Will Stimulus Checks Be Forwarded

Stimulus checks are payments from the government that aim to provide individuals with financial assistance during economic downturns. If someone moves after receiving a stimulus check, the check will typically be forwarded to their new address. This is because the check is linked to the individual’s Social Security number, not their physical address. Individuals who have moved recently should notify the post office of their new address to ensure that important mail, including stimulus checks, is properly forwarded.

Eligibility Requirements for Forwarded Checks

To be eligible for a forwarded stimulus check, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You filed a 2019 or 2020 tax return with a valid mailing address.
  • You did not receive your stimulus check at your original address.
  • You have not already received a replacement check for your original stimulus check.

If you do not meet all of these requirements, you will not be eligible for a forwarded stimulus check.

To request a forwarded stimulus check, you can use the IRS’s “Get My Payment” tool or call the IRS at 1-800-919-9835.

Processing Timelines for Forwarded Payments

If you have moved or changed your address since filing your 2022 taxes, your stimulus check may be forwarded to your new address.

Here are the processing timelines for forwarded payments:

  • USPS First-Class Mail: 1-5 business days
  • USPS Forwarding Service: 1-2 weeks (first-class mail forwarding) or 2-4 weeks (standard forwarding)
  • Private Mailbox Services: Forwarding policies vary, check with your provider

Please note that the IRS does not have control over the delivery of forwarded payments once they have been mailed.

Additional Information

Additional Information
Who is eligible for forwarded payments?Individuals who have moved or changed their address since filing their 2022 taxes
How to update your address with the IRS?Use Form 8822 (Change of Address)
What if my check is lost or stolen?Contact your local IRS office or call 1-800-829-1040

Address Verification for Forwarded Checks

If you moved after filing your tax return, you should update your address with the USPS to ensure that your stimulus check is forwarded to your new address. You can do this online at the USPS website or by submitting a change of address form at your local post office.

The USPS will forward your mail for up to 12 months. After that, your mail will be returned to the sender. So, it is important to update your address as soon as possible if you move.

When you update your address with the USPS, be sure to also update your address with the IRS. You can do this by filing a Form 8822, Change of Address. You can download the form from the IRS website or you can get a copy at your local IRS office.

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