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What to Do If You Don’t Get Golden State Stimulus Check When Qualified


California residents who have qualified for the Golden State Stimulus check have reached out to ABC10 complaining that they haven’t received it yet.

Golden State Stimulus I and Golden State Stimulus II were available to California residents who filed their tax returns by Oct. 15, 2021, according to the State of California Franchise Tax Board (CFTB).

California residents who failed to file their taxes by the deadline may not have received Golden State Stimulus checks.

Payment delays may result from a pending Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). In the event that an individual applies for an ITIN by Oct. 15, 2021, but does not receive it by that date, then they have until Feb. 15, 2022, to file their tax return. The CFTB will then determine if the individual qualifies for the Golden State Stimulus after they have filed their taxes.

“Some payments may need more review depending on the situation or information we have. This could delay some payments. This could include address changes, bank account changes, etc.,” according to the CFTB website.

Your Golden State Stimulus check will be mailed to you when:

The CFTB recommends that qualified applicants allow 45 days beyond the estimated mailing timeline to allow for processing.

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Your 2020 tax return will be distributed using the last three digits of your ZIP code. The zip codes and dates for the last round are:

  • 928-999: Dec. 27, 2021- Jan. 11, 2022

Here are some steps you should take if you are still waiting for your Golden State Stimulus check:

When you do not receive a payment because of no fault of your own, but believe you are entitled to one, you may contact the CFTB.

Phone (weekdays 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.)

  • 800-852-5711
  • 916-845-6500 (outside the U.S.)

Chat (weekdays 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.)

  • Sign into MyFTB to chat


  • Franchise Tax Board
    PO Box 942840
    Sacramento CA 94240-0040

Additionally, you can contact your local and state representatives.

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