Some nursing homes had grabbed the government payments to defray the costs of caring for residents on Medicaid.
Could the IRS have mailed your payment to the wrong address or deposited it to the wrong bank account? We have some information that could help.
Don’t throw away your junk mail — or you might throw away your stimulus payment. The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service began sending out Economic Impact Payments as prepaid debit cards last week. So almost 4 million Americans still waiting for their cut of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act can expect to get their stimulus money in the form of an EIP Card, as opposed to a paper check.
The Internal Revenue Service says it's sent stimulus payments to more than 150 million people as of last week -- but not everyone who is eligible for the payment has gotten their money yet.
Some Americans may be unwittingly throwing their long-awaited stimulus check in the trash. That's because, starting last week, the Treasury Department and the IRS started sending out economic impact payments in regular white envelopes that could be confused for junk mail.
The post office can send you a heads-up when your stimulus check is coming in the mail. We show you how to set up the free service on your phone or computer with the US Postal Service.
The US Postal Service can send you a notification when your stimulus money is coming in the mail. We show you how to set up the free post office service.
Do you qualify for a stimulus payment but it's not arrived yet? Here are some possible reasons.
Some Social Security recipients say they're still waiting for their stimulus checks, even though the Social Security Administration has said many of them should have begun receiving their payments a month ago in mid-April. Some also continue to struggle with getting information from the IRS "Get My Payment" site, leaving them unsure when the checks will arrive.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has already delivered more than 140 million Economic Impact Payments (EIPs, or stimulus checks) worth $239 billion by direct deposit to accounts at financial institutions, Direct Express card accounts, and by check.
The IRS stopped accepting direct deposit requests May 13, but you could still get a check.
The federal stimulus payments aimed at helping Americans weather the economic hit from the coronavirus pandemic seem to have generated as much anxiety as relief. At the top of the list are how and when the checks are being distributed, with the IRS noting on Friday that it has issued 130 million payments worth a total of $200 billion.
If you don't act fast, you will have to wait for your check to arrive by mail.
The IRS says 130 million stimulus payments worth more than $200 billion have been sent out. But for the millions of people who haven’t received their payments — up to $1,200 for individuals — not knowing when, or if, the money is coming has them on edge.
This includes almost 110 million direct deposit money transfers and nearly 20 million paper checks.
If the IRS is sending your payment in the mail, you can be notified of your stimulus check's arrival through the US Postal Service.
These are stressful times. And while the federal government is stepping in to provide stimulus payments as relief to Americans, getting out millions of these payments means there are bound to be a few glitches.
The U.S. government has distributed about 130 million economic impact payments to taxpayers in less than 30 days. The IRS anticipates sending more than 150 million payments as part of a massive rescue package to help consumers weather the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Track the schedule of your stimulus payment with the IRS Get My Payment tracker app.
Those waiting for payments will soon see them in their bank accounts and mailboxes.