The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said that it's giving some recipients of federal benefits more time to register for stimulus payments for their children in 2020.
Those who are eligible to take advantage of the deadline to get stimulus payments include those who are children of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, railroad retirement benefits, and veterans' benefits payments who didn't get file returns for either 2019 or 2018.
"While most eligible U.S. taxpayers have automatically received their Economic Impact Payment, some may need to provide their information by November 21 if they have not received their payment yet. If you don’t usually file a tax return and you have not received your Economic Impact yet, the IRS may not have enough information to determine your eligibility. This includes those receiving the federal benefits listed below," the agency said.
The deadline also applies to parents who get Social Security, survivor or disability benefits, SSI, Veterans Affairs, or Railroad Retirement benefits who didn't get the $500 payment for dependents. The IRS previously told parents they had until Sept. 30 to use the non-filers tool.
Several Philadelphia-area parents filed a lawsuit against the Treasury Department and the IRS, challenging a move to not send payments to people who missed the deadline.
Those who don't receive their payment by the end of the year can claim a credit when they file their 2020 tax returns in 2021.