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Some in Butler County still eligible for stimulus checks

Butler County has 393 recipients of Social Security and Veterans Affairs benefits who may be eligible for an economic stimulus payment, but have yet to file for a check, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

Oct. 15 is the deadline to file for a payment, said IRS spokesperson Dan Boone.

“Don’t miss out on the economic stimulus payment,” said Boone. “If you need help filing for a payment or know someone who does, contact the IRS for assistance.”

Individuals must file a tax return in order to receive an economic stimulus payment.

The IRS has identified more than 86,000 individuals in Alabama who could be eligible for payments of up to $300 ($600 for married couples), including an additional $300 for each child. Those who do not have a tax liability and are not required to file a return must have at least $3,000 in qualifying income.

Qualifying income from Social Security includes retirement, disability and survivor benefits; from Veterans Affairs disability compensation, disability pension and survivor benefits.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is not qualifying income.

Taxpayers may visit IRS.gov or call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 to get instructions on how to file for a payment.

By law the IRS cannot disperse any economic stimulus payments after Dec. 31.