Economic Impact Payment (Stimulus Checks) Frequently Asked Questions

Brenda Langdon, Family Resource Management Extension Agent

If I owe the IRS will I receive an Economic Impact Payment?

Yes, but if you owe past due child support it may be offset.

Does my Economic Impact Payment affect federal programs I am applying for? 

No.  A payment will not affect your income for the purpose of determining eligibility for federal government assistance or benefit programs.

My loved one is in a nursing home and received an Economic Impact Payment.  What do I need to do?

Economic Impact Payment funds are not considered income by Medicaid. After 12 months any remaining funds will count as a resource for continued qualifying for Medicaid, including those in care homes.

By: Brenda Langdon