FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2021
80% of California adults are set to receive Economic Impact Payments through the American Rescue Plan, with money beginning to show up in bank accounts this week
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With 80 percent of California adults set to receive Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,400 per person through the recently-signed American Rescue Plan and money beginning to be directly deposited into bank accounts this week, Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán is highlighting a new “Get My Payment” tool from IRS.gov where Californians can check the status of their payments.
“Help is here, and we want to get this money into the pockets of Californians as quickly as possible so people can pay their bills, care for their families and support Los Angeles County small businesses,” Congresswoman Barragán said.
In most cases, these payments are automatic and no action is necessary to receive them.
- How to Check the Status of your Payment: Congresswoman Barragán is encouraging Californians to go online and check the status of their payment using the “Get My Payment” tool at: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment.
- What to Expect: Some Californians have already received their payments, and more could start seeing payments show up in their bank accounts as soon as this week if their 2019 or 2020 taxes have been processed by the IRS or they used the “non-filer portal” for previous payments and provided their bank account information to the IRS. Recipients of other federal government benefits, like Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Railroad Retirement Board, or Veterans Affairs benefits, should expect to receive a payment automatically as well. For Californians awaiting a paper check or debit card, some checks have been mailed already, but most will find their paper checks or debit cards in the mail over the next several weeks.
- How Many Californians Will Get Payments: According to the White House, more than 22 million adults and 9 million children in California are eligible to receive payments of up to $1,400 per person through the American Rescue Plan that Congresswoman Barragán helped pass into law. That means 80 percent of all California adults and 81 percent of all California children in the state are set to receive payments.
- Who is Eligible for Payments: The American Rescue Plan includes Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,400 per person. Individuals earning up to $75,000 annually, heads of household earning up to $112,500 annually, and couples earning up to $150,000 annually will receive the full $1,400 per person, for themselves and their dependents. After that, the checks begin to phase out, with payments stopping at individuals earning $80,000 in annual income, heads of household earning $120,000 in annual income and married couples earning $160,000 in annual income.
Nanette Diaz Barragán is proud to represent California’s 44th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Carson, Compton, Florence-Firestone, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, San Pedro, South Gate, Walnut Park, Watts, Willowbrook and Wilmington. She serves as chairwoman of the House Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Border Security.