April 29, 2020

2020 – 04/28

May 5 is the deadline for certain Veterans Administration and Supplemental Security Income benefit recipients to claim Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) for children this year. The deadline applies to parents who haven’t filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019. To claim an additional $500-per-eligible-child benefit, they should visit the “Non-Filer: Enter Payment Info Here” tool on IRS.gov. If they enter information in the tool about themselves and their qualifying children soon, the IRS advises, they’ll receive the extra $500 automatically. Otherwise, they’ll only receive their $1,200 individual payments at this time, and the additional amount will be paid after they file a 2020 return next year.