BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Social Security and Railroad Retirement beneficiaries with dependents who did not file a tax return need to act immediately in order to receive the $500 per child payment on stimulus checks.
Social security retirees, survivors and disability insurance beneficiaries who did not file a 2018 or 2019 tax return, and have dependent children, must act by 11 a.m. CT, April 22. Individuals should visit the IRS website page, Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here section to provide information.
Those who miss the deadline to register children will still get a payment of $1,200 per individual, but will have wait until next year to get the additional $500 per dependent child under 17, the IRS said.
“We want to ‘Plus $500’ these recipients with children so they can get their maximum Economic Impact Payment of $1,200 plus $500 for each eligible child as quickly as possible,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig.
Because some people receiving Social Security, survivor or disability, and Railroad Retirement are not required to file tax returns, the IRS has no way of knowing they have qualifying dependent children — unless they use the non-filer tool.