Coronavirus - Economic Impact (Stimulus) Payments
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Economic Impact (Stimulus) Payments
*This page will be updated as more information is made available
Economic impact or stimulus payments start in the next 3 weeks as of April 1, 2020.
Most people will get them without doing anything. If you don’t normally pay taxes however, you will need to send in a form to get the payment.
Can I get the payment if I don’t pay taxes because I am on SSI or SSDI?
Yes. If you get SSDI, Social Security, or Railroad Retirement benefits you don’t have to do anything to get the payment. Note: If you have dependents (like children or a parent you take care of) you should go to this website so you can see if you are eligible for additional payment:https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here
If you get SSI, you should go to this website to find out how to get the payment: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here
What if I don’t have a bank account?
This website may be able to help you:
Will the payment affect my Medi-Cal, SSI, SSDI, CalWORKS, CalFresh (food stamps), Section 8 or other income-related government benefits?
No. The payment will not count as income and will also not be counted as a resource for 12 months for these programs or any other state or federal program funded in whole or in part with federal funds.
Do I need to pay taxes on the payment?
For More Information:
IRS: What you need to know:
The IRS has information here IRS.gov/coronavirus.