[Update] $600 Stimulus Deposits Are Now Being Sent Out

Update 1/8/21: Debit cards are being sent out in the coming week to those who have not yet received their stimulus payment, per a new IRS press release. You might get a debit card payment even if you got a check the first time, and vice versa. Keep an eye out – cards will be sent in a white envelope that prominently displays the U.S. Department of the Treasury seal. The debit cards will have a routing/account number which allows the funds to be transferred to your bank. You can check the status of your stimulus payment with the IRS ‘Get My Payment’ Tool.

Update 1/4/21: Stimulus: Check Status Of Your Payment With IRS ‘Get My Payment’ Tool

Update 12/30/20: Many people have already received their stimulus deposit. Check your bank/banks to see if it posted. Those who don’t have direct deposit set up will have to wait longer until they receive the physical checks/prepaid cards mailed out. Beginning later this week, you’ll be able to track the status of your payment at this link.

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in an interview with CNBC that the $600 stimulus grants will be received by early next week. That’s pretty amazing given the bill has not yet passed. Always good to know when funds will be coming and when to keep an eye out.

Obviously this is all only for those who have ACH set up from their tax return or from the previous stimulus; those who will be getting their stimulus funds through the mail probably won’t be getting it for some time. The mail stimulus funds will be sent out either as a check or a prepaid card, reportedly.

Related: Stimulus Round 2: Government to Send $600 To Most US Residents; $300 Unemployment Supplement; PPP Funding & More

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luvsdeals
luvsdeals

My parents received their payment in the form of a debit card, but the issue is with activating it. When they call the phone number listed on the card and the sticker or the supposed customer service phone number the recording says it doesn’t recognize the phone number to try again from a different phone number. When they try from a different phone number they get the same message and they just can’t get anyone to talk to. After the recording plays saying that it doesn’t recognize the phone number to try from a different number it just hangs up not giving any other option.
They double-checked the phone number on the tax return and that is the same number that they’re calling from. The only thing I could think of is that their phone number is listed as private or blocked for caller ID reasons (a paid service with AT&T) but I don’t know how that would cause any issues with this. I’m sure they’re not the only ones in this country that have a blocked or private phone number. I tried looking online but I can’t find any stories/articles or anything with a similar situation. They tried both calling in the morning as well as early evening to get the same recording. Any ideas?

Dominique
Dominique

I am in CA and I received mine via DD to my Capital One 360 checking on 1/6. P2 and P3 received theirs just recently in the form of a debit card mailed to our home address. However, you can just take the money off the debit card and transfer it to your bank account, which is what they are doing. They got theirs last time as a direct deposit to their B of A checking, so I am not sure of why they received a debit card this time around.

Evan
Evan

I was a direct deposit on first round, portal showed mailed on January 6th for 2nd round. Received my check (not debit card) today. Austin TX

Drew$$
Drew$$

https://www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/is-your-stimulus-check-still-missing-heres-when-and-how-to-start-an-irs-payment-trace/

This article says that you can request a “Payment Trace” from the IRS if it has been:

5 days since the deposit date in Get my Payment and your bank says they haven’t received it

4 weeks since it was mailed by check to a standard address

6 weeks since it was mailed and you have a forwarding address on file with the local post office

9 weeks since it was mailed and you have a foreign address

Ap
Ap

01/03 – Get my payment tool showed – check will be issued on Jan 6th

My first payment was a DD not sure how it got changed to a check.

01/21 – Check showed on usps informed delivery
01/21- check received on the same day.
This is in Austin, TX

R white
R white

I just spoke to them at irs the lady said it takes upto 4 weeks ..smfh

800-919-9835

Celia
Celia

Are they really sending debit cards instead of checks? My dad passed a short time after getting the first one so we’re already thinking my mom will get a 1200 check and have to return half but a debit card will be a nightmare for her to use and still have to send back half.

Greg
Greg

Sorry about your loss. From an article I read the debit cards have account and routing numbers so you can transfer the funds on the debit into a checking account.

Teresa
Teresa

I too haven’t received my check which was mailed I the 6th I also find it very interesting that everyone I have spoken to say their checked we’re mailed on the 6th…

vc
vc

Super impressed with Varo for getting my ck to me so quickly! I closed my Varo account maybe a month after the first stimulus ck was deposited into it. I got the 2nd ck 4 days after the IRS said that it was sched to be DD. I thought for sure I’d have to wait a few weeks.

Also relieved bc I found out about this mysterious envelope through USPS Informed Del. After Googling, I thought that Chime closed my account. Thought I missed out on a bonus.

tribesman55
tribesman55

Wait so the IRS tried depositing your stimulus to a closed Varo account, and then Varo mailed you a check instead for it?

vc
vc

Yes. I’m pretty sure that when I checked the IRS site a few weeks ago, they described this as the process…But, it appears to have changed to what ppl are experiencing now–being told that they have to claim it on their taxes.

David 7914
David 7914

I got DD in April and account still open, but I missed the recent DD of 600 until received the paper check today in the mail from Uncle SAM today. Every little thing helps.