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Website answers Michiganders’ questions about federal stimulus checks

ALPENA, Mich. — A new website has been created to ensure Michiganders receive their federal stimulus checks as soon as possible. The 2020 Coronavirus Stimulus Payment website walks you through a step–by–step process to ensure that you’ve provided the IRS with the information necessary to receive your check.

Patrick Cooney with the University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions’ Center says most Michiganders qualify for a stimulus check and will receive the funds by direct deposit without any problem. He says individuals who do not file taxes, don’t have a bank account or do not have a stable address where the check can be mailed face barriers to receiving their stimulus checks.

“That’s the main group that needs to take action,” Cooney said. “Roughly two million Michiganders fall in this category,” he explained.

The website is developed by Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan in partnership with Detroit-based nonprofit design firm Civilla.

To access the website, visit 2020 Coronavirus Stimulus Payment.