Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Launches Push to Help People Receive Stimulus Checks

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) launched on September 14 a Final 30 Days Push campaign to help eligible people apply for their Economic Impact Payments (EIPs), better known as “stimulus checks,” before the October 15 deadline.

Authorized in the CARES Act, EIPs are one-time direct payments from the federal government of up to $1,200 per eligible adult. People who filed taxes in 2018 or 2019 and recipients of certain benefit programs automatically received EIPs, but individuals earning less than $12,200 or married couples earning less than $24,400 annually, including people who had no income and people whose sole source of income was Social Security Income (SSI), are still eligible for their EIP. Non-filers have until October 15 to claim EIP and can do so with this Non-Filers Tool.

As part of the Final 30 Days Push campaign, CBPP developed or amplified various resources to support stimulus outreach efforts, including a 30 Day Outreach Plan; Outreach Tips to Assist People Experiencing Homelessness with Stimulus Payments; Code for America’s mobile-friendly Get Your Refund Service; a State Agency Outreach Toolkit; and more. Campaign resources can be found on the Stimulus Outreach Hub.

Access the Stimulus Outreach Hub at:

Learn more about EIPs, including eligibility standards, at:

Use the Non-Filers Tool to claim your EIP at: