Many Americans have already received the third stimulus check for $1,400 by direct deposit or mail. However, if you haven’t received yours yet, here’s a quick run-down of who’s eligible for the check and who isn’t.
People who are a part of the SSI or SSDI programs qualify for the stimulus payment on their Direct Express card. However, a few people on this program may receive their payment through a different method.
Veterans who don’t usually file taxes are eligible to receive stimulus payments in mid-April.
People on the Railroad retirement board and beneficiaries of the Veterans Administration will receive their third stimulus payment via a non-Direct Express bank account or a check in the mail.
Parents who have had a baby in 2020 and didn’t receive a payment for the new dependent are entitled to $1,100. Parents who had a baby in 2021 will be entitled to $1,400 if they meet the household income limits set by the government. Child dependents – or children under 16 – can multiply the total of a family’s payment.
The IRS considers mixed-status households as those with a US citizen and a noncitizen spouse where both parties have a Social Security number. These kinds of families were eligible for stimulus payments in the $900 billion stimulus package. However, the new stimulus bill also includes mixed-status families where only one member has a Social Security number. This means that you could be eligible even if your household has noncitizen parents and citizen children.
Incarcerated individuals qualify for the $1,400 check.
If you have past-due child support, some amount of your check may be taken to pay the debt.
Older adults will receive a third stimulus check based on criteria like tax filings, AGI. Pension and whether they are part of the SSI or SSDI program. If you’re an older adult dependent, your household is eligible to receive more money in their check.
Finally, make sure you file your 2020 tax returns to receive the right amount in your stimulus check.