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Congressman John Yarmuth

Representing the 3rd Congressional District of Kentucky

Yarmuth: Kentuckians Can Track Their $1,400 with “Get My Payment” Tool on IRS.gov

March 18, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON – With 92 percent of Kentucky adults set to receive Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,400 per person through the American Rescue Plan and money beginning to be directly deposited into bank accounts this week, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-03) is highlighting a new “Get My Payment” tool from IRS.gov where Kentuckians can check the status of their payments.

“I’m thrilled that many Kentuckians are already seeing this funding show up in their bank accounts, and I want to make sure everyone knows exactly how to track the payments headed their way,” said Yarmuth. “This money will help families pay for bills, medication, childcare, rent, mortgage payments and countless other needs. This pandemic has taken a toll on every American family through no fault of their own, and I’m proud to have worked alongside President Biden and Congressional Democrats to get these checks out to nearly every Kentucky family.”

In most cases, these payments are automatic and no action is necessary to receive them.

  • What to Expect: Kentuckians could start seeing payments show up in their bank accounts as soon as this week if their 2019 or 2020 taxes have been processed by the IRS or they used the “non-filer portal” for previous payments and provided their bank account information to the IRS. Recipients of other federal government benefits, like Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Railroad Retirement Board, or Veterans Affairs benefits, should expect to receive a payment automatically as well.  For Kentuckians awaiting a paper check or debit card, some checks have been mailed already, but most will find their paper checks or debit cards in the mail over the next several weeks.
  • How Many Kentuckians Will Get Payments: According to the White House, more than 2.9 million adults and 1.2 million children in Kentucky are eligible to receive payments of up to $1,400 per person through the American Rescue Plan that Yarmuth helped author and pass into law. That means 92 percent of all Kentucky adults and 92 percent of all Kentucky children in the state are set to receive payments.
  • Who is Eligible for Payments: The American Rescue Plan that Yarmuth helped pass into law included Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,400 per person. Combined with the $600 down payments enacted in December, these additional checks will finish the job on Democrats’ promise to put $2,000 in Americans’ pockets. Individuals earning up to $75,000 annually, heads of household earning up to $112,500 annually, and couples earning up to $150,000 annually will receive the full $1,400 per person, for themselves and their dependents. After that, the checks begin to phase out, with payments stopping at individuals earning $80,000 in annual income, heads of household earning $120,000 in annual income and married couples earning $160,000 in annual income.