The vast majority of Michigan residents are eligible to receive a stimulus check from the federal government this year. This includes individuals with low or no earnings, who normally don't file taxes. You could receive up to $1,200 for yourself ($2,400 for a married couple filing jointly) and an additional $500 for each dependent child.
If you are not required to file taxes, or if your income is under $12,200 ($24,000 for a married couple), you still need to enter your payment information on the IRS website to receive your payment. Even if you have no income, you need to enter your information through this portal.
It could take up to five months to receive your stimulus check by mail. To get your stimulus payment quickly through direct deposit, sign up for a bank account online and add your account information on the IRS website. If you don’t want to sign up for a bank account, you can link your prepaid debit card instead.
If you receive Social Security benefits and have no dependents, you don’t need to file a tax return. Your stimulus payment will be automatically deposited into the same account as your Social Security payments. If you have dependents you may need to file a tax return. Social Security is not the same as SSI. If you receive SSI (Supplemental Security Income), you will need to file a tax return to receive your stimulus payment.