Covid-19 Federal Assistance
September 9, 2020 6:35 AM   Subscribe

This morning, CBS Moneywatch said 9-million people have not gotten the government assistance money set aside for them as a result of covid-19. They weren't talking about business help. CBS Moneywatch said potential recipients have an October 15th 2020 deadline but it also said those people had not filed a 2019 tax return. I have been unemployed and not filed a return for two years but did this year Am I eligible to receive that assistance, and if so, how?
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posted by postel's law at 6:42 AM on September 9, 2020

I know someone who just got their check a week ago after being lost in the shuffle. They are definitely actively looking to distribute to people who didn’t get it and are eligible. I don’t know details beyond that.
posted by showbiz_liz at 7:30 AM on September 9, 2020

We filed our taxes on time, in time for the original April deadline, and still haven't received a stimulus check. That IRS web site has never been able to tell me what's going on.
posted by emelenjr at 7:51 AM on September 9, 2020

We paper-filed in February and finally heard back from the IRS.
posted by aniola at 9:35 AM on September 9, 2020

Be sure to enter direct deposit information. From working on the census I'm not at all surprised that there were massive problems getting mail delivered, in not a few instances utterly amazed the mail system works at all ;-)
posted by sammyo at 9:38 AM on September 9, 2020

If you filed a tax return this year, you filed for 2019, unless you are filing quarterly estimated taxes as a self-employed person.
posted by yclipse at 10:08 AM on September 9, 2020

A friend has not gotten it, hasn't found out why, our Cong. Rep. is helping, that's a thing Congressional offices do. Call tours.
posted by theora55 at 10:54 AM on September 10, 2020

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