The checks have been going out the door of the IRS for over a week now and direct deposits of stimulus money has been going on for a couple of weeks. While most people do not need to fill out anything to get their share of stimulus money, there is one section of the population that needs to file a particular form before May 5 to get $500 per child!
Stimulus Check for Children of SSI or VA Recipients – “Plus $500 Push”
I have written a number of posts about the stimulus checks that you can read below but this one is for a particular section of people that fit in the following categories (all of them):
- You are a SSI or VA beneficiary recipient
- You did not file a 2018 or 2019 return
- You have a child (or children) under the age of 17
- You did not fill out the Non-Filer’s form
Is This You? This is What You Need to Do NOW!
If you fit all those check marks above, you will need to fill out the Non-Filer’s form by May 5th to get the $500 per child under 17 years of age. This is due to the fact that there is not a record with the IRS that you have such a child and that you would be eligible for the $500 for that child.
You do not need to do anything at all to receive your own $1,200 check but this is for those people that have children as well.
In the Words of the IRS – Their “Plus $500 Push”
Here is the information direct from the IRS about this:
SSI and VA recipients who have children and who weren’t required file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 should visit the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool on IRS.gov. By quickly taking steps to enter information on the IRS website about them and their qualifying children, they can receive the $500 per dependent child payment automatically in addition to their $1,200 individual payment. Otherwise, their payment at this time will be $1,200 and, by law, the additional $500 per eligible child amount would be paid in association with a return filing for tax year 2020.
SSI and VA recipients who receive Compensation and Pension (C&P) benefit payments should receive their automatic payments by mid-May. If they have children and aren’t required to file a tax return, both groups are urged to use the Non-Filers tool as soon as possible before the May 5 deadline. Once the deadline passes and processing begins on the $1,200 payment, they will not be eligible to use the Non-Filers tool to add eligible children. Their payment will be $1,200 and, by law, the additional $500 per eligible child amount would be paid in association with a return filing for tax year 2020.
More Posts about the Stimulus Checks
- Waiting for the Stimulus? The IRS Has Made a “Significant” Upgrade to the Tool
- Stimulus Money for SSI Recipients: What You Need to Know
- What Happens if You Didn’t Get Your Stimulus Money Yet?
- Here is When You Will Get Your Stimulus Check
- Stimulus Money Problems? Here is Why You May Not Have Received Your Money
- Is the IRS “Get My Payment” Tool Not Working? This May Help