Another or Fourth Stimulus Check (Free Government Money) in 2021 Following $1400 Payments – Latest Status and News Including IRS Plus Up Payments


This article was last updated on May 17

This article provides updates, income qualification thresholds and FAQs on the various COVID relief stimulus (a.k.a Economic Impact) payments made over the last year. Each round of stimulus “check” payments has slightly different rules (and payment constraints) so please ensure you review each one separately. Click the links below to jump to the relevant stimulus payment.

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A Fourth Stimulus Check in 2021?

There has been talk of a fourth stimulus check towards the end of 2021, but at this stage this is just speculation. There is also strong opposition to further federal payments as the economy recovers. But some states like California, are making state specific stimulus payments to lower income workers which may be replicated in other (Democrat leaning) states.

However the IRS has been making millions of plus-up or catch-up stimulus payments to those who have filed their 2020 tax returns. Based on these filings (which are separate to 2021 refund payments) the IRS reviewed earlier stimulus payments’ eligibility and if they found underpaid or missed payments – mainly due to a change in income or missing dependents – they then issued these supplementary payments. These “plus-up” payments started being paid in mid-April and will progress through the year.

Third Stimulus Check in 2021 Under Biden COVID Relief Package

Under the now passed $1.9 Trillion Biden COVID Relief Package (American Rescue Plan, ARP) there are provisions included for another (third) round of stimulus checks. The amounts will be $2800 for couples$1400 for single adults and $1400 for each eligible dependent per the final bill crafted by the Congressional Democrats.

Based on the income qualification levels, nearly 85 percent of American households would receive a full or partial stimulus payment under the Biden plan. A typical couple with two children making $100,000 annually would receiving about $5,600 with this third round of stimulus check payments.

The full payment will be made to singles filers making less than $75,000 and couples earning less than $150,000 in adjusted gross income (AGI). Phase out limits to get a partial stimulus payment are also shown in the table below. To get the dependent check you need to qualify for the adult stimulus payment, and the payment would be sent to the adult recipient claiming the dependent.

2019 or 2020 Tax Filing StatusIncome Below Which FULL Stimulus is PaidMaximum Income To Qualify for Partial Stimulus
Single or Married filing separate$75,000$80,000
Head of household$112,500$120,000
Married filing jointly$150,000$160,000
2021 Third Stimulus Check Income Qualification and Phase-out Thresholds Limits

Expanding Dependent Eligibility

The latest round of stimulus checks will allow people to use the later of their 2019 or 2020 tax data (file your tax return via TurboTax) to ensure the latest dependent and payment information can be used. Further, the new legislation has expanded the dependent eligibility criteria to include college-aged and elderly dependents claimed on tax returns. While this means many dependents who missed out on earlier stimulus payments will get paid this time around, I expect payment issues and delays for dependents to repeat themselves.

The $1400 stimulus payment will considered as an advanced refundable credit against your 2021 taxes. You won’t have to pay taxes on it, but can also be claimed in your 2021 return as a recovery rebate credit if you don’t get it for some reason this year.

Should I hold off on filing my 2020 tax return and what happens if the IRS uses 2019 tax information?

It likely won’t make a difference in the longer term other than to update dependent or payment data, but the IRS will only use your 2020 tax return data to determine eligibility for this round of stimulus checks if they have processed your return (WMR refund state = refund sent). If your 2020 return has not been filed and processing, they will use 2019 tax data for payment.

If your 2020 return is filed and/or processed after the IRS sends you a third stimulus check, but before July 15, 2021 the IRS would send you a second payment or require a repayment for the difference between what your payment should have been if based on your 2020 return and the payment actually sent based on your 2019 return.

When Could The Stimulus Payments Start?

Following approval of the bill on March 11th, millions of Americans will start seeing the third stimulus payments by mid-to-late March 2021 per the estimated IRS payment schedule and official Biden administration guidance. Comments below confirm these are going out now. You can also check the IRS Get May Payment (GMP) tool for the latest status of your payment. See payment FAQs from the second round of payments, which will also apply for the most part this time around.

Due to the fact that payments are going out in the middle of tax season it may be very hard to get a hold of someone in the IRS to help with payment issues and you will likely have to wait until after April 15th to follow up on issues.

New Debit Cards to be Issued for Third Round of Stimulus Checks

The new legislation includes provisions for those receiving payments by debit card. With this round of payments, new debit cards will be issued for the third/latest stimulus payments. The IRS cannot use the prior debit cards used for earlier stimulus payments.

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2021 $600 Stimulus Check (COVID RELIEF Payment) Details

[Update Feb 16th, 2021Payment Status] While the CAA legislation, under which the stimulus payments were funded, required that the second round of payments be issued by Jan. 15, 2021, some second round Economic Impact Payments may still be in the mail and delivered by the end of February. The IRS however has confirmed has issued all first and second Economic Impact Payments it is legally permitted to issue, based on information on file for eligible people.

Get My Payment was last updated on Jan. 29, 2021, to reflect the final payments and will not update again for first or second Economic Impact Payments.

If you haven’t yet received your payment and GMP is not showing payment details then the IRS is recommending you claim this (and past missing payments if eligible) via a recovery rebate credit in your 2020 tax return that you will file this year. Major tax software providers like Turbo Tax and Tax Act have updated their software to allow tax payers to claim their missing first or second stimulus payment as a recovery rebate with their 2020 tax filing.

Under the COVID-related Tax Relief Act of 2020, the IRS has delivered more than 147 million EIPs (stimulus payments) totaling over $142 billion. Due to the lower income qualification thresholds and smaller payments this was lower than the 160 million payments ($270 billion) made via the first stimulus check.

President Biden also recently signed an Executive Order for the IRS to provide a new tool to claim missing stimulus checks and conduct more analysis to ensure those who were unable to get their first or second check are notified around their eligibility.

Also I have posted two recent videos on this topic of missing stimulus checks, particularly dependent payments, one is a detailed review of the $600 Dependent Stimulus and the subsequent one is a Q&A for Issues People are Seeing with this Payment.

[December 29th, 2020] President Trump signed the $900 billion COVID relief stimulus package into law despite earlier objections and last minute demands to triple the size of the stimulus/economic relief payment. He eventually signed the COVID relief package due to Congressional and public pressure, not to mention the plight this would have placed millions of Americans into. The second round of stimulus checks however have been cut to $600 (singles) and $1200 (couples) versus the first round of economic impact payments of $1200 ($2400 for couples). This was done in order to keep the overall COVID relief bill price-tag to below $1 trillion to get passed through the Republican controlled Senate. The dependent stimulus check however was increased to $600 versus the $500 in the CARES stimulus package.

To be eligible for the full stimulus check payment eligible recipients will have to have earned less than $75,000 (150,000 couples). The stimulus check will fully phase out for singles with incomes below $87,000 and $174,000 for couples. Those earning above that amount will not be eligible for the stimulus check for themselves or their dependents. See the table below for the second stimulus check income thresholds (and earlier updates below for how this compares to first round of stimulus checks). Your second stimulus check qualifying income is based on your 2019 tax return for those who file a return. SSI and veterans will get this payment in the same way they got their first stimulus check.

Second Stimulus Check Income Thresholds

2019 Tax Filing StatusIncome Below Which FULL Stimulus is PaidMaximum Income To Qualify for Partial Stimulus
Single or Married filing separate$75,000$87,000
Head of household$112,500$124,500
Married filing jointly$150,000$174,000
2020 Second Stimulus Checks Income Qualification Thresholds

When Will the New Stimulus Payments/Checks be made?

The IRS will be responsible for making these stimulus payment checks and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, whose department oversees the IRS, said that payments go out within a week of the bill being formally approved. This means payments could hit bank accounts before the end of the year. Payments would be made in multiple batches and if all goes according to plan the first round of payments would begin on 12/28 (subject to bank processing). Processing will go until January 15th for Direct Deposit payments. Checks and Debit Cards will take until the end of January 2020 to get processed. See more on the IRS Stimulus Check Payment Schedule.

The inclusion of the one-time stimulus payment however has also meant a cut in extra unemployment benefits that are also part of the overall package. More to come as the bill gets finalized and I will post updates. See this $600 stimulus update video for a quick summary as well.

Here are some questions and answers around this new stimulus payment:

If I didn’t file taxes in 2019/2020 will I receive the stimulus (non-filers)? Unlike the first stimulus payment where those who didn’t need to file a tax return could update the IRS’ non-filer tool, this time around due to the speed of roll-out of the second stimulus check and with tax season around the corner the IRS has said the non-filer tool is closed for updates. The IRS will be using information they have as of Nov 21, 2020 or from your first stimulus check payment (if applicable). Otherwise they are encouraging you to the stimulus (known as a recovery rebate credit in tax terms) by filing a 2020 1040 or 1040-SR tax return. Free tax software programs can be used by people who are not normally required to file tax returns but are eligible to claim the credit.

How will I get paid? Like the first stimulus payment in 2020, the IRS will facilitate payment of these checks based on your 2019 tax information. You will also get the dependent stimulus payment for eligible dependents claimed on your tax return. For other groups who don’t file taxes the IRS will work with other government departments (e.g Social security agency for SSI recipients) or the Get My Payment tool. Direct deposit will still be the fastest way to get your payment.

How will I receive the payment in my bank account? If you’re eligible to receive a payment via direct deposit it will be deposited directly into the same account used when you filed your 2019 tax return and/or the account number used in the previous stimulus payment program. The payment will appear in your account summary as “IRS TREAS 310 XXTAXEIP2” or something similar. You can also check the IRS site for the latest status of your payment.

If you did not give the IRS your direct deposit account information through your federal tax return in the last two years, and have not provided the IRS with your information as a non-filer, you will likely receive a US Treasury check. The check will be mailed to the address on file at the IRS from the prior year tax return. It could take 5 to 6 weeks to get the check via mail.

Dependents in 2020? Households who added dependents in 2020 might not qualify for full payments immediately, since based on 2019 tax return information. But they can request additional money as part of the 2020 tax returns they will file in early 2021. See more in this articles for dependent qualification income thresholds.

Qualification Income thresholds changing? Income thresholds will stay in line with the original stimulus check levels, but the maximum limits have been lowered per the table above.

I heard the amount could be higher than $600? $600 is now the amount Democrats and Republicans have agreed to. While there are some members of Congress (including President Trump) wanted the full $1200 or higher $2000 payment, it would have made the overall stimulus package too expensive and unlikely to be approved by more conservative Republicans. However we may see a $2000 stimulus under the new Biden administration based on recent reports and I will post an update on that soon.

[Update following $908 billion proposed stimulus] Congress is back in session after a tough election cycle which enlarged the already wide chasm between Republicans and Democrats when it comes to agreeing on a new Coronavirus / COVID stimulus package. At this stage the main hope is that the lame-duck Congress (until January 2020) can approve an interim stimulus package ahead of a more comprehensive one during the Biden administration era.

As the pandemic and COVID outbreaks spread across the country there is increased pressure on Congress to pass some form of Stimulus relief package before the end of 2020. While there have been a few bills passed (e.g. HEROES act) that have passed one chamber of Congress, bipartisan support has been virtually non-existent. But this may be changing as the economic situation worsens. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have recently backed a $908 billion bipartisan stimulus plan (COVID ER Framework) that was put forward by a group of Senators. However, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer have only indicated limited support for this.

The one major issue with this bipartisan stimulus proposal is that it does not include funding for another round of stimulus checks. However the $918 billion proposal (from Trump/Mnuchin shown below) does have a stimulus check payment! As you can see from the table below, which shows the various areas being funded like extended unemployment benefits and COVID vaccination distribution, there is no line item for economic impact payments (a.k.a stimulus checks). This was a nearly $300bn line item under the CARES act, so a significant funding item. By cutting this, the bipartisan group of senators were able to bring the price tag to below $1 Trillion. Unfortunately this means no $1200/$2400 stimulus check and $500 child stimulus payment to over 80 million Americans.

[October 2020 update on latest negotiations] House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (on behalf of President Trump) are working hard to compromise on a new $2 trillion pre-election stimulus deal that will include another stimulus check paid out this year. Per their recently passed bills in the house, there is still bipartisan consensus on a $1200/$2400 (single/married) stimulus payment along with an expanded $500 dependent payment. Any deal that is agreed upon will need to get Senate approval as well. But if all parties align, payments could come to millions of Americans by the end of the October/early November as the IRS is ready to process payments. I will continue to monitor this and update when new information is available.

[Congress Impasse] Congress continues to be at an impasse on agreeing to a stimulus package that would have included a second $1200 stimulus check. The main hold up is around the size of the stimulus package – Republicans want a smaller $1 to $1.5 trillion package vs $2.2 trillion stimulus package that Democrats recently passed. Until this is resolved and the political ping pong stops, another stimulus check payment won’t be made.

[Second Stimulus Check Update] Congressional leaders have agreed in principle that a second stimulus check will be paid in 2020, given the ongoing economic fallout from the COVID crisis. This CARES 2 economic impact payment (a.k.a stimulus check) will be part of the next stimulus package, which is still under review due to several other politically contentious items (like an extension of unemployment benefits). However another round of one-time stimulus check payments seems to be agreed upon by Republicans and Democrats, and the general consensus is for a $1200/$2400 payment in August.

Some proposals had the stimulus check as low as $600, all the way to a recurring $2,000 monthly payment! Income eligibility levels are also set to remain the same as the first stimulus check (detailed below) and based on 2019 or 2018 tax returns. Further another $500 child stimulus payment will also be made and will be expanded to cover those under 24 (versus under 17 in the first stimulus payment), so high school and college age dependents would be covered.

The stimulus payments are expected to be paid soon after the final stimulus package is approved by Congress and the White House. The first round of checks was plagued by problems as the IRS had to update systems, account for non-filers and work with several other agencies to verify payments. Luckily that is now in place so I expect the payments to be much more efficient this time around and hit most people’s bank accounts by late August.

For those waiting for their first round of stimulus payment, the IRS is still recommending these be claimed in their 2020 tax returns filed in 2021. This would also apply for those who don’t receive their second stimulus check.

First Stimulus Check (Economic Impact) Payment in 2020

[Updated June 2020] The $2.2 trillion dollar stimulus bill (CARES act) has now been signed into law. Under this bill there is the widely reported economic stimulus payment checks of $1,200 per adult and $2400 for couples. For families they would provide $500 for every eligible child. The full stimulus check would be made to those earning less than $75,000 ($150,000 for couples) and would phase out to zero for those earning more than $99,000 ($198,000 for couples). Head of household tax filers will get the full payment if they earned $112,500 or less.

In the phase out range (i.e. between $75,000 and $99,000 for singles) for every $100 you earn above the lower limit ($75,000) payment drops by $5 until you reach the maximum limit ($99,000).

Example (single) – If Brian made $67,000 last year based on his latest filed tax return, he would get the full $1200 payment. If he had made $90,000 he would only be eligible for $450 ($1200 – $750). If he had made $110,000 he wouldn’t be eligible at all.

2019 or 2018 Filing StatusIncome Below Which FULL Stimulus is PaidMaximum Income To Qualify for Partial Stimulus
Single or married filing separate$75,000$99,000
Head of household$112,500$136,500
Married filing jointly$150,000$198,000
2020 Stimulus Checks Income Qualification Thresholds

Example (married) – My wife and I made $185000. We filed jointly. Are we eligible to get anything from the 2020 stimulus? Answer – You would be eligible to get $650.00 (partial amount) under the direct payment program. Up to $150,000, you get 100% of the $2,400 stimulus payment. Anything over 150,000, you would subtract 5% of the amount over $150,000. So in your scenario, 35k over 150k. 5% of 35k is $1750, So $2400- $1750=$650.00

In addition to the above income limits to qualify for the $1200 or $2400 Economic stimulus check (or economic impact payment per IRS), recipients must have a valid Social Security number and cannot be claimed as a dependent of another taxpayer,

Roughly three-quarters of people who are eligible for a $1,200 stimulus payment from the federal government have received it, according to the Treasury Department. The IRS has said that distribution of economic impact payments is nearly 75% complete and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. People with the lowest incomes will get their checks first and should already be seeing these payments in their accounts. Actual check payments take longer. The IRS also has a tool to check payment status, but be warned that this has been having issues providing accurate data and payment status. Millions of Americans have also started receiving their IRS Economic Impact Payment (EIP) letters outlining details of their stimulus payments. It provides details of the payment and a number to call, but don’t get your hopes up. At least not at this point. The number is just an automatic system giving a long message about what and who qualifies, and there are options to listen to more messages but that’s it.

If you haven’t already make sure you file your tax return (deadline extended to July 15, 2020) to ensure you get the 2020 stimulus check payment in addition to the extended and additional UI benefits. You can file for free at Turbotax and even at the IRS if you make below certain income limits.

IRS Economic Impact Payments

Child or Dependent Qualification for the $500 payment?

Several readers have asked questions around the $500 child dependent additional stimulus payment. To get this payment you must have filed a 2018 or 2019 tax return and claimed the child as dependent AND the child must be younger than 17-years-old at the end of 2020. They must also be related to you by blood, marriage, or adoption (similar to the Child Tax Credit). There is no limit to the number of dependents who can qualify for the additional $500 in one household.

This age limit is much younger than what is used by the IRS in the qualifying child test where a child must be younger than 19 years old or be a “student” younger than 24 years old as of the end of the calendar year. Hence the confusion being caused by this. So just remember if your child or eligible dependent is 17 or over you cannot claim the stimulus payment for them.

College Kids and High School Seniors

The younger than 17 yr old requirement has ruled out several thousand college students and high school kids who are older than 17, but still being claimed as a dependent by their parents on their federal tax return.

However if you are a college student AND filed a recent tax return you can qualify for a standard/adult stimulus check per the above eligibility rules. But note as soon as you file a return you cannot be claimed as a dependent by others, which means they lose certain other tax benefits and credits.

What about on Social Security or SSDI (Disability)?

Social Security recipients, disability (SSDI), Survivor Beneficiaries and Railroad Retirees who are not otherwise required to file a tax return will also be eligible for the stimulus payments, as long as their total income does not exceed the eligibility income limits above. The IRS in conjunction with the Treasury and Social Security Administration announced that recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will automatically receive the $1200 Stimulus Check (formally called Economic Impact Payments). See details here. This group of recipients will receive the stimulus check the same way they currently get their federal benefits in early May with no further action needed on their part.

However note that because the IRS has no information regarding dependent data for this group of recipients, the $500 kid dependent stimulus payment would not be automatically paid to this group. They need to use the non-filers tool on the IRS website to claim this.

How will the Stimulus check payments be made by the IRS?

[IRS Updates] – The IRS has confirmed that payments for most working Americans are expected to be calculated and deposited or mailed via check based on 2018 or 2019 federal tax filing payment details. Most people won’t need to take any action and the IRS will calculate and automatically send the economic stimulus payment to those eligible. The Treasury department, under which the IRS falls has also created a website/portal for those who are not required to file U.S. income taxes or who have to change payment information (e.g direct deposit information).

For those who have not yet filed their return for 2019, the IRS will use information from their 2018 tax filing to calculate the payment. The economic impact payment will be deposited directly into the same banking account reflected on the last valid return filed. So if your 2018 information is out of date or your income situation changed in 2019, make sure you file, even if you have no taxes due (start filing for free with TurboTax).

2020 Stimulus Check Payout Schedule

The IRS has confirmed that the distribution of economic impact payments (stimulus checks) has started and millions of Americans should have their stimulus check payment by now. Note that this will likely only apply to those receiving the payment via direct deposit (in line with how they get their tax refund or Social security check today). You can see the status of your stimulus check payment on the IRS Get My Payment portal.

  • Direct Deposit payments will generally be deposited 2 to 3 days after the IRS confirms income eligibility for the payout.
  • Physical checks will take at least 6 to 8 weeks to be mailed out.

Social Security Retirees and Disability recipients who are eligible for the payment will get the stimulus checks/payments deposited the same way they currently get their payments.

Given over 120 million Americans could be eligible for the payment, it will take a while to process the stimulus checks.

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Stimulus Check Missing Payment Issues or Errors?

The IRS will also be mailing Stimulus Payment letters to each eligible recipient’s last known address 15 days after the payment is made. The letter will provide information on how the Payment was made and how to report any failure to receive the Payment. Note that the IRS or other government departments will not contact you about your stimulus check payment details either.

Why didn’t I get a stimulus check? Remember that the IRS has to have your direct deposit details, which is normally only provided if you received a 2018 or 2019 refund. If you file a return and they cannot use their portal to add direct deposit details, then your payment will come via check which could take several weeks. At this checks will likely start arriving at your IRS registered address from the end of April.

Finally you will also likely be able to claim any missing payments in your 2020 tax return as a tax credit. All this unfortunately will mean delays in getting your stimulus payment until issues are worked through.

How will child support arrears and payments be impacted with stimulus check?

I seem to be getting a lot of comments on this question around child support. The IRS has confirmed (see q21) that the stimulus check payment will NOT be offset or intercepted for those owe tax, have a payment agreement or owe other federal or state debts. It will however be OFFSET for past-due child support. This is because a court order for child support continues until it is modified or terminated. Similarly with unemployment compensation stimulus increases, your child support may be withheld from the UI payments. You will get a notice from BFS if this happens.

Injured Spouse Claim and Spousal Claims

The IRS also stated that If you are married filing jointly and you filed an injured spouse claim with your 2019 tax return (or 2018 tax return if you haven’t filed your 2019 tax return), half of the total payment will be sent to each spouse and your spouse’s stimulus check payment will be offset only for past-due child support. There is no need to file another injured spouse claim for the payment. I have received dozens of comments on this this, so hopefully this answers the questions many have had based on official IRS guidance.

Note that if you were current with your child support payments at the time of the stimulus eligibility determination (end of March) but fell behind afterwards due to a COVID-19 related job loss, you would still be eligible to get the full stimulus payment.

Updating Direct Deposit Information

This question has come up a lot in the hundreds of comments to this article. The IRS has setup a portal for individuals to provide their updated banking information to receive payments via direct deposit as opposed to checks in the mail. The IRS does recommend that 2018 Filers who need to change their account information or mailing address, file 2019 taxes electronically as soon as possible. That is the only way to let us know your new information. You can file for free via TurboTax.

If your bank account details changed, was closed or no longer active (so payment is rejected by the bank) a check will be mailed to the address the IRS has have on file for you based on your most recent tax return or as updated through the United States Postal Service (USPS). You cannot call the IRS to update payment or address details at this point in time.

Do I have to pay taxes on my stimulus payment?

No. Since the stimulus check is considered a refundable tax credit, it is not classified as earned income. Hence not considered taxable income you will have to report in your 2020 tax return (filed in 2021). It also won’t affect your income for purposes of determining eligibility for federal government assistance or benefit programs.

This payment also does not have to be paid back if any over payment happens or your gross income in 2020 changes. This includes your income rising to above the qualifying thresholds. If you unexpectedly got the payment, congratulations! You get to keep it now.

Returning Incorrect Stimulus Check Payments

A few people have commented that a spouse, relative or child who died since they filed a 2018 or 2019 tax return received a stimulus check payment. The IRS has provided official guidance on this issue which states that any payments made to someone who died before receipt of the payment should be returned to the IRS in full.  The exception to this is for payments made to joint filers and one spouse who had not died before receipt of the Payment, in which case, you only need to return the portion of the Payment made on account of the decedent

Why you DID NOT Qualify for a Stimulus Check (Economic Impact Payment)

Several people have commented that they have not received or not gotten the correct amount on their stimulus checks. The IRS has provided the following reasons –

  • Your adjusted gross income in your most recent tax filing approved by the IRS was greater than than the limits shown above, which are
    $99,000 (single or married filing separately status)
    $136,500 (head of household filing status)
    $198,000 (married filing jointly status)
  • You CANNOT be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s return. This includes as a child child, student or older dependent. (But those under 17 dependents can get a $500 dependent stimulus)
  • You don’t have a valid Social Security number and/or are a nonresident alien.
  • You filed Form 1040-NR or Form 1040NR-EZ, Form 1040-PR or Form 1040-SS for 2019. These are quick filing forms, but you need a standard filing (e.g via TurboTax)

794 thoughts on “Another or Fourth Stimulus Check (Free Government Money) in 2021 Following $1400 Payments – Latest Status and News Including IRS Plus Up Payments

  1. If you’re going to keep the stimulus check from Dad’s who owe child support (and not every circumstance is the same), keep the stimulus checks from every ex-con, drug dealer, drug addict and halph of the American population! I was told by a child support case worker that they were knowingly charging a friend of mine child support with INTERSEST unlawfully because his son was adopted and without his knowledge.It’s a very hypocritical and crooked system and especially at this time when the world is in a CRISIS that’s effecting EVERYONE! What a sham!

  2. So me and my son’s father share equal custody and we alternate years on claiming him. How does that get figured out with the stimulus check for our child being a qualified child? Do one of us just get it and one of us don’t even though we both have him equal time?

  3. Will I get stimulus check for the two children I have under kinship guardian care if I didn’t file taxes?

  4. I am a single mother of 2 disabled children and can’t file taxes because I have no income whatsoever outside their disability checks? What do I need to do to ensure I get the 1200 portion for myself?

  5. My son and daughter filed married but seperate because of back child support. She did not file head of household. I understand that his will be intercepted for back child support but will she get the stimulus check for her and the kids?

  6. Since I had my tax refun out into my emerald card is that where I’ll get my corvirus stimulus check

  7. For the women who feel that child support should take money from people in this pandemic is just stupid… first off every women or guy that’s paying child support a dead beat. It’s parents out here who pay it, talk to there kids they paying for and still send give them money. Parents who had kids young and they parents moved them away!! For women to keep using the word dead beat is just plain stupidity…
    if punishment is the case the women should also face punishment when laying up with random guys and not knowing who the dad is .

    1. Very thankful for my husbands ex. All of our stimulus was intercepted for back support. I was ok with it because she is owed that money but she let us know that she is going to send it back to us because she knows we are both out of work right now. He plans to continue paying her after he pays off support to make up for the fact that this money will come off what he owes her even though she is sending it back to us.

  8. The Angry Ex Husband with Full Custody who still pays child support and pays it ON TIME says:

    Hello – my divorce was finalized in April of 2019. For the year 2018, my ex wife and I filed jointly, and fell under the 150k threshold…

    Now, I have file my 2019 taxes as head of household, however my ex has not. If they look to my 2019 income I will NOT qualify for the payment. I’m just trying to see how this situation would pan out. My 2019 tax return is still in process.

    Also, for 2019, because of my divorce my taxes show almost 60,000 of additional income because of the QRDO and having to pay out to my ex half of my 401k and pension. Will they qualify that as income? Because it wasn’t….


    ~ SIGNED ~ The Angry Ex Husband with Full Custody who still pays child support and pays it ON TIME

  9. Explanation please. This is a very hard time for us all.. My question is my husband is paying on arrears on back child support from another mother, these kids are grown, I just been married to him for two years, so is there some way that I can get my part of my taxes and this stimulus check, how do I go about doing this is it possible I sure hope so

      1. so youre saying i may be able to get on when they open the portal to give teh IRS to get my half? i mean his rightfully got intercepted but they took mine too and needless to say im less than thrilled. the return itself wasnt big enough so i did file isa

    1. This may help, IRS form 8379
      injured spouse allocation form
      If filing joint return.

    2. The injured spouse form didn’t work for us. I file it with our taxes every year and they still intercepted all our of stimulus. You’ll get a letter saying your money was sent to child support. Contact child support because getting through to the IRS right now is next to impossible. Contest it there and you may get yours.

  10. I have a ex husband/ absent parent that is married now and is behind 32,000 in child support for his 2 boys how will that work with his stimulus check or his wife check

  11. I have been flowing and watching all the president and treasury speeches and it doesn’t say anything about child support being taken out of your stimulus checks if I’m wrong and they do end up taking it that would leave my family homeless because I have custody of 3 kids 1,2,and 8 year olds I have been paying child support for another child that no dna has been astablished for the judge wants me to pay 600 dollers that I don’t have to get this test done I don’t have money for a lawyer and the child mother keeps calling and pushing for me to pay child support I have been laid off for 2 months now and me and my fieonce are late on our rent 2 months that money would help us get through this hard time (note) I am a 29 year old male and I have full custody of all 3 of my kids besides the 4 year old that no dna has been established for. So that would be pretty much being like their taking away from 3 children for 1 child no no that’s not right at all the mother already got my tax return and now maybe the stimulus check too that’s just not right I have worked hard my whole life me and my family don’t deserve this like I said I haven’t heard anything yet from the president or secutary yet or even on the irs page so I think someone started a rumor and people started copying it and putting it on their websites so to everyone who is in a position like me hang in their God bless you all we will get through this with or without that stimulus money

  12. Yes I agree I have to my baby father is behind 1,100 and didn’t pay this month I am worried that I want get his check I think the government will snatch it like they did with his tax money the last two years if they already has gotten his tax. Money this year I demand that this check comes to me how can I make sure??

  13. I think it’s a great thing that does behind on childsupport will be sent to the mother because that’s the only way there kids will receive anything most of them had jobs before this coronvirus in still choose not to pay they don’t deserve anything keep up the good work and how long would the mother have to wait to receive there’s kids come first. Most of you dead beats are on here complaining about a check that will be sent to your child you should want that child to get it . stop complaining is over in done with to late if you already behind ain’t no point of going to court the judge going to same the same thing..

    1. Not all dead beats are dead beats, my children are grow, doing fine in the real world, I blew it, yes but I also got on Track, but its hard to swim up river. and when she remarried and then divorced, now she owns clear property in calif and bought land in Mexico. I owe rrears yes And was working on paying her off. But really she and the kid are doing well, as i’m. But should I pay rrears on 10% interest 19,000 and now be more buried. so I’m no dead beat and you need to get off that high horse your sitting on and have peace for all.

    2. my husband had back support from 15 years ago. He had children young and got behind then. Then he got a good job and support went up tremendously but he kept up with the current support. Now they are adults and he continues to pay the same amount towards arrears. He just hasn’t quite paid it off.

    1. Yes we are included but we will still have to file a simple tax return to receive it which I don’t think is fair the same why they can find people on ssi disability they can find us through food stamps in childsupport we should do something about this we need it the most already getting no incoming coming in and home schooling kids..

  14. I currently receive Ktáp for my 3 grandchildren I have permanent custody of them I draw social security disability SSA will I be eligible to get the $500 dollars stimulus money for each of them?

  15. Let me see if I got this right. The government is handing out $1,200 to people to pay their bills and rent because they lost their job. So instead of giving the check to them to pay their bills and rent they are sending it to pay their child support instead? Does that make any sense? So that means that they can’t pay their rent so then they become homeless. That means while homeless without an address they have a month to find a job to make their next child support payment or they will have their drivers license taken away. Then if they don’t find a job to pay their child support while homeless by the second month they will have to do 3-6 months of jail time. When they get out and still being homeless they will have to find a job within 3 months to pay their child support or go back to jail. I ask you how is this going to help the child in any way? This is complete stupid if you don’t see the problem with this than you are an idiot? The whole reason for the money in the first place was for people to pay their rent and bills so they can survive. Its seems to me that it would be better to give the person paying child support the check so they can survive so they can pay many more child support payments in the future instead of making them homeless.

    1. you are full of it. if the person was paying the child support to start with then they wouldn’t be withholding it. i have a child who is suppose to receive child support from his biological mother and father, but dont. i have had him for 16 yrs on my own. i live on v.a. disability, which is hard to do. these so called parents have gone years without paying a dime. they would rather go to jail instead. do i think this child deserves that money. you dang on right he is.

      1. If you have legal custody of the minor child(ern) and are rated at 30% or greater, you should be receiving additional compensation for them from VA.

    2. In addition to possible arrest and loss of driving privileges, teachers in California can lose their teaching credential for nonpayment of child support.
      Out of work, homeless, in jail for 90 days, and unable to work at as a teacher when the lock down ends.
      Seems easier to pay the child support. My ex still owes $4000 for our daughter. She’s 25 now and it doesn’t look like she’ll be getting it anytime soon.

    3. Couldn’t have said it better myself. My “complaint” is not that my husband’s check will go toward arrears (which accumulated while he was waiting for disability) it’s the fact that IRS is going to take whats due to my 5 yr old daughter and give it to his ex! She makes more money than we do! My daughter gets ssi because she has down syndrome. Saddens me because she has nothing ti do with this. And he’s no deadbeat.. payments were kept up until his injury.

  16. Some people fall behind on support for very legitimate reasons.
    Like life or death situations like cancer, or heart failure, or car accidents.
    Situations that cause a loss of income that the children, and the custodial parent would have had to live without anyways, had they lived with both parents at the time of the life threatening event.
    Also there are parents out there who actually have custody of the children yet are still forced to pay because of a previously implemented order.
    There are so many situations that would cause one to fall behind that are truly valid, and excusable reasons to have lost income and fallen behind on financially.
    We are all human beings who need to survive through this.
    There should be no reason anyone should be left out of this stimulus payment.
    If you’re one of those who think people should be left out you are an awful, gross excuse for a human being.
    I can only hope that the Uni unexpectedly bestows a similar hardship upon you and your life to teach you a lesson in empathy and compassion.
    Chances are if someone is behind on support they clearly need this money more than anyone.
    Also, It’s a measly $1200 bucks. Calm down with your jealousy over someone you don’t like possibly receiving a meager leg up. For once.
    And eff you to the government officials who decided to leave out this group of people, and not taking all possible scenarios into consideration when making such a shitty decision.
    You could have at least included the people who may be behind for very valid, legitimate reasons, and/or are now making regular payments. If Physically possible.
    People can be so gross, and greedy, and downright cruel over the smallest acts of human decency.

    1. not if both parents chose to walk off and leave said child with a stranger and dont look back. too busy staying high.. if someone goes years and years without paying a dime and owes over $30,000, and would rather go to jail instead of paying a dime, then i have no sympathy for them. get out of jail, moves and cant be found for another few years. is this child due that money. yes, after 16 yrs of ignoring this child, dont let them turn around and them them 2 get a dime off of him. send that money to the child.

      1. I agree the best thing that come out this bill is sending the fathers checks to the mother they had all year to do for there kids or pay childsupport for them in choose not to it does not matter rather your working or fall on hard times you bought that child in this world you have and will pay for them period send that money to the mother asap not the government we are taking care of them the government already snaches there tax money from us…

    2. “Calm down with your jealousy over someone you don’t like possibly receiving a meager leg up. For once.”
      Well said!

  17. I know you said likely If you owe child support that you wont recieve this stimulus. But my question is will myself and daughter recieve it if my husband owes for his other children?

    1. If the other two kids are a minor and hes paying current support on them now and not back child support than your child and his kids he’s paying for now are current y’all should split the check now if your child is the youngest she will get the most if the other kids are over 18 they want get anything the state will get theres for back child support…

  18. For 2018 I filed single head of household 2 dependents and had my refund direct deposited. I did receive my entire refund within 7 days directly in my bank. Now for 2018 My ex husband let his mother do his taxes and she filed them as married filing jointly with 4 dependents. I have no idea if he ever received a refund for 2018. What do I do to make sure I receive the stimulus and let them know that I have 3 of the 4 children full-time receive medical assistance as well as snap currently in my state for myself and 3 children. He lives in a different state and receives state insurance and snap for himself and his son from a prior relationship. I receive no help financially from my ex and this is taking a toll not knowing what to do or what is going unfold

  19. It is not fair that people who are in the arrears for child support but actually make effort paying child support monthly are not getting a Corona Stimulus Check. Just like everyone else work, we work too and kick ass and are feeling the same effects as well as everyone else. Still have groceries to buy, gas to fill our vehicles with rent to pay, other children to take care of who are not on child support and emergency funds needed also in case something happens along the road of this unfortunate corona hiatus. Im not vouching for the ones that DONT make serious effort to pay their support, im speaking up for the ones that DO while still in the arrears continuing to stay on track. Consider this a serious issue that i want the Government/IRS to reconsider. Make this right!!

    1. They shouldn’t and will not get anything it doesn’t matter if they pay on time now they are still behind them kids went years in months with no money from y’all.. kids have to eat need clothes and shoes every month not when y’all ready to pay it.. they doing the right thing putting kids first send that money right to the mother and they also need to stop the government from taking it from the mothers they are already getting there tax money we need something…

  20. Do minor children that get Ssi/ssa qualify for stimulus check? The mother also gets Ssi ..

  21. I’ve always had my tax refund deposited on my Emerald card, will my stimulus check be deposited on my Emerald card or do I need to get a bank account?

  22. Since Jan 14, 2020, I have had custody of 3 kinship foster care children. Children were removed from custodial parent. Non Custodial (NC) parent was denied custody. NC claimed children on taxes, does not ,has never, paid child support. Dec 2019 court ordered him to start paying…
    Can I get the stimulus money for the 3 children? Or at least prevent the SOB NC from getting it?

    1. Sorry to say unless there is a court order for child support arears, the stimulant check will probobly go to the father because he claimed them on his tax return.

  23. Hi
    I have question my husband just get here for immigration visa we don’t received his social and green card yet because of everything is closed can he get his money too 1200.

    1. The stimulus checks will be deposited automatically by direct deposit into consumers’ bank accounts for the vast majority of citizens who filed their taxes last year. Consumers without a bank account on record with the IRS will receive a paper check, but it may take several weeks longer to arrive than those who have bank accounts.

  24. People that get cash assistance through the welfare office, does that mean they are eligible or not? I see that disability is one, but now about people that are actually in need? I’m very confused by this.

    1. We are included but they are still making us file a simple tax return to get ours which is unfair the same way people on ssi and disability can be found so can we they can track us down through ebt or childsupport I think they wanna make it hard on us we already have no income stuck at home home schooling our kids and they only people they would fight for to get a check without having to file a return is disability and SSI we have to do something about this…

  25. What if you filed jointly with your spouse in 2018 but are currently separated and didn’t make enough to file 2019 taxes and have a child living with you . Will the check still go off of 2018 tax return and if so will it be mailed in both party’s names ?

    1. That is likely. I suggest you file a return for 2019 to be sure the payment is correctly sent .

  26. I too, have been paying on back child support for many years. Yes some were hit and miss for a while but have been consistent for over 2 yrs. My youngest son is 24 yrs old and hasn’t lived with his custodial parent since he was 15yrs old. I have been working and paying consistently and could definitely use the help if not the stimulus at least the unemployment benefit raise. They could take my full monthly payment from that and I would still be ok. However, as it stands my disabled husband and I are gonna be in for some hard times. I can’t even look for alternate work as he has an autoimmune genetic disease that requires his immune system to be lowered…Not sure what I can even try to do at this point other than accept the $600 a MONTH unemployment benefits I do have coming. Thanks for reading.

  27. I don’t believe it’s fair to intercept covid19 stimulus money from non custodial parent who make regular payments for back child support. Also, what happens to taxpayers who didn’t file form 8379 because they weren’t getting a refund???? Does the Joint filing (injured spouse) now need to submit 8379 in order to receive stimulus money?????

  28. My husband owes child support in another state. He hasn’t worked in almost 6 years and every year I file an injured spouse form with our taxes. Will the Economic impact payment still go to his child’s mother?

    1. Yes it will go to his other kids mother in a different state it doesn’t matter because he didn’t are couldn’t work for 6 years he still has kids he should have been doing for that’s not there fault he feel on hard times…

    2. If you filed injured spouse, you should receive stimulant check for yourself but not your husband.

  29. What about small business either C corp or S corp or LLC, we’re talking about mom and pop business that have no or little business at present…

  30. I have been paying arrears on my child support for about 3 years. I did fall behind after having a triple bypass surgery, that I could have gotten a disability from but chose not to. I would have been a fool to, who can raise a child or help raise one on disability. 1 and 1/2 years ago I was awarded custody of my son, I have never filed for child support from her. When I was awarded custody the judge ordered that I pay a minimum of 75$ a month until I have paid the arrears in full. I allowed her to claim him on her tax return this year because I feel that I is only fair for us to share that slight boost of income. A luxury that was never extended to me. In ways I find it humorous that had I not allowed her to claim him this tax season that my obligation to her would have been fullfilled. So now not only does she get my federal return but she gets an additional 500$ from the stimulus for claiming him this year. I will owe exactly 976$ as of the moment they withhold my federal return this tax season. So that means she will also get my 1200$ stimulus check as well. The saying is true, nice guys finish last. As of yesterday I am unemployed. So now with nothing coming in, no prospects of anything coming in until unemployment arrives which can be 4-6 weeks, the one thing that could have helped to put food on the table for us I am not entitled too. So it’s off to finding odd jobs if anyone will hire me for that. I am to the point that I would sell body parts if that was not a crime. Prostitution is not an option, who would want to hire a middle aged man with a bad heart for such a thing. I know that my son will not go without or hungry. I will if need be but he will not, ever, not as long as my legs can carry me and my back does not snap into pieces. My life on this planet is all but spent in ways. He is the future, he is what matters. So I can empathize with those who are in a similar situation. The only advice is hold your head high, bite your lip if need be and fight to the bitter end. If I die of starvation then I know I did it for a good cause. Hopefully she is wise enough not to blow the additional money she receives. In all honesty I see no silver lining. I will not be able to meet my obligation to pay for the health insurance I purchased on the market place. Even with it I would be unable to afford some of the medications I am on. So instead of pushing to get them that is no longer a priority. His physical and mental health are all that matter to me. I shall remain stoic and present the illusion to him that all is well. An 8 year old should not have financial worrys or have to wonder if they will have anything for breakfast lunch or dinner not even for one night. That was my child hood not his. I have pushed and fought tooth and nail to ensure he never has to face such things, with him my resolve is absolute. I filed papers today awarding my rights to my child over to my younger brother in case things go south for me. As I said worrying over the government hand out that Republicans wanted to keep from 30 % of the impoverished to begin with will just drag you down farther. Do as I have, try to brush it off with humor. I just hope that when it’s all over if I come out of it or not that it’s at least documented somewhere that America made a good show of things. That the illusion I present before my son to hide the terrors of this reality from him will be overshadowed by the faults in the plan our government set forth to save the little man was truly just a front to save corporate America. I can not wait to see the bonuses roll out for those CEO’s when the fog clears. It’s what happens every time. I hope you all make it through, just remember you are not alone and stay strong. They can only beat you if you let them, hold your head high and do not give them the satisfaction of seeing you in a weakend state. My health may fail me, but the future that lays before my child will not be compromised if it means my life.

  31. While I am not a payer to child support arrears I think it would be disgusting if DOR/CSE intercepts this covid-19 economic stimulus. This would double penalize these men and some women who pay child support who have already lost their tax return to DOR and are hurting as much if not more as everyone else. Most of The custodial parents will be getting the stimulus already. I hope we’re not trying to crush these people. They are human beings and suffering just like we are. For the love of god lets stop hurting and start loving.

    1. I’m happy some people dont get their stimulus check due to non-payment. I’m a single mother with 3 kids and my childrens father never pays child support, he never reaches out to see his kids and it’s been over 7 years!, I say damn right he doesn’t deserve it. I don’t care if he’s in hard times or not, he doesn’t even care if his children are alive or not.

      1. Agreed! My ex lost his job a few years ago and was out of work for months. I told him numerous times to go get his child support adjusted and he didn’t do it. Then when he got a job he refused to report he pays child support. I did not complain while he was out of work, and told him to get it adjusted…so after a year I had to use enforcement services and again told him to have his support adjusted to his new lower income. He just griped about how mean I was because I didn’t understand how hard he had it. Seriously, I have been supporting your kids for over a year with no support while trying to finish college and do student teaching that is unpaid so I could better myself for me and our kids, but I was mean for forcing him to start paying again. It was still the old amount and then they tacked on arrears….2 years later he still hasn’t had it adjusted and guess what this year they snatched his tax refund for his kids and now it appears I may get his stimulus. I feel bad he is having a rough time, but he wasn’t worried about my rough time for a year caring for our kids while he wouldn’t pay child support so I do not feel bad that I am being given money he owes for their support. Everyone makes it sound like we are just getting a pot of gold….no we aren’t. We struggle and we went without for the year(s) they didn’t pay. If there is a change in your circumstances then go get the child support adjusted and continue to pay. The irony, he started proceedings to get it adjusted in January and now its not a priority case because of the shut down. Of course it is all my fault according to him that he is broke and struggling. He even had the nerve after he got a letter saying they offset his tax refund that to text me and say he is going to need that back when I get it….sure okay.

  32. Yes I owe Childsupport arrears but my daughter is 30 years old at this time; so im not going to receive a stimulus check; I was told by my daughter’s mother that the stimulus check is going to the state and not her; so the state department of human services will be getting big bonus checks this year by taking all those stimulus checks from people that are in the same situation as me.

    1. That’s because your paying back child support for her not current.. all back child support goes to the state not the mother because the same way you got behind on her payments you got behind in paying the State back for your child getting government assistance when she was a minor…

    2. It’s not necessarily because moms got aid. States charge interest on child support arrears…steep interest. My husband is currently paying arrears of $7000 and it is all interest and fees, none goes to the mom.

  33. I have a question my husband owes child support and i am on social security disability and we filed our taxes together and I was not required to do a injured spouse since I don’t pay taxes why should I be punished because he owes child support. I cannot work due to my disability and they are take my portion to pay child support that has nothing to do with me how is that fair to myself and others in the same situation .It is not the American people’s fault that this happened but. Some of us are getting punished .its not fair .

    1. If you live in a community property state like California, you should file injured spouses. Although you dont have earned income, you should be entitled to 1/2 of your joint return income tax refund.

  34. If I filed a injured spouse claim this yr does how would that work with the stimulus checks being sent out bc it has been about 3 weeks since I filed the claim

  35. Can someone please answer the question, they keep saying the person who owes child support won’t get a check but what I want to know is will that money be sent to child support to go toward what they owe so the parent of the children can use it for the kids or do they just not qualify and nothing will be issued? Not one report has addressed this.

    1. Is should go right to the mother but I have a feeling that the government will snatch it from the mothers like they do there tax money which is messed up that government took my baby fathers tax money this last two years because she receiving government assistance so they should not be able to get this money too period…

  36. So my question is my 2019 taxes paid off my back child support but they still haven’t applied it to my my child support and it is still coming out of my check till they post it to my past due balance so would I receive the stimulus check since it is paid but haven’t been posted to the account or would they be holding it like they are doing with the tax money that paid it off

    1. You pole want receive a check even doe you paid off your back child support the promblem is the mothers are not receiving this money either the government is taking all of it if that child is on government assistance the government will take everything form the mother which is messed up

      1. Look Jane Doe. Keri has a legitimate question. I too married a man 2 years ago who was paying back child support unbeknownst to me at that time. We filed married and jointly and they took our entire refund or his back support. I was the only one who payed taxes as his only income is VA disability. The entire return should have been exempt because the taxable income was mine. The IRS told me to file an injured spouse form which I did because I am not responsible for his 16 year old child whom I did not create. So yes, I believe I should receive half of the stimulus check because again, he is responsible for his child and I am not. So Keri has a valid question as do I and many others I’m sure. And telling Keri to “grow up” as a response, then brings into question if growing up is not something you yourself should do.

  37. I owe back child support from years ago not being able to find employment. I now work fulltime at a state rest area facility, pay my child support and taxes every week and I’m not going to get a stimulus check. I put myself in harm’s way of the coronavirus every day and no relief if I do catch it.

  38. I owe bk child support because I couldn’t work after a car accident for a good while. So I got behind by the time I was able to work again I was far behind even when they took out extra money each time I could not get caught up. My children are 31,29,24 my ex husband never received help from government so I only owe bk pay to him. Of course they tax on so much interest and any extra they can for what? My ex husband ask me to find out how to forgive the child support so I would no longer owe. I began looking and let him know. This virus thing hits soon after I let him know step to forgive payments. He filled out forms but we have been stopped from being able to file for a court date or do anything about it because of virus. Now I find out I’m screwed again. No car. No job. Not even help from government. This is discrimination that we are only ppl singled out from help. It’s unfair. They took my husbands tax refund just 3 weeks ago. They r not his children and I made 0 this year so now he must pay??? No help there. I guess now I get to end up homeless! I will have no food after 10 days. Can’t get food stamps. What I’m I to do? My son has moved in a few months ago and has not gotten a car and neither do I. I can’t afford to fix the one I had. Now I’m son will also be homeless. This is abuse. My ex husband doesn’t want the money anymore my children are all grown and I can’t get near a judge to change anything. If this thing last too long I guess since I will be living on streets with no hope for food I won’t need anything more because I will be dead. Thank you government for absolutely nothing but a death sentence! Real helpful with the way you are treating us. Like we are trash.

    1. Glad to hear your on good terms with your ex. If he receives your stimulus, can’t you ask him to pass it back to you?

  39. This is bullshit I get my taxes taken every year they cut out my check if y’all gonna make a dam stimulus package make that shit fair for everyone what makes child support people different we all in the dam crisis together we out of work we have food to buy this stimulus package is nothing but unfair to me

    1. Shouldnt have gotten behind on supporting your children. Stop complaining and suck it up.

  40. If you owe child support, too bad. Why are you all defending your poor choices? It doesn’t matter how long ago it was— you owe a debt, it needs to be paid.

    1. What if my spouse owes and I file an injured spouse every year with taxes so they won’t take all of it will I still get a check for my 3 kids and I ?

    2. I think it’s wrong I was diagnosed with chronic mental illness at the age 22 and had my kids taken away I gave been paying child support 20 years with my SSI and SSD. The 2 fathers are nothing to this day but drug addicts and did nothing with there lives . I still owe 25000. It’s not my fault that I should pay this and wont see a coviod 19 cheack it’s not fair I have to fight and battle my illness and take meds

    3. BECAUSE!!!!!! Every individual situation is different. There are extenuating circumstances that some have and have had for what seems forever. We get ignored, we get unheard, we get caught in a glitch!!!!! THERE is a large group of people yes as HUMAN as the critics. But because extenuating circumstances were left to us with Not any help or support. Life keeps taking things that make it impossible to make a future. We lose privileges that felons in prison have more obtainable. This effects physical and mental wellbeing. We are left with NO way to improve anything. Circumstances are always different. I feel LESS then the worst of parasites. 95% was not my fault. This choice to once again group all horrible child support 20 year old arrears under 8000 dollars under a life sentence is sick. Prisoners are being let out and WILL get everything is so discouraging. WOW. I hope my group sees this and knows they aren’t alone.I l would gladly give my life to a more worthy person. The system has made it impossible for me to ever want to or know how to be happy again. Hope my tomorrow comes sooner then later. Thanks to the government party responsible for DISCRIMINATION on untold stories. Hope everyone else recovers and appreciates what they have….

    4. Your a heartless human being. Custodial parents are already getting it as well as extra for children. Don’t be a jerk. And I’m I single parent and get child support but I don’t want to kill the guy. Grow up

      1. Unfortunately most are bitter baby mommas whom are bashing working paying fathers while the state pays for their portion of the child.

    5. I AGREE 100 PERCENT! You shouldn’t have gotten behind on supporting your children.

      1. Well how about folks like me. My husband has past child support debt before me. We have 6 kids together. And the three he has arears for are over 24 and two live with us. So i have to file an injured spouse form every year to get my taxes. How is it fair that my 6 kids all under 12 have to suffer??? Im a nurse and i dont get to social distance or quarantine….i fell like we should be able to file am injured spouse for covid 19 stimulus. I feel like me kids deserve support too……so his grown kids get money but the minors dont??? That shit is stupid

    6. I am on ssi and unable to work i barely get enough to live on now youngest child just turned 17 years old and i took care of my children for the first 10 years and I owea total of 2600 dollars (most of that being FOC fees) I am barely alive now ..AWESOME

  41. I have read the comments yes my husband owes back support that we currently pay on every month. I am not seeing an answer any where that explains about the injured spouse. Will I get any stimulus?? Can someone please get an answer. I feel it’s wrong to keep it from someone just because they owe. What if they can’t work they will get even further behind but also wont be able to take care of themselves

    1. Hey Angel,

      I found some good info referring to the last stimulus check back in 2008. I would assume they would follow the same guidelines but different total dollar amount. I also assume they will only take 50% of the children credit at most. They have not been clear on the Coronavirus stimulus.
      Joint Return – Injured Spouse
      • Injured Spouse Claims (Form 8379) will be calculated at up to 50 percent of the eligible amount of the stimulus payment prior to offset, regardless of the percentage of income claimed by the unobligated spouse for tax year 2007.
      • The unobligated spouse will not be required to file an additional Form 8379 to receive their portion from the stimulus payment if they already filed an injured spouse claim against money offset from tax year 2007. IRS will automatically calculate up to 50 percent of the eligible amount of the stimulus payment prior to offset.
      Following are three examples of how this calculation would be applied.

      Example 1 – Jane and John Doe are eligible for a $1,200 stimulus payment. John is offset for child support for the full amount of the stimulus payment ($1,200). Jane files an injured spouse claim against the stimulus payment offset. IRS would reverse or adjust $600 (50%) from the $1,200 offset for payment since this is the maximum portion to which Jane is entitled as the injured spouse.

      I hope this helps.

  42. I’m a mother of two boys and I owe 100.00 on childsupport for my oldest as of march , do I still get the stimulus check cause I have paid my back childsupport as of 2020 of march but still on the arrears

  43. My husband owes back child support so does that mean I wont receive 1200 which I’d half.

  44. Why can’t I get my check if I’m on child support and they cutting my check and taking my taxes this money don’t have shit to do what me being out of work now I’m losing out on money

    1. Because you are still behind it doesn’t matter how much you made a child and is half doing for that child that money will be sent to that mother period it should be grow up take care if your responsibilitys in next time checks go out you will get one…

  45. I think its disappointing that men or woman that pay on their arrears of child support, monthly weekly, what so ever. Then married filed jointly but injured spouse and they still take stimulus check. So with that said a family still has to make amends up for not being able to work due to the covid-19. A spouse and two children have to suffer due to child support arrearages, when that ex spouse is getting basically triple stimulus check. I pray for all those that actually do need it. And shame on all the bashers when someone has a hard time in life. Everyone realize that the government did that on purpose because more than half the US owes Child support so it just goes around and round. This eventually will cause more friction.

    1. What’s disappointing about sending a check to their kids who they refuse to take care of or pay childsupport for like it or not this bill only includes people who need help the most like y’all kids who y’all pick and choose to do for when you get ready. Rather you working or not sick or not that child still have needs that you will do for…

    2. I posted this earlier.

      I found some good info referring to the last stimulus check back in 2008. I would assume they would follow the same guidelines but different total dollar amount. I also assume they will only take 50% of the children credit at most. They have not been clear on the Coronavirus stimulus.
      Joint Return – Injured Spouse
      • Injured Spouse Claims (Form 8379) will be calculated at up to 50 percent of the eligible amount of the stimulus payment prior to offset, regardless of the percentage of income claimed by the unobligated spouse for tax year 2007.
      • The unobligated spouse will not be required to file an additional Form 8379 to receive their portion from the stimulus payment if they already filed an injured spouse claim against money offset from tax year 2007. IRS will automatically calculate up to 50 percent of the eligible amount of the stimulus payment prior to offset.
      Following are three examples of how this calculation would be applied.

      Example 1 – Jane and John Doe are eligible for a $1,200 stimulus payment. John is offset for child support for the full amount of the stimulus payment ($1,200). Jane files an injured spouse claim against the stimulus payment offset. IRS would reverse or adjust $600 (50%) from the $1,200 offset for payment since this is the maximum portion to which Jane is entitled as the injured spouse.
      I hope this helps.

  46. What if you owe 100.00 on childsupport and they still have the arrears on file , are you still eligible for the check

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