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Didn't Get A Stimulus Check? Deadline To Claim It This Weekend


The deadline is today for anyone looking to claim the $1,200 stimulus check.

Anyone who did not get a COVID-19 stimulus check has until midnight Saturday to claim it.

The COVID-19 stimulus package passed earlier in 2020 included a $1,200 check per person. People with children were also eligible for a $500 per-child bonus.

But many people in low-income and underserved communities did not get a stimulus check because they don’t make enough money to file a tax return, which is how the IRS distributed the funds.

The government has set up a special portal for non-filers to claim a check.

“The only people who should register are those who don’t typically file a tax return, are not required to do so and have not yet registered, or for certain benefit recipients who got an EIP for themselves but need to provide information about a non-beneficiary spouse or qualifying child,” the IRS said in a statement.

The IRS has extended the deadline multiple times, but say they can’t extend it any longer. The final deadline to register is November 21.

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Health News Florida reporter Abe Aboraya works for WMFE in Orlando. He started writing for newspapers in high school. After graduating from the University of Central Florida in 2007, he spent a year traveling and working as a freelance reporter for the Seattle Times and the Seattle Weekly, and working for local news websites in the San Francisco Bay area. Most recently Abe worked as a reporter for the Orlando Business Journal. He comes from a family of health care workers.
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