There could be a chance that people with social security or Supplement Security Income (SSI) may not have received the stimulus check yet. Due to ongoing pandemic, it is difficult to sit back and relax when it is hard to meet your financial needs. Here’s what we know so far about the status of your missing stimulus check.
Third round of stimulus check started hitting the bank around March 14, 2021, but around 30 million Social Security and Supplement Security Income beneficiaries are still waiting for Stimulus Check according to March 24 letter from Social Security Commissioner Andrew M. Saul.
You should check following 5 things if you haven’t gotten your Stimulus Checks
- Check your bank account for direct Deposit or check your mailbox: Beneficiaries may receive stimulus check payments via direct deposit to their bank. This is the preferred method from IRS. If you have recently closed your bank account, bank will reject this Stimulus check deposit and then IRS would have sent Stimulus Check in mail. First check your bank account, then check your mail box.
- Your Dependents need to file a tax return: As mentioned earlier most social security and SSI beneficiaries don’t need to do anything to receive their stimulus check, but IRS won’t get the information about your dependents automatically. You would’ve to claim them.
In your 2019 or 2020 tax return, if you have claimed any dependent, then it won’t be any issue to get $1400 Stimulus checks for your dependents. If you haven’t claimed any dependent, then you may have to file a tax rerun to get the payment on their behalf. You may not receive dependent payments with your payment, but once the IRS has updated information, it will send you any extra money it owes you after it processes your return.
- IRS Payments on Wednesdays: IRS generally makes payment on Wednesdays. Depending on the day of the week, you may direct deposit listed as pending in your bank account, but it becomes available to use on Wednesdays. so always be aware of that.
- Use my payment to track your check: Get My Payment feature on IRS.gov website is a great tool to check where your check is. You can check status of your stimulus check on Get My Payment, if your payment hasn’t been scheduled, then it will show up as Payment Status Not Available. Few things to keep in mind that.
- Information is only updated once a day, checking multiple times won’t help you.
- It doesn’t provide information on first and second stimulus checks. You can only see status of third stimulus checks.
- Address with IRS: Unfortunately, there are no easy ways to resolve issues surrounding missing payments or payments that are lower than they should have been. But ultimately, you will need to take the matter to the IRS.
You can try calling the IRS with questions about your stimulus check at 1-800-919-9835, but your odds of getting through at this point are slim. For now, the best way to get up-to-date information is to check Get My Payment once each day and monitor the FAQ on the IRS website.