ELIGIBLE Americans can expect their plus-up payments to arrive every week if they have filed their 2020 tax return by now.

The IRS said in a statement on Wednesday that it will continue to send out stimulus checks and plus-up payments on a weekly basis.

“Ongoing payments will be sent to eligible individuals for whom the IRS previously did not have information to issue a payment but who recently filed a tax return, as well to people who qualify for 'plus-up' payments,” it read.

Plus-up payments are the missing stimulus amounts from the previous two checks.

You will be able to receive any missing stimulus money the sooner you file your 2020 tax return. 

Those missed payments will be accessible by claiming the Recovery Rebate Credit when you submit your taxes, according to the Motley Fool.

The IRS began to disburse the fifth batch of relief payments on April 9 that included the $1,400 stimulus checks and 700,000 plus-up payments worth a total of $1.2billion.

Two million stimulus checks worth over $3.4billion went out per the fifth batch with 1.2 million direct deposit payments and 800,000 paper checks, according to the IRS. 

People began receiving their stimulus checks after President Joe Biden signed the Covid-19 relief bill into law on March 11.

Social Security Income (SSI) recipients began to receive their third stimulus checks earlier this month. Around four million checks were scheduled to be sent out with a total value exceeding 10billion.

The checks are set to be sent out to around 30million Social Security beneficiaries who are not required to file taxes.

The IRS is currently recalculating and sending “plus-up” payments as a credit on your taxes this year.

You could track your stimulus check by using the Get My Payment tracker which the IRS updates every day. 

The online app tells you when you will receive your check and informs you of any issues with your payment that needs to be addressed. However, it doesn’t inform you of the exact amount of money that you are set to receive. 

If you are receiving a paper check by mail you can use the tracking tool from USPS to follow up on your payment delivery status. 

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