Will There Be A Stimulus Check In 2020?

by Mike Holman

One of the more common questions I get at this site is “Will there be a stimulus check in 2020?”.

The answer unfortunately, is almost definitely no.

[Edit – Mar 21 – 2020.  Looks like unfortunately the answer is almost definitely yes!  I say ‘unfortunately’ because this is only happening because of the Corona virus which isn’t a good thing.  Read more about the CoronaVirus stimulus check]

Why do people keep asking this question?  Well, back in 2008, the US government did give out $600 stimulus checks to most Americans.  Needless to say this money was very well received and I’m sure most people wouldn’t mind seeing more of those checks.

Who doesn’t like free money?

History of the stimulus check

In 2008, a $600 stimulus check was paid out to most taxpayers in an effort to boost the economy by getting more cash into the hands of people likely to spend it.

In 2009, a $250 stimulus check was sent to all recipients of Social Security (retired people) and SSI (Supplemental Security Income) for disabled people.

Will there be another stimulus check this year?

The factors which might produce another stimulus check could include:

A bad economy – While the current economy isn’t great, it’s better than it has been in the past.  Even housing prices seem to have bottomed out.  Unless there is a major slowdown in the economy, this will not provide much motivation for another check.

Election year – My theory is that politicians will try to buy votes when given the opportunity.  Given that 2019 is not an election year, this shouldn’t be an issue.

What is a stimulus check?

A stimulus check is a check mailed out to a significant number of Americans in order to give government tax money to those most likely to spend it and help stimulate the economy.

Summary

There will be no stimulus check in 2020.  I know that might be disappointing, but the reality is that is just isn’t going to happen.

Will there be a $250 stimulus check in 2013 for SSI recipients?

Will there be a $250 stimulus check for Social Security recipients in 2013?

 

 

 

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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

1 roy legette

i think we should get something

2 Larry

If the 2020 stimulus checks come out will people on veteran’s disability who don’t earn enough to file income tax get want one?

3 Sandra

I am really shocked at all the hands out and worried about a stimulus package. Most act like yaaaaaaay free money. Where do you think it comes from? ITS NOT FREE! My advice if you do get it, save out a portion for the taxes on it. Only in America, leeches with their hands out!

4 regina a carini

I have already missed 2 weeks of work do to fever. I work at a Dr’s office. Went to work today and was sent home because I had a temp of 99.1. I totally get it. I dont want to get anyone sick. But what do I do In the mean time. I need money to live on. I have 2 kids.

5 Mary

I am on disability. Do I get a check

6 Sean

Corona Virus ‘Hold my beer’

7 JUDY

do we get a stumulus check being on disability, We need tot ry an get ahead to for 2020..

8 JS

Shut up!

9 Joe

And you never will!

10 Corrine Gregerson

I also was wondering..I’m on disability through my work..and also on social security..I believe there is a sight to fill out if you have not paid federal income tax..I believe it is..www.income tax.gov..I could have this wrong so please forgive me..if it is correct..your welcome..GOD BLESS YOU..

11 Savilla

People on ss do we get a a check we could use it

12 Joe Jones

You have no clue what your talking about! That’s why Trump is signing it today!!

13 Sandy

Started out this was going to be a 1000 dollar check to every adult now it’s 1200 dollar check only to people who filed taxes in 2018. That’s not far to us that don’t make enough money to file taxes. It is costing us way more just to make ends meet. Is there a way we can get a check?

14 William A Magyar

I am on Social Security, will I be receiving a stimulus check?

15 TINALOVE

Me either

16 Sandi

No Sandy just file a return on form 1040A even if you don’t really have to & do it quickly & you will get your check.

17 Sandi

Yes you will just file form 1040A & you will get your stimulus check.

18 Lisa Rose

Don’t think you know anything about what we are going thru. Can’t leave home and pay extra right now on $1430 a month!

19 Lesley

If you did not file tax returns for years 2018 or 2019….you need to get the form, SSA1099 social security benefit statement, or the form, RRB1099 social security benefit statement. You should be able to get something to help you. God bless and stay safe!

20 Edward Champion

Iam widowed and made 98,000 will i get stimulus money?

21 Ian

This is ridiculous. This is contrary to traditional Republican values, and undoubtedly the opposite of Trump’s anti-welfare rhetoric. If our economy was really as great as Trump claimed, these “stimulus” checks wouldn’t be necessary. These are re-election checks aimed at individuals who didn’t actually lose wages because of government shutdowns due to COVID-19. Trump and his incompetent cohorts know that they can count on greedy individuals, wanting “free” money as a distraction from the fact that this wasn’t really about helping those who have genuinely been impacted by COVID-19 through lost wages, or assisting business owners who’ve had to close their doors. Unamerican, and unpatriotic.

22 RCotanay

Hi! I just gave birth on Feb 25th so my baby is not on my 2019 Tax Return. How can we get a check of $500 for her? We filed for her SSN already.

Thank you

23 Brandy

I am a mother of 2 and a student, back in college. I already filed and received my refund for 2019. How do I receive my stimulus check?

24 amy sichling

Ok I want to know who told you I had to file a SSA1099? From what I have been reading because Im on SSDI they are just going to auto deposit the stimulus amount in my acct like they do my monthly amount. Tell me where it says I have to do this please.

25 Kelli porter

So I’m confused do people that filed in 2019 get the stimulus money because I was I disability half of 2018

26 Patricia Larson

I am on social security and don’t make enough to file income taxes will I get a stimulus check?

27 Micky Leach

My wife and I are 70 and 71 and we are both receive SS benefits. My wife just got laid off from a great paying job but has a tax form being delayed by employer for a few months that we need to file return to get tax incentive money. We were told to file for EXTENSION by employer through IRS. Will we get incentive money only filing for extension and paying estimated money due for 2019?

28 LORENZO LILLY

IHAVE NOT GOT MY STIMULUS CHECKIT HAVE NOT BEEN PUT IN MY CHECKING ACC. YET

29 Victoria Guay

if on the irs website it says april 24 my check will be sent is that the day it get sent or will be in my mail box

30 Ann

If you have been on SSI/Disability and never filed taxes cuz they told me I dont have to so I let my son use me as a dependent for last years taxes and we realized I probably won’t get a check but sent a document right away stating I was not a dependent! Cwill that help? Do you think I’ll get one?

31 sherry

I just jot my stimulus check.

32 Debra Clark

Will i received a check for me and my son

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