Those who aren’t required to file taxes may want to file those taxes anyway in April if they never received stimulus payments.
People who do not file taxes have been eligible for two stimulus checks, the first from March 2020, when they should have received $1,200. The second is from December 2020, when they should have received $600 per person.
Non-filers are usually those who are on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Some non-filers are those who live primarily on Social Security income.
More than 8 million non-filers did not get a second stimulus check that they were qualified to receive. That may because the IRS had to send a check and the person’s address was changed, for example, or perhaps because of a direct deposit mistake.
In March, the IRS sent letters to 9 million non-filers to urge them to go online to a special web page to file for their payments. That page was closed on November 21, the deadline for filling out the form.
However, if you are qualified you may want to file taxes this year and claim a Recovery Rebate Credit. You would file a 1040 or 1040-SR to claim the credit. See: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/recovery-rebate-credit