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When Will I Get My Stimulus Check?!

When Will I Get My Stimulus Check?!

The first wave of stimulus payments have been sent out and anyone who didn’t receive one is wondering, “When will I get my stimulus check?!” Well, we finally have an answer!


Who is getting a stimulus check?

As described in our 2020 Stimulus Check FAQ, you will receive a stimulus check if:

  • You meet certain income limits (no more than $99,000 as an individual or $198,000 as a couple)
  • You must have a Social Security number.
  • You must have filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019, or you submitted your non-filer information to the IRS.
  • You must not be claimed as someone’s dependent.

Why haven’t I got my stimulus check yet?

Direct deposits were sent to approximately 80 million people who had included their direct deposit information on their 2018 or 2019 federal return.


The IRS is now issuing paper checks to the remaining taxpayers. The IRS is prioritizing payments to the lowest earners first and will mail checks once per week.

When will I get my stimulus check?

According to Forbes, the checks will be issued weekly depending on your most recently reported AGI.


  • Less than $10,000: April 24
  • $10,001 – $20,000: May 1
  • $20,001 – $30,000: May 8
  • $30,001 – $40,000: May 15
  • $40,001 – $50,000: May 22
  • $50,001 – $60,000: May 29
  • $60,001 – $70,000: June 5
  • $70,001 – $80,000: June 12
  • $80,001 – $90,000: June 19
  • $90,001 – $100,000: June 26
  • $100,001 – $110,000: July 3
  • $110,001 – $120,000: July 10
  • $120,001 – $130,000: July 17
  • $130,001- $140,000: July 24
  • $140,001 – $150,000: July 31
  • $150,001 – $160,000: August 7
  • $160,001 – $170,000: August 14
  • $170,001 – $180,000: August 21
  • $180,001 – $190,000: August 28
  • $190,001 – $198,000: September 4
  • Remaining checks: September 11

What does “payment status not available” mean?

If you’ve tried the “Get My Payment” tool and received an error that says “payment status not available,” you’ve probably wondered exactly what that meant. I can sympathize, because mine says the same thing.

According to the IRS, there are several reasons why you might see this error message.

  • The IRS stimulus check tracker doesn’t have your data yet.
  • You aren’t eligible.
  • You didn’t file your taxes or fill out the non-filer form.
  • You filled out the non-filer form and your information has not been processed yet.
  • You filed your taxes online with HR Block, TurboTax or Jackson Hewitt or another provider and have been affected by a glitch.

Basically, the IRS launched this tool before it had everyone’s information in it. The system is updated once per day with additional information.

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Tuesday 11th of August 2020

Still waiting here also. We have no payment date for our direct deposit. My husband and I filed taxes jointly with no dependents, and our tax return was processed right away. This is starting to get frustrating


Friday 7th of August 2020

I patty monique lusk have not recieved my first stimulus check yet. I am about to be evicted real soon. My car has no insurance,tags are out& inspection sticker GOD PLEASE SEND ME MY STIMULUS CHECK! I AM ALL ALONE NO ONE TO HELP ME!


Friday 10th of July 2020

I too am on SSDI and get my benefits by direct deposit. The IRS get my refund tool days my payment was due to be deposited on April 29th.

Still NO deposit or check.

Why do they make it so hard for disabled people to have to jump through hoops to get a payment we low income folk deserve and NEED so badly. I’m behind on my bills and rent and the stress is adding thousands of dollars to Medicaid as I’m having serious health problems due to STRESS! If only SSA would supplement my income an additional 600.00 per week like ppl on unemployment get I might not be so sick and desperate for a mere 1200.00 bucks.


Friday 10th of July 2020

I am making a correction to my last comment. I have Medicare because I am on Ssd and my insurance bills are And additional thousands of dollars if you months as a stress of not see receiving my stimulus payment making me physically sick

Shirley McGee

Saturday 27th of June 2020

We too have not received the payment, received a letter, called but never get to talk to a person, they tell you to stay on line, you do after 40 minutes they hand up,i pay taxes, had to pay taxes in 2018 so didn't have deposit to checking account, you all must use snail mail. Please get it right, I don't understand this BS.

Shirley McGee

Tuesday 7th of July 2020

We have not received the check also, got the letter that it was sent on May 15th, they must be using snail mail. Tried over 2 weeks to get someone to answer, put on hold for 40 minutes, then would be disconnected. Finally got someone on July6th. told me to send in a form3991 to have them send me another check, DU, who has the other one and how will they get money back. Not to happy with IRS right now. Will probably be in Dec. when I get this money or not.


Monday 22nd of June 2020

I am on social security. I still have not recieved my stimulus check. Are there other people still waiting

Hannah Benge

Thursday 25th of June 2020

There definitely are other people still waiting. We are constantly trying to find updates on those who still have not received these checks. Thank you for letting us know. We will post something as soon as we have more information! - Hannah