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Please visit Coronavirus stimulus payment scams: What you need to know for the most recent information.

As the Coronavirus takes a growing toll on people’s pocketbooks, there are reports that the government will soon be sending money by check or direct deposit to each of us. The details are still being worked out, but there are a few really important things to know, no matter what this looks like.

1. The government will not ask you to pay anything up front to get this money. No fees. No charges. No nothing.

2. The government will not call to ask for your Social Security number, bank account, or credit card number. Anyone who does is a scammer.

3. These reports of checks aren’t yet a reality. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now is a scammer.

Look, normally we’d wait to know what the payment plan looks like before we put out a message like this. But these aren’t normal times. And we predict that the scammers are gearing up to take advantage of this.

So, remember: no matter what this payment winds up being, only scammers will ask you to pay to get it. If you spot one of these scams, please tell the Federal Trade Commission: www.ftc.gov/complaint. We’re doing our best to stop these scammers in their tracks, and your report will help.

Keep up to date with the latest Coronavirus-related scams at www.ftc.gov/coronavirus or by signing up to get these consumer alerts. 

Watch these videos for more tips on how to avoid ecomonic impact payment scams:

FTC tips to avoid economic impact payment scams

Updated link added on April 21, 2020.

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I'm 56 years oldy doughters husband claimed me on his taxes I'm on ssdi do I still get a stemalis check and when

If I use netspend for payroll deposits every week, and the irs will not deposit stimulas check on it. When will I get the check in the mail?

If your making restitution payments to the government, will your stimulus check be garnished/offset?

Please read the questions and answers at irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center to get that information.

Maybe they should’ve made sure they were ordered to the right place because an hour sitting back here with seven kids wandering and he’s worked maybe two days a week because of the situation how do you explain your kid you can’t feed them because money that was promised to never came out and it doesn’t even seem like it’s in a hurry to get here they’re sending extra money to other people but the people that are just wanting the money that they’re been offered we can’t even get that

Im on Ssdi when will i receive my stimulus check

i receive SSD and will my stimulus check go on my Direct Express card

I am a represntive payee for my daughter who is 17 will I get a stimlus check my name is on the direct Express card

I'm also the payee for my 14 year old son and have been trying to find out the same info. I filled out the non filer forms on 4/11 just incase. But so confused as to the payee will get stimulus money. My only income at the moment is his SSI while I wait to be approved for SSDI. Have you found out anything yet?

I'm on disability and married. I'm not sure if my husband filed his 2018 taxes and he hasn't his 19. Will I get my own check in my account?

When will service connected vets and SSI receive their stimulus direct deposit?

I have stage1b endometrial cancer , am I still entitled to a stimulus check?

For the 3rd time now.......
I am 60 years old. I receive SS Disability, it arrives direct deposit to my accoint every month. Now since I havent filed taxes in over 20 years, how will the issures know where I am at. I have no comprehendtion of why they would issue the check to random addresses.
What I think would have been a wonderful idea is that: 1.) Contact S.Sec. to see how may individuals are receiving, if it's one million, then send S.Sec, 120,000.000 and let them pay it out when they mail there monthly checks. Mine would be on the folirst.

For the 3rd time now.......
I am 60 years old. I receive SS Disability, it arrives direct deposit to my accoint every month. Now since I havent filed taxes in over 20 years, how will the issures know where I am at. I have no comprehendtion of why they would issue the check to random addresses.
What I think would have been a wonderful idea is that: 1.) Contact S.Sec. to see how may individuals are receiving, if it's one million, then send S.Sec, 120,000.000 and let them pay it out when they mail there monthly checks. Mine would be on the folirst.

IF I RECIEVE SOCIAL SECURITY AND WAS ALWAYS CLAIMED ON WIFES TAXES BUT NOW DIVORCED 2019 AND WIFE MOVED OUT STATE . WILL I BE ABLE TO GET STIMULUS OR WILL SHE GET IT GOING OFF HER PREVIOUS TAX FILINGS?

I'm on Social security and SSI, I do have direct deposit, would like to know the date that I might check my account and help me out,if you can.

I really need my stimulants check now I don’t see why people that’s only getting 783 a month get they money first. I’m so stressed out I need my money now. I still have bills coming through I disabled with two broke hips and hardly making it. I’m only disabled due to a person driving a hitting me and broke both of my hips. I’m ready to end my life because this to stressful for the ones that really need help and can’t get it first. How the hell can anybody live on 783.00. The government could have put our money in first.

My husband get his ask every month will the stimulus check go on his direct express card

Yes I’m on SSI and one of my family members clean my three children on their taxes but not me will I still get my stimulant checked through SSI or what do I have to do

I have not filed taxes for years but have my ss benefit direct deposit each month and have not ever received a form called 1099 so when do I get my stimulus check? My ss check is my only income

I need advice or I’m totally wrong about this:
I’m mom with three children they Live with me 24/7 for three years
Last year I claimed two children on my taxes and my ex claimed 1
and this year I claimed 1 and he claimed 2 so every year is like that Which I don’t know why
So about this stimulation checks we receive them
So I got just for 1 kid and he gets for 2 kids
So since the children are living with me all the time never visits him I ask him to give back to me children’s money...... he refused he said he worked for that money that he’s. What should I do any advice ???please

I only got 615 bucks. is there a reason why?

I was married but separated and on foodstamps at the end of 2019 and all through 2018 most of the time the divorce was finalized January 2020 so why is it I have to suffer with no stimulus check coming because of the timing of taxes and my divorce? Now I'm on my own struggling....

Hello I have a question?

What percentage of the money, that the Government is giving the US citizens, Will be deducted from their next tax’s?

Get the answer at the IRS questions and answers at irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center.

The IRS page says "The Payment is not income and you will not owe tax on your Payment. It will not reduce your refund or increase the amount you owe when you file your 2020 tax return next year."

"A Payment also will not affect your income for purposes of determining eligibility for federal government assistance or benefit programs."

You guys gotta updated the page. So much new information have been put out about the payments but you guys still haven’t updated.

If a person hasn't worked for 10+years will they still a stimulus check as well???. Asking for my daughter

I was just wondering if I will receive a paperback or if my stimulent check will go on my direct card it's a debit card and I also wanted to say that I'm very blessed that ya'll and the president is doing this for us cause I drawl SSI disability and it's hard to make a living Thank you for your time and God bless you

My son has claimed me as a dependant, problem is he does not support me and I feel it is unfair for me not to get the stimulus money...help...

My 2018 AGI was 204,000 and my 2019 AGI was 150,000 the difference due to Gains and Losses from selling stock options.
What year will be used for determining the stimulus?

My husband and I were over the amount for the stimulus check because we took money from his 401k for home repairs. Our yearly income is no where near the allowed amt. We averaged $100000 jointly per year. Is there a way to get the stimulus check based on wages earned?

By the time they said SS non filers did not have, the rule was file anyway. Follow IRS guide lines went on turbo for free and turned out NOT free. Did not use. Next used IRS FREE FIE REJECTED . INVALID DOB NO BANK INFO. DID I MENTION DIRECT EXPRESS ? SO ONTO free file payment site for banking info I swing new routing for DIRECT EXPRESS. REJECTED. INVALID DOB AND INCORECT BANK INFO
. I was so mad I left out BANK INFO and refilled and guess what ? Accepted. NOW checking SSA. Info said check correct DOB WITH Them so logged on . Says to create new account ! I have been on SSI for OVER 10 years and SS SINCE 2019. So I do and it says on line account suspended ! So I call because SS offices are closed sue to CORONA . WELL I CALL and it says CALL BACK SYSTEM UNAVAILBLE and there is a 2 hour 45 minute wait for to speak with someone. And a friend says that I will be lucky if I get my SS on the third! He may be right.

If I was collecting child in care benefits from SS from 2012 to the end of February of 2020 and have not had to pay taxes because my yearly income was under 13000 dollars being widowed. Am I entitled to the corona virus stimulas check?

i would like to know if the stimulus check will go on your direct express card and when

If u have an overpayment for unemployment benefits in Maryland can I still get my stimulus check

I am 63 living with older brother & his wife, they will get their stimulus check, but I won't because they claim me on their taxes. I get $375.00per month social security and thats it, it's wonderful that our government will screw over the ones who need the stimulus without any concern. My family doesn't get any more for claiming me on their taxes, but all the politions got their stimulus and then some now didn't they, I think the elderly dependants need a voice loud and strong to bring this to the attention of the government and get checks to those elderly dependants a.s.a.p.

I filed joint for 2018 taxes and that DD account is closed due to divorce this year. I receive SSDI payments so hopefully they will import my bank info from that to give me mine???

I am a 56 year old disabled woman living alone. I have applied for social security disability, and I am currently undergoing the qualification process.
Up until 9/1/2019, my adult daughter lived with me and contributed to the financial support of my household. She was able to claim me as her dependent on her tax return. When she moved out of my home, that financial assistance also stopped.
The government is using information from prior years tax returns to decide whether or not we qualify to receive stimulus checks.
While I agree that using the information gathered from tax returns is a good place to start. The event that has caused so much hardship is happening now, this year and not last year.
The stimulus must be made to include exceptions to accommodate for those individuals that had life changes that occurred between the time of tax return filings and the event being compensated for. Those changes may qualify or disqualify people and everyone affected by this horrible pandemic matters, don’t they.
Thank

I have not ordered no games for no points none of that with my card I want all my money back if I can and I want to know what is it that I can do to get my money back thank y'all for letting me know what's going on and now I'm about to get all new cards thank you I want a refund please

My husband owns his own business and I am on disability we have separate accounts and we end up paying taxes Will we get a stimulus check

When will the people qirh direct express card get there stimulas payments .no onw will give us a straight answer.we have a rite to kno about are just as muxh as the filers

My Mom died March 31st 2020 will she get a stimulus check and can I cash it.

Who should be contacted to check on the delay receiving the stimulus check. According to the schedule I should have received it on the 15th of April, but as of the 22nd. There is no check.

I get SSDI direct deposit every month when will I get my stimulus payment, and will it come to that same direct deposit?

I been recieving a SSDI since 2010..i recently came up for a review and lost my appeal to continue to recieve monthly payments..Will i receive a stimulus check via direct deposit or will i not recieve one at all..

Will stimulus money be on my Direct Express SSDI debit card

The Social Security Administration says you should get your payment the same way you get your regular payments.

I don't receive a refund on my FED taxes. I always have to pay so don't have a bank account on my record. So how will I get my $1200 stimiulis money? Is there anything I need to do. Thanks

I don't receive a refund on my FED taxes. I always have to pay so don't have a bank account on my record. So how will I get my $1200 stimiulis money? Is there anything I need to do. Thanks

My name is I have I I have direct deposit through social security I have SSI also Where is my money I was told I did I have to fall 2018 or 19 I medically disable 100% from the court where is my Stimulant check

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