Get My Payment IL Blog

January 2022

All families deserve the safety and stability of being able to afford the basics for their kids. The enhanced Child Tax Credit (CTC), enacted through the American Rescue Plan, has meant that 36 million families across the country were receiving additional income support to do just that. But as of January 15, 2022, there will be no more monthly checks to families.

October 2021

If you have a child under age 18 you care for, but you haven’t received the monthly advance payments from the IRS, you might want to sign up using the new online portal Thousands of Illinois families are eligible. But recent surveys have suggested that many parents may not know they are eligible. Families that normally earn too little to file taxes may not realize that they can still sign up to get a large check in November and December. But you’ll have to hurry to get it this year. will close on November 15th this year.

January 2021

Illinoisans with little to no income in 2019 are likely still waiting for their first stimulus checks even as the Treasury Department sends out a second round of checks. The stimulus checks intended to keep struggling Americans afloat simply weren’t easily accessible for the people who needed them most. Fortunately, there are steps policymakers and nonprofits can take to fix that this time around.

December 2020

Congress recently approved a second round of checks, and the Treasury Department has started sending them out. A new set of families are eligible. Here's what to expect from the second stimulus check and what to do if you haven’t received the first.

September 2020

If you haven't received your check yet, it's not too late. We've put together the 5 most common reasons your check and payments are delayed.

August 2020

Over 9 million people in the U.S. were eligible for the first stimulus check from the federal government, but needed to take action to receive one. If you haven’t received your stimulus check yet, you might still be eligible.

August 2020

If you don't need to file taxes you can use the IRS non-filer website to request your stimulus check. If you aren't sure if you could get additional money by filing taxes, visit our tax help page. Here is a list of what you need to have ready before you visit the IRS non-filer website.

July 2020

Millions of low-income, out-of-work Americans struggled to get access to their stimulus checks through the CARES Act while others with higher incomes and fewer barriers got theirs automatically. After helping thousands of Illinoisans, here's what we learned about improving service delivery the next time around.

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