You Can Track the Status of Your Stimulus Check
Instead of nervously waiting for your money, you now have a tool that can help you determine the status of your stimulus check. The “Get My Payment” online portal is the place to visit for accurate information on your money, even if you’re a Social Security recipient that did not file a tax return last year.
Here, you can look at the status of your first or second check as the tool will show the most recent payment. You can also confirm your payment type, such as direct deposit or paper check, and get a projected delivery date or find out if a payment hasn’t been scheduled yet.
Just keep in mind that you cannot provide bank account information using the portal if you haven’t filed a tax return in 2019. Instead, the IRS will get that information from the Social Security Administration, if it is available.
There are Various Ways to Receive Your Second Stimulus Check
The fastest and easiest way to get your second stimulus check, for both the IRS and you, is by direct deposit. If you filed a 2019 tax return, then the IRS has your bank information and can deposit the money into your account.
You can expect to receive your money by paper check, debit card, or direct deposit, depending on how you normally receive your Social Security benefits if you did not file a 2019 tax return.
Here’s what this all means. Receiving your Social Security benefits directly into your bank account means your stimulus money will be deposited in that same account. If you use a Direct Express card instead, that’s where the IRS will use that to send you your stimulus.
As we mentioned earlier, you can check the “Get My Payment” portal to look up the status of your payment, but you can’t use it to provide bank information.