Second Economic Impact Payments

05 January 2021

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW


ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible, a person must generally:

  • Have a valid work-eligible Social Security number.
  • Meet income requirements.
  • Not be the dependent of someone else.

Note: Eligibility expanded for some families. Visit IRS.gov/EIP for details.


HOW MUCH YOU CAN GET

  • Individuals: Eligible individuals with adjusted gross income up to $75,000 on a 2019 federal tax return will receive the full $600 payment.
  • Married couples: Eligible married couples with adjusted gross income up to $150,000 on a joint return for 2019 will receive the full $1,200 payment.
  • Children: People can also get an additional $600 for each qualifying child under 17.

MORE INFO

  • Most people don’t need to take any steps to get a payment.
  • You can check the status of your payment using the IRS Get My Payment Tool.
  • Your EIP card will be sent in a white envelope from “Economic Impact Payment Card” and will display the U.S. Department of the Treasury Seal.
  • Information included in the envelope will explain that this is your Economic Impact Payment. 
  • If you receive an EIP Card, visit EIPcard.com for more information.


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