The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provides $1,400 Economic Impact Payments for people who are eligible. You do not need to do anything to receive your payment. It will arrive by direct deposit to your bank account, or by mail in the form of a paper check or debit card.
Check the Get My Payment page from the IRS to find out if you qualify and when you'll get your payment.
If you were eligible for the two previous stimulus payments but didn’t receive one or both, or didn’t receive the entire amount, there is still time for you to claim the money. It will come in the form of a tax rebate.
You will need to file a 2020 federal tax return and claim the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit. Even if you’re normally not required to file a federal tax return, to get the stimulus money you’re owed, you must file this year.
The IRS issued two previous Economic Impact Payments: $1,200 in April 2020 and $600 in December 2020/January 2021. They would have been sent by direct deposit to your bank account or by mail as a paper check or a debit card.