CBPP Launches Campaign to Help People Get Stimulus Checks
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) recently launched a Final 30 Days Push campaign to help eligible people apply for their Economic Impact Payments (EIPs), better known as “stimulus checks,” before the Oct. 15 deadline. According to the IRS, there are roughly nine million Americans who typically don’t file federal income tax returns who may be eligible for, but have not registered to claim, an economic impact payment.
Authorized in the CARES Act, EIPs are one-time direct payments from the federal government of up to $1,200 per eligible adult. People who filed taxes in 2018 or 2019 and recipients of certain benefit programs automatically received EIPs. But individuals earning less than $12,200 or married couples earning less than $24,400 annually, including people who had no income and people whose sole source of income was Social Security Income (SSI), are still eligible for their EIP. Non-filers have until Oct. 15 to claim EIP and can do so with the Non-Filers Tool available at www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here.
As part of the Final 30 Days Push campaign, CBPP developed or amplified various resources to support stimulus outreach efforts. The campaign’s outreach materials can be found at www.eitcoutreach.org/tax-filing/coronavirus/.