Four MILLION stimulus check payments being sent out this week as Easter treat after fury over delay

AMERICANS still waiting to receive their stimulus cash can rest assured it will arrive soon as four million checks are set to be sent out this week.

A third batch of $1,400 payments will be landing in bank accounts over the next few days after delays sparked fury across the country.


The Internal Revenue Service announced that by April 1, more than 130million stimulus checks had been issued as part of Joe Biden's $1.9trillion Covid recovery plan.

Now, the IRS is processing what has been dubbed "plus-up" payments as part of the latest round – with four million of such checks totaling £10billion.

Qualifying Americans will be handed $1,400, as well as supplemental payments (plus-ups) to those who used to receive partial stimulus payments but now can prove they were actually eligible for more.

A statement from the IRS said: "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 situation.

"The payments also include payments for people for whom the IRS previously did not have information to issue a payment but who recently filed a tax return and qualify for an Economic Impact Payment.

"Payments to this group — and the "plus-up" payments noted above — will continue on a weekly basis going forward, as the IRS continues processing tax returns from 2020 and 2019."

Some, including Veterans, may be forced to wait for weeks to receive the third stimulus check thanks to delays in the process which cause annoyance across the US.

Around 30million recipients of Social Security and other benefits are still waiting on stimulus money.

Recipients of benefits have not been required to file tax returns to the IRS.

The agency has been processing the third round of payments using the 2019/2020 tax return.

As no tax return was needed, the IRS was waiting on Social Security Administration (SSA) and other agencies to provide updated direct deposit information and addresses for recipients.

The IRS asked the SSA to send its payment files two weeks before the checks were signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11. 

But it took until March 25 for the SSA to provide the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with the paperwork, reports Newsweek.

The IRS said a large set of payments for those on Social Security retirement, survivor or disability, Supplemental Security Income, and Railroad Retirement Board would start going out Friday, April 2.

For those individuals receiving payments electronically, they should arrive in accounts by Wednesday April 7 according to information released by the agency.

The IRS should be updating the Get My Payment tool this weekend so tax payers can track these payments, the IRS added.

The agency still does not have a specific date for when Veterans Affairs beneficiaries will get their stimulus payments, but the target is mid-April.

Those on VA benefits still cannot check the Get My Payment tool as of this weekend, the IRS said. 

The federal agency said it projects the majority of the payments would be received by Wednesday, April 7, at the latest.

To find out where your money is, you can use an IRS Get My Payment tool.

The system will ask you for your Social Security Number, date of birth, address and ZIP code.

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