Unclaimed Stimulus Checks

Thousands of Texans are still owed this year's stimulus check.  More than 400,000 Texans may still be able to file for an Economic Stimulus Payment. In our region there are thousands of people from our area, are losing out on hundreds, even thousands, of dollars in unclaimed stimulus checks.

ARMSTRONG: 70

CARSON: 158

CASTRO: 128

CHILDRESS: 190

COLLINGSWORTH: 86

DALLAM: 179

DEAF SMITH: 320

DONLEY: 146

GRAY: 123

HALL: 91

HANSFORD: 96

HARTLEY: 19

HEMPHILL: 50

HUTCHINSON: 536

LIPSCOMB: 68

MOORE: 317

OCHILTREE: 153

OLDHAM: 42

PARMER: 177

POTTER: 2,470

RANDALL:1,732

ROBERTS: 10

SHERMAN: 42

SWISHER: 205

WHEELER: 175

Local Benefits Counselor, Lisa Hancock says one reason so many checks go unclaimed is a lack of understanding.  "They get the stimulus payment information with the form and instructions. It's very easy to understand and people just throw it away. They think it's a sale add or something," Hancock said.   She says filing out a simple form can help you earn anywhere from $300 to $1,200, depending on your filing status. IRS Spokesperson Clay Sanford says a lot of retirees and veterans are the ones who miss out on the checks.  "Make sure you don't miss out on the stimulus payment--retirees or others who aren't used to filing a tax return may have overlooked it.  Check the qualification requirements on IRS.gov," said Sanford. You can check to see if you qualify for stimulus check on

IRS.gov . Or call 1-800-829-1040

, local IRS offices have Taxpayer Assistance Center that will help you to locate your unclaimed check or file for the stimulus check.