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When to Expect Your Economic Stimulus Rebate Check 2008-03-19 14:28:05

When to Expect Your Rebate Check

The IRS has put together a schedule for when you'll be receiving your economic stimulus rebate check. The schedule is based on the last two digits of your Social Security number, so if you're filing jointly use the primary filer’s Social Security number to figure out where you fit on the schedule. It's possible that the IRS won't exactly meet the projected dates since 130 million households are eligible to receive the rebate check, but at least you can start planning ahead for that hefty credit card payment, savings deposit, vacation fund deposit, or shopping trip.

If you file your tax return and provide direct deposit banking information for the IRS to transfer your return, you'll be receiving your rebate check slightly earlier than those who receive their return in the mail. If you're unsure about your eligibility to receive any economic stimulus money, the IRS just introduced a calculator that lets you figure out if you'll be getting a check and the amount, if any. To see a handy chart that tells you when you're scheduled to receive your rebate check just


    Direct deposit payment

Last 2 Digits of SSN Date Check Will Be Sent
00-20 May 2
21-75 May 9
76-99 May 16
    Paper check

Last 2 Digits of SSN Date Check Will Be Sent
00-09 May 16
10-18 May 23
19-25 May 30
26-38 June 6
39-51 June 13
52-63 June 20
64-75 June 27
76-87 July 4
88-99 July 11


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Jentr Jentr 9 years
hi guys, i just came across this site trying to find out something about the checks, I see that some people are thinking they will get them on the 9th but it says they are to sent out on the 9th , so we may not get them for about 7 days later, so hang in there.!!
ssowell ssowell 9 years
Has anyone that was supposed to receive their direct deposit on May 9th receive it early?? I have not received it yet. :(
thelovelylenny thelovelylenny 9 years
has anyone gotten their check before they were supposed to? i know it says "no later than {insert date here}" so i was wondering if it's posted anytime before the date? or if it's posting later than the date? or on the date exactly? pm me and let me know! thanks
Melody1225 Melody1225 9 years
So far i only know one person who actually got her money (direct deposited ) but my husband (we filed seperately) whos SS # ends in 02 didnt hear anything from the lovely government ( and yes he made under the yearly salary amount that they required)hmmm wonder why ?? I wont know until another 2 weeks for mine !! But then again why are we so excited to get OUR hard earned money back when it should not have been taken from us in the first place ?? anyone agree ???
idawson idawson 9 years
thanks for the info, I think i should save currently looking for a job and I still want to save towards my condo. it will however help free up my severance money.
Nickey Nickey 9 years
Thanks for the info Savvy! I'm saving mine to help cover bills later. Not the most fun way, but I'm trying to be savvy with my money. :-)
JennaV JennaV 9 years
June 27th...damn :( I haven't filed my taxes yet, but, if I do and do direct deposit....thenI would get it May 9th, correct?
emalove emalove 9 years
Yay, I KNEW the other schedule I'd seen on this was way off. Can't wait 'til May...this will help us out a lot on our summer vacation!
radarkitty radarkitty 9 years
Man. May 16th. I filed in the beginning of February and I still have to wait until the last dang group, just due to chance. Bleh!
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
Good to know!
susan61 susan61 9 years
May 9th Yeh!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
june 20th poo.
gaptooth gaptooth 9 years
We always end up having to write a check every year. Never have had a refund since direct deposit became an option so we'll probably get a paper check around the end of June.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
May 9th!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
May 9th for me. I love direct deposit. :)
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I knew this already, woot. Although the schedule I was given from my friend was a bit different.
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
Yeah May 9th! can't wait!
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
WooHoo, Mine is May 2nd.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
May 16th! I'm putting mine away for a cruise this year! :D
JessNess JessNess 9 years
I already got my state and federal back and according to the chart I should get it on June 27th
JessNess JessNess 9 years
I already got both of mine back
cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
May 16th whoo hoo!!! What am I going to do with it? I want to shop...but since i'm inbetween jobs i'll probably use it to pay my bills. Boo :(
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