Many Americans across the country are still owed money from stimulus checks, but they may need to act on getting it.
This is happening in Maryland, where residents were given RELIEF Act payments back in February.
Single filers can get $300 and families can receive $500.
98% have received their payments and they were issued when the Act was passed in February.
To be eligible, you need to have filed the Earned Income Tax Credit in 2019.
Where’s my missing payment?
If you meet those requirements but have not been sent a check, you may be owed one.
7,811 payments were returned to the state as of Nov. 30.
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The funds were sent by direct deposit using whatever routing number taxpayers had on file.
If the payment was unable to go through that way, then the payments were mailed to the address on file.
You may need to update your address.
If you think you’re owed a check but have not been paid, call the Maryland Taxpayer Services Division at 1-800-638-2937.
After verifying your information, new checks will be issued immediately.
If you take care of this quickly, you could see a check before Christmas.
If you don’t claim any unclaimed money within one year, which is Feb. 2022, the funds are sent to the state’s undeliverable check fund.
You may also check your eligibility status through the RELIEF Act Portal here.