How To Claim Your Stimulus Check? Step-by-step Guide

The report was conducted by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, and it revealed several reasons why payments may be delayed.

The majority of stimulus checks were deposited or mailed. Others got them as prepaid debit cards, which some tossed out as junk mail.

According to the TIGTA report, manually verifying stimulus claims and debit card policies has caused payments to be delayed for up to 10 million people.

If you missed a payment, you can claim the funds at You have until October 17 to file a tax return for the fiscal years 2020 and 2021.

If you don't usually file a federal income tax return, this is the procedure you should follow to get your money. To begin, you must provide the following information:

Full name, current mailing address, and email address. Date of birth and valid Social Security number. Bank account number, type, and routing number, if you have one.

Step 1,2&3

Use your IRS IP PIN if you have one. Identity Protection PINs that have been lost must be retrieved using Get an IP PIN.

Step 4

If you have a valid driver's licence or another form of government-issued identification, bring it with you.

Step 5

In 2019, each qualified child's name, SSN or ATIN, and relationship to you or your spouse will be required.

Step 6

If you are the head of the household, you must have an annual income of $136,500 or less, or $198,000 if married filing jointly.