THE IRS is issuing its second round of third stimulus check payments but has not yet confirmed a date on which social security recipients can expect the funds.
The federal body said on Monday that Americans in receipt of federal benefits will be informed on the delivery of their third stimulus check "as soon as it becomes available."
Social security recipients can also expect to receive the third stimulus payment through their Direct Express card account, as they did with the first and the second checks.
"Social Security and other federal beneficiaries will generally receive this third payment the same way as their regular benefits," the IRS said Monday, according to Newsweek.
It added that it is "working directly with the Social Security Administration, the Railroad Retirement Board, and the Veterans Administration to obtain updated 2021 information for recipients to ensure it is sending automatic payments to as many people as possible.”
For the most part, Americans in receipt of any of these benefits should receive the payment “automatically,” even if they didn’t file a tax return, the IRS states.
Yet those who may need to include a qualified dependant for the third payment are told “you must file a 2020 tax return to be considered for an additional third payment even if you don't normally file.”
DIRECT EXPRESS ADVICE
Direct Express has also advised account holders to use the IRS website to check in on the latest stimulus payment.
"For the most current information on individual stimulus payments, the IRS encourages using the 'Get My Payment' portal,” the company tweeted on Monday.
The company also warned earlier this month that only current Direct Express cardholders will receive their third stimulus check on the card.
Direct Express said on March 15 that those who do not have a card already cannot sign up for one now to receive the stimulus payment.
The IRS has also advised that social security beneficiaries should not call to inquire about their stimulus payments and directed them toward the “Get My Payment” Portal.
SOCIAL SECURITY ADVICE
The Social Security Administration has not yet provided an update on when Americans receiving federal benefits can expect their third stimulus check.
The administration advises on its website that it will publish information as soon as the date the IRS will be sending out the payments is confirmed.
"If you still subscribe to receive updates from us when we update our EIP1 and EIP2 pages, we will automatically add you to a subscription list for this new EIP page," the SSA said.
The second round of $1,400 stimulus checks began on Friday and the relief payment will start arriving in people's bank accounts by tomorrow.
The IRS is rolling out the second batch of cash by mail with paper checks and prepaid debit cards, along with direct deposits.
The "vast majority" of Americans will get theirs by direct deposit, the agency said, and many people already received them on March 17.
"The IRS and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service leveraged data in their systems to convert many payments to direct deposits that otherwise would have been sent as paper checks or debit cards," the Treasury said.
"This accelerated the disbursement of these payments by weeks."
People can check the Get My Payment tool on IRS.govto see if their payment has been scheduled.
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