Can I Receive a COVID Stimulus Check if I am an Immigrant?

Earlier this year, the CARES Act was signed into legislation, providing millions of Americans with a one-time stimulus payment. For many, this was a much-needed break, albeit insufficient for many. However, unfortunately, not everyone in the United States qualified for these payments. Now, the government is issuing another round of stimulus payments. If you are an immigrant here in the United States, you are most likely now wondering if you qualify for a stimulus check. Please continue reading and speak with our Wisconsin immigration attorneys to learn more. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What is a stimulus check?

Essentially, the United States Government signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) months ago. This Act authorized Economic Impact Payments to Americans in different amounts depending on the criteria they fall under. Under the Act, the Internal Revenue Service distributed payments to all those who qualify, and they need not apply. Individuals who qualify will be sent $1,200, spouses who file joint taxes and qualify will be sent $2,400, and those spouses will also receive $500 per qualifying minor child.

How do I know if I qualify for a stimulus check?

To qualify for a stimulus check, you will have to meet a wide array of criteria, including one the following:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or qualifying resident alien.
  • You cannot be listed a dependent on someone else’s tax return.
  • You must have a valid Social Security number.
  • You must meet the income requirements. If you earn more than $75,000 per year, or you and your spouse earn more than $150,000 per year, there is a very good chance that you will receive a minimal stimulus payment. If you earn more than $99,000 per year or you and your spouse earn $198,000 per year, you will most likely not receive a stimulus payment at all.

Unfortunately for many immigrants here in the United States, you will most likely not receive a stimulus payment. If you have any other immigration-related questions or you would like to speak with our experienced Wisconsin immigration attorney, simply give our firm a call today. We are ready to help you through every step of the legal process ahead, no matter your situation.

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John Sesini is an experienced immigration attorney with offices in Green Bay and Milwaukee Wisconsin. Our firm understands what is at stake when it comes to immigration law matters, which is why If you have any questions, you should not hesitate to contact the Sesini Law Group, S.C., and schedule your initial consultation with our firm today.

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