Have you filed to get your federal stimulus payment?

Don’t miss out, the deadline to file for economic impact payments electronically is Nov. 21

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Did you know there is an estimated $77 million in unclaimed coronavirus COVID-19 relief that has yet to be claimed by Philadelphia families?

Most Philadelphia households have already received the payments electronically, but City of Philadelphia officials estimate there are 64,000 households eligible to receive federal stimulus checks, also known as economic impact payments.

The payments are up to $1,200 for individuals, or $2,400 for married couples, with up to $500 for each qualifying child. For a married family of four, that would be a maximum of $3,400. That’s money you can use for childcare, food, health care costs and more. You can file online below:

Where can I get free help to complete the Non-Filers tool?

If you need help filing, you can contact any of the BenePhilly centers or Financial Empowerment Centers for assistance. The centers are currently providing service by phone.

Organization Phone
Catholic Social Services – Southwest Family Center (215) 724-8550 ext. 7
Hub of Hope (215) 309-5225
Municipal Services Building North (215) 685-9745
Esperanza (215) 324-0746 ext. 108
Impact Services Corp. (215) 298-9292
Impact Services Corp. (215) 739-1600 ext. 156
Honickman Learning Center (215) 235-2900
Project HOME (215) 320-6193
Philadelphia FIGHT (215) 525-2615
Philadelphia Legal Assistance (215) 981-3800
Penn Asian Senior Services (PASSi) PACE Center (215) 572-1234
UESF (215) 814-6839
United Communities Southeast Philadelphia (215) 468-1645 ext. 200

Who is eligible for the Economic Impact Payment?

U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and qualifying resident aliens who:

  • Have a valid Social Security number,
  • Could not be claimed as a dependent of another taxpayer, and
  • Earned less than $75,000 single or $150,000 married filing jointly.

Don’t miss the deadline, otherwise you will have to file for economic impact payments by paper, which can take 6 to 8 weeks to receive your check. Get more info and file for your economic impact payment today!


Philadelphia has issued “Safer at Home” guidelines that go into effect Nov. 20 and will be in place until at least Jan 1, 2021. We urge everyone to follow the city’s guidelines and help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The same caution applies to those living in Montgomery County and across Pennsylvania! We are still in the middle of a pandemic and we need people to follow public health guidelines so that we can make it through this together safely. Wear a mask, practice social distancing and follow all public health recommendations.