Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, announced that many Michiganders on Social Security and others who have not yet received their Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,400 from the American Rescue Plan should expect to see electronic payments hit their bank accounts or be loaded onto their Direct Express Cards beginning today.
Today's latest round of electronic payments applies specifically to those who receive Social Security retirement, survivor or disability (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) benefits and who did not file a 2019 or 2020 tax return or did not use the Non-Filers tool. Most payments will be automatically deposited into banks accounts or loaded onto the Direct Express Cards where they receive Social Security benefits. Those waiting on paper checks or debit cards through the mail should expect to receive their payments over the next several days.
"I am proud to support the American Rescue Plan to get more money in the pockets of Michigan families, seniors and small businesses," Congressman Kildee said. "As we continue to live through this pandemic, these additional stimulus checks will help Michiganders pay their bills and support small businesses in our community."
Many Michiganders have already received their economic impact payments. In total, almost 90% of Michigan adults and 87 percent of Michigan children are expected to receive stimulus payments of up to $1,400 per person under the American Rescue Plan. Combined with the $600 down payments enacted in coronavirus relief legislation in December, these additional checks finish the job of putting $2,000 in Michigander's pockets.
Congressman Kildee encourages Michiganders to use the "Get My Payment" tool from IRS.gov to check the status of their payments and make sure they receive the money they are owed. In most cases, these payments are automatic, and no action is necessary to receive them. If constituents believe they should have received a payment but have not yet received one, they are encouraged to contact Congressman Kildee's office.