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Is my stimulus payment protected if I filed an injured spouse claim?

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I filed an injured spouse claim on my taxes but our entire stimulus payment was garnished because my spouse owed back child support. I thought I my portion of the stimulus was protected since I filed as injured spouse?

If you filed an injured spouse claim in 2019 (or 2018, whichever was most recently filed), you should get your portion of the stimulus payment.

If you didn’t receive it, hang tight. The IRS is working with the Bureau of Fiscal Service and the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. Once resolved, you should receive half of the total stimulus payment.

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