No Stimulus for Deadbeats

No Stimulus for Deadbeats

( – President Trump signed the desperately needed coronavirus stimulus package deal on Friday as millions of Americans are forced to stay home to help stop the spread of the deadly virus.

But not all who qualify will get a check. 

To receive a cash payment, qualifying individuals must be: a US resident with a valid social security number, an individual making less than $99,000 a year, or a couple making less than $198,000 per year.

The deal allows for a one-time payment of $1,200 per person with an additional $500 per child with payments reduced if an individual makes more than $75,000. 

The Treasury Department will reduce or take away cash payments to people who owe child support. In 1996, a Treasury Offset Program was passed into law allowing the Treasury Department to collect on state-reported delinquent child support cases. 

Child support agencies are obligated to report individuals who are behind on child support payments to the federal government. This law gives the Treasury Department the power to offset or withhold any federal return or aid. This includes the stimulus payment.

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin told reporters Americans can expect direct deposits within three weeks. But if you owe child support, it looks like you won’t be receiving a check any time soon.

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