the IRS. 

If you filed a 2018 or 2019 tax return, the IRS may need your updated address or banking information. Use the IRS’ Get My Payment tool to check on the status of your Payment.

Millions of Americans who don’t file taxes need to take action to get their Payment. The IRS has created a simple form you can use to quickly provide basic information about yourself and any eligible spouse or qualifying children so you can receive your Payment. Use the buttons below to find more information and use the Non-Filer: Enter Payment Info Here tool. The resource is available in Spanish and English. 

IRS Page in English  |  IRS Página en Espanol

If you have questions about getting your Economic Impact Payment or need help completing the IRS’ non-filer form, contact the United Way MyFreeTaxes Helpline at +1 844 322 3639.

Please watch out for scams related to the Economic Impact Payments. The United Way and the IRS will never request verification of personal and/or banking information saying that the information is needed to receive or speed up their economic impact payment by phone, email, text or social media.