CORONAVIRUS: Direct Payments to Lower- and Middle-Income Individuals and Families

The CARES Act includes an “economic impact payment,” providing direct payments of up to $1,200 for eligible single filers and heads of households and $2,400 for married couples filing joint tax returns. The payment also includes $500 per qualifying child dependent under age 17.

Most Americans who have filed a tax return for tax year 2018 or 2019, have received a form SSA-1099 for Social Security benefits or RRB-1099 for Railroad Retirement benefits, or who receive Supplemental Security Income or Veterans Affairs benefits, are eligible for the rebate. You can find out if you are eligible for an economic impact payment here. The full rebate payment is available for individuals making up to $75,000 per year, married filers making up to $150,000 per year, and heads of household making up to $112,500 per year; and a reduced payment will be available for individuals making up to $99,000 per year, heads of household making up to $146,500 per year, and married couples filing jointly making up to $198,000 per year.

If you have questions about your direct payment, please call the IRS hotline at 800-919-9835.

Find more information and an FAQ about direct payments from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) here.


We will update this page as further programmatic details are available from federal agencies and to reflect the most current information about state and federal resources.