Veterans and stimulus: Delayed checks coming for people with VA benefits

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The US Department of Veterans Affairs building is seen in Washington, DC, on July 22, 2019. (ALASTAIR PIKE/AFP via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — Many Veterans Affairs beneficiaries are still waiting for their stimulus checks as the IRS “continues to review data.”

Last month, Congressional leaders were “alarmed” to learn that VA beneficiaries, along with others, had not yet received their payments and the IRS had no timeline.

The nearly 30 million Social Security, SSI and railroad board beneficiaries were expected to receive their checks by Wednesday.

However, those with VA benefits are still waiting for their checks, the IRS said.

On Wednesday, the IRS said it expects these payments to begin processing by the end of the week “if no additional issues arise.” They would be deposited on April 14.

The IRS projects VA beneficiary payment information would be available in the Get My Payment tool this weekend.

The IRS announced last week that, as of April 1, more than 130 million stimulus payments — roughly $335 billion — had been issued to Americans as part of the recently-passed COVID-19 relief bill. The third batch included four million payments totaling $10 billion.

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