Fury over $1,400 stimulus check delay as some on benefits won't get their payment for WEEKS

AMERICANS receiving certain benefits may be forced to wait WEEKS to receive a delayed third stimulus check.

Around 127 million people have received their latest round of stimulus payments, which formed part of Joe Biden's $1.9trillion Covid recovery plan – but some, including Veterans, have not yet been paid.

But around 30 million recipients of Social Security and other benefits are still waiting on stimulus money.

Recipients of benefits have not been required to file tax returns to the IRS.

The agency has been processing the third round of payments using the 2019/2020 tax return.

As no tax return was needed, the IRS was waiting on Social Security Administration (SSA) and other agencies to provide updated direct deposit information and addresses for recipients.

The IRS asked the SSA to send its payment files two weeks before the checks were signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11. 

But it took until March 25 for the SSA to provide the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with the paperwork, reports Newsweek.

The IRS said a large set of payments for those on Social Security retirement, survivor or disability, Supplemental Security Income, and Railroad Retirement Board would start going out Friday.

For those individuals receiving payments electronically, they should arrive in accounts by Wednesday April 7 according to information released by the agency.

The IRS should be updating the Get My Payment tool this weekend so tax payers can track these payments, the IRS added

The agency still does not have a specific date for when Veterans Affairs beneficiaries will get their stimulus payments, but the target is mid-April.

Those on VA benefits still cannot check the Get My Payment tool as of this weekend, the IRS said. 

For recipients of VA benefits, the IRS news release announcing payment dates says: "The IRS continues to review data received for Veterans Affairs (VA) benefit recipients and expects to determine a payment date and provide more details soon.

"Currently, the IRS estimates that Economic Impact Payments for VA beneficiaries who do not regularly file tax returns could be disbursed by mid-April."

The federal agency said it projects the majority of the payments would be received by Wednesday, April 7, at the latest.

To find out where your money is, you can use an IRS Get My Payment tool.

The system will ask you for your Social Security Number, date of birth, address and ZIP code.

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