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CARES Act Stimulus Payments

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Reviewed April 2023

In 2020 and 2021, the government sent COVID “stimulus” payments to most taxpayers and their families. People also call these payments “Economic Impact” or “Recovery” payments. These are all different names for the same payment.

Most people have received their stimulus payments. 

If you think you are missing a payment, visit to get help. 

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