Individuals without a permanent address or who typically do not file taxes are likely still eligible to receive a federal stimulus payment.
Those who don’t have a fixed address due to homelessness or a recent house move can access one of the following options, as outlined by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB):
- Shelters, service providers or places of worship that hold mail for residents or clients.
- Post office boxes.
- Personal mailboxes which can be rented to provide a permanent address.
- People can also use a post office address as General Delivery. A post office will hold general delivery for 30 days. People will need to contact the post office for General Delivery instructions for their area.
“The IRS urges people who don’t normally file a tax return and haven’t received any stimulus payments to look into their filing options. The IRS will continue reaching out to non-filers so that as many eligible people as possible receive the stimulus payments they’re entitled to,” the federal body said in early March.
–Soo Kim, “How to Get Your $1,400 Stimulus If You Are Homeless Right Now,” Newsweek.
The United Way also provides aid in obtaining these and other benefits online and over the phone via their 2-1-1 service.