The CARES Act: Assistance for Families & Workers: Direct Payments and Unemployment Benefits

Direct Payments

🔘 If you filed a tax return in 2018 or 2019, or you receive Social Security or disability benefits, you should receive the rebate automatically.

🔘 If you provided bank account information to receive your tax refund as a direct deposit, your rebate should be issued to that account.

🔘 If you did not provide information for direct deposit, you will be either:
✅ mailed a rebate check to the address provided on your 2018 or 2019 tax return — whichever you filed most recently, or
✅ asked to provide your direct deposit information to the IRS through a new form — more information available on the IRS’s coronavirus hub HERE.

The IRS will post all key information regarding direct payments on IRS.gov/coronavirus as soon as it becomes available. For additional frequently asked questions about direct payments, visit HERE.

Unemployment Benefits

For more information about the CARES Act’s expanded UI benefits in Washington state and additional frequently asked questions, visit the Washington state Employment Security Division HERE.

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