While the talks regarding a new stimulus package that will include a second stimulus check were suspended until after Tuesday's election, there are still people who have not received their first direct payment. For some, the reason could be if they owed money for this reason.
In general, state and federal agencies cannot collect a debt from your stimulus check ... but there is one exception.
The CARES Act, which provided the first stimulus check, included protections to prevent federal and state agencies from taking all or part of the money from your stimulus check to cover debts you have incurred with the government.
However, there is only one debt that will be collected, and that is the payment of child support.
Even though there were some errors in the shipment, only the payment of the spouse who owes child support should be garnished. According to the IRS, if a spouse does not owe child support, they will automatically receive their share of the payment. This means that you do not need to take any action to receive it.
Although negotiations to approve a second relief package are still underway, the proposals that have been made so far would now prohibit banks and creditors from taking this money to collect debts.