There’s talk about a possible 2nd stimulus check, but many still waiting for first

There is talk about a possible 2nd stimulus check, but many still waiting for first

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Deon Copeland said he has Social Security benefits, VA benefits and direct deposit, but that he hasn’t received his stimulus check yet.

“I can use it very much. My granddaughter can as well. It’s very stressful. You can’t function,” he said. “Now they’re starting ... they’re talking about a second stimulus check. I haven’t gotten the first check. So I don’t understand it whatsoever.”

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Remember, the first stimulus payments hit bank accounts the middle of April. Here we are, about to start July.

More than ten people contacted Action 9's Jason Stoogenke about this same issue since Friday alone.

Copeland said he tried calling the IRS, but couldn't get through.

Stoogenke reached out to the IRS Tuesday and was waiting to hear back.

Keep in mind, the IRS is still sending the money out, so it may just be a matter of time before you get yours.

There's not much you can do, other than try calling the IRS, but it can be tough to get through and, even if you do, it can be tough to get answers.

Chances are, if there’s a problem on your end, the IRS will send you a letter with information on what to do next.

You may want to contact your federal lawmakers.

At this point, many of you should be getting your money on debit cards instead of checks. Just make sure you don’t throw it away. That’s been an issue.

Remember, you may not be getting stimulus money if:

  • You make too much money
  • You owe child support
  • Someone stole it or stole your identity
  • The IRS sent it to the wrong address or bank account
  • You’re over 16 year old, but still a dependent