Created: March 30, 2021 06:31 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — If you still haven’t received your third stimulus check, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans continue to wait on their cash.
Social Security recipients and others who don’t normally file a tax return can expect their stimulus payments to be processed within the next week, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Tuesday. A majority of the payments will be sent electronically and will be in bank accounts by April 7.
Those impacted by the delay receive either Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Railroad Retirement benefits. The payments were delayed because the Social Security Administration lagged in sending the IRS the information it needed to process them.
Most recipients will receive their payments electronically, through direct deposit or to your Direct Express card.
The IRS’s Get My Payment tool will be updated over the weekend once the payments are processed.
The IRS also said it expects to send stimulus payments to Veterans Affairs (VA) beneficiaries by mid-April.
In a statement, Congressman Joe Morelle told News10NBC, “I’m committed to ensuring everyone who is eligible receives their stimulus check in a timely manner—especially vulnerable populations like older Americans and veterans. My office has been in regular communication with the IRS about this and related challenges, including a recent call with the U.S. Treasury Department, and have been advised that more information should be available soon. However, if individuals don’t have a payment date by April 1, they are encouraged to contact my office so we can open a case and help them get the payments they are owed.”
To contact Congressman Morelle’s office check online or 585-232-4850 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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