Who Gets a Check?
You qualify for an economic impact payment (stimulus check) if you filed tax returns for either 2018 or 2019 and meet the income requirements below:
- If you file as an individual – Eligible tax filers with adjusted gross incomes of up to $75,000 will get the full $1,200 payment. The payment is reduced by $5 for every $100 over the $75,000 threshold. If your gross income exceeds $99,000 as an individual with no children, you will not receive a check.
- If you file jointly with your spouse – Eligible joint tax filers with adjusted gross incomes up to $150,000 will receive the full $2,400 payment. The payment is reduced by $5 for each $100 about that threshold. If your joint gross incomes exceed $198,000 and you have no children, you will not receive a return.
- If you have children – Eligible taxpayers will receive up to $500 per qualifying child.
- If you receive social security – No additional action is needed. The government will either send you a direct deposit or a paper check.