receive-government-stimulus-check

When Will I Receive My Stimulus Check in 2020 [Coronavirus Updates]?

Written by   (author of Obvious Conclusions)

receive-government-stimulus-checkThe U.S. government will be sending out stimulus checks in 2020 due to the Coronavirus [Covid-19].

As of Friday evening, March 27th, the deal for stimulus checks has been passed by the Congress and signed by the President [see below for the latest].

Since the government began offering stimulus checks, many people have wondered, “When Will I Receive My Stimulus Check?”.  In this article, we will take a look at when you should receive your 2020 stimulus check from the government.





With the US economy being hammered by the spreading coronavirus, serious discussions began in early March about providing a 2020 stimulus check to every American. The initial considerations were to give every American a $1,000 check (or more) within two weeks.

The government begin targeting a date of April 6th to send this first stimulus check. Then, quite possibly, deliver a second $1000 check to follow on May 18th, 2020.

So what materialized from these initial meetings?

Update: As of Friday evening, March 27th, 2020, the congress passed and the President signed the deal which will provide every American earning under $75,000 a 2020 stimulus check in the amount of $1,200.  See here for 2020 stimulus check FAQs

The Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin made an initial push for $250 billion in checks to Americans with further payments amounting to $500 billion four weeks later if the national emergency has not subsided.

Mnuchin, aware of the financial hit to so many, said: “Americans need cash now, and the president wants to give cash now. And I mean now, in the next two weeks.”

According to those close to the situation, the administration had not concluded exactly how much to send each American but wanted the checks to exceed $1,000 dollars if possible — we now know that number to be $1,200.

Most politicians and economists are in favor of sending checks to each American as the method of payment because the money gets into the hands of Americans who need it quickly. With other government programs like welfare, food stamps, or unemployment, you typically need to fill out forms and wait.

So, when will you receive your 2020 coronavirus stimulus check?

As mentioned above, the government is shooting for two weeks but this seems overly aggressive.

Given the recent comments of Donald Trump and Steve Mnuchin though, we can say with some certainty that you will receive your coronavirus 2020 stimulus check with 8 weeks (this was the longest it took with the 2008 stimulus checks), but much quicker if  you’re setup for direct deposit!

Stay tuned to this page daily as we receive more information and go here for coronavirus protective gear.




A Brief History of Stimulus Checks

They were tough economic times.  Even though the economy had shown signs of improvement, many people still needed that stimulus check in 2008 to pay for their monthly bills.  Unfortunately (and fortunately), 2009 was a better year and stimulus payments were only available to a few.

Most of the taxpayers who received a payment in 2008 did not qualify for a stimulus payment in 2009.

Those who knew they were getting a check would often ask: “when will i receive my stimulus check?”.

The answer was as follows:  Generally, you will receive your government stimulus check about 8-12 weeks after you file your tax return.

What About a Tax Refund?

In the years where the government does not provide stimulus boost, many are interested in a tax refund advance.  This will teach you how to obtain your tax refund from other sources before the government can pay.

We also have many people wondering how long does it take to get tax refund back?  This is because people need the money and they need it sooner than the bureaucracy allows.

If you are financially strapped right now, these are several ways to get money in your pocket quicker!

When Will I Receive My Stimulus Check: Summary

In summary, if you asking when your will receive your stimulus check in 2020, the answer is that the government would like to provide your coronavirus stimulus check within 2 weeks.

However, given that this is an aggressive estimate and may be an overreach for the government, we should reasonable expect 2020 coronavirus stimulus checks within a month or two.

Stay tuned to this page for more information as we will make daily updates during these unfortunate times of the coronavirus.

Get Social

Richard Cummings

Richard Cummings is writer, traveler, and web content developer.

Get your copy of his latest book entitled Obvious Conclusions, stories of a Midwestern emigrant influenced and corrupted by many years living in San Francisco and abroad. It just received its first outstanding review "...reminiscent of David Sedaris or Augusten Burroughs" on Amazon UK.
Richard Cummings
Get Social
Richard CummingsWhen Will I Receive My Stimulus Check in 2020 [Coronavirus Updates]?

Comments 4

    1. Richard Cummings

      Robert, right now discussions point to all American adults receiving a stimulus check from the government in 2020. This coronavirus stimulus payment appears not to be tied to anything else. However, we’ll have to wait and see exactly what happens. Let’s hope you get that check! Cheers, ~R

  1. JennB

    so will Dept of Education take it like they did my tax check the last two years and losing my home because of them taking them without notifying me again?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.