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What is delaying the mailing of the third IRS stimulus check?

What is delaying the mailing of the third IRS stimulus check

There are more than 30 million people for whom the $1,400 payment will take longer than expected.

The IRS continues to be under pressure to send out the third stimulus check, even though it has sent out more than 120 million physical checks and deposits, according to Treasury Department reports.

A group of Democrats in the House of Representatives have not let up on the delay for the 30 million Americans who most need the extra $1,400 because they have low incomes.

The problem the IRS argued is that it did not have all the necessary records of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Railroad Retirement Board and Veterans Affairs beneficiaries to send the aid to those who do not report taxes.

Rep. Bill Pascrell (N.J.), chairman of the Ways and Means Committee’s Oversight subcommittee, sent a letter last week to the IRS, which was signed by Richard Neal (Mass.), chairman of the Ways and Means Committee; John Larson (Conn.), chairman of the Social Security subcommittee; and Danny Davis (Ill.), chairman of the Workers and Family Support Committee.

The Social Security Administration turned over its files to the IRS on Thursday, the representatives confirmed, something the agency later officially notified.

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) also sent letters to both the Social Security Administration and the IRS asking when the people it helps will be paid, but there has been no clear response.

Democrats have also blamed Social Security Administration Commissioner Andrew Saul, who was appointed by President Donald Trump, but that agency argues that Congress did not give the funds directly to its administrators to send to beneficiaries.

The latest IRS reports indicate that it has sent out two batches of payments the past two weeks, including direct deposits and sending checks and debit cards.

In addition to the aforementioned groups, there are others who would face delays in receiving aid, including:

  • Parents with child support problems.
  • Individuals who do not file income tax returns due to low income, estimated at more than 12 million people.
  • Families with mixed immigration status, i.e., where one parent is undocumented.
  • Those living in U.S. territories.
  • People who do not qualify for the stimulus check, but do qualify for the $1,400 per dependent, because they do not have a job.

IMPORTANT: The IRS process can be tracked in the Get My Payment tool.

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