The ARP increases the size of the direct payments passed in December 2020 by another $1,400 per person, bringing the total to $2,000 per person. This round of direct checks will include adult dependents, as Senator Kaine has pushed for.
Who is eligible for the payments?
- U.S. citizens or resident aliens who are not claimed as a dependent on someone else’s income tax return are eligible to receive a payment if they fall within the relevant income thresholds.
- Those who file their taxes as an inliidual and whose annual income is $75,000 or less are eligible for a full payment of $1,400. If you earn between $75,000 and $80,000, you are eligible for a partial payment.
- Unlike the first two bills, adult dependents, including college students, are eligible to receive the $1,400 stimulus checks.
How will I receive my payment?
- If you have direct deposit information on file with the IRS, you will receive the payment via your direct deposit. If not, you will receive the payment in the mail as a check or debit card sent to the address provided on your 2020 or 2019 tax return.
You will receive your direct payment automatically:
- If you are eligible for a direct payment and you filed a tax return for 2020 or 2019
- If you are a Social Security Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance beneficiary, Supplemental Security Income recipient, Railroad Retirement beneficiary, or Veterans Administration beneficiary. If you did not file a 2020 or 2019 tax return but you receive any of these benefits, you will receive the payment the same way you normally receive your benefits.
- If you applied through the non-filer portal for a prior round of direct payments and received a payment.