Michael Bennet U.S. Senator for ColoradoMenu
Tens of millions of Americans already have received a direct payment into their bank accounts as a result of the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Those payments are $1,200 for every eligible adult and $500 per child under 17 years of age. For the typical family of four, that’s $3,400.
And Social Security, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries will receive your $1,200 payment automatically, without having to file a tax return. These payments will come no later than early May, in the same way you typically receive your benefits—either by direct deposit, a Direct Express debit card, or paper check.
Whether you get Social Security, SSDI, or SSI, if you are taking care of a child as your dependent and would like to receive the $500 per child payment too, you’ll need to enter that info HERE.
But tens of millions of additional Americans haven’t gotten their payments yet. Here’s how you can get the information you need to know if you’re eligible, track your payment, and receive it as quickly as possible.
First thing’s first: check your bank account. If you got the payment, you’re all set.
If not, here’s what you need to know:
The direct cash payments are just once piece of a much larger economic relief package – which also provided $150 billion to support the public health response, expanded unemployment benefits for workers who had lost their jobs, and provided substantial relief to our state and local governments and small businesses. But these direct cash payments are a critical lifeline for Americans during tough times.
More COVID-19 resources and guidance for families, workers, employers, students, renters, and homeowners are available HERE.