When Will Stimulus Checks Be Mailed?


The federal government has begun sending out stimulus checks to taxpayers who need relief amid the coronavirus outbreak.

But while millions of payments have already gone out, many are wondering if and when they can expect their checks by mail.

Below are details on who qualifies for paper checks and when the payments are planned to go out.

Who has already been paid?

Over 80 million Americans were slated to have been paid over the last week, according to a press release from the Treasury Department.

These payments were set to go to Americans who have filed a 2018 or 2019 tax return and use direct deposit.

Individuals over 16 who are filed as dependents, people without a Social Security number, or those with incomes above $99,000 will not receive checks in the mail.

When will paper checks go out?

Qualifying Americans who have not provided direct deposit information to the Internal Revenue Service can expect to receive paper checks at their last known address.

According to an internal memo reviewed by the Washington Post, paper checks will begin getting issued on April 24.

According to the Post’s report, the IRS will send approximately 5 million checks per week, with priority for low-income Americans first.

The April 24 checks will go to taxpayers with an adjusted gross income of $10,000.

From then on, each week’s prioritized adjusted gross income will go up $10,000 at a time.

This means that on May 1, checks will be sent to individuals with income over $20,000 and less than $30,000.

On May 8, checks will be sent to individuals with income over $30,000 and less than $40,000.

This process will continue in increments of $10,000 at a time, until September 4, when checks will be sent to joint filers who earned a combined total of $198,000 (the cutoff for the stimulus payments).

SSI recipients will get early priority

In a press release, the Treasury Department said SSI recipients will get their stimulus by early May.

Automatic stimulus payments will go to recipients of the following:

—Social security retirement and disability benefits
—Railroad Retirement benefits
—VA benefits

Individuals that fall into these groups will receive a payment whether or not they filed tax returns.

The payments will be for the standard amount of $1,200, and will be sent via the method that these individuals receive their benefits.

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