The Community Initiative that helps New Yorkers in need get help from community organizations and city agencies has issued a guidance document designed for homeless New Yorkers who haven’t received their Economic Impact Payment (EIP). The document breaks down the process, which can be challenging for many New Yorkers, on how to receive their EIP. The document also lists community based resources that can help New Yorkers gain the requirements needed to file a claim.
helpNYC received several inquiries from community based organizations that serve homeless New Yorkers for insight on how homeless people that have not received their EIP can do so. The document was a joint effort between helpNYC, several community organizations, and city agencies.
The Economic Impact Payment (EIP) was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) enacted by the United States Congress in March of 2020 to provide economic relief to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic in the United States of America.
U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents will receive the Economic Impact Payment of $1,200 or $2,400 if they filed married filing jointly and if they are not a dependent of another taxpayer and have a work eligible Social Security number with adjusted gross income up to: $150,000 for married couples filing joint returns; $112,500 for head of household filers; and $75,000 for all other eligible individuals. (Taxpayers will receive a 5% reduction in their payment for the amount their adjusted gross income (AGI) is above these amounts.) No income is required and registering will not result in taxes owed.
helpNYC is an organization that believes in empowering individuals through increased accessibility to services as we know first hand what a crucial part personal dignity plays in recovery from challenging circumstances in one’s life. With that spirit we strive to provide information and resources about low-barrier and entry level points to resources and services that can help New Yorkers in need.
helpNYC will be holding a Q&A session for service providers and those who help homeless New Yorkers on September 22, 2020.
The document and RSVP for the Q&A session are available here.