Not everyone living in the U.S.A. is getting a check and we're not only talking the high salary folks.
While most americans are all set to receive the $1,200 stimulus check in the coming weeks, there's a group of folks who need not be checking the mailbox or their direct deposits. That includes most college kids, immigrants without Social Security numbers, some disabled adults and the mothers of babies born in 2020.
- College Kids: If someone claims you as a dependent on their taxes, you won't get your own check. Parents will get an extra $500 payment per child, but that's ONLY for kids under 17.
- Immigrants With No Social Security Number: You don't have to be a U.S. citizen to get a payment, But you do need a valid Social Security number. So nonresident aliens, temporary workers and immigrants in the U.S. illegally won't. Immigrants who do have a green cards and on H-1B and H-2A visas will get payments.
- Disabled Adults: People who get disability benefits from the Social Security Administration or Veterans Affairs are eligible for the payments — but not disabled adults who are claimed as dependents by their parents or other relatives on their taxes.
- Kids Born In 2020: The $500 payment per child is also based on 2019 taxes. So parents who welcomed babies into the world this year won't get money for them. They'll likely get a $500 credit when they file their 2020 taxes.
- High Earners: Payments amounts start scaling down for those who made over $75,000 last year and zeroes out at $98,000.
- Anybody who is delinquent or in arrears concerning child support payments.
For those who qualify, payments will start going out from the IRS in mid-April. The IRS is using 2019 tax returns to determine eligibility or 2018 returns for those who haven't filed for 2019 yet.
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