Did veterans' stimulus check payments go out? This is everything you need to know
Stimulus payments of up to $1,400 per person started going out to veterans this week, weeks after other recipients. Here's what to know about the check delivery, money for your dependents and more.
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If you receive benefits from the VA, your payment schedule and confirmation should be available on the IRS' stimulus tracker tool. Here's what you need to know about your stimulus money, including if you qualify, how the money will arrive and if you need to file a tax return in order to claim money for your dependents.
When do veterans get their third stimulus check payment?
Third stimulus payments to VA beneficiaries who do not regularly file tax returns are starting to arrive this week, starting April 14, the IRS said. Those who receive VA benefits may be able to see updates for their payment information in the IRS' Get My Payment tool.
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How much stimulus money could you get?
With the American Rescue Plan, those who qualify for the third stimulus check can receive up to $1,400 apiece. Dependents -- including older adult relatives, college-age children and dependents with certain disabilities -- could count for an additional $1,400 apiece (more below).
How will you receive your $1,400 stimulus check?
If you did not file a tax return and you receive VA benefits on a Direct Express card, your third stimulus payment will be deposited to that card, the IRS said. The VA said if you have direct deposit set up with the IRS, you may have already received your payment as early as March 12 of this year. If the IRS does not have direct deposit information on file for you, it will use information from other government agencies to make your payment.
If you're a veteran and don't have a bank account, the VA has a program to help you set up a banking account to receive your VA benefits. With stimulus payments going out over the next week to VA beneficiaries, it may be too late to direct the check to a new account, however.
No. The VA said it won't count any money received as part of the stimulus package as income for determining benefits. For example, if your family of four receives $5,600 in a stimulus check, that amount has no bearing on your usual benefits.