The third and final round of stimulus checks is still on track, but there are a few things to keep in mind. Here’s what we know so far about eligibility and when to expect the third stimulus check.
You can apply online through the MyPay website or by calling 1-877-892-1233 (TTY/TDD: 1-800-877-8339). You’ll need your social security number, date of birth, and pay stubs from your employer. To be eligible for a stimulus check (if it’s still available), you must have earned income during 2019 that was reported on a federal tax return (Form 1040), state tax return (Form M1), or local income tax return.
If you didn’t get a stimulus check in 2020, you may be eligible for a third check.
If you haven’t received your second stimulus check and believe that you should have, contact the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at 1-800-829-1040 or go online to TaxpayerAdvocate.IRS.gov/Taxpayer (TAC). If you call this number, be prepared to provide your Social Security Number when asked so that the IRS can look up your case from their records. You will also need to provide as much information about yourself as possible: who did what job for which company; how long it lasted; and when exactly did it end?
Stimulus Check Still On The Cards
Make sure to mention whether or not there was an award letter issued by the company stating how much would be paid out upon completion of said project (and if yes, where is that letter?)
You will receive the third stimulus check if you were eligible for the first two. You may be eligible for the third stimulus check if you lived in the U.S. at any time between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2025.
As we head into the final year of the three-year stimulus program, many taxpayers are wondering if they will receive a third check. And if so, when?
The answer is that it depends on whether you have been eligible for past checks and whether your income has changed since then. If you were eligible for a first or second check, you should automatically be included in future rounds of distributions as long as your Social Security number hasn’t changed and you keep filing your tax returns using that number. You don’t need to do anything else!