How past due child support affects your chances of receiving a Stimulus Check

The coronavirus relief bill includes direct cash payments to help people through the crisis. However, falling behind in child support payments will affect an otherwise eligible American’s ability to receive this stimulus check. Once they are issued, the checks are seized by the government.

Senator Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Finance Committee and a key author of the bill, owing back taxes or other debt to the government is not a problem.

The legislation “turns off nearly all administrative offsets that ordinarily may reduce tax refunds for individuals who have past tax debts, or who are behind on other payments to federal or state governments, including student loan payments,” said Senator Grassley. 

The only administrative offset that will be enforced applies to those who have past due child support payments that the states have reported to the Treasury Department.

Helpful Links:

Click here to see if you qualify to receive the stimulus check.

Click here to check the status of your stimulus check.

Click here for information for those who have not filed their 2018 or 2019 taxes.

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