Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL) updated the guide for kinship caregivers on COVID-19 stimulus payments last week with several updates from the IRS with important updates including:
• “Certain kinship caregivers may need to quickly give the IRS information about their children in order to get stimulus payments for children in 2020; once payments are sent, one must wait till 2021 to get any additional funds owed.
• Once a rebate is sent, one must wait until 2021to claim any adjusted amounts. If you are a Social Security, SSDI, Railroad Retirement, or Supplemental Security Income beneficiary with qualifying dependents aged 16 or younger who has not gotten your rebate, you should IMMEDIATELY enter the child’s data in the new Non-Filers: Enter Payment Here form: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here;
• To provide your bank data BEFORE your payment has gone out (one can’t change their bank data after their payment is sent), use the Get My Payment app at: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments;
• If one did not file taxes in 2018/2019 due to being below filing requirement, enter your info the new Non-Filers: Enter Payment form: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here;
• To check the status of your payment, use the Get My Payment app at: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments.”
More information is available in the guide