No Stimulus Check? More Deposits to Arrive as Joe Biden Touts 100 Million Milestone

Further stimulus check deposits are due to arrive on Wednesday as President Joe Biden said 100 million payments will have been distributed since COVID-19 relief legislation was signed into law.

Biden signed his American Rescue Plan earlier this month. Around 90 million payments were made within the first week.

Congress passed the stimulus via budget reconciliation, which allowed it to make its way through the House and Senate with no Republican support.

Eligible recipients can receive up to $1,400 each in Economic Impact Payments, also known as stimulus checks.

In remarks made on Tuesday, Biden said: "If they already have an account online with the IRS, which many do, by tomorrow, we will have distributed 100 million of those checks just since the legislation passed.

"We're on the verge of doing that as of tomorrow. But for someone who doesn't have direct deposit, they're getting a check in the mail for all of that."

The president is touting his plan in person across the nation. He has seen an uptick in his approval rating as the payments have rolled out.

In a news release on Monday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said a batch of payments began processing last Friday and will be issued this week.

"For taxpayers receiving direct deposit, this batch of payments began processing on Friday and will have an official pay date of Wednesday, March 24, with some people seeing these in their accounts earlier, potentially as provisional or pending deposits," the release said.

"A large number of this latest batch of payments will also be mailed, so taxpayers who do not receive a direct deposit by March 24 should watch the mail carefully in the coming weeks for a paper check or a prepaid debit card, known as an Economic Impact Payment Card, or EIP Card."

The agency said that additional payments can be "anticipated on a weekly basis going forward."

IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig urged people to keep an eye on their mail for payments coming in physical forms.

"The IRS continues to send the third round of stimulus payments in record time," Rettig said. "Since this new set of payments will include more mailed payments, we urge people to carefully watch their mail for a check or debit card in the coming weeks."

Recipients can track the status of their payments using the Get My Payment tool on the IRS website.

Individuals earning $75,000 or under are eligible to the full $1,400 payment and joint filers earning $150,000 or under will receive $2,800.

Payments will phase out for individuals earning up to $80,000 and joint filers earning $160,000. Those earning above those amounts are not eligible for payments.

Newsweek has contacted the IRS for further detail on the schedule for payments, and the White House for further comment on their distribution.

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President Joe Biden gives remarks after touring the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute in Columbus, Ohio, on March 23, 2021. He delivered remarks on the COVID-19 relief package. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images