Need Your First Stimulus Check?

Most Illinoisans are eligible for stimulus checks under the CARES Act passed in Spring 2020. However, those who are not required to file taxes may have needed to take action to receive their checks. If you missed the deadlines for the first round of stimulus checks you can still claim your check. More information about stimulus checks is below.

Update! If you have not received your first stimulus check, file a 2020 tax return to receive your stimulus check. You will claim the Recovery Rebate Credit on your 2020 tax return.

For families where one spouse does not have a Social Security Number, the other spouse with the SSN is now eligible for a stimulus check.

Check our المساعدة الضريبيَّة page for more resources on filing taxes.

To learn more about the second stimulus check, see our Round 2 page.

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If you have already filed taxes and used direct deposit for your tax return, you are done!

If you are eligible, you should have received your stimulus check already. You can check your eligibility or get answers to common questions. You can also track your payment on the IRS Get My Payment portal. You'll be asked to check okay to confirm that you are an authorized user.

If you are eligible but haven’t received your stimulus check yet, file your 2020 tax return and claim the Recovery Rebate Credit to receive any missing amount.

Check our المساعدة الضريبيَّة page for more resources on filing taxes.

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If you haven’t filed taxes, even if you have no income, don’t miss out.

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If you need to file taxes because of how much money you made or for other reasons, file your taxes so that the IRS can figure out if you’re eligible for a stimulus check. Check our المساعدة الضريبيَّة page for more resources on filing taxes.

Not sure if you need to file? Visit the المساعدة الضريبيَّة page.

If you don’t have income or had very low income and you did not submit your stimulus payment information to the IRS using the IRS non-filers tool before November 21, 2020, you can still receive your stimulus check by filing a 2020 tax return and claiming the Recovery Rebate Credit. If your income was very low, remember that you might be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Check our المساعدة الضريبيَّة page for more information on the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Getting a bank account before you file taxes could help speed up your payment. Visit our Banking Help page to learn more about Bank On's safe, online options.

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Receive your stimulus check faster with direct deposit.

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Waiting for a check by mail could take many weeks. Entering a direct deposit bank account number could help speed up the process. If you have a bank account or prepaid debit card and have not yet received your stimulus check, you can enter your direct deposit information on your 2020 tax return.

Local banks are offering lower cost, safe accounts for people who need a bank account through Bank On. You can apply online. Learn how to get a Bank On account or what to do if you can’t get an account here.

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If you’ve moved since the last time you filed taxes.

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If you’ve moved since you filed your 2018 or 2019 taxes, but the IRS has your bank account information for your refund, you should still get a direct deposit in your account.

If the IRS doesn’t have your bank account on file and you’ve moved, your paper check may go to the wrong place. Be sure to change your address with the U.S. Postal Service.

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If you receive Social Security, veterans benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Railroad Retirement benefits.

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If you haven't yet received your stimulus check and/or the $500 stimulus check for your dependents under the age of 17, file a 2020 tax return to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit.

Check our المساعدة الضريبيَّة page for more resources on filing taxes.

Stimulus Check Commonly Asked Questions

Have you had any problems getting stimulus check or using the IRS website? Let us know so we can ask the IRS to make improvements. Use this 3-question webform to share your story.

Who is eligible to receive a stimulus check?

المواطنون الأمريكيّون أو الأجانب المقيمون الذين:

  • لديهم رقم ضمانٍ اجتماعيّ ساري المفعول
  • لا يمكن لدافع ضرائب آخر الإقرار بأنهم تابعون له
  • لديهم إجماليّ دخل مُعدَّل دون:
    • 75,000 دولار أمريكيّ للأفراد
    • 112,500 دولار أمريكيّ للأفراد الذين يُقدِّمون إقرارهم الضريبيّ باعتبارهم ربّ العائلة
    • 150,000 دولار أمريكيّ للأزواج الذين يُقدِّمون إقرارهم الضريبيّ معاً.

سوف يتلقَّى دافعو الضرائب مبلغاً مُخفَّضاً إذا تراوح إجماليّ دخلهم المُعدَّل بين:

  • 75,000 دولار أمريكيّ و99,000 دولار أمريكيّ إذا كانت حالة إقرارهم الضريبيّ هي العزوبيّة أو للمتزوّجين الذين يُقدِّمون إقرارهم الضريبيّ بصفةٍ منفصلة.
  • 112,500 دولار أمريكيّ و136,500 دولار أمريكيّ للأفراد الذين يُقدِّمون إقرارهم الضريبيّ باعتبارهم ربّ العائلة.
  • 150,000 دولار أمريكيّ و198,000 دولار أمريكيّ للأزواج الذين يُقدِّمون إقرارهم الضريبيّ معاً.

سوف يعتمد المبلغ المُخفَّض على إجماليّ الدخل المُعدَّل لدافع الضرائب.

الأفراد الذين لا يجنون ما يكفي من المال لتقديم الإقرار الضريبيّ مُؤهَّلون أيضاً. وهذا يشمل الأشخاص الذين يتلقّون تقاعد الضمان الاجتماعيّ أو تأمين الضمان الاجتماعيّ في حال الإعاقة أو مساعدات شريك الحياة بعد وفاة الشريك الآخر ، أو دخل الضمان الاجتماعيّ التكميليّ أو مساعدات المحاربين القدماء أو مساعدات التقاعد الخاصَّة بالسكك الحديديَّة.

For married couples in which one spouse does not have a valid Social Security Number, the spouse with a valid Social Security Number is eligible for a stimulus check based on the bill the US government passed on December 27, 2020.

ما هو إجماليّ الدخل المُعدَّل؟

Adjusted gross income is a number found on your tax return (Line 8b of the 2019 1040 tax form). It is the money you receive (wages, child support, interest, etc.) minus some specific costs, like student loan interest or alimony.

How do I get my stimulus check?

The IRS will use information from your 2019 or 2018 tax return to calculate your payment amount. Economic Impact Payments (stimulus checks) will be deposited directly into the same bank account used for your tax return. The IRS will mail a paper check to tax filers who did not provide a bank account number when they filed taxes and who did not provide updated banking information before May 13th. Some people may receive a prepaid debit card from the government. Do not throw this away! Learn more about how to activate it at www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/blog/economic-impact-payment-prepaid-card.

People receiving Social Security (retirement, survivors, and disability), veterans benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or Railroad Retirement benefits who should have received the stimulus check automatically but who haven’t received it should file a 2020 tax return to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit.

If you have not filed taxes or do not need to file taxes, you can use the Tax Help page to figure out what to do next. You may want to get a bank account first to get a direct deposit check directly to your account. Paper checks could take longer.

When will I get my stimulus check?

The IRS started making payments the week of April 13, 2020.

If you have not filed taxes for 2019 yet, the deadline was extended until July 15th. If you do not owe the IRS or the State of Illinois any taxes, you can file taxes after the July 15 filing deadline without a penalty. 

Those who don't need to file taxes had until November 21, 2020, to submit their payment information to the IRS using the non-filers site in order to get their stimulus payments by the end of 2020.

Use the IRS Get My Payment app to check the status of your payment. You will be asked to click okay to confirm that you are an authorized user. Information is updated every 24 hours, so you can check again the next day if information is not available.

How do I know if my payment has been sent?

Use the IRS Get My Payment app to check the status of your payment. You'll be asked to click okay to confirm that you are an authorized user. Some people have had to check daily to get updated information.

ماذا إذا لم يكن لي أيّ دخلٍ؟

Those who don't have any income had until November 21, 2020, to submit their information to the IRS using the non-filers site in order to get their stimulus payments by the end of 2020.

If you didn’t submit your payment information to the IRS by November 21, 2020, file your 2020 tax return to receive your stimulus check by claiming the Recovery Rebate Credit.

يوجد شخصٌ في إقراري الضريبيّ ليس لديه رقم ضمانٍ اجتماعيّ.

For married couples in which one spouse does not have a valid Social Security Number, the spouse with a valid Social Security Number is eligible for a stimulus check based on the bill signed into law on December 27, 2020. This is a change from the original language of the bill passed in the spring of 2020. The eligible spouse should be able to claim the first stimulus check on their 2020 taxes.

If you have a dependent child under the age of 17 who does not have a valid Social Security Number, then that child will not qualify you for the $500 dependent payment.

The City of Chicago, Open Society Foundation, and The Resurrection Project have created the Chicago Resiliency Fund for people who are ineligible for stimulus checks. You can receive $1,000 from the Fund if you reside in Chicago. You can check the Fund's الموقع الإلكترونيّ للصندوق لمعرفة موعد قبول الطلبات. وحيث أن الأموال تُستنفد بسرعةٍ، قد تضطَّر لتصفُّح الموقع الإلكترونيّ لاحقاً لمعرفة موعد قبول الطلبات مرَّةً أخرى 

للمزيد من الموارد، راجع صفحة موارد ائتلاف إلينوي لحقوق المهاجرين واللاجئين فيما يخصّ وباء كوفيد-19.

ماذا إذا كنت أدفع مصروفات إعالة الطفل؟ هل سأستلم مبلغاً؟

You can still receive a payment. However, child support debt will be taken out of your payment.

Are college students eligible for payments?

College students who are not considered dependents are eligible. Generally, college students who are under 24, attend full-time, and receive significant financial support from their parents are considered dependents. These students are not eligible.

I am currently or was recently incarcerated. Am I eligible?

Current or previous incarceration does not affect your eligibility.

Will this impact my public benefits like food stamps or TANF?

ا. فكما هو الحال مع أيَّة مستحقَّاتٍ ضريبيَّة، لن تُؤثِّر هذه المدفوعات على أهليَّتك لاستلام المساعدات العامَّة. ولن يُؤثِّر المبلغ أيضاً على مبالغ المساعدات التي تستلمها.

What if the payment is sent to the wrong bank account?

If the bank account that the IRS is depositing the stimulus payment into is now closed, the bank will reject the deposit. The IRS will then mail a paper check to the address it has on file for you.

If you have moved since you last filed a return with the IRS, you'll need to make sure the United States Postal Service (USPS) forwards your mail to the right address: Change Your Address with USPS to make sure you receive your stimulus check at your current address.

Also, you can attempt to track your stimulus check using the USPS Informed Delivery tool.

What if my payment check is being mailed to the wrong address?

If you have moved since you last filed a return with the IRS, you'll need to make sure the United States Postal Service (USPS) has your current address. Change Your Address with USPS so they can forward your mail to the correct address.

Also, you can attempt to track your stimulus check using the USPS Informed Delivery tool.

 

أستخدم تطبيق Get My Payment ولكني أتلقَّى رسالة "حالة الدفع غير متاحةٍ". فماذا تعني تلك الرسالة؟

وفقاً لإدارة الإيرادات الداخليَّة، توجد بعض الأسباب التي قد تجعلك ترى هذه الرسالة:

  • يتعيَّن عليك تقديم إقرارٍ ضريبيّ ولكن:
    • إدارة الإيرادات الداخليَّة لم تنتهِ من النظر في إقرارك الضريبيّ لسنة 2019.
    • الطلب لا يحتوي على بياناتك حتَّى الآن في حين تعمل إدارة الإيرادات الداخليَّة على إضافة المزيد من البيانات للسماح للمزيد من الأشخاص باستخدامها.
  • لا تُقدِّم إقراراً ضريبيَّاً في المعتاد واستخدمتَ الموقع الإلكترونيّ لإدارة الإيرادات الداخليَّة غير المُخصَّص لتقديم الإقرار الضريبيّ ولكن إدارة الإيرادات الداخليَّة لم تنظر في طلبك بعد.
  • أنت لستَ مُؤهَّلاً لتلقّي الدفع. 

If you filed your tax return by mail, it will take the IRS longer than usual to process the return.

أستخدم تطبيق Get My Payment ولكني أتلقَّى رسالة "يُرجى المحاولة مرَّةً أخرى لاحقاً". ماذا يجب أن أفعل؟

وفقاً لإدارة الإيرادات الداخليَّة، قد يكون سبب منعك من تسجيل الدخول لمدَّة 24 ساعةٍ هو:

  • عدم تطابق المعلومات التي أدخلتها مع سجلَّات إدارة الإيرادات الداخليَّة. لأسبابٍ أمنيَّة، تُقيِّد إدارة الإيرادات الداخليَّة كُلّ مستخدمٍ بثلاث محاولاتٍ فاشلة لتسجيل الدخول في غضون 24 ساعةٍ.
  • You have already accessed the system five times within 24 hours.  The IRS allows each user 5 logins per day to make sure their system is not overwhelmed with too many requests.

سوف تتمكَّن من تسجيل الدخول إلى النموذج بعد مرور 24 ساعةٍ. لا تتَّصل بإدارة الإيرادات الداخليَّة للحصول على مساعدةٍ بشأن عدم إمكانيَّة تسجيل الدخول. سوف تنتهي عدم إمكانيَّة تسجيل الدخول بعد 24 ساعةٍ.

What should I do if my stimulus payment is the wrong number?

There are a few reasons why your stimulus payment could be lower than what you expected. Some are included below: 

  • If you haven’t filed your 2019 tax return or the IRS hasn’t finished reviewing your 2019 return, your payment will be based on your 2018 tax return. If you earned more money or had fewer dependents in 2018, your payment may be lower. 
  • In order to receive $500 per eligible dependent, the dependent must be under the age of 17 and meet other qualifications. 
  • Past-due child support can be taken out of the stimulus payment.

The IRS released more information here.

If you are eligible for more than what you received, file your 2020 tax return and claim the Recovery Rebate Credit to receive any missing amounts.

ماذا يحدث في حال إرسال شيك التحفيز إلى حسابٍ مغلق؟

في حال إيداع شيك التحفيز في حسابٍ مصرفيّ غير فعَّال أو مغلق، سوف يرفض البنك الإيداع. وبعد ذلك، سوف ترسل إدارة الإيرادات الداخليَّة مبلغك بالبريد في أقرب وقتٍ ممكن إلى العنوان المُسجَّل في ملَّفك. سوف يجري تحديث تطبيق IRS Get My Payment app ليُظهِر تاريخ إرسال مبلغك بالبريد. وفي المعتاد يستغرق استلام المبلغ ما يصل إلى 14 يوماً. تنصّ إدارة الإيرادات الداخليَّة على أنك لست ملزماً باتّخاذ أيّ إجراءٍ لضمان إعادة إصدار المبلغ.

المصدر:: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment-frequently-asked-questions#bank

ما مصدر شيك التحفيز؟

يصدر شيك التحفيز عن وزارة الخزانة الأمريكيَّة.

صدرت بعض شيكات التحفيز على بطاقة ائتمانٍ مسبقة الدفع تُسمَّى بطاقة دفع التحفيز الاقتصاديّ. إذا استلمت بطاقة دفع التحفيز الاقتصاديّ، فسوف تصل بالبريد في مظروفٍ عاديّ من "Money Network Cardholder Services". سوف يظهر اسم Visa على الجهة الأماميَّة من البطاقة، ويظهر على جهتها الخلفيَّة اسم بنك الإصدار، وهو MetaBank®, N.A. يمكنك تصفُّح https://www.eipcard.com/ لمزيدٍ من المعلومات.

هل سأحصل على شيك التحفيز على بطاقة Emerald؟

يبدو أنه من الممكن استلام شيك التحفيز على بطاقة Emerald وفقاً لـ H&R Block. للمزيد من الأسئلة التفصيليَّة، نوصي بالاتّصال بـ H&R Block مباشرةً: https://www.hrblock.com/support/

معرفة ما إذا كنت مُؤهَّلاً لاستلام مبلغ التحفيز.

أجبْ عن بعض الأسئلة أدناه لمعرفة ما يجب فعله بعد ذلك. لست بحاجةٍ إلى مشاركة أيَّة معلوماتٍ شخصيَّة حسَّاسة. ولن نُسجِّل إجاباتك

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