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Has the IRS already sent third stimulus check to non-U.S. citizens?

Has the IRS already sent third stimulus check to non U.S

Some 27 million third stimulus check payments were processed in the past few days by the IRS, primarily to beneficiaries of government programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicare, and Medicaid.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will process the mailing of third round stimulus checks to beneficiaries of programs such as Social Security who live outside the United States in non-territory locations beginning April 21.

An update on the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) website indicates that beginning on that date, payments will begin to reach U.S. citizens who do not reside in the country, receive Social Security funds, and do not file taxes.

“If I live outside the U.S. and not in a U.S. territory, when and how will I receive my ‘Economic Impact Payment’?” the April 5 amended entry states.

To the question, the website responds, “The IRS began issuing payments the week of March 15 to anyone who filed a 2020 or 2019 tax return, or if they used the ‘Non-filers’ tool to receive a previous economic stimulus payment.”

Next, the message specifies that Social Security beneficiaries who have a foreign address and are not required to file a tax return will receive payment in the following ways:

1. Individuals with direct deposit or Direct Express card will receive their EIP on or about April 21.
2. Paper check payments will be sent to beneficiaries who receive their monthly Social Security payment by mail on or after April 23.

It appears from the website that overseas beneficiaries may have already received their third stimulus check.

However, the IRS has not officially clarified the payment status for this group.

This week, the agency indicated in a press release that it released some 27 million payments, primarily through direct deposit.

A large portion of these payments will go to beneficiaries of Social Security programs who are not required to file taxes and did not enter their personal information into the online “Non-filers” tool last year.

Soon, the IRS is expected to begin processing $1,400 stimulus checks to beneficiaries of Veterans Affairs Administration programs.

For residents of territories such as Puerto Rico, the authorities are expected to begin disbursing the $1,400 stimulus checks in May.

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