How it helps
U.S. residents and citizens with an adjusted gross income of $75,000 or less (adjust this figure to $112,500 for head of household or $150,000 for married filing jointly) will receive a one-time stimulus check for $1,200. That number increases by $500 for every child under 17. The amount is determined based on your 2019 personal tax returns, but if you have not filed yet, it will be based on your 2018 returns.

To be eligible, you must have a work-eligible Social Security Number and not be a dependent on someone else’s tax return.

How to get it
These payments will be sent to you directly via mail or direct deposit (however you normally receive a tax refund) and are expected to begin going out in April 2020. If you filed your tax returns in 2018 or 2019, no action is required on your part. If not, click on the links below for more information on how to obtain your check.

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