Will There Be A Stimulus Check In 2020?

by Mike Holman on February 11, 2013

One of the more common questions I get at this site is “Will there be a stimulus check in 2020?”.

The answer unfortunately, is almost definitely no.

Why do people keep asking this question?  Well, back in 2008, the US government did give out $600 stimulus checks to most Americans.  Needless to say this money was very well received and I’m sure most people wouldn’t mind seeing more of those checks.

Who doesn’t like free money?

History of the stimulus check

In 2008, a $600 stimulus check was paid out to most taxpayers in an effort to boost the economy by getting more cash into the hands of people likely to spend it.

In 2009, a $250 stimulus check was sent to all recipients of Social Security (retired people) and SSI (Supplemental Security Income) for disabled people.

Will there be another stimulus check this year?

The factors which might produce another stimulus check could include:

A bad economy – While the current economy isn’t great, it’s better than it has been in the past.  Even housing prices seem to have bottomed out.  Unless there is a major slowdown in the economy, this will not provide much motivation for another check.

Election year – My theory is that politicians will try to buy votes when given the opportunity.  Given that 2019 is not an election year, this shouldn’t be an issue.

What is a stimulus check?

A stimulus check is a check mailed out to a significant number of Americans in order to give government tax money to those most likely to spend it and help stimulate the economy.


There will be no stimulus check in 2020.  I know that might be disappointing, but the reality is that is just isn’t going to happen.

Will there be a $250 stimulus check in 2013 for SSI recipients?

Will there be a $250 stimulus check for Social Security recipients in 2013?



{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

pam dewitt 05.20.14 at 3:20 am

i Got an email from some sight earlier today sayin stimulis checks will be sent out on 5 /19 .. Hurry and sign up to see if you qualify. -Thats why i asked google and it led me to your sight – cant remember the name of the sight i erased it lol

kayla 07.28.14 at 12:13 pm

Well turns out you were wrong because i did in fact receive a stimulous check in august 2013 as well as my husband for $800 and some change each.. hope to see it this year

Derra Tarver 10.29.14 at 1:23 pm

To Whom It May Concern I Want To Know Wood I Get A Stimulus Check Come TO ME .OK PLease EMAil Me to Let Me Know And Wen Will IT Come In THE MAIL Please Send Me Some Information On IT OK Thank You Very Much.

Reneeb66 12.10.14 at 7:46 am

Why do the stumulesses come only on ok

Bonnie 04.18.15 at 12:06 am

I know of people who didnt get the stimulus check when they were given out can they still get theres or not. Would just like to know. Thanks. Bonnie

Juanita Warren 10.23.17 at 8:57 am

Will we get a stimulus check for 2017. If not why?

Bonnie 11.08.17 at 2:02 pm

will there a stimulate check for 2017?

Bettie Brown 11.08.17 at 6:53 pm

How or where do I sign up for stimulas check? I I live in Terrell, Tx. I think I qualify.

Judy 11.17.17 at 3:52 pm

Please post the information we need to check & see if we have past stimulus checks that weren’t received. Who do we contact?

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