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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. 

Updated link added on April 21, 2020.

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If your household makes over 100 K do you still get a stimulus check

Hi there I get SSDI I have no dependents and I get direct deposit everything I have read States people that get SSDI received their payment April 29th via direct deposit well several people on SSDI did not receive their payment me as well so common sense would tell you find the next direct deposit would be the rest of SSDI people but that is not the way it works I guess evidently it makes no sense to me it is almost like that IRS has forgot about the rest of the people on SSDI so two weeks later direct deposit goes in for people on SSI May 13th still no deposit in my account now I am hearing on May 27th the next direct deposit will be people on SSI with a payee again I ask where is my payment I get SSDI how come they overlooked the rest of them people this is getting ridiculous I have contacted everybody I possibly could Governor congressman senators nobody seems to want to help me this is ridiculous I am feeling like I am being discriminated againstI have checked their get my payment tool it does not seem to work for people on social security this is ridiculous being a disabled person you would think that they would have a phone number for somebody to call to get some answers please forward this to somebody that cares thank you

I owe back child support for 1 child and have custody of 2 other children. Will i still receive my stimulus check??

I don't work and was fighting for Disability. my lawyer took as far as they could so how I have to start over from the begining with a new lawyer

I AM ON SOCIAL SECURITY, I MAKE LESS THAN 11,000 MY SOCIAL SECURITY IS DIRECT DEPOSITED INTO MY BANK ONE SITE SAID WE WOULD RECEIVE STIMULUS CHECK ON MAY 13TH ,SO WHERES MINE, IM IN DESPERATE NEED OF MINE

Jefferson county DSS seized my stimulus check for child support I never owed EVER,and wont give me my check.

I'm on ssi and I was on ssi will I still get my stimulus check to my account or will the one how filled me

I did not receive my first SSDI stimulus check I make under $11,000 a year and I don't understand why I didn't get a check social security said we did not have to do anything to receive a check but your page changes every day and how can you keep up with that you can't I want to know where my social security SSDI stimulus check his eyes checked every day for almost 3 months

I damaged my stimulus check can slmebody please tell me how i can get my check reissued? Please

Is there any way that I can ask for forgiveness during this crisis for a stimulus check even though I owe a rear child support have no income and I'm applying for disability or are there any other programs I can apply for a during this crisis to receive some kind of assistance I'm without work I'm at work and have only $240 a month of income coming in please help

I did my taxes through H &r block and got my refund deposited to the emerald card which we all know was basically a bust so I got my check through the mail thing is I moved and I barley updated my mailing address through the emerald card login but I'm not sure if I'm gonna get the second check to my new address or If h&r block fixed the problem or if I'm going to get the check to my new address I've tried adding my account info but since I already did my taxes I can't add or change it or at least i haven't found a way

Hello my husband file me on his tax return. He has left my home and filled out a change of address form so the stimulus check can be sent somewhere else. Can he do that? Both of our names are on the stimulus check.

I'm on welfare because I haven't been able to work. I haven't gotten my first stimulus yet! Did the non- filers application. Nothing yet! What do I do?

I have my stimulus checks sent out on the 1st of May how many days does it take for that to finally arrive

im on SSI and still havent received my stimulus check wat is takin so dang long

I moved since I did my taxes how do I get my stimulus check

Stimulus check mailed out on April 24,2020. Haven’t received it yet? Can’t get clarity from USPS!!!! IRS closed!!!! Checked with ex-landlord!!!! Nothing

I am on Social Security DISABILITY because of a neck injury then my HUSBAND passed AWAY six years ago. I have direct deposit so why HAVEN'T I RECEIVED my STIMULUS check

Will we get a second check

Why didn’t I receive a stimulus check my income a year is less than 12,000 irs page keeps saying same thing no information or im not eligible for one

I receive ssdi n leave in a different address then the person who claim me as a dependant my check is not enough for cost of living, so this person help me a little. So why am I not entitled to get help from the stimulus pay out. Not fair

I’m just wondering if everyone on SSDI received their money on direct express card
Cause some sites say SSDI recipients should of received payment by now
So I have no direct deposit
No filing requirements
Just SSDI and direct express card
So have I missed out or does other SSDI recipients have my same problem
Thanks

When will I get my check please let me know okay

EVERYTIME I WENT TO GET MY PAYMENT GAVE SSN ALLGOOD ADDRESS ALL GOOD ZIPCODE ALL GOOD DOB O3 13 1961 IT SAID INVALID DOB 03 13 1961 KEPT SAYING INVALID DOB NOTHING I COULD DO GO NO FARTHER

Does anyone know if ur ex owes child support u get their check and if so when do we get it

Survivor benefits and I have not received my submissive check I'm looking for the number to call to find out why and when I'm supposed to get it

It is now the middle of May and I'm on social security disability and have not received anything. People who r not struggling have received theirs months ago I'm confused.

I applied online for my stimulous check and accidentally said I can be claimed as a dependant by someone else, I am requesting that this mistake to be corrected? thank you and have a good day

I am on SSDI Disability and the time line for me to have the stimulus check direct deposited in to my bank account was at the end of April it is now May 21 2020 and still nothing the said low income first I only get 848.00 a month just don’t understand where it’s at.

My husband collects ssdi its the only income we have coming in, as for me I can't work due to chronic pain I haven't worked in over ten years and can't. Collect ssdi or ssi or anything else as my husband. Makes too mych on ssdi $2077.00 per month..he received his stimulys check for $1200.00 I did not, do I get a stimulus check? I tried doing the non filers app but missed the dead line

so i get social security supplemental income and i also get ssi retirement benefits from my mom...why didn't i receive a stimulus check when she did?

I'm 66yrd old and on SS retirement and I make less than $12,000 a year. I still haven't received a Stimulus money on my Direct Express card, will i.

Still have not received my stimulus check. How do I find the status of my check? I have tried the Pament options on IRS website but they will not take my bank account information due to being a pre paid account.

I'm on SSI and ssa and I haven't got my check yet

I have a below poverty level making $230 a month with an autistic toddler and I owe back child support only because my ex filed for back child support while I was homeless living on the street. I was homeless for three years I just now got my own place with my son and I am trying to pull myself out of poverty. I understand that I owe back child support I have really no issue with that but I didn't even get the money for my son and now they're talking about a second round of payments and I'm wondering if I'm going to miss out on that one too because of Child Support. My son deserves to be able to get ahead and the only way we're going to do that is if we get the stimulus payments because we are stuck where we are because we have no way to have forward momentum. We have no car we have no family, we have nobody. If anybody needs that money it's us and people like us. I haven't paid my child support because I don't have the money. I'm not a deadbeat. Are they going to take this second check too?

I'm on Social Security and still have not yet received my stimulus check every time I go and check check my payment tells me the same thing . I filed on the free file web site so the irs will have my bank account direct deposit . I thought it would speed things up for me to get my check. I just can't find anything out there that states how much longer it will be before the people who have not received their checks yet when will we get it

I recieved the following notice: Jan 15th |IN YOUR FILE: OLD 2019 Payment This is our 2nd attempt to reach out to you, Member. A huge relief payment from 2019 may still be OWED to you. Discover just how much is waiting in your file and request it while there is still time.
Is this legit and how do I collect it

Am on SSDI and I pay 100.00back child support,can I get a coronvairus check

But whst are you doing with those that have been fsksly claimed. Im 45 have my own dependents. What gives been trying over month , mailed info, submitted.. etc n still Help

Mad my check got send back too irs trying too get it put on my card

Ssi still haven’t my check yet, It feels like the don’t even care about us on ssi or any disability category. Direct express card says mid may we Almost at the end of the month and nothing it’s all a lie.

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