Legal Information Concerning the Covid-19 Pandemic
Your $1,200 stimulus check could become cash in your pocket for groceries and more. Sign up for your economic impact payment now at IRS.gov/EIP.
As part of the government’s COVID-19 response efforts, financial help is now available to most Americans – up to $1,200 for individuals, $2,400 for married couples, and more for families with children. But if you didn’t file federal taxes in 2018 or 2019, you need to sign up to receive your check.
Sign up to receive your Economic Impact Payment, or “stimulus check,” online at the IRS website by October 15 to get your payment this year.
Just 5 pieces of information are needed: your full name, mailing address, email address, date of birth, and Social Security number.
The IRS has also extended the deadline for people who normally do not file tax returns to sign-up for the $500 per child stimulus money. If you are a non-filer with dependents and have not already received $500 per child stimulus check, you have until September 30, 2020, to sign-up for the payment at the IRS website
If you aren’t sure how to complete the form or have questions check-out the following resources:
Federal Agency Information
- IRS Non-Filer tool: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here
- IRS E-file 2019 tax return: https://www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free
- IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) locator: https://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/
- Social Security Administration: https://www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/#anchorA
- Department of Veterans Affairs: https://www.va.gov/coronavirus-veteran-frequently-asked-questions/
United Way’s 211 hotline. LAWMO CARES Hotline 1-800-990-2907 | M-F 9 am-4 pm
If you are a partner organization serving individuals and families who may be eligible for stimulus checks, please see these partner resources to help spread the word in your networks.
Need More Information? Economic Stimulus Check FAQ’s
The Covid-19 pandemic is a time of uncertainty and great change in our work, educational, and social lives. You or someone you know may need information about your rights are if you are sick, if you have to care for a child whose school was closed, if you are told to work from home, or if you are laid off, among other questions. The following material is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice or assistance. The information below is based on current law. Legislative and executive actions at the state and federal levels could change or expand the protections and benefits discussed below. Finally, this is not an exhaustive list of information or resources. Check with your local Community Action Agency, United Way, or other social service agency for additional assistance.
ALERT: The following information will likely change. The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and the Administration and Congress are discussing economic stimulus legislation. CHECK BACK HERE for updates on new paid leave, benefits for families and children, unemployment benefits, and economic stimulus provisions.
Public Health Emergencies and the Fair Labor Standards Act – Wage and Hour Questions https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/flsa/pandemic
Pandemic Flu and the Family and Medical Leave Act https://www.dol.gov/whd/healthcare/flu_FMLA.htm
Pandemic Preparedness and the Americans with Disabilities Act https://www.eeoc.gov/facts/pandemic_flu.html
Unemployment Benefits https://labor.mo.gov/unemployed-workers.
Consumer Scams and Emergencies https://ago.mo.gov/app/consumercomplaint.
Moratorium on Foreclosures and Eviction suspended for FHA insured home loans https://www.fhfa.gov/Media/PublicAffairs/Pages/FHFA-Suspends-Foreclosures-and-Evictions-for-Enterprise-Backed-Mortgages.aspx and USDA Single Family Housing Direct Loans https://www.usda.gov/coronavirus
Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave
Emergency Family Medical Leave Act Expansion https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave
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