This week, the Internal Revenue Service announced that on Friday millions who receive Social Security benefits will begin to see their stimulus payments posted in their bank accounts.
But those who get Veterans Affairs benefits are still waiting for word on their direct payment, and as of Friday, the IRS still doesn’t have a firm date for when their checks will go out.
“The IRS continues to review data received for Veterans Affairs (VA) benefit recipients and expects to determine a payment date and provide more details soon,” the agency said on its website.
Those who receive VA benefits who do not regularly file tax returns could see a check by mid-April, the website explained.
The payment tracking tool, Get My Payment, is not available for VA beneficiaries to track their checks yet.
Social Security retirement, survivor, or disability, Supplemental Security Income and Railroad Retirement Board beneficiaries who did not file a tax return in 2019 or 2020, nor use the IRS Non-Filers tool last year to provide information to the agency, will see their stimulus payment sent out beginning on Friday, the IRS said.
“These payments will begin to be issued this weekend, with the projection that the majority of these payments will be sent electronically and received on April 7,” the IRS said in the statement.
The agency stressed that no action is needed by most people to get the third stimulus payment, and you can check the Get My Payment tool on IRS.gov to see if your payment has been scheduled.
The Get My Payment tool will not be updated until this weekend with information for Social Security and other federal beneficiaries expecting payments next week.
Those who are eligible but for some reason did not get a first or second stimulus check or got less than the full amounts, may be eligible for the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit, the IRS said. If you fall into that category, you will need to file a 2020 tax return.
You can get more information by going to the IRS webpage, Claiming the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit if you aren’t required to file a tax return.
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