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COVID-19: Am I getting a (payment) check?

Authored By
Education for Justice

Updated: December 22, 2020

On December 21, 2020, Congress agreed to a new payment of $600. Individuals who make less than $75,000 per year will get $600. Couples who file their taxes as 'married filing jointly' and make less than $150,000 per year will get $1200. The payments will be based on 2019 tax filing income. The government says payments will start going out at the end of 2020 and continue into 2021. Just like before, it will be direct deposited if you have information on file with the IRS. 

People who live in a "mixed-status" household where one person is a citizen but another is not are eligible for this money, even if they didn't get the earlier payment. The government is updating this information and more details will be added here as it is available. 

*The information below relates to the CARES Act payments from Spring 2020.* 

COVID-19 payments