Where my stimulus check?: How to can I track the status?

Everyone who is eligible for a economic impact payment , the IRS lets you track the status of your check through its “Get My Payment” web page. Due to high traffic on the IRS page, you may see a message that you have to wait before you can access the site.

Visit the IRS’ Get My Payment page and click on the link Get My Payment button to check the status of your economic impact payment. On the next page about authorized use, click OK.

After access the Get My Payment page, enter your social security number (SSN) or individual tax ID (ITIN), your date of birth on the format suggested, your street address and your ZIP or postal code. Then Tap Continue and that’s it.

Next page will show your payment status, whether it has been scheduled or if the service is still unable to determine your status. If you haven’t set up direct deposit with the IRS, the service can guide you through those steps so that your check is sent directly to your bank account. If you want to know how to set up direct deposit visit the non-filers IRS web page.

Uber, Lyft and FHV Drivers elegible to apply for unemployment Benefits due Covid-19 Crisis.

Due Covid-19 pandemic, all sector of the economic has been affected and the Taxi Services is one of them. Even Though this service have been cataloged as essential service, demand of taxis on New York city has gone down closer 10 percent. Sometime drivers has to wait at least one hour or more to receive a call. Much of Taxi Services companies and Yellow cabs have reduce the quantity of car available for pick up. Many Drivers have embrace “Stay at Home policy” to avoid contagious and cooperate with authorities on this fight against Coronavirus.

In response to the COVID-19 Crisis, Drivers of Uber, Lyft and other FHV will receive benefits for unemployment. This group can start applaying now. Yellow cab lease and owner drivers, benefits will begin after New York State setup a especial program form independent contractors called “Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)”. Such program will grants
and additional $600 above the weekly New York State unemployment rate and you are eligible to receive it every week until July 31st.

  • Apply online at labor.ny.gov/signin.
  • Apply by phone by calling 1-888-209-8124
  • Click here to download a flowchart of the application process
  • Click here for a factsheet from the NYS Department of Labor

Applying for unemployment does not disqualify you from the stimulus check. We will be sharing more information on the latest federal stimulus package in the coming days. If you live out of state but work in New York, you should apply for unemployment in New York state. All rideshare and taxi drivers–even those outside New York–should look into unemployment benefits.

This information was extracted and updated from a email send by TLC External Affairs on April 20, 2020. To keep posted of new updates, please visit New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) website or NYTWA, including when and how to apply, see the resources here.


New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission Looking for TLC-licensed Driver to help on COVID-19 Crisis

Due COVID-19 pandemic New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is looking for TLC-licensed drivers as essential service providers to help the City with a important work by delivering food to Newyorkers in need.

Drivers will be paid for this work. Drivers can be paid $15 dollars a hour plus reimbursement for gas mileage and tolls Even though. Even though this salary is under regular Driver income, it can help them to face the crisis that’s impacting Taxi Services at this time due COVID-19 pandemic.

To apply for this job, TLC is providing a virtual access to a application form where Drivers can add some simple information, such a name, phone number, email, TLC License, and details on getting paid. To sign up visit nyc.gov/deliveryTLC or send an email to supportnyc@tlc.nyc.gov if you have any issues signing up.

This information was extracted from TLC External Affairs News Letter last March 30.