I have been retired for years, I pay income tax every year on IRA withdrawals and social security income. I don't need the stimulus or think I should get it but my wife ( also retired) is convinced we will get it . Better I should ask here than have a discussion at home. My stock portfolio did take a serious hit.

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    As long as you didn't have yearly AGI more than $99k single or $198k joint, and are not a dependent of someone else, yes you are eligible. The income source doesn't matter. Even if you got Social Security (or Railroad Retirement) and didn't pay tax (because for low total income SS/RR is nontaxable) you would qualify. See top choice on the IRS website especially Q1 and Q2. Apr 19, 2020 at 8:22
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    @dave_thompson_085 Please turn this into an answer Apr 19, 2020 at 10:58
  • If you used direct deposit, you should already have gotten it.
    – jamesqf
    Apr 20, 2020 at 17:25
  • Not as of 4/21. Apr 21, 2020 at 14:59

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If you have not received your payment yet, you may want to try https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment

  • I got it on 4/30 . Getting ready to write checks to my kids , they will get it back into the economy faster. May 8, 2020 at 19:25
  • @blacksmith37, Congrats! May 8, 2020 at 21:27

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