Here’s Who Won’t Be Getting The $1,200 Stimulus Check

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If you are expecting your stimulus check, they should start arriving soon. In fact, some could arrive as early as next week.

Not everyone gets one though. You have to actually qualify and I’m going to go over that with you.

The intent (of the law) is to get the money out as fast as you can, but when you do that, you can’t possibly anticipate every possible situation. So there are going to people who fall through the cracks and are going to have to wait until next year to get their money.

Howard Gleckman, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute’s Tax Policy Center.

Senior citizens qualify for a check unless they are claimed as dependents by their children or someone else.

Disabled adults also qualify as long as no one else claims them as a dependent. I have read a lot of questions online about this so this is good news!

People who earn over $99,000 are not eligible to receive a stimulus check. So if you happen to be a high wage earner you will not get a check.

People with an adjusted gross income of $75,000 or less are eligible.


If you are a single person you will get $1,200. If you file jointly then you will received $2,400. You will also received $500 per qualifying child.


If you earn more than $75,000 ($150,000 for joint returns) the payments start to phase out. They are completely phased out for those that have income exceeding $99,000 ($136,500 for the head of household with one child and $198,000 for a joint return with no children.).

If you are a student aged 17 or older and your parents claim you as a dependent, you will not get a stimulus check. Your parents won’t get a check for you either because it only applies to kids 16 and under.

Now, if you are a student that happens to work, no one claims you as a dependent, and you meet the eligibility requirements (income threshold) then you qualify for a check. Well, as long as you filed for taxes in 2018 or 2019.

The child payment is based on your income taxes filed for 2018 or 2019. If you had a child this year, then you will be eligible when you file your taxes next year as long as you fall within the other requirements we already went over.

If you are an immigrant that works in the country legally, with a valid Social Security number, green cars, or H-1B and H-2A work visas, then you are eligible. If you are not a resident with these legal documents, or you are a temporary worker, or you are in the country illegally, you are not eligible for a stimulus check.

If you are low-income and have not filed taxes for the past year, then you need to take an extra step to get your check.

The IRS just set up a web portal where you can register for a stimulus check since you haven’t filed taxes in the past two years. If you don’t usually file a tax return can visit IRS.gov and look for “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here.”

If you receive Social Security benefits, you’re good to go. Social Security recipients will receive a stimulus check automatically.

The IRS also has partnered with TurboTax to help people that have not filed in the past two years. This is a free service.

Stimulus check payments will be sent by direct deposit to those of us that already have our information filed with the Internal Revenue Service. If you haven’t been using direct deposit, then you will receive a check in the mail.


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  2. What if you owe a little over 100 dollars in child support. Wiuld you qualify?

  3. What if you filed with hr block and it was direct deposited to the emerald card will it go to that card

  4. Was going to file my taxes in April, but haven’t yet, I did file every year before, will I still be eligible?

  5. If I claimed my son as a dependent will he receive a stimulus check

  6. So if u had a chikd like on april 1st but i was claimed as dependent shat is my standing? Do i need to do n e thing further??

  7. What if you pay child support, will you be able to get a stimulus check?

    1. What if I owe back child support but am making payments

  8. When will people on disability will be expecting their stimulus checks?

  9. Am I eligilbe if I haven’t worked since 2017 ?

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