By: Colleen Smallfield
There are still a few weeks left to claim Economic Impact Payments, or stimulus, for individuals and families who haven’t already received a payment.
While most Americans who filed a tax return received payments in the Spring, many still need to register to receive their payments. If you, or someone you know, did not have income from work and do not normally file a tax return, you can register online to receive a payment directly on IRS.gov here: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here.
Be sure to register by the deadline of November 21st, 2020. Our partners at United Way Worldwide can help answer questions about the payments via phone at 844-322-3639.
The Federal Government has only approved one payment and another is not currently scheduled.
The California Employment Development Department (EDD) is also again open for processing unemployment claims, including a new streamlined identity verification tool that is meant to reduce wait times. California EDD is also processing retroactive Lost Wages Assistance benefits for those seeking help in July and August. Visit EDD directly https://edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm or call 833-978-2511 for assistance.
More information, including outreach materials for organizations, is available on our website here.