Late Stimulus Checks? 5 Questions Parents Usually Ask

Stimulus checks are one of the ways for taxpayers to get assistance during a crisis. Now that coronavirus pandemic is continuously affecting a lot of people, stimulus checks become necessary.

Some parents ask if it is already too late to have their children sign up for stimulus checks. For some parents who are a little confused about stimulus checks and who have children who were under 17 years old in December 2019, here are answers to some of the most common questions asked by moms and dads. 

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I filed my taxes and have signed up; why are the stimulus checks not here yet?

According to IRS, the checks are still on process. If parents have filed taxes in the two previous years (2018 and 2019), with their children as dependents, and have signed them up for a stimulus check, there is nothing to worry about, for now.

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I already received my stimulus check, but there is no child payment, what should I do?

IRS says that this is a common scenario. However, parents should not worry. IRS is already looking into fixing the problem. They also advised that if these parents need to go through any more steps, IRS will inform them.

Late Stimulus Checks? 5 Questions Parents Usually Ask
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Late Stimulus Checks? 5 Questions Parents Usually Ask

I am have a disability, can I still claim my kids' stimulus checks?

There are two scenarios for this question:

  1. If the parents are the ones with a disability, filed taxes in 2018, and 2019, has listed the kids as dependents, then the stimulus checks will be received.
  2. If the parents did not file the taxes in 2018 and 2019, they would need to fill out some forms.

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Late Stimulus Checks? 5 Questions Parents Usually Ask
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Late Stimulus Checks? 5 Questions Parents Usually Ask

I am on social security disability, am I still entitled to a child's payment?

There are reports that the child's stimulus check was missing, even if the parent is on social security disability for those parents who signed up for the stimulus check or filed their taxes. 

However, for parents who did not file their taxes, it could already be too late to sign up. The only chance that they could get in next year if they would file a tax return at the end of 2020.

I am a parent with the veteran's benefits. What should I expect?

If the parents on veteran's benefits did not file their taxes or did not sign their children up for a stimulus check, they could still fill out forms to apply for the check.

Other details about the stimulus checks may be found on the IRS website.

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