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Economic Impact Payments

Get Your Economic Impact Stimulus Payment

Congress recently approved the CARES Act, which includes "economic impact payments" for eligible taxpayers (up to $1,200 for individuals and $2,400 for married couples). In addition, eligible individuals with dependent children may qualify for $500 for each qualifying child.

Self-Help is here to make sure you are able to access funds from your payment as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Not sure if your payment has been issued yet? You can use the IRS's Get My Payment tool to check the status of your payment.

Depositing a Physical Stimulus Check

  • To deposit your check from home:
  • To deposit your check in person at a branch: 
    • As with all transaction services, please use our drive-through for branches with drive-throughs  to cash your check. Lobby service is available in branches without drive-throughs (Columbia-Assembly, Galax, Pierson and Windsor).
    • Bring your check and a government-issued photo ID.
    • Please note that joint payee checks must be endorsed (signed) by both payees and deposited into a joint account owned by the payees. 
hands holding check from U.S. government

Important Information for Benefits Recipients

If you receive Social Security retirement, survivor or disability (SSDI) benefits, Railroad Retirement benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Veterans Affairs benefits, you have NOT filed a tax return in the past two years and you have a dependent child, you must act by noon Wednesday, April 22, to receive the additional $500 payment for qualifying children. 

The IRS issued a special alert where you can find more information on how to complete their Non-Filer tool for registering for dependent child benefits. If you do not add this information before Wednesday, you will not receive the additional $500 payment for dependents until you file a tax return next year.


Receiving Your Payment by Direct Deposit

If you qualify and filed a 2019 or 2018 tax return, your payment will be deposited directly into the banking account used for tax filing purposes. If you have not yet filed your 2019 tax return, the account used for your 2018 tax filing will be used. Payments are being distributed by the IRS in waves, so if someone you know has received theirs but you haven't yet, it is not a cause for concern. You can use the IRS's Get My Payment tool to check the status of your payment.