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Economic Impact Payment Cards Hitting Mailboxes

January 19, 2021

The Treasury Department and the IRS are issuing millions of second Economic Impact Payments by prepaid debit card to speed delivery of the payments to as many people as possible.

If the Get My Payment tool on IRS.gov shows a date that a recipient’s payment was mailed, they should watch their mail for either a paper check or debit card. The debit cards arrive in a white envelope that prominently displays the U.S. Department of the Treasury seal.

The prepaid debit card, called the Economic Impact Payment card, is issued by Treasury’s financial agent, MetaBank®, N.A. The IRS does not determine who receives a card.

The form of payment for the second mailed EIP may be different than the first mailed EIP. Some people who received a paper check last time might receive a prepaid debit card this time, and some people who received a prepaid debit card last time may receive a paper check.

EIP Cards are safe, convenient and secure

These cards provide certain protections against fraud, loss and other errors. They can be used to make purchases online or in stores anywhere Visa® Debit Cards are accepted.

Cardholders can also use the cards to do any of the following without paying a fee:

  • Transfer funds to a personal bank account
  • Make signature or PIN-debit purchases anywhere Visa Debit Cards are accepted — in stores, online or over the phone
  • Get cash back with a PIN debit purchase where available
  • Get cash from in-network ATMs
  • Get a replacement EIP Card, if needed
  • Check their card balance online, through a mobile app or by phone

People should watch their mail carefully

EIP Cards are being sent in a white envelope that prominently displays the U.S. Department of the Treasury seal. The envelope also states “Not a bill or an advertisement. Important information about your Economic Impact Payment.” The EIP Card has the Visa name on the front of the card and the issuing bank name, MetaBank®, N.A. on the back. Each mailing will include instructions on how to securely activate and use the EIP Card. These cards are being issued to eligible recipients across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Residents of the western United States are generally more likely to receive an EIP Card.

People can check the status of their payment using the Get My Payment tool on IRS.gov.

  • Cassandra banks says:

    When was the stimulus checks and eip card sent out

  • Hi this carrie gibson i didn.t get my stimulus or my three kids my email is [email protected]

  • Martha figueroa says:

    When can I expect my check by mail…?

  • Shermina Mercy says:

    Hi my name is Shermina mercy and i didn’t get the $600 pay i file tax in 2018 this year i can’t do to health issues and i jave my twins and my 5 yer old so my hands are full i dont no how can i get the $ 600 pay because i cant file tax for 2021 i didn’t work please help

  • Shawn says:

    I can’t wait till I get mines am seeing the same thing no email it’s put in wrong account so am been patient waiting for my card or check…

  • John Callahan says:

    I never seen suck a mistake. Such as this been waiting since the 4 of January and still nouthing

  • Tracy Alford says:

    Hello my name is Tracy Alford. I didn’t receive my stimulus check but I check up on my irs gov get my payment it say it already suppose be in my home on Jan 6th so where is my stimulus check at

  • Theresa says:

    I was one of the first people to get a stimulus 2020 deposited into my checking account this year how are you going to send me a debit card when you claim you don’t have the right address why not just deposit it into my checking account like you did last time

  • I have been waiting on my EP that was supposedly mailed out on Jan 6th,2021.As of today’s date,still nothing.It is all a lie.The i.r.s.website is giving false information misleading the public.

  • James. Tyler says:

    I have not gotten mine.shouldve went direct deposit onto my emerald card.but nothing

  • Carlos Osborne says:

    They keep saying payments are mailed, on site they say the sized it was mailed, some people site keep saying error wrong information.why are they playing games,WE BROKE OUT HERE LIVING FROM CHECK TO CHECK,OR $100 UNEMPLOYMENT WHICH COVERS NOTHING BUT A PHONE BILL AND A LIL FOOD?WE NEED SOME REAL ANSWERS ASAP…

  • Clifton says:

    I still haven’t got my Eip card yet

  • Clifton says:

    What day will it show up

  • Clemon speed says:

    I have not got the frist one ir the second one