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Still waiting for a $600 stimulus check? Don’t panic, here’s what you need to know

  • New $600 stimulus checks are on their way to millions of Americans.
  • If you haven't received the money yet, don't panic. Start by making sure you're eligible.
  • Next, plan to file a tax return and claim the credit.

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Millions of second stimulus checks are being deployed to help Americans who are struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Even so, some may be asking, "Where is my money?"

A new set of payments was authorized by Congress with the latest $900 billion coronavirus relief package.

This time, the checks will be up to $600 per individual, or $1,200 per married couple, plus $600 per child under 17.

In contrast, the first stimulus checks sent out last year included up to $1,200 per individual, $2,400 per married couple, plus $500 for eligible dependents.

Those who have their direct deposit information already on file with the IRS will get their money first.

If you do not receive your check in early January, the agency advises you to watch your mail for either a paper check or a debit card.

Still, some people may be worried that they have been overlooked and want to do something about it.

Check your eligibility

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