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How to get your $1,200 Stimulus Check

 

 

  How to get your $1,200 Stimulus Check

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. 
 

Here’s what you need to do:
 

If you haven't filed federal taxes or have no income, don't miss out
 
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.
 

If you don't have a bank account or prepaid debit card
 

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 moved since filing taxes
 
If you want your stimulus check mailed to you, make sure your address is up to date on the IRS website. Expect delays – it could take up to five months to receive your check by mail. 
 
If you received Social Security benefits
 
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.
 
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This resource was created by Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan in partnership with Civilla to help ensure that all Michiganders can access the coronavirus stimulus payments they are eligible for.