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CARES Act Payment by TOMORROW (11/21)




Dear Friend,

As families continue to struggle to keep food on the table during this economic crisis, I encourage all eligible people to take full advantage of the relief available to them.

For those who are eligible, but haven’t received a stimulus payment under the coronavirus CARES Act, the deadline to request a payment is tomorrow, Saturday, November 21 st  at 12pm PT at the  Get My Payment website .

Individuals who didn’t file a tax return in the last two years are still eligible to receive a direct payment under the coronavirus relief package passed by Congress earlier this year.  

Direct Payment Information: 

Californians have until Saturday at noon to claim up to $1,200 per adult and $500 per child to help them get by during this pandemic.   Individuals should have already received a payment automatically if they filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019, or received one of the following benefits:

  • Social Security retirement, survivors or disability (SSDI) from the Social Security Administration
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from the Social Security Administration
  • Railroad Retirement and Survivors from the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board
  • Veterans disability compensation, pension or survivor benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs

All other eligible individuals must visit the Get My Payment website  to claim their payment by the November 21 deadline. For more information, please visit the CFPB’s website .

It’s been 50 days since the House Democrats passed a COVID relief bill, which includes direct payments, unemployment benefits, rental assistance, and more, but Mitch McConnell continues to block this urgent relief for millions of struggling people.

If we’re going to beat this virus, we need to ensure families have the resources necessary to stay home. I won’t give up on this fight until Senate Republicans agree to expand and deliver direct payments to help families keep food on the table.

Stay at Home Order:  

Starting tomorrow at 10 p.m. PST, California will start its limited Stay at Home Order for a month due to the sharp increase in coronavirus cases, which includes Alameda County. To learn more, click here .

Please also note that the CDC is now recommending  postponing Thanksgiving travel and that staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others this year.  To learn more,  click here

If we follow Gov. Gavin Newsom’s guidelines and orders from public health officials, we can flatten the curve and protect everyone. This is imperative to keep our communities safe and healthy. We’ll get through this together.

As always, my office is here for you. If you need assistance with a federal issue, please call my Oakland office at: (510) 763-0370 .





Barbara Lee   




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