Stimulus Check: When Is The Deadline To Claim?

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) authorized the IRS to issue Economic Impact Payments (aka stimulus payment/check) of up to $1,200 to most U.S. citizens and residents.  However, time is running out to claim those funds.  Here, we discuss what you need to know.

Who is eligible for a stimulus payment under the CARES Act?

You’re likely eligible for a stimulus payment if you:

  1. are a U.S. citizen or resident alien
  2. have a work-eligible Social Security number, and
  3. can’t be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return.

How large is the stimulus payment?
The CARES Act authorized payments of up to $1,200 to eligible individuals plus $500 per qualifying child, and up to $2,400 to married couples w