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Disaster Financial Assistance with Food, Housing, and Bills

Đang chơi bàiDuring the coronavirus pandemic, you may qualify for additional help with food and bills. Learn about mortgage and rental relief. And find out how the CARES Act can help your family

runs from September 4 through December 31, 2020. If you’re facing eviction, you should sign this and turn it into your landlord.

The CDC form lists several conditions that you must agree are true:

  • Đang chơi bàiYou've tried to get government rent or housing assistance

  • You either:

    • Expect to earn no more than $99,000 in 2020 ($198,000 if you’re a couple filing joint)

    • Didn't have to report any income to the Internal Revenue Service in 2019

    • Received a coronavirus stimulus payment

  • Đang chơi bàiYou can't pay your full rent due to significantly reduced income or huge medical bills

  • You're paying as much towards your rent as you can

  • Đang chơi bàiIf evicted you'd become homeless or have to move in with other people in close quarters

  • Đang chơi bàiYou understand that at the end of the ban, the landlord can evict you if you don't pay all rent owed

These payments were authorized under the  signed on March 27, 2020.

Non-Filers Who Didn't Provide Stimulus Payment Information to the IRS by October 15 May Be Able to Receive Payment in 2021

Some people who weren’t required to file a tax return had to provide basic information to the IRS to get their check. These included  very low-income workers and some veterans. If you were in this category and you submitted your information by October 15, 2020, you should receive your payment by the end of the year.

If You Missed the October 15 Deadline, You May Be Eligible For the Payment in 2021

If you didn't get a payment in 2020, or if you received less than the full amount you were entitled to, such as $500 for each qualifying child, you may be able to get the difference in 2021.

Learn About Stimulus Payments Sent Via Prepaid Card

The Treasury Department announced May 18 that almost four million . Watch this to learn about activating and using the card.

Payments Made to People Who Have Died Must Be Returned

Đang chơi bàiIf a stimulus check arrives for someone who has died, you must return it to the IRS.

  • See the  in Q12.

  • Follow the

Nursing Homes and Care Facilities Cannot Claim Residents’ Stimulus Payments

 , even if:

  • Đang chơi bàiYou are in a nursing home or assisted living facility

  • Your facility receives the payment

  • You are on Medicaid

Check Payment Status or Provide Direct Deposit Information to the IRS

Đang chơi bàiGo to the IRS page to check your payment’s status. For , see the IRS stimulus payment information center.

In some cases, you can also enter your direct deposit information in the tool. For help, see the into the tool. You can also check the "Update your bank account or mailing address" section on the page.

Most People Don’t Need to Do Anything to Get Their Stimulus Check

You will not have to do anything to receive your payment by direct deposit or check if:

  • Đang chơi bàiYou filed a tax return for 2019 or 2018, or

Income Eligibility for Coronavirus Stimulus Checks

  • Đang chơi bàiIndividuals, including Social Security recipients, earning $75,000 or less will receive a $1,200 payment.

  • Đang chơi bàiMarried couples filing joint returns with incomes of $150,000 or less will receive a $2,400 payment.

  • Đang chơi bàiPeople with incomes higher than those levels will receive partial payments. Individuals earning more than $99,000 and couples earning more than $198,000 will not receive any payment, unless they have children.

  • Parents of qualifying children will get a one-time payment of $500 per child.

Đang chơi bài  To enroll or get other information:

For more information on school meals, check your child's school or school district website.

Đang chơi bài , the  or forbearance. 

If you're having trouble making payments because of the coronavirus pandemic, your loan servicer must:

  • Defer or reduce your payments for six months if you contact your loan servicer to make arrangements

  • Đang chơi bàiGive you another six months of mortgage relief at your request

  • Offer options for how you can make up the deferred or reduced payments. They will discuss these options with you at the end of your forbearance period.

Make sure you know your rights before you contact your loan servicer. Read this . 

Đang chơi bàiIf you don't know whether your mortgage is federally-backed, . You can also check the and the to see if either one owns or backs your mortgage. Together, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac own nearly half of all mortgages in the U.S. 

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Last Updated: November 23, 2020