U.S. stimulus checks are a financial assistance program to help people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These checks provide financial relief to thousands of families who have been affected by the 2022 crisis and inflation.
The checks are issued by the federal government and are available to many people who meet certain requirements. Below we indicate what the requirements are to receive a stimulus check:
What are stimulus checks?
Stimulus checks are part of the economic stimulus package passed by the U.S. Congress to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The checks are issued to individuals and families to provide financial relief during this crisis.
If you meet the following requirements, you can receive a stimulus check for a specific amount:
- Have a valid Social Security number and be registered with the IRS (Internal Revenue Service).
- Have a valid email address or cell phone number to receive IRS notices.
- Not have a spouse or partner who is a foreign citizen.
- Have income that does not exceed certain limits.
- Not be on a list of people excluded from the program, such as prisoners or retirees already receiving income from the government.
Am I a beneficiary of the stimulus check?
If you are unsure whether you qualify for a stimulus check, you can use the IRS eligibility tool on their website.
If you have not received your stimulus check or have questions about your status, you can contact the IRS through their telephone helpline or by using their online contact form.
For more information on the stimulus checks and other aspects of the economic stimulus package, you can refer to the U.S. Congress website.