Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB): Millions Have Until May 17th to Claim COVID-19 Financial Relief

March 7, 2021

Most Americans are already receiving the third and latest round of direct COVID-19 financial relief through Economic Impact Payments (EIP).

Yet, there are still millions of eligible individuals who haven’t received the first and second payments – and likely won’t receive the third – unless they file a 2020 tax return or tax extension by May 17, 2021.

If you work with or serve individuals with low incomes, ask them if they’ve claimed their EIP. If they haven’t, or may not have qualified in the past, refer them to our updated Economic Impact Payment webpage. 

Our updated page includes:

  • Information on the latest round of EIPs and how to claim payment
  • Updated payment information and eligibility requirements
  • Resources for tax preparation
  • Other commonly asked questions

Please help us reach and engage those who may not have accessed this critical relief.View our complete guide to COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments.