2024 IRS Payment Status and Update on 4th stimulus check release date direct deposit 

This article and sections below provide information on ongoing IRS refund processing, payments for past stimulus checks/tax credits and other tax related information.

The 2024 tax season is now underway (see key dates) with the IRS expected to start processing 2023 returns from January 29th.

With the increased investment (via IRA bill) in the IRS infrastructure and no new stimulus or tax credit programs, it is expected that refund processing and payment (see estimated refund schedule) will be much smoother this year.

Stimulus checks or pandemic related tax credit boosts are no longer being paid and any missing payments will now need to be claimed via your tax returns for the applicable tax season. All direct deposits for processed returns have been completed and any missing payments will be sent by check once amended returns are filed (where applicable).

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2023 Refunds Now Being Paid

Many tax filers are now seeing refund payments as the IRS continues processing of 2022 tax returns.

For example in the transcript snippet below, the tax filer submitted their return in early January 2023 and were scheduled to be processed in refund cycle 20230405 (see how the refund cycle code works).

This date corresponds to “Thursday, January 26, 2023,” which is more meaningful than the actual default date (02-13-2023) listed.

Code 846 – Refund Issued

However you can see that the code 846 line has a date of “02-01-2023.” This is as expected, because it takes a few days for the refund to be paid based on your processing cycle (weekly or daily).

So this sequence of codes on the tax transcript is a good sign that the taxpayer will get their refund on or before February 01, 2023.

I am seeing more examples of this in the current tax season, which means the IRS is much more on top of processing returns this year!

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IRS Reminders For Missing Payments (Non-Filers)

As part of its directive the IRS has started letters/notices to those who appear to qualify for a variety of the government tax credits and stimulus checks, but have yet to claim them by filing an applicable tax year return.

The IRS estimates nearly 9 million households may be eligible to claim some or all of the RRC/economic impact payments (EIP), expanded child tax credits (CTC) and Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC).

The is one IRS letter you should be happy to receive and will require action (filing a tax return) to claim one or more of these “free” government tax credits or payments.

Many of these potential claimants would not normally need to file a tax return, as their earned income (via W2’s, 1099s) could be too low for filing, but many of the expanded benefits over the last year don’t require any minimum income thresholds to get them.

Those earning less than $73,000 can also can also file for free under the IRS Free File program, which will remain open this year, until November 17, 2022. By doing so they will be able to claim one or more of the credits above at no additional cost to themselves.

Where’s My Refund? I filed my tax return weeks ago

Many tax filers are facing extended delays in getting their tax refund as the IRS continues to deal with backlogs and processing adjustments to returns that incorrectly claimed the CTC or EITC.

If its been more than 21 days and you cannot get updates to find out what is happening with your tax refund processing via the WMR/IRS2Go refund checking tools or your tax transcript, you should call the IRS to see what the delay is.

Ensure you also check any official notices or your IRS account transcript to see if there are any pending actions on your side.

Claiming Missing or Partial Stimulus Payments in 2022 via 2021 Tax Return Filing

The IRS has stopped making catch-up or retroactive stimulus payments. Per the latest FAQ they have announced that tax filers who didn’t get the full amount of the third Economic Impact Payments must file a 2021 tax return – even if you don’t usually file taxes – to claim the payment as a 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit (RRC).

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This was the same process for 2020 EIP (stimulus check payments) in 2021, as discussed in the sections below. Any stimulus payments you receive will reduce the tax you owe for 2021 or increase your tax refund.

2021 payments claimed via your tax return can however be offset for any past due federal or state agency debt.

If you already got the third stimulus check as an advance payment in 2021, which would be reflected on IRS notice 1444-C or Letter 6475 mailed to you earlier this year, you do not need to take any action. It is a refundable credit and exempt from your gross income.

The IRS has it on their records and will automatically account for it when you file your return. You can also see a payment transaction history on your transcript or online IRS account.

If you try and claim it again intentionally or by mistake however you will likely face a refund delay as the IRS systems will flag it and offset any overpayments.

The third dependent stimulus payment is subject to the same rules above, and new dependent payments can be claimed via your tax return.

Also note that the IRS is very clear that 2021 returns should only be used to claim missing or underpaid third stimulus (EIP) payments. Do not claim or report the first or second stimulus payments. You should instead file a 2022 (regular or amended) return to claim these. TurboTax and H&R block are the best options to help with this.

Advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) Stimulus Payments

The IRS has completed regular payments for the monthly $250 or $300 CTC payments to eligible tax payers for their dependents. You can see more on the payment schedule, issues and eligibility in this article, with the final schedule shown below.

Those who get paid via direct deposit should have gotten paid on or a day after the payment date. If you are getting paid via check or debit card, your payment may take up to a week longer. Monthly payments are worth roughly $15 billion in total are reaching nearly 35 million families, with around 86% getting paid via direct deposit.

CTC Monthly Payment DatePayment Status
July 15th, 2021PAID
August 13th, 2021PAID
September 15th, 2021PAID
October 15th, 2021PAID
November 15th, 2021PAID
December 15th, 2021
(last payment in 2021)
April 2022: Second half of payment paid via Tax filingFile a free return

2021 Stimulus Checks (EIP) Batch Payment Schedule – Now Ended

If you’re were eligible to receive the stimulus payment and getting it via direct deposit (the fastest way), it will be automatically deposited into the same account used in your most recent, 2019 or 2020, IRS processed tax return.

The payment appeared in your account summary as “IRS TREAS 310 XXTAXEIP3” or something similar. Those who don’t have bank details on file with the IRS and prefer paper check will get the stimulus checks mailed to them in 2 to 4 weeks. You can always check the IRS Get My Payment (GMP) tool for the latest status of your payment.

Stimulus (EIP) Check ActivityActivity Dates
Bill Signed Into LawMarch 11th, 2021
Direct Deposit Stimulus (EIP) Payments StartFrom March 13th (in batches)
Mailed Paper Checks and Debit EIP Cards Started March 19th (in batches)
Social Security, SSI, SSDI Recipients Started March 22nd (in batches)
Veterans’ PaymentsEstimated start from mid-April
Batch 1 Start Date*March 12th
Batch 2 Start DateMarch 19th
Batch 3 Start DateMarch 26th
Batch 4 Start DateApril 2nd
Batch 5 Start DateApril 9th
Batch 6 Start DateApril 16th
Batch 7 Start DateApril 23rd
Batch 8 Start DateApril 30th
Batch 9 Start DateMay 7th
Batch 10 and Subsequent BatchesMay 14th and then weekly until the end of 2021
IRS Stimulus Check Processing Schedule
* Actual payment date may be a few days (~5) from Start date

Expect Delays, especially if you had previous payment issues

Like the previous round of stimulus/economic impact payments, there will likely be payment issues given the expanded eligibility and dependent groups now able to get this payment (e.g. college aged kids and elderly dependents). Also if you had issues in the past, and I know many are still waiting for the prior payments or had to claim them as a recovery rebate credit, expect some delays with the coming round of payments.

The good news is that the weekly batches will keep happening till the end of the year as the IRS aims to make payments to all eligible recipients (see plus-up payment details below). They are also actively sending payments to individuals for whom information was not earlier available but who recently e-filed a tax return.

Latest IRS payment status

The IRS have announced that they have sent out over 180 million EIP/Stimulus check payments worth over $420 billion, including the latest batch. Payments are primarily being sent based on 2019 or 2020 tax return data, or information the IRS has sourced for non-filers. The status and method for these payments is available on the GMP tool. Some payments also include tax credits related to the $10,200 unemployment income tax break provided under the ARPA bill.

The IRS also said that they are now processing all payments, including for non-filers and for recipients getting paid by paper check or prepaid debit card. Those who are getting their stimulus payment in the mail should start seeing their money now. Pay close attention to their mail delivery so you don’t inadvertently throw out the IRS envelope.

Which days are stimulus/EIP payments made and when will they be in my bank account?

The above table shows the date payments are issued by the IRS. It generally takes 2 to 5 business days after the start/issue date for the payment to hit your bank account (and 1 to 2 weeks for checks or debit cards). So for example in Batch 6, the IRS announced that Friday, April 16 was the start date for processing but that the official payment date was Wednesday, April 21.

However many people have received direct deposit payments in their accounts earlier than the payment date, which would show as provisional or pending deposits.  Based on the pattern of past batches stimulus payments are generally hitting most bank accounts on a Monday or Tuesday.

Plus up Payments (not a fourth stimulus check) for those with updated information or missing stimulus checks

IRS EIP/stimulus payments now (since batch 3) include ongoing supplemental payments for people who earlier in March received payments based on their 2019 tax returns but are eligible for a new or larger payment based on their recently processed 2020 tax returns (see refund schedule). These “plus-up” payments could include a situation where a person’s income dropped in 2020 compared to 2019, or a person had a new child or dependent on their 2020 tax return, and other situations.

Millions of “catch-up” or “plus-up” payments have also now been issued to individuals for whom the IRS previously did not have information to issue a Stimulus (Economic Impact) payment but who recently filed a 2020 tax return. 

Stimulus Payments for Non-Filers and Dependent and Payment Information Updates

For Non-filers who haven’t filed a recent tax return, the IRS is working with relevant federal and state agencies (e.g. SSA for Social Security recipients) to get the latest payment and dependent data. There is also talk of a new non-filer tool the IRS would roll out to allow payment and dependent detail updates for this payment.

This would also allow updates to flow through for the other expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) stimulus payments in the ARP package. Or else the IRS will use payment and dependent details based on previous stimulus payments.

Where are stimulus checks for Veterans, Social Security Recipients, SSI and SSDI

The IRS is also now processing third stimulus check payments for this group of recipients and their dependents, following several weeks of delays. This was mainly attributed to in getting updated payment and dependent data from other federal agencies (e.g. SSA). The majority of SSI and SSDI recipients should have now started seeing stimulus (EIP) payments hitting bank accounts, with mailed checks and debit cards arriving in the coming weeks. But it would not surprise me if their newly eligible dependent payments take even longer to get paid out.

For those Social Security and other federal beneficiaries (SSDI, SSDI and RRB) who didn’t file a 2020 or 2019 tax return and didn’t use the Non-Filers tool last year, payments will start as part of batch 3 and 4 processing (see table above). The IRS is also making stimulus payments for Veterans Affairs (VA) benefit recipients with the GMP tool now showing payment status’ for this group of recipients.

Mailed Paper Checks or Debit Cards

The form of payment for the third stimulus may be different than the first or second one. Some people who received a paper check last time might receive a prepaid debit card this time, and some people who received a prepaid debit card last time may receive a paper check. The IRS has emphasized the payments are automatic, and they should not contact their financial institutions or the IRS with payment timing questions, unless after the first round (normal) processing is complete.

Also note, third stimulus check payments will not be added to an existing debit card that was mailed for the first or second round of stimulus payments. Under the legislation a new card must be issued.

Can my Stimulus payment be garnished?

Like the last stimulus check payments the third stimulus check cannot be offset to pay various past-due federal debts or back taxes. This does not apply to child support payments that are in arrears. If you’re behind on child support your stimulus check can be fully or partially garnished either won’t get a stimulus check or will receive a reduced one.

Note, if you claim your stimulus check via your 2021 tax return, it will be paid via your refund and subject to broader offsets.

Will I Be Able to Call the IRS with Issues?

You will need to wait for the IRS to finish normal processing of the recovery rebate payments (4 to 6 weeks, including mailed checks). Until then you will have to rely on the Get My Payment (GMP) IRS tool to track the status of your payment. And given the IRS will be closing out 2021 tax season and refund processing, I expect will be very challenging to get through to an IRS agent to speak about your missing or delayed payment.

How come my payment is showing up early or in provisional status?

This is normal given that the processing/start date of the given payment batch and payment could be a few days apart. Generally the payment date is 5 days after the processing date, so the payment is classified as provisional until the official payment date. That is why many eligible recipients see the direct deposit stimulus payments as pending or as provisional payments in their accounts before the official payment date.

4th Stimulus Check Direct Deposit Date

At this stage there is not formal date or funding for a fourth stimulus check, but if economic growth slows or the Delta Coronavirus strain spreads more than expected, then it would not surprise me to see another stimulus payment around Thanksgiving 2021. I’ll monitor updates and post if more news comes to hand.

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Second Stimulus Check (approved Dec 2020)

[Updated with latest payment status] With approval of the COVID-19 (Stimulus) Relief bill, Congress has funded another $600 stimulus check for adults ($1200 for a couple) and $600 for Child Dependents. Payment for these checks per the IRS is starts on December 30th and will start hitting millions of American’s accounts before the New Year. If you’re eligible to receive the stimulus payment via electronic direct deposit it will be automatically deposited directly into the same account used when you filed your 2019 tax return and/or the account number used in the previous stimulus payment program. The payment will appear in your account summary as “IRS TREAS 310 XXTAXEIP2” or something similar. You can also check the IRS site for the latest status of your payment.

[IRS update – Jan 15th] The IRS has nearly completed depositing the second stimulus check payments that were sent out by direct deposit. They are now processing stimulus payments that were known to have errors (like incorrect bank accounts) or had widespread issues. As a result millions of taxpayers will receive their second Economic Impact Payments by debit card. These prepaid debit cards are faster and more secure than checks, and can easily converted to cash. People can check the status of both their first and second payments by using the IRS’ Get My Payment tool, which will show the mailing date for these debit cards.

IRS News Release

The form of payment for the second mailed EIP may be different than the first mailed EIP. Some people who received a paper check last time might receive a prepaid debit card this time, and some people who received a prepaid debit card last time may receive a paper check. The IRS has emphasized the payments are automatic, and they should not contact their financial institutions or the IRS with payment timing questions.

All Stimulus Checks Must be Paid by January 15th, 2021

Based on the language in the approved legislation all stimulus payments must be made by January 15th, 2021. While the IRS has extended payment dates for exception situations/groups (e.g for non-filers or late child dependent payments) per the first stimulus payment, they have advised that if you don’t receive your second stimulus payment by January 15th then the most efficient way to get your money would be to claim it when you file your federal tax returns in 2021 as a IRS’ Recovery Rebate Credit. Major software packages like Turbo Tax, HR Block and Tax Act will all have an option for this with your 2020-2021 tax filing which you can do now. You’ll also be able to use your 2020 tax return to claim any money the IRS still owes you from the first round of stimulus checks.

Claiming Your Stimulus Check (EIP) in your 2020 tax return

Eligible individuals who did not receive an Economic Impact Payment this year – either the first or the second payment due to a myriad of possible reasons – will be able to claim it when they file their 2020 taxes in 2021. People will see the Economic Impact Payments (EIP) referred to as the Recovery Rebate Credit (RRC) on Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR since the EIPs are an advance payment of the RRC.

If you did not give the IRS your direct deposit account information through your federal tax return in the last two years, and have not provided the IRS with your information as a non-filer, you will likely receive a US Treasury check or debit card in some circumstances. The check will be mailed to the address on file at the IRS from the prior year tax return. It could take 5 to 6 weeks to get the check via mail.

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First 2020 Stimulus Check Payment Schedule

The IRS has issued the majority of stimulus check (economic impact payments) that were due to be paid via direct deposit. They are now mailing checks to those who didn’t have or provide banking details, or where issues were identified when paying the stimulus check electronically. The following is the planned weekly stimulus check mailing schedule based on annual adjusted gross income, as first reported by The Washington Post. All dates represent the “week ending” (for example, the week ending April 24) and the IRS could change this schedule at any time.

  • Less than $10,000: April 24
  • $10,001 – $20,000: May 1
  • $20,001 – $30,000: May 8
  • $30,001 – $40,000: May 15
  • $40,001 – $50,000: May 22
  • $50,001 – $60,000: May 29
  • $60,001 – $70,000: June 5
  • $70,001 – $80,000: June 12
  • $80,001 – $90,000: June 19
  • $90,001 – $100,000: June 26
  • $100,001 – $110,000: July 3
  • $110,001 – $120,000: July 10
  • $120,001 – $130,000: July 17
  • $130,001- $140,000: July 24
  • $140,001 – $150,000: July 31
  • $150,001 – $160,000: August 7
  • $160,001 – $170,000: August 14
  • $170,001 – $180,000: August 21
  • $180,001 – $190,000: August 28
  • $190,001 – $198,000: September 4
  • Remaining checks: September 11

The IRS has confirmed that the distribution of economic impact payments (stimulus checks) has begun. Payments for most working Americans are have been calculated and deposited or mailed via check based on 2018 or 2019 federal tax filing payment details. Check payments may take a week or two more. The IRS has also launching several tools to help people track their stimulus check payment and/or update direct deposit details. See FAQs and further updates below.

Most people won’t need to take any action and the IRS will calculate and automatically send the economic stimulus payment to those eligible. A dependent stimulus is also available.

For those who have not yet filed their return for 2019, the IRS will use information from their 2018 tax filing to calculate the payment. The economic impact payment will be deposited directly into the same banking account reflected on the return filed. So if your 2018 information is out of date or your income situation changed in 2019, make sure you file, even if you have no taxes due (start filing for free with TurboTax).

SSDI beneficiaries will automatically get the $1,200 (or $2400 a couple) payment from April 17th based on their payment information with the Social Security administration, unlike other workers who have to have a recent tax filing to get the stimulus payment.

Where is my stimulus check payment? The IRS has launched new tools to allow eligible Americans to register and track their stimulus checks payments. The enter my payment info tool located on the IRS.gov website will also allow taxpayers who didn’t have to file tax return in 2018 or 2019 to update their banking information on their return to submit direct deposit information as to ensure they get their payments sooner.

Stimulus Check Payout Schedule

  • Direct Deposit payments will generally be deposited 2 to 3 days after the IRS confirms income eligibility for the payout. 
  • Physical checks will take at least 6 to 8 weeks to be mailed out.

Social Security and Disability recipients who are eligible for the payment will get the stimulus checks/payments deposited the same way they currently get payments today. SSDI will automatically get a check based on the 1099 they get and do not need to do anything.

Can my stimulus check be garnished?

The CARES act has provisions to ensure the stimulus check payment cannot be garnished for overdue loans or back taxes (which is not the case for tax refunds), but this does not apply to child support payments that are in arrears. If you’re behind on child support your stimulus check can be fully or partially garnished either won’t get a stimulus check or will receive a reduced one.

Couples who file jointly and are eligible for the $2400 payment may also see smaller stimulus checks where one spouse has overdue child support from a previous relationship or marriage. Even if your spouse is solely responsible for the arrears or overdue payment, the shared stimulus check will likely be garnished.

Note there are some private debt collectors that are saying that stimulus payments can be intercepted to cover their overdue loan payments based on some vague wording the CARES act. However Congress and State legislatures are working to close this loophole.

Given over 120 million Americans could be eligible for the payment, it will take a while to process the stimulus checks. The IRS has reiterated that they will post the latest information on their website and that trying to call them (if you can get through) won’t get you anymore information.

I will however try and find more details and as always please share your thoughts or tips on this topic.

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175 thoughts on “2024 IRS Payment Status and Update on 4th stimulus check release date direct deposit ”

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  2. It doesn’t say Illinois is getting their 4th stimulus… Only other states like California, Texas, Tenn, and New York..
    Etc.. I would like to know when is the Illinois getting their 4th stimulus? Around Thanksgiving?

  3. My wife and I have not yet received our second stimulus checks of $600 each or $1,200 total. The checks were to be direct deposit as was the first stimulus received for $2,400. My bank statements do not show receiving the second stimulus but they say we received already. Who can I contact to find out where and if this was ever sent?

    • Check the IRS tax payer portal on their website. You can also request a (free) transcript to show payments made by the IRS. I have posted a few articles on this (use search bar to find them).

  4. I got the 1st and 2nd stimulus, filed my 2020 taxes and already received them, got the first child tax credit all sent direct deposit. The third stimulus says I am eligible and a deposit will be sent to the account below…it is July 20, 2021 the IRS start sending the third stimulus in March why havent I received mine…IRS is unreal

    • I havent received my 3rd either, yet I already got my $250 CTC. My tax return has BEEN processed and refund received. I am also on SS disability. I’m not sure WHAT is going on !

    • K. Gard we are in the exact same boat I think. I recieved the first to stimulus by direct deposit early on. I’ve recieved the first child tax credit and 2020 refund. I haven’t changed my bank info, address and my eligablility hasn’t changed. I did get married at the end of last year so was hoping my tax filing would prompt a plus up payment after weeks of not recieving the stimulus but it hasn’t. My two children and I are owed $4200. I get the Payment Status “You are eligible for the payment. Once we have your payment date, we will update this page. We will deposit into bank account …” The same message now for 5 months. Calling the IRS was fruitless.

      • I filed my return back in February and received my refund February 23.. I received stimulus 1 & 2 no problems, on time through DD.. but my third says “eligible with no date, will update “ so I called the IRS, I was told I was flagged for possibly Living out of US territory. I’ve never left Ohio lol. So I was told they fixed it and I should receive my 3rd stimulus within 6-8 weeks. I’m going on 4 weeks, so fingers crossed …. $4,200 would greatly come in handy at this point.

      • I’ve been in the same situation both of the first two was deposited the first day now for the last 5mnths said eligible but no payment date, well finally I got a scheduled date of Dec 3 by mail?? Made no sense to me why I have to wait on a damn check now for who knows how long fuckin bums!! But they sure have enough time to send me a reminder to pay my taxes. Well I’ll give em theirs when I get mine how bout that!

  5. My 95 year old WWII Veteran has not received his second stimulus check!
    Neither of us have received the third stimulus check!

  6. I’m confused… I have not worked for five years now and have been awaiting disability… I have no income whatsoever other than $204.00 food stamps each month. I have had an outstanding balance to the IRS from back when I did work. I have had Major Depressive Disorder for years now and was extremely sick with Covid last year… so I have been very unstable and “out of the loop” for some time, so please be understanding…
    As I said, I have had no income in five years now and have not filed taxes, so I did not receive first or second stimulus. I finally found out that I needed to file a zero income return and enter a recovery rebate credit, which I efiled opening tax day in February 2021. I checked the IRS website after my return was accepted and was notified that my whole refund ($1,800.00 recovery rebate credit) was taken for past due federal tax.
    In March I’m pretty sure it was decided that the recovery rebate credit would not be taken for past due tax. Am I wrong about this? If not, how do I go about having this corrected? I am past “hardship” status. Please help!!!
    Thank you!

  7. So I still haven’t got any of them I filed my taxes and third was mailed to an old address and got sent back it’s been six weeks

  8. Ended up with a “need more info” prompt on get my payment where it allowed me to update my DD info (they had incorrect account info).
    That was 5 weeks ago.
    Have been stuck on eligible with no payment date message ever since. Can’t find info on a timeline or ANYONE who has had a similar problem and received the payment eventually. Just want a glimmer of hope from someone. Anyone. Hah

    • I’m having the same issue. Without any luck on finding out how to see when I may get a payment. I have been checking it every day without change. I was getting worried that I was the only one because I have spent hours trying to figure out how I can find out more info. I guess just waiting is all we can do. Could really use the money. Hoping something will change soon!!!

    • Its happing to me i got the first waiting on the second and third. says the same as yours on the get my payment tool

  9. I am in Pennsylvania. Had payment date of 3\26. Today nothing IRS said to wait up to 6 weeks

    Anyone in PA experience same thing

    • Yes! They tried to direct deposit but the account number was incorrect. I received another letter around 4/29 stating they would be sending a paper check. I still haven’t received it and the website just says the payment was scheduled to be sent 3/26. Gonna try the number but I’m not expecting much more info. Thinking it’s time to request a trace.

      • Get my payment says check mailed 5/28, as of today still nothing….
        So I guess we are in the same boat! Any info on what to do next, other than call the irs as not getting through to them?

  10. We are both Social Security retirement benefits recipients and I am also receiving Veterans Affairs Disability benefit payments. We also filed a 2020 federal tax return as well as for all previous years. We have not been required to pay taxes nor receive a refund for the last 4 tax returns, including the 2020 federal tax return. We are still waiting for the third stimulus payment. When using the Get My Payment the response is that our payment has not been processed or we are not eligible. The IRS transcripts show the processing date for our federal tax return is May 3, 2021. What does all this mean? Why are we in the 5% that haven’t received the stimulus payment?

    • So it sounds like the IRS has not processed your tax return, so cannot issue stimulus. You do need your 2020 return to be fully processed by the IRS (which is experiencing 6 to 8 week delays) before they pass the information over to their stimulus payment department. You’ll just have to be patient and wait for your plus-up/catch-up payment in upcoming batches, which are being processed through 2021

      • Ok. Same circumstance as above. SS recipient, received both S1 & S2 for myself only. Had to file TY2020 to get stimulus for dependent. Tax Return (0) processed and received dependent S1 & S2. That was 5 weeks ago. Still no S3 and GMP says UNAVAILABLE. WHAT IS GOING ON?

  11. The IRS tool tells me I’m eligible and it will be direct deposit and the account # it will go to but it does not have a date yet. This is how it has read since the start of processing deposits. I filed my taxes early and received them back in March . I don’t understand why no release date for my stimulus payment.

  12. mine saying payment status not available been and filed my taxes got my taxes real quick. got my 1st and 2nd stimulus with no problem. but this one taking a very long time.

    • Ours too for the most part. First time direct deposit, no issue, second time was mailed (along with most everyone else I know) and we all got it after a months time even though everyone I spoke with said get my payment said it was mailed on the same date as ours. Now this one anyone who is getting it by mail like us shows “mailed on March 26” on get my payment and here we are. I wish I knew the exact date I received the second one to have an idea. Oh and in between second and third one, we’ve moved so that scares me. And unlike the second check, the people who received it by mail like we did are for some reason getting this one by direct deposit (my parents and in laws which is weird they all are the same age and first stimulus received prepaid debit card, second mailed and third direct deposit so there’s something with how they do this with age I swear even though I thought it has to do with income because their income is very different from each other). Sorry for the long (kinda) run in sentence here, rushing around trying to reply bc I’m frustrated as I’m sure you are and we need this money. My wife and I both lost our jobs during this pandemic, my wife lost her business and I lost my job which I had almost ten years. This third stimulus could really help us out as it can many, many people! I hate checking the mail daily like a crazy person but I’m worried! I don’t want to file it with taxes next year when I need it now! Just like most everyone else! Not sure that benefits many people! I find it funny the irs sends my wife her quarterly statement for her business with the date on it as April 12 and we received it forwarded tk the new address April 14. Today she received another one, exact same one as before but addressed to our new address whuch she has not changed with the irs yet bc we don’t want to confuse anything due to this stimulus check we are waiting for. So they can send, then Usps can forward a statement within two days and turn around and resend with the update new address from the post office, a new tax statement but can’t manage to get this check here that was sent almost a month ago? I hope you get yours soon and hope this rant helps you feel at ease! Not sure if I said it but the couple people we know who had theirs mailed March 26 like us still have not received theirs so we are assuming it’s just like the second one that’s gonna take a month to get here. Good luck!

  13. Still get same thing, you are eligible will be deposited into your bank account will update with date..since this started in March..got nothing yet filed 2019 and 2020 taxes. The IRS has owed my son over 1200 refund for 15 months now..

  14. I’ve been collecting ssi since 2016. Everytime I check the gps. It says payment status not available. Why? I have direct deposit and received the second stimulus check with no problem. According to irs they deposited 95% of ssi stimulus checks already. Wheres mine

  15. We got our 1st and 2nd rounds of stimulus no problem at all direct deposited in the first round. We use Wells Fargo Bank. The 3rd stimulus never was direct deposited. Upon using the IRS tool “get my payment” it claims our 3rd stimulus check is going to be mailed. Why I have no idea, as we have not changed banks, address, or anything. Although it continues to say “We are sending you a paper check that will be mailed on April 2 2021. Look for a letter corresponding to this payment in your mail also”. Well no letter, and no check has come. Yet it continues to say the same thing. :”We will mail you a check on April 2 2021″ As if we have not passed the date of April 2nd yet? anybody experiencing this situation?

    • They said mines was mailed march 26. I go and check back now its saying it will be deposited into my accountm and once they have a date it will update. Im so confused and dont understand whats going on.

      • I am in the same boat. I called today, may 7, 2021 and got through to an agent. She said it meant that my payment was return back to the irs and it would be processed and direct deposited to the bank info I entered. No future dates were provided and I guess processing means you’re screwed in irs language! My date my check was mailed was march 26 as well and I got the option to enter bank info just like you. The only info online is about plus-payments, supposed schedules for disbursement to all income levels and 4th payments. How about answering questions and publishing new stories to those wondering where their payments are and are stuck with the “nontruth” being told on get my payment tracker.

  16. First my husband draws SS retirement. I’m not able to work. Trying for disability. We recieved stimulus 1 together in one check. We had to file taxes to get the second stimulus which we should receive in a few weeks. My husband got his third stimulus direct deposit but no sign of mine. Any idea why?

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  18. Hello there,
    My LTD disability has stopped. SSD is still pending. I have $0 income. Am I eligible for additional stimulus until my claim is processed?

  19. Hi Andy. Just read your article about the third stimulus check being delayed for dependents. I am hoping that is what has happened to ours. On 3/24/21, I received by direct deposit our third stimulus payment which was only 1/3 of what we are eligible for. We are a family of 6 with 4 dependents who filed jointly for 2019 & 2020 taxes. We have already received our 2020 tax refund. We received stimulus checks 1 and 2 without any issues. We qualified by both our 2019 and 2020 AGIs for this 3rd stimulus. When checking “Get My Payment”, under my SS# it says the payment has been sent via direct deposit. Under my husband’s and children’s SS#s it says “Payment Status – not available”. I’ve contacted the IRS and spoke directly with a very helpful IRS representative who investigated our situation. He confirmed that we do, indeed, qualify for 6 payments of the $1400 third stimulus check. He also was able to determine that, for whatever reason, the IRS only processed checks for my husband and myself, and not our 4 dependents. He told us that, currently, there is NO adjustment process set in place for 3rd stimulus check errors. The representative said that for the first two stimuluses, an adjustment process became available late summer/early fall of 2020, and he is hoping that a process for this one becomes available earlier than that this year, but at this point, we have no recourse other than to wait for this process to be created and announced to the public. At this point, we have received only $2800 of our eligible $8400. What do you think? Will we see the rest of our stimulus without needing to wait for an adjustment process? Thank you.

  20. I received my first stimulus check direct deposit and then the second one via mail. I’m not sure why as I did not changes banks. I just checked and my third stimulus check is being mailed again although I literally just received my tax refund two weeks ago via direct deposit. I am unsure what the issue is. Has anyone else had this problem?

    • Hi, Sherri.

      That’s strange, does IRS said something about it? feel free to keep us updated on your progress. Meanwhile, we’ll try to look for the latest information regarding this topic. Stay tuned.

    • Hi, yes i have the same issue I filed my 2020 taxes and i have my direct deposit account but I still didn’t get my tax refund and third stimulus payments. My bank account is the same. The irs tolls says they issued the third stimulus on 03/26/2021 but I still didn’t get it.
      And also i moved to new place is there something to worry about my address? Because I didn’t change my address and I still have access to my mail box until 04/15/2021?


  21. I was approved for SSI disability September 2020 and got my first check 2/1921 will I get the third stimulus check? And if so will it go to my bank direct deposit like my disability benefits?

      • Answer for my situation not answered: since March “my payment “ says I am eligible but a payment date has not been determined. When they do it will be depositors into my checking account xxxxxxxxxx
        I filled 2019 taxes married filing joint with 2 dependents and just recently filed 2020 taxes the same way. My tax refund says it scheduled this week to be sent. But the my payment tool continues to say “I am eligible and when a date is decided it will be deposited.

  22. My EIP 2 payment went to a closed account. I got the incoming deposit notification visa email for the closed account that shows the amount of 1,800 (married filing jointly in 2019 and a 16 yr old child). The IRS has still not mailed a paper check and when I go to claim the recovery rebate, it bases the amount on 2020 taxes so my son (17 in 2020) no longer qualifies when I try to file my taxes online. If my account wouldn’t have been closed I would have recived the entire 1,800 based on the EIP 2 critera for him being 16 and married filing jointly. Should I request a payment trace for the unsuccessful deposit or does I just loose out on the EIP 2 money for him I was entitled to because he was 16 in 2019 but the IRS didn’t think this entirely through before rushing to send checks or give us a chance to update any of our information… You would think knowing we are in a pandemic, many people had to move, close bank accounts etc and they would have allowed things to be updated… I guess our government is just that incompetent… *Extremely frustrated*


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