HSA Coronavirus Updates COVID-19 Relief Payments

IRS Child Tax Credit for families with kids

Starting in July 2021, nearly all families with children will receive $300 a month per child ages 0- 5 and up to $250 per child ages 6-17.

Most families don’t need to do anything! If you filed 2019 or 2020 taxes or signed up for stimulus checks using the IRS Non-Filer tool last year, the IRS will send money automatically. If you haven’t filed a tax return for 2019 or 2020, file now to claim your money!.  

More information:  View the flyer to learn more about getting your payment: English |  中文  |  Español.

State stimulus payments

This year, the state is issuing two different stimulus payments to low-income families. If your family qualifies for both, you’ll receive a total of $1,200.

  • Golden Gate State Grant Program will automatically issue a one-time $600 payment on March 27, 2021 to all CalWORKs families. New CalWORKs applicants will receive the grant if they qualify for CalWORKs by March 27.
  • Golden State Stimulus Payment program will issue $600 to families that qualify for CalEITC on their 2020 tax filings. The payment will be issued to eligible families after the state processes their tax returns.

Note: These payments do NOT impact CalWORKs or CalFresh eligibility or benefits!

Federal government's stimulus payment for $1,400

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is issuing its latest stimulus payment ($1,400 per person and $1,400 per dependent) to eligible individuals based on the payment method used for their tax returns. If you’re a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident alien, you may be eligible for this stimulus payment. 

Do not file income tax returns?  

"Non-filers" who earned no income or too little to file tax returns are entitled to a stimulus payment. If you are a non-filer who received the previous stimulus payment, no action is necessary. The latest payment of $1,400 is automatically issued based on information the IRS has on file . NOTE: If you requested a paper check for the first stimulus payment, your second payment may be issued as a debit card. 

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AttentionSFHSA benefit recipients

  • The federal stimulus payment does NOT count towards your total income. This means it will NOT impact your eligibility for benefits.
  • The SFHSA CAAP program does NOT disperse stimulus payments to CAAP recipients. The IRS is responsible for issuing payments.