Still haven't received my Coronavirus relief money
Last updated: February 3, 2023
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We’ve been talking about #Coronavirus relief money since March, and there are still so many that haven’t yet received it. If you haven’t received it, here are a few things you can do:

STEP 1: Double check that you qualify for the payment.

STEP 2: Check the IRS site for your payment status.

Think you qualify but haven't seen the money yet?

  • Remember that the government can intercept your payment if you owe back child support (you should receive a letter if that happens)

  • If the IRS has invalid or incomplete information, this could be another source of delay or non-payment, specifically:

When the IRS has your bank information

For those of you lucky enough to have shared your bank info with the IRS by May 13th - you are most likely to have Economic Impact Payment (EIP) money directly deposited into your bank account. However, if the IRS had already started processing your payment before you updated that information, then you will receive the EIP by mail, which takes approximately 15 days.

If the bank info they have on file is no longer valid because you have closed your account or a temporary account was issued by your tax preparer for your 2019 (or 2018) filing, the money will be returned to the government for reprocessing. The IRS will then issue you a paper check to your last known mailing address.

When the IRS does NOT have your bank information

At this point it is very likely that the IRS will be issuing you a paper check or an EIP prepaid debit card.

Paper checks

Paper checks started going out in late May and into June, but if you had any of the delay scenarios mentioned above, it may take longer.

Prepaid debit cards

Approximately 4 million Americans will be receiving The Economic Impact Payment Card, a prepaid debit card, managed by Money Network Financial, LLC and issued by Treasury’s financial agent, MetaBank®, N.A. If you receive a card, it should come in a plain white envelope from “Money Network Cardholder Services.” **Don't mistake this for junk mail! ** Please go to the EIP card FAQs for information or to request a free replacement, call (800) 240-8100, press option 2 when prompted.

Still have questions on the Economic Impact Payment?

The IRS has created an Economic Impact Payment Information Center that is updated every day. Remember that the IRS will never call, text, email or reach out to you on social media for your bank account information - so be aware and be careful about scams.

We know it hasn't been easy for folks who continue to wait for this much needed funding, but hope you find this article helpful. Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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christine roub
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Hand Trimmer at Cap Group

I'm about to be homeless because I haven't received my refund or Stimulious I've tried everything to get info on what's up and I get nothing I mean nothing anyone have a number I can call to get ball rolling on me to receive it sooner cause later isn't gonna matter it be to late

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Josh Hockett
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105 days today. no check and no update on IRS site either.

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Rodney Wilder
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Cold Caller at Ams Group

I haven't received the stimulus check as of yet. Its really getting tough. GLORY be to God for the things he has done.

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Albert Brossette
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I havent recieved tax refund, stimulus check and unemployment holding $3000 after sending 1 payment. Now homeless and sneak to check old mailbox. I e worked all my life, exlandlord, personally wrote the IRS a $30,000 check one year bc i made money off of MY MONEY. NOW, they have me homeless bc im MONETARY INELIGIBLE. Appreciate the NEW status of HOMELESS. MOST FEARED WORDS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, HI, im from the US GOVERNMENT AND IM HEAR TO HELP YOU.

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Gretchen Brannon
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My check was supposed to be direct deposited on May 13. My bank returned it on the 8th because it couldn't identify my husband who isn't on the account. I'm still waiting on it. Any idea how long it will take to get it?

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Michael DIXON
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Mat Roller Loader at Unifirst

Know matter what every American should get a check were all in this coronavirus the IRS is full of sh..t

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TAKOMA BLACK
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I can't get my stimulus check because I need identity pin number which I never received and there's no one to talk to

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Rey DeLeon
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Oilfield Service And Delivery Treating Specialist at Halliburton

My wife and have yet to receive our stimulus check. We do qualify.

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Nora Sirin
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My son, wife and 2 kids never got it it give message does not califícate and I don't see why because he had pay taxes all times

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Karen Brooks
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I havent heard anything yet and my date was April 28th amd ive been at my address for 4 years

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