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If you used the IRS’s non-filers tool before May 17 and claimed at least one qualifying child, the IRS mistakenly failed to send you $500 per qualifying child.

To correct this, the IRS is sending money to those people who were affected. (If you used the non-filers tool after May 17 and claimed at least one qualifying child, your stimulus payment did include $500 per qualifying child.)

You don’t need to do anything to get your money. The IRS began making direct deposits on August 5, 2020 and mailing checks and debit cards on August 7, 2020. You can check the status of your payment at

The IRS won’t contact you about your payment. If someone does, it could be scam. Get the FTC’s latest information about Coronavirus scams at

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The IRS still hasn't sent me the initial $1,200 Stimulus.. This is so far beyond reason I don't get it. It's been coming for six months. A few weeks ago on the news they stated the final stimulus payments were going out that weekend. The "get my pymt" still says they'll let me know when they have a date. Can you just make the transaction please?

Never got the chance can I get 1200$ frist or 2th1200$

unI need help on finding out who has bn using my name and claiming me as a dependent since 2013 I couldn't get my stimulus payment how I found out I called IRS they transferred me to tresury dfpt that's how I found out I need help on clearing my name I recie e SSI&SSD SINCE AUG 2010 CANT SEE THAT WELL I NEED DOMEONE TO HELP I AM HAVING HARDSHIP AND NEED HELP

You could call the Identity Theft Resource Center. It is a non-profit organization that helps victims of identity theft. The toll-free phone number is 1-888-400-5530. Or, you can call the FTC to report identity theft.  Call the FTC Identity Theft help at 1-877-438-4338.

I didn't use the non-filer tool, but I still didn't receive the additional amount for my two children. Any info about that?

The IRS has questions & answers about stimulus payments on this page. There is information for people who didn't get their payment.

Hi. My adult son who is a dependent, does not work, and disabled did not receive the $500 payment. I worked and received mine without having to file a non-filers claim. I received the money with info for receiving an income tax refund. Can I still get the $500 for my son? I am his caregiver and payee.

The IRS has questions & answers about stimulus payments on this page. Question #1 and #2 explain who is and is not eligible for a stimulus payment.

Is this for real ? I have a 12 year old & 14 year led I didn’t receive the money for. What do I need to do?

The IRS has questions & answers about payments on this page.

Question #30 tells what to do if you think the amount of your payment was wrong.

I received my stimulus check, but I have guardianship of my 11yr grandson and I went on the nonfilers site before May and I still haven't received the $500 for him.

What about the people who has never gotten their stimulus check that was mailed 05/22/2020? When are we going to get a check?

The IRS has questions & answers about stimulus payments on this page. 

There is information for people who didn't get their payment.

I not only haven't received my 500 for my child I haven't received any of my stimulus check

The IRS has questions & answers about stimulus payments on this page. There is information for people who didn't get their payment.

what about those of us that never received any stimulus money? how do we get the first round of payments.

I was filed as a dependent cause I live with my mom and pay her rent but I have 2 kids I provide for and I didn't receive any payments at all except unemployment and now that stopped I need help im about to lose my car cause I can't pay my title loan

Just came home to another message that is so very annoying. Friday, 8/14 at 3:02 p.m. Name- Rocconi Pedrott, # 925-743-4225, stating I will be charged $499.00 for “ computer services “ and that amount will be debited from my account.

I think someone is trying to scam you. Please do not respond to them.

My husband and I are disabled. He is a disabled veteran and receives SSI. I have a pending disability claim. We used the non-filers tool for the first stimulus payment. The problem is I owe child support and our couples stimulus payment was intercepted (due to my child support from a previous marriage.). My husband owes nothing. In this instance he is the "injured spouse", however, because we don't usually file taxes (we don't make enough), the IRS Injured Spouse form does not fit our circumstances. We've tried contacting the IRS without success. We've spoken to Child Support Enforcement and they were not able to help. How does he get his portion if the stimulus returned to him in this instance? The payment was processed April 22nd, 2020. We've been trying to get assistance with this since then with no guidance yet. What can we do?

I didn't use the non-filers tool but I still get my 500 for my dependent. What should I do?

Hello irs said they are depositing my stimulus check on August 19 why haven't I received my money yet

Did u receive yours yet?

I didn’t receive the $500 for my child that is adopted but I received $1200 into her savings that my name is on.

Try calling, online. No help

I didn't get the first stimulus payment yet. I also didn't get tax return. I submitted on March 5. The only system shows we received your application and us under review. How long should I wait?

I didn't recieve $1200 because they said I checked box as dependent and I didn't and I have 2 qualifying dependent n haven't received $500 for either child what do I do

I claimed my daughter who is starting her senior year this year on my taxes because she's 17 and still my dependant and i got nothing for her.

I filed my taxes on 07/15/20 and received a paper check on 08/07/20 but was missing my qualifying dependent check. I called the site and they said dependent checks were being mailed out on 08/14/20 but as of 08/28/20 I have not received it, it only took 3 days for the initial check to arrive. What should I do?

I did not get my money either and it was supposed to be deposited the 19th of Aug.

Hello I am so thrilled that I will be getting the catch up check FINALLY but will instill get the 500.00 dependent? I used the non filer tool three days ago to file.

Me and my husband received the 2400 for the married couple, but the IRS failed to give us anything for our 8 children at home which we also file on our taxes. I need help to get this situation fixed.

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