Court Ruling on Stimulus Checks for Incarcerated People

Unfortunately, the ability of incarcerated people to reach the internet sites to fill out an online claim is limited if not impossible.  It should be possible for someone else to do this for them.  However, the ability of family or friends to help with paper claims is limited:


Unfortunately, the ability of incarcerated people to reach the internet sites to filled out an online claim is limited if not impossible.  It should be possible for someone else to do this for them.  However, the ability of family or friends to help with paper claims is limited:

CAIC #HaltSolitary organizers "So far, the IRS has rejected our requests to permit friends, family, or lawyers from signing claim forms for incarcerated people, even with documented power of attorney. We do not agree with this position, and think it is unfair and extremely burdensome. We will keep trying to make progress on this request, but in the meantime, please assume that claims must be signed and/or filed by the claimants themselves."


On the positive side, if a person filed a tax return in 2018 or 2019, or already filed a claim, even if that claim has been denied or confiscated, the process should work automatically per the court order.   There is a way to track the status of these returns but once again it is on the web so the problem of direct access is still a problem.  Someone other than the individual though can track status at: https://www.lieffcabraser.com/cares-act-relief/



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