WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced that many Virginians who receive Veterans’ benefits could expect Economic Impact Payments — or “stimulus checks” — of up to $1,400 to hit their bank accounts beginning this week.
The latest round of payments applies specifically to veterans and their beneficiaries who receive Compensation and Pension (C&P) benefit payments and who don’t normally file a tax return. Most payments will be automatically deposited into banks accounts or loaded onto the Direct Express cards where veterans receive their benefits. Additionally, those waiting on paper checks or debit cards through the mail should expect to receive their payments over the next several days.
In most cases, these payments are automatic and no action is necessary to receive them.
“The American Rescue Plan provided much needed assistance to Central Virginia families, workers, and businesses — and this latest round of economic relief payments provides an additional helping hand to our area’s veterans,” said Spanberger. “Beginning today, I am hopeful that veterans facing financial hardships during this pandemic will benefit from this extra assistance. These direct payments are more than a check — they are an investment in the long-term economic strength of our communities. In Central Virginia, we are proud that so many veterans and their families call our region home — and we know that they are key players in our local economy. I encourage veterans who are still having issues accessing their stimulus checks to please reach out to my office with any concerns or questions.”
Spanberger voted to pass the American Rescue Plan last month. The package included additional direct payments for working families and individuals in Virginia of up to $1400. Under the American Rescue Plan, single filers with incomes up to $75,000, head of household filers with incomes up to $112,500, and joint filers with incomes up to $150,000 receive the full payment of $1,400 per person.
Spanberger encourages all Virginians to use the Internal Revenue Service’s “Get My Payment” tool to check the status of their payments and make sure they receive the money they are owed.