Economic Impact Payments: Qualifying Child Requirements

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You will receive an additional $500 Payment for each qualifying child you claimed on your tax return being used to calculate your Payment. Here's the criteria you should consider:

  • Relationship to the individual who is eligible for the Payment: The child is the son, daughter, stepchild, eligible foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, half-brother, half-sister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, grandchild, niece, or nephew).
  • Child's age: The child was under age 17 at the end of the taxable year.
  • Dependent of the individual who's eligible for the Payment: The child is claimed as a dependent on the 2018 or 2019 tax return or entered on the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool.
  • Child's citizenship: The child is a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. resident alien.
  • Child's Residency: Child must have lived with the individual eligible for the Payment for more than half the tax year.
  • Support for Child: Child must not provide over half of own support for the tax year.
  • Child's taxpayer identification number: The child has a valid work eligible Social Security number or an Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number (ATIN) that was issued before July 15, 2020.

Visit the Economic Impact Payment Center for more information.