The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has activated its online Get My Payment tool, allowing Americans to check exactly when their $600 stimulus check will arrive.

The payments are part of the $900 billion stimulus package that was passed last month as part of the second round of relief under the coronavirus aid for Americans.

When Will My Stimulus Check Arrive?

The new stimulus payments began rolling out last week, but the IRS said direct deposit payments may take several days to post to individual accounts. The IRS has urged Americans to be patient as mailed payments will require more processing and mail time.

Direct deposits will be made to those that have provided a valid routing and account information for direct deposit purposes, the IRS said. Paper checks will go out throughout January, and some people may be mailed debit cards.

How Do You Use The Get My Payment Tool?

The IRS has provided the Get My Payment tool for individuals to determine when they can expect their stimulus money to arrive. The Get My Payment tool is available on the website in both English and Spanish.

To use the tool, individuals will need to enter their social security number, date of birth, street address, and zip code. Once the proper information is provided, the tool will give the status of when the stimulus payment is anticipated to be deposited or mailed.

How Do I Get My Second Stimulus Check?

The IRS said there is no action required for eligible individuals to receive their second stimulus payment. The payments are automatic and financial institutions, or the IRS, cannot answer timing questions.

Who Is Getting A Stimulus Check?

The stimulus payments breakdown into $600 payments for individuals or $1,200 payments for married couples and $600 payments for each qualifying child for those that had a gross adjusted income for 2019 up to $75,000 for individuals and up to $150,000 for joint returns. For those that had income above this amount, the payment will be reduced.

Who Do I Contact If My Stimulus Check Doesn’t Arrive?

Those that did not receive the $1,200 or $600 stimulus payment can claim a Recovery Rebate Credit on their 2020 tax return for any remaining amount there are eligible for, the IRS said.

stimulus check Economic stimulus checks are prepared for printing at the Philadelphia Financial Center on May 8, 2008, in Philadelphia. Photo: Jeff Fusco/Getty Images