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Non-filers: Expect a letter about your stimulus check

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If you don’t usually file a tax return, or didn’t file a return for 2018 or 2019, you might not know you could qualify for an economic impact payment. You might be one of the nine million people getting a letter from the IRS letting you know how to register on their website to claim your payment. The new deadline for filing is November 21, 2020.


If you get this letter from the IRS, it’s legit. Go only to the IRS’s real website at, or call them directly at 800-919-9835 to register to claim your payment. You only have until November 21. But if someone claiming to be from the IRS calls, emails, or texts about helping you get your stimulus payment, that person is running a government imposter scam on you. Hang up, and don’t respond to or click on any links in texts or emails.


Why? Because the IRS will not text, email, or call you about your economic impact payment. And they’ll never ask you to pay a fee to get your money.


Visit the IRS’s website to find out more about stimulus payments. And be sure to tell the FTC if someone pretending to be from the government contacts you.


Note: This blog, originally posted on September 23, 2020, has been updated with the IRS’s extended filing deadline of November 21, 2020.


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If you got one already this year, is this a second payment we have to file for?

The letters are going to people who did not get any economic impact payment this year. If you got one economic impact payment, you should not get a letter. 

I never received my first stimulus check or any letter.where is my stimulus check?

I did not get the first one

I never received a stimulus check do i even qualify for stimulus check do I even get a payment

My payment status on get my payment tool for non filers stimulus check says bring mailed on october 19 2020 will they mail it that day or can it be already mailed..

I never received the first check...and wheni call that one answers...

No , this isn't for a second stimulus , this is for people that don't normally file , that haven't received their stimulus

I received the first Stimulus check. If their is a second stimulus check do I need to respond and fill out information to receive the second stimulus before October 15th?

The letters are going to people who did not get any economic impact payment this year. If you got one economic impact payment, you should not get a letter. 

I did not receive a stimulus check and have not been able to contact anyone about this and the site does not give me any information

I haven't even received my first stimulus check or nothing no letter from the irs and have called and still can't get no help

I don't get the first one

I received a stimulus check this year do I need to re-file to get the second stimulus check?

The other side to that is adults who are claimed as dependents on soemone's tax filings are not eligible for the stimulus payments, and that is as per IRS.
That also means elderly people who are dependents on their children's claims do not qualify for any stimulus. This seems unfair since there are dependent adults such as the elderly, those in nursing homes et al, have needs which must be addressed also particularly in this lockdown.
Note that IRS gives non-filers a hard way to go regarding stimulus payments. I recently assisted an elderly non-filing low-income neighbor in trying to determine his eligibility on the IRS website and the online experience was less than friendly. Not all things are as they appear or what is claimed to be.

Thank you very much for the heads-up. I had no idea and hope I'm in that number!

Will I get it?I draw Social security

The Social Security Administration website says the IRS already sent payments to most people who get Social Security retirement, survivors and disablity payments.  That's for people who live inside the US and started getting Social Security benefits before January of this year (2020).

The Social Security Administration website has lots of questions and answers about stimulus payments, and different questions and answers about the payment cards it sent to some people. You might have gotten a payment card instead of a deposit. Read about the payment cards on this Social Security Administration page.

Stimulus payments come from the IRS, and you can call their question line at 1-800-919-9835. The Social Security Administration can't answer  questions about your specific situation.

I'll dang sure be glad when I receive that letter then! I've been trying since March!

there was a page at you registered as a non-filer --dunno if it is still up or not. I would sure google stimulus non-filer to see.

I did not get My first stimulus check I'm on social security

I don't file taxes because I'm on ss I filed on the non filers site back in March because I have custody of my 12yr old grandson I still haven't received a letter nor have I received the EIP for him.

i dont file taxes either filed in april and still havent gotten anything, it hasnt even changed from still in porccessing. i dont understand.

I put in my non filers information, submitted it, and told me that it make take 24 to 48 hours for a response. I did this during the weekend. Its already Thursday and they still havent said if Im eligible or not. Is this normal? Did I miss something? Or does this mean I didnt qualify? I go back to check my E file status and all I get is that they accepted my application and that they will see if Im eligible. So theres nothing else I can do but wait. How long does it take for them to approve you and to get it direct deposited? Sorry so many questions, it was my first time using their website.

How long does it take to get in the mail once you get accepted

From what my cousin told me he just looked his up, and it says being sent out tommorrow Oct 9th. I believe.

Very useful. Thank you for sharing.

If a non filer received the first stimulus check, will they have to file again to get the second check ?

The letters are going to people who did not get any economic impact payment this year. If you got one economic impact payment, you should not get a letter. 

I never received anything as far as any money. Why not I thought everyone was suppose to get money????

The question that is being asked is if we filed for the first one and received the first check do we have to refile for the second check you keep speaking about the letter the question is we filed for the first one receive the check do we have to refile in order to get the second check

The IRS has information about one Economic Impact Payment at, and filing deadlines for that payment. This blog is about that payment. 

Do non- filers have to do another non- filers form AGAIN if we get a second stimulus check.

I haven’t received my electronics families payment and it’s been three weeks already what’s my next step from there I’ve already called and they told me they were going to send it but I have direct deposit

I've already received my first stimulus check through the mail and I still got a letter asking if I received the stimulus check? Could this have been a mistake

I never got the first Stimulus Check was wondering am I ever going to get it I could really use it

Waiting to see

I haven't got a check yet

I didn't get my check jet

My mother did not receive a payment yet. She gets Social Security. Will she get a letter? Should she call this number?

The IRS website has information about who is eligible for a stimulus payment. The IRS website says:

Eligible retirees and  recipients of Social Security retirement, survivor, or disability benefits (SSDI), Railroad Retirement benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and VA Compensation and Pension (C&P), who do not file a tax return, will receive a $1,200 payment automatically.

The IRS has more information for people who get Social Security retirement benefits on this page..

I didn’t receive payment but I never got one of those letters. Should I go to the website?

How does a NJ inmate request stimulus payment by Oct 15? I cannot find a form.

The IRS has questions and answers about who is eligible for a stimulus payment. Question # 14 on this page asks if someone who is incarcerated can qualify for a payment. 

Please go to the IRS page to get the most recent information.

I got one . Then filed on It . How will I know if and when I will receive payment?

The IRS has a way for you to check the payment status on the Get My Payment  page.

Hi if i was file on someone taxes im over 18 in get ssi will i get a stimulus

The IRS has questions and answers about who is eligible to get a check at


My son was a dependent in 2019 until he got a job in Sept. 2019. Is he eligible for the first Covid stimulus payment if we filed 2019 claiming him as a dependent? Thanks.

The IRS has questions and answers about who is eligible to get a check at


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