Didn’t Receive Your $600 Stimulus Money? Prepaid Debit Cards Going Out This Week

January 8, 2021

Starting this week, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are sending approximately 8 million second Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) by prepaid debit card.

These EIP Cards follow the millions of payments already made by direct deposit and the ongoing mailing of paper checks that are delivering the second round of Economic Impact Payments as rapidly as possible.

For those who don’t receive a direct deposit, they should watch their mail for either a paper check or a prepaid debit card. To speed delivery of the payments to reach as many people as soon as possible the Treasury’s Bureau of Fiscal Service is sending payments out by prepaid debit card.

IRS and Treasury urge eligible people who don’t receive a direct deposit to watch their mail carefully during this period. The prepaid debit card, called the Economic Impact Payment card, is sponsored by the Bureau of the Fiscal Service and is issued by Treasury’s financial agent, MetaBank, N.A.

Taxpayers should note that the form of payment for the second mailed EIP may be different than the first mailed EIP. Some people who received a paper check last time might receive a prepaid debit card this time, and some people who received a prepaid debit card last time may receive a paper check.

EIP Cards are being sent in a white envelope that prominently displays the U.S. Department of the Treasury seal. The EIP Card has the Visa name on the front of the Card and the issuing bank name, MetaBank, N.A. on the back of the card. Each mailing will include instructions on how to securely activate and use the EIP Card.


14 Responses to “Didn’t Receive Your $600 Stimulus Money? Prepaid Debit Cards Going Out This Week”

  1. Phillip Ware-Ehlers on January 11th, 2021 2:39 pm

    You can check the status of payments at this website. I got the first one direct deposit, but the second one, I am still waiting. Says on their site. They are still working on it, or I don’t qualify for the second payment. Guess will wait, and see.

  2. Phillip Ware-Ehlers on January 11th, 2021 2:22 pm

    You can check status here: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment

    I got the first direct deposit, but nothing shows for this second one yet.

  3. Alan on January 9th, 2021 11:43 pm

    June R, you can go online to the website on the back of the card and have the entire amount transferred to your bank or credit union account. I did this and there was no fee.

    I believe you can also use it at ATM machines.

  4. Richard Yates on January 8th, 2021 6:34 pm

    Got paper check last time. Need to verify address that it was sent to ifit was sent as I have moved

  5. june r adkinson on January 8th, 2021 5:58 pm

    how do you get cash with debit card. we don’t shop that much. to use it?

  6. William Lingo on January 8th, 2021 1:04 pm

    I would like to know that same thing Adell, I would also like to know whom to contact about this, my wife hasn’t received either one and we can’t find any information on who to contact.

  7. Mike on January 8th, 2021 12:37 pm

    The bill also has a deadline of 15 January.. if you don’t get the money .. you claim it 9n your taxes
    All it was a tax break not a stimulus money
    Why no newspaper will say this .is another time.. corrected information is given.

  8. Brianna Powell on January 8th, 2021 12:23 pm

    Why are people not getting the dependants money like last time??? Is this a glitch??

  9. Johnnie Griffin on January 8th, 2021 12:15 pm

    I didn’t receive one and wanted to ask why? Was claimed on my granddaughter tax return but others I know was also and they still received it

  10. Vincent stewart on January 8th, 2021 12:15 pm

    Mine went to a closed account and my bank returned it how will I get it now

  11. Jnb on January 8th, 2021 11:27 am

    My irs update says not available. Does that mean i get a card or do i have to wait and file it on my taxes?

  12. Tyneshia Smith on January 8th, 2021 10:38 am

    I want to know why my second payment day direct deposit for a bank I didn’t put down or never had

  13. Shirley Therriault on January 8th, 2021 10:24 am

    Have not received stimulus check. Last was by direct deposit.

  14. Adell smith on January 8th, 2021 8:58 am

    I want to know why I did not receive my first stimulus check like everybody else did

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