RAPID CITY – There are still 12 million people who have not received their economic impact stimulus payment. It is not too late you claim yours.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created many difficulties for families and communities. The economic stimulus payment received by millions of Americans earlier this summer was intended to help deal with some of these hardships. Unfortunately, many people did not receive their payment.
The National Consumer Law Center is asking that organizations spread the word about 12 million unclaimed stimulus checks.
Ironically, those who are most likely to have unclaimed funds are those who need it the most. Those who do not file tax returns, very low-income families with children, people who have been disconnect from work opportunities for a long period of time, and many low-income adults not raising children in their home.
In our reservation communities, many live in rural areas where accessing high-speed internet is not possible, or far off the road where access to the post office is limited.
The easiest way to inform the IRS that you have not received your payment is to fill out a form on the IRS website.
October 15, 2020 is the final day that these payments can be claimed.
Here is the link to the form: