The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Department of the Treasury, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service recently disbursed more than 25 million payments in the fourth batch of Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan. Many of the payments went directly to Veterans and their beneficiaries.

How are payments determined?

The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) and the IRS worked together quickly to ensure that Veterans and their beneficiaries would receive their stimulus checks without additional paperwork or IRS filings.

The IRS received data from VBA, which covers Veterans and their beneficiaries who receive Compensation and Pension (C&P) benefit payments and who don’t normally file a tax return.

People who do not normally file a tax return and do not receive federal benefits may qualify for these Economic Impact Payments. This includes those experiencing homelessness, low income Veterans and others. Individuals who did not get a first or second round Economic Impact Payment or got less than the full amounts may be eligible for the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit, but they’ll need to file a 2020 tax return. See the special section on Claiming the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit if you aren’t required to file a tax return.

When can I expect my payment?

The IRS began processing these VA payment files last week. Because the majority of the payments were disbursed electronically, they were expected to be received on the official payment date of April 14. The IRS projects that VA beneficiary payment information will be available in the Get My Payment tool.

No action is needed by most people to obtain this round of Economic Impact Payments. Additional information on Economic Impact Payments is available on

Shawn D. Graham is a public affairs specialist with VBA’s Outreach, Transition and Economic Development office.

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Published on Apr. 26, 2021

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  1. Robert May 16, 2021 at 1:12 am

    I am an honorably discharged war veteran. The first two stims were difectly deposited into my checking account.. Sgill waiting on the third.

  2. Joey Whitehead April 30, 2021 at 1:49 am

    I am a veteran of the United States Navy who served honorably on the USS Detroit from 1998 until being Other than Honorably discharged in 2000 for misconduct that haunts me till this day causing alot of issues to arise in my lifestyle and also my families, friends and children. The misconduct that was put on me, labeling me as a red flag, for any right or benefits; I worked and served hard to accomplish to have a better future for my family and children was flushed down the drain 21 years ago. Now my family, children and I are suffering with this label till this day. I lost alot since I made a simple mistake going back home to visit family who haven’t seen me for over 6 months; due to having to go overseas right after an extended stay in a mentally enhanced boot camp due to uncommon issues that I had to overcome as a young man straight out of high school. Disturbing issues from losing a child, mind, soul and spirit. To finding how to enter manhood, experience life, and enjoying independence. To having all that respect, love and honor tore away from you over a childish mistake of participating in an event that included family and friends, old and new; only to being belittled, frown upon and chastised by your new passion, family and group you fought to be part of that finally seen you as one of them a fellow brother and shipmate because you took one pull of a marijuana cigarette, that others with you also took part of that was fellow shipmates. But you were the only one who was randomly picked due to another’s shipmate’s timing which cause a group of us to make it back late and ending my career in the navy and starting a snowball affect of downfalls in my future with just one urinalysis. I been fighting still this day for a better change in my character and discharge upgrade, not just for me but my beautiful children also and my legacy. My father who was a Vietnam Veteran was killed by pneumonia in a VA medical facility in New York but was happy to be a soldier even though the war affected his marriage, lifestyle and being able to raise his children in the same household; he still was proud till the day he died in February 2006 proud to see his children follow his steps joining our US Military and proud of what we accomplished without benefiting the benefits that were meant for us. Joseph L Whitehead aka Rambo Joe was what he was called in Vietnam as an army soldier. And I dont want to lose the rest of that spirit him and my mother had empowered in us. With that being said as now a 40 year old HOMELESS VETERAN who has fought to maintain a lifestyle to survive for his children as my father and other parents did for their children; am screaming out loud from the depths of my soul to acquire some hands on, educating, empathetic and humbling HELP to get out of this situation of HOMELESSNESS, NONBENEFICIAL, AND UNINSURED lifestyle that I’ve and my family have been suffering for decades and more. Thank you family ahead of time because I know that GOD will allow the right one or ones to see this and help me JOEY L WHITEHEAD to overcome these obstacles I have been fighting to overcome allowing myself to be the one finally getting the well deserved help that he dished out to all those who were in need that he ran across, not hesitant to help no matter the situation, all his life growing up who are in good positions now with out him asking for nothing in return but acceptance, care, and being able to see success and happiness in others.

  3. Douglas Melcher April 29, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    I am trying to get the Vietnam memorial cap pins. We have some Vietnam veterans that want these pins
    50 of these pin would be appreciated

  4. Michael H DeVries April 29, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    I was moved from SSDI to SSI on Feb 2, my 66th birthday. I got the first two direct deposit quick, “Where’s my Payment?” my arse. No updates, no answers, no one accepting phone calls.

  5. Monica Jackson April 28, 2021 at 8:07 am

    I’m a vet who receive my first and second stimulus on my Direct Express. I didn’t get my 3rd stimulus payment at all. Where is my payment please? There is no info for me on IRS Payment tool. Thank you!

    • Renee Squirrel May 3, 2021 at 11:31 pm

      I am a widow of a vet and I also received my first and second payment but not my third. If you
      Find out any thing please let me know.

  6. Martin smith April 27, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    I have not recieved my second stimulus of $600, but I recieved the $1400, now also I filed my taxes and have not recieved them either!…concerned on how your doing thg things as you say to help Veterans!

  7. John Huckins April 27, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    I’ve been waiting for the first stimulus check. Never mind the fourth one.i have signed up as of non filter. We’re is my money. *

  8. Laura Rose Munoz April 27, 2021 at 7:31 am

    Received Covid-19 vaccine

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