The IRS has reopened the registration period for individuals who receive Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Railroad Retirement or veteran’s benefits, but didn’t receive $500 per child earlier this year when they received their own stimulus payment.
Federal benefit recipients can use the non-filers tool on the IRS website to get a catch-up payment for a qualifying child if they have NOT done so.
The non-filers tool is available on IRS website in both English and Spanish. This tool is available until September 30, 2020. The payment will be issued sometime in October.
Anyone who misses the September 30 deadline will need to wait until next year and claim the payment as a credit on their 2020 federal income tax return.