Here’s what you need to know.
A nonresident alien is not eligible for a third stimulus check. Generally, a “nonresident alien” is not a U.S. citizen, doesn’t have a green card, and is not physically present in the U.S. for the required amount of time.
Anyone who died before January 1, 2021, is not eligible for a third stimulus check. The extra $1,400 per dependent is also not available for a parent who died before 2021 or, in the case of a joint return, if both parents died before then. There is one exception to the general eligibility rule: If the person who died is a married member of the U.S. military, the surviving spouse can still get a third stimulus check.
There was a big push to make third-round stimulus payments more “targeted.” In other words, to send them only to people who really needed financial assistance. To that end, the law authorizing the third round of stimulus checks completely cut off payments for single people earning at least $80,000 and married couples making $160,000 or more. Nevertheless, that still means a lot of people who didn’t lose their job or haven’t lost any income during the pandemic will still receive a third stimulus check.