The Internal Revenue Service said in a press release this week that some U.S. veterans will receive stimulus check payments next week on April 14.
- The IRS said it has been in contact with the Veterans Affairs about “veterans and their beneficiaries who receive compensation and pension (C&P) benefit payments who don’t normally file a tax return.”
- This group should begin seeing payments at the end of this week.
- “Because the majority of these payments will be disbursed electronically, they would be received on the official payment date of April 14,” according to the IRS.
Stimulus checks released in batches
We’ve seen stimulus checks come out in waves amid the pandemic. The initial group of checks were dispersed March 17, which was about one week after President Joe Biden signed the bill for the American Rescue Plan into law.
- Since then, millions of Americans have been waiting for their checks, including those who receive Social Security and members of the Veterans Affairs.
- Veterans appear to be next on deck for checks.
Will there be a fourth stimulus check?
There is actually a group of lawmakers who suggested a fourth stimulus check should come to Americans, including Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who sent a letter to Biden requesting “recurring direct payments and automatic unemployment insurance extensions tied to economic conditions.”
- Don’t get your hopes up, though. CBS Detroit reports it’s unlikely there will be a fourth stimulus check due to the vaccine rollout, and the economy looks to be doing better because of the third stimulus checks.