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Advance Child Tax Credit and Economic Impact Payments - Stimulus Checks

See if you qualified for a stimulus check (Economic Impact Payment) and when and how it was sent. Learn what to do if you were eligible for but did not receive a previous stimulus payment. Or find out about payments from the advance child tax credit and see if you qualify.

COVID-19 Stimulus Checks for Individuals

The IRS issued three Economic Impact Payments during the coronavirus pandemic for people who were eligible

  • $1,200 in April 2020
  • $600 in December 2020/January 2021
  • $1,400 in March 2021

These payments were sent by direct deposit to a bank account or by mail as a paper check or a debit card.

Check On Your Stimulus Payment

Check the Get My Payment page from the IRS to find out if you qualified and when you should have received your payment. 

What to Do If You Didn’t Receive This or Earlier Stimulus Checks

Follow the directions from the IRS on how to claim these payments if you were eligible for but did not receive them, or if the amount you received was incorrect.

Advance Child Tax Credit

By claiming the Child Tax Credit (CTC), you can reduce the amount of money you owe on your federal taxes. The amount of credit you receive is based on your income and the number of qualifying children you are claiming. 

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CTC was expanded under the American Rescue Plan of 2021. The IRS pre-paid half the total credit amount in monthly payments from July to December 2021. When you file your 2021 tax return, you can claim the other half of the total CTC.

Learn more about the Advance Child Tax Credit.

Find COVID-19 Vaccine Locations With Vaccines.gov

Vaccines.gov makes it easy to find COVID-19 vaccination sites. Select which vaccine you want and search by zip code. Depending on your location, you may be able to choose from pharmacies, health department clinics, and other health care providers.

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Last Updated: January 4, 2022

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