If you think you’re missing a $500 payment for your dependents, the window to claim the money is quickly closing. You have until Sept. 30 to submit information on your dependents and correct any errors from the first time around with the IRS’ Non-Filers tool.
The $500 sum should’ve been part of the stimulus checks the IRS started sending out last spring. If you’re unsure of the money you’re owed, try CNET’s stimulus check calculator and your AGI for an estimate. If the size of the check you received doesn’t seem as big as expected, you may need to request a catch-up payment.
If you still haven’t received your stimulus check and you think it’s lost or missing, try this IRS phone number to file a report.
Second stimulus check negotiations are poised to resume at long last, with House Democrats now working on a new coronavirus relief bill reportedly worth $2.4 trillion. Below, we detail everything we know about how to claim a $500 stimulus catchup payment. We regularly update this story.
I think I’m missing my $500 dependent stimulus check. What should I do?
To file for your missing $500 stimulus money, visit the Free File Fillable Forms site, select Get Started and create an account if you haven’t already. Then follow the posted instructions for filling out the form. You’ll need to provide your full name, mailing and email address, date of birth, Social Security number, bank account number (if you have one), driver’s license or state ID (if you have one), each qualifying child’s Social Security number and the child’s relationship to