Stimulus Check: Claim Before November 17

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Mails for claiming stimulus checks, from the IRS were sent out in the month of Oct, to those who were yet to claim the stimulus payments.

With time running out, around 10M citizens of The United States of America, who qualify for the stimulus checks and are yet to initiate a process to claim it, should do so, before time runs out on them on 17 Nov.

From time to time, U.S citizens have been issued Stimulus Checks ever since the covid pandemic. Since then their lives have been in absolute chaos. The rise in unemployment, inflation and the cost of essentials was the last straw for the Middle and the Lower Income group. They have been struggling to keep their nose above the water. The stimulus checks issued have been a welcome relief to many.

Stimulus Check Eligibility

Many who are yet to claim the stimulus check can check to see if they qualify. Different States issuing stimulus payments have their own eligibility criteria. 

But, it is important to file tax returns. And those who have missed the annual tax filing deadline in April, have time until October 17 to file. If a person who has little or no income is usually not required to file tax returns. However, in order to qualify for the stimulus payment, one must file a simplified return, before November 15.

On Oct. 11, GAO stated that there are many American residents who may be eligible for missing stimulus payments. As per their estimation, about 9 to 10 M people are eligible but are yet to file their tax returns to receive relief.

The Treasury and IRS reached out to about 9 M people who had not filed tax returns to let them know that they had qualified for the stimulus payments and Child Tax Credits. But they are not sure how successful they were in their outreach. GAO report in June 2022, urged the IRS and the Treasury to do more to reach out to people who had not received payments.

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