Why will some recipients of the second stimulus check receive it in the mail in February? | The State

Why will some recipients of the second stimulus check receive it in the mail in February?

The IRS reported that paper stimulus checks will take 3-4 weeks to reach their destination via USPS.

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If the online service “Get My Payment” on the website of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tells you that your second stimulus check was mailed on January 6, it may not arrive until the first week of February.

wfmynews2 reported this week that some recipients of aid distributed by the IRS in conjunction with the Treasury Department under the Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Allowances Act of 2021 they have complained that the website tells them that their payment was sent on January 6, but they have not received it yet.

A January 15 entry in the stimulus check question and answer section on IRS.gov clarifies the above.

“GMP (Get My Payment) reflects a date your payment was sent; it may take three to four weeks for you to receive payment, ”reads the message on the website.

The IRS has not explained why the delay.

Precisely, January 15 was the deadline established by law for federal agencies to complete the distribution of the majority of stimulus checks from the second round.

In The New York Journal We had previously informed you about the period of between 3 and 4 weeks for paper checks or prepaid debit cards (EIP Cards) to reach the beneficiaries by postal mail.

How does “Get My Payment” work?

“Get My Payment” or “Get My Payment” is a tool that allows the user to register online to track the status of the first and second “Economic Impact Payment” approved in federal Congress last December.

If this service tells you that your payment has already been sent, but you never receive it, you will need to initiate the procedure known as a “fingerprint” or “payment trail” to retrieve the funds.

In other cases, in which you do not receive official notification that the check has been processed, you will need to request payment through the “Refund Recovery Credit” on your next tax return.


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