Will we get to second stimulus check?

Last Update: April 20, 2022

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The IRS will automatically send your payment. All second stimulus checks were issued by January 15, 2021. If you don't get a second stimulus check by then (mailed checks may take longer to deliver), you will have to file a 2020 federal tax return and claim it as part of your tax refund.

Will I receive my second stimulus check for COVID-19?

Yes. If you receive VA disability or pension benefits, you'll automatically get your second stimulus check. This check is also called an economic impact payment. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will send your check even if you don't file tax returns.

You don't need to do anything.

What is the size of the second stimulus check during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Your second stimulus check will be for $600, plus $600 for each child age 16 or younger. If your 2019 adjusted gross income is $75,000 or less for single filers and $150,000 or less for married couples filing joint returns, you'll generally receive the full amount of your second stimulus check.

What to do if my family only received half the amount for the third stimulus check that we are eligible for?

In some cases, married taxpayers who file a joint tax return may get their third payment as two separate payments; half may come as a direct deposit and the other half will be mailed to the address we have on file. This is generally the address on the most recent tax return or as updated through the United States Postal Service (USPS).

The second half may come the same week or within weeks of the first half. Each taxpayer on the tax return should check Get My Payment separately using their own Social Security number to see the status of their payments. Please continue to monitor IRS.gov for additional information and updates.

Will my next COVID-19 Economic Impact Payment (EIP) be sent to the previous card?

No, we will not add funds to an EIP Card that we already issued for a previous payment. When 2021 payments are issued and the IRS does not have account information available to issue you a direct deposit, you may be mailed a check or an EIP Card.

The EIP card was mailed in a white envelope with a return address from "Economic Impact Payment Card” with the U.S. Department of the Treasury Seal. The card has the Visa name on the front and the issuing bank, MetaBank®, N.A., on the back. Information included with the EIP card explains that this is your Economic Impact Payment. If you received an EIP Card, visit EIPcard.com for more information.

EIP cards are sponsored by the Treasury Department’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service, managed by Money Network Financial, LLC, and issued by Treasury’s financial agent, MetaBank®, N.A.

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Can I still use 'get my economic impact payment' tool to check my COVID-19 stimulus payment status?

Eligible federal benefit recipients who do not usually file a tax return will be able to use Get My Payment to check their payment status for their own payment when it’s been issued.

The IRS is working with Federal agencies to get updated information for recipients to ensure we are sending automatic payments to as many people as possible. More information about when these payments will be made is provided in the news release issued on March 30, 2021.

If you are eligible for the Third Economic Impact Payment and have not filed a 2020 return, you still have time to file so you can provide us with the information needed to issue a payment to you, or a qualifying spouse and any qualifying dependents you may have.

Why am I being mailed a direct deposit for my stimulus check payment?

Your payment may have been sent by mail because the bank rejected the deposit. This could happen because the bank information was invalid or the bank account has been closed.

Note: You can’t change your bank information already on file with the IRS for your first or second Economic Impact Payment. Don’t call the IRS, our phone assistors won’t be able to change your bank information, either.

How much would I receive from the third COVID-19 relief plan payment?

President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan includes a third round of $1,400 stimulus payments, topping off the $600 checks that were already approved by Congress in December 2020, and adding up to $2,000.

What does it mean when Get My Payment says "Need More Information"?

If you see Need More Information in Get My Payment, it is because:

  • your 2020 return was processed and we don’t have bank account information for you and your payment has not been issued yet

or

  • the Post Office was unable to deliver your third Economic Impact Payment and returned it to the IRS.

To have your payment issued as a direct deposit, you can provide a routing and account number for a:

  • Bank account
  • Prepaid debit card (must be reloadable; contact the card issuer for information)
  • Alternative financial product that has a routing and account number

Click on the button that says “Direct Deposit,” answer some additional security questions and then enter the routing and account number. Please note that this option is not available if we already have account information for you. The IRS cannot update existing account information.

Why am I getting "payment status not available" for my COVID-19 economic impact payment?

The Get My Payment application will return "Payment Status Not Available" if:

  • We haven’t yet processed your Economic Impact Payment;
  • We don’t have enough information to issue you a payment; or
  • You aren’t eligible for a payment.

The IRS will continue to issue the Third Economic Impact Payments throughout 2021. Please check the Get My Payment tool for updates on your payment status.

Can COVID-19 be spread through sex?

The virus spreads by respiratory droplets released when someone with the virus coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can be inhaled or land in the mouth or nose of a person nearby. Coming into contact with a person's spit through kissing or other sexual activities could expose you to the virus.

When do I have to pay taxes on coronavirus-related distributions?

The distributions generally are included in income ratably over a three-year period, starting with the year in which you receive your distribution. For example, if you receive a $9,000 coronavirus-related distribution in 2020, you would report $3,000 in income on your federal income tax return for each of 2020, 2021, and 2022. However, you have the option of including the entire distribution in your income for the year of the distribution.

What is defined as a large gathering during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Large gatherings bring together many people from multiple households in a private or public space. Large gatherings are often planned events with a large number of guests and invitations. They sometimes involve lodging, event staff, security, tickets, and long-distance travel.

Is it possible to be reinfected with COVID-19?

Although persons with SARS-CoV-2 antibodies are largely protected, subsequent infection is possible for some persons due to lack of sterilizing immunity. Some re-infected individuals could have a similar capacity to transmit virus as those infected for the first time.

Are people who have had COVID-19 immune to reinfection?

Although people who have had COVID can get reinfected, naturally acquired immunity continues to evolve over time and antibodies remain detectable for longer than was first anticipated.

What happens if you don't take the second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine?

Put simply: Not receiving the second vaccine increases your risk of contracting COVID-19.

Why do I see "Need More Information" on the IRS website for my COVID-19 Economic Impact Payment?

If you see Need More Information in Get My Payment, it is because:

  • your 2020 return was processed and we don’t have bank account information for you and your payment has not been issued yet

or

  • the Post Office was unable to deliver your third Economic Impact Payment and returned it to the IRS.

To have your payment issued as a direct deposit, you can provide a routing and account number for a:

  • Bank account
  • Prepaid debit card (must be reloadable; contact the card issuer for information)
  • Alternative financial product that has a routing and account number

Does it matter whose information I use for the 'Get my Payment' tool if I filed jointly with my spouse?

Either spouse can use Get My Payment by providing their own information for the security questions used to verify their identity. Once verified, the same payment status will be shown for both spouses.

Where did the IRS get my bank information for the COVID-19 stimulus check?

The bank account information in Get My Payment came from one of the following sources:

  • Your 2020 tax return.
  • Your 2019 tax return if your 2020 return was not processed when the IRS started issuing payments.
  • Information you entered on your Non-Filer registration in 2020.
  • Information you entered on Get My Payment in 2020.
  • A federal agency that provides you benefits, such as: the Social Security Administration, Veteran Affairs or the Railroad Retirement Board.
  • Federal records of recent payments to or from the government, where available, for those without direct deposit information on file with the IRS.

Do I qualify for the additional $300 in COVID-19 unemployment benefits?

The additional $300/week in Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation is available to claimants receiving unemployment benefits under the state or federal regular unemployment compensation programs (UCFE, UCX, PEUC, PUA, EB, STC, TRA, DUA, and SEA). The funds are available for any weeks of unemployment beginning after Dec. 26, 2020, and ending on or before March 14, 2021. You don’t need to apply separately to receive this supplemental amount.

Should I get a third Covid shot?

A third dose of the vaccine is recommended for individuals that are moderately to severely immunocompromised. “We want to give them a third dose to give them the immune response they need, that you and I are getting from our two-dose series,” said Carla Turner, Assistant Health Director for New Hanover County.

What kinds of relief does the CARES Act provide for me?

Under the CARES Act states are permitted to extend unemployment benefits by up to 13 weeks under the new Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program. PEUC benefits are available for weeks of unemployment beginning after your state implements the new program and ending with weeks of unemployment ending on or before December 31, 2020. The program covers most individuals who have exhausted all rights to regular unemployment compensation under state or federal law and who are able to work, available for work, and actively seeking work as defined by state law. Importantly, the CARES Act gives states flexibility in determining whether you are “actively seeking work” if you are unable to search for work because of COVID-19, including because of illness, quarantine, or movement restrictions.

What should I do if my unemployment benefits payment was mailed but the post office was unable to deliver it?

Once we receive your payment back, you may be able to provide your bank account information in Get My Payment to have your payment reissued as a direct deposit.

If this is the case, then Get My Payment will show “Need More Information,” usually two to three weeks after the payment is issued. At this point, you can enter a routing and account number for your bank account, prepaid debit card or alternative financial product that has a routing and account number associated with it.

If you do not provide account information, your payment will be reissued when we receive an updated address.

If you need to update your address, the easiest way to do it is by filing your 2020 tax return with your current address, if you haven’t already done so. The fastest way to file the return and update your address is to file the return electronically.

Where did the IRS get my bank information for the Third Economic Impact Payment in relation to COVID-19 pandemic?

Your bank account information cannot be changed.

The bank account information in Get My Payment came from one of the following sources:

  • Your 2020 tax return
  • Your 2019 tax return if your 2020 return was not processed when the IRS started issuing payments
  • Information you entered on your non-filer registration in 2020
  • Information you entered on Get My Payment in 2020
  • A federal agency that provides you benefits: This may include the Social Security Administration, Veteran Affairs, or the Railroad Retirement Board.

Can I enter an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) in Get My Payment to check the status of my stimulus check?

Yes, you can use Get My Payment.

Enter your ITIN in Get My Payment to check the status of your third Economic Impact Payment.