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People Are Accidentally Throwing Away Their Stimulus Check Card

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    If you haven't received your stimulus check yet then you may want to check the Get My Payment portal on IRS.gov to see if you've already received one but accidentally threw it away or shredded it. Don't worry if you did because you certainly wouldn't have been the only person to do so.

    That's because the check card the Treasury Department and the IRS mailed out appears to be junk mail to a lot of people and isn't clearly labeled (in many peoples opinion) to notify the recipient that it is official US mail. That prompted a number of people to discard their stimulus checks without knowing what they were doing.

    Don't worry though. If you did accidentally throw it out you can request a paper check to be mailed to you.

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    Was just reading about that. Good post. Was reading this article -

    Check your junk mail — 4 million Americans are getting their stimulus payments as prepaid debit cards, not checks

    So how exactly do you go about requesting a paper check if you did throw it away by accident? Haven't researched that yet. Do you do it through the portal or do you have to call in? Or some other way?

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    JaredS Wrote:

    If you haven't received your stimulus check yet then you may want to check the Get My Payment portal on IRS.gov to see if you've already received one but accidentally threw it away or shredded it. Don't worry if you did because you certainly wouldn't have been the only person to do so.

    That's because the check card the Treasury Department and the IRS mailed out appears to be junk mail to a lot of people and isn't clearly labeled (in many peoples opinion) to notify the recipient that it is official US mail. That prompted a number of people to discard their stimulus checks without knowing what they were doing.

    Don't worry though. If you did accidentally throw it out you can request a paper check to be mailed to you.