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Stimulus Payments: Federal And California State
Stimulus Payments: Federal And California State

If you’re looking for information about the Economic Impact or Golden State Stimulus Payment for individuals and families, including whether you're eligible for a 'stimulus check', how you will get paid and when you will receive payment, you can find the most up-to-date information by visiting irs.gov or CA.gov.

Your eligibility, the amount you will receive, and where and when your payment will be made is the sole decision of the IRS or the State of California. Our branches and Member Contact Center unfortunately do not have access to this information. Please visit irs.gov for federal Economic Impact Payments and CA.gov for the Golden State Stimulus Payment.

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Economic Impact Payments
A third round of federal Economic Impact Payments is being distributed by the IRS.

For more information on your eligibility, and when and how you will receive payment, visit irs.gov and use the Get My Payment tool. You can also visit Economic Impact Payment (EIP) Card website.

Golden State Stimulus Payments
The Golden State Stimulus Package includes a one-time payment to eligible Californians. Stimulus payments will be issued after eligible 2020 tax returns are processed.

For information on your eligibility, and when and how you will receive payment, visit CA.gov.

The fastest and safest way to find out if your stimulus check was deposited into your SchoolsFirst FCU account is to log in to Online or Mobile Banking. If you don’t have Online Banking register today.

You can also sign up for Account Alerts to receive an immediate notification by email or text1 when your deposit is in your account. Here’s how to set it up:

In Online Banking

  • Go to Settings & Profile, then Alerts
  • Confirm your email(s) and mobile phone number(s)
  • Select the dropdown of the account you want to receive alerts for and customize your settings, and check the box to enable alerts

In Mobile Banking

  • Go to Settings & Profile by clicking the icon in the upper right corner and select Alerts
  • Confirm your email(s) and mobile phone number(s)
  • Select the orange icon below the account you want to receive alerts for and customize your settings, return to the previous screen and toggle the dial to the right

FAQs

General Questions

Q: When will I receive my stimulus payment and how much can I expect to receive?
A: Unfortunately, we don’t have access to that information. To learn about your eligibility and payment status for the third federal Economic Impact Payment, visit irs.gov and use the Get My Payment tool. To learn about your eligibility and payment status for the Golden State Stimulus Payment, visit CA.gov.

Q: I’m eligible to receive a payment and the status shows I should have received my stimulus payment, but it’s not in my account. Can you tell me where it is?
A: No, unfortunately we do not have this information. When your payment is received from the IRS or the State of California it is immediately deposited into your account.

Q: I have questions about the amount of my payment, can you help?
A: Unfortunately, our branches and Member Contact Center do not have this information. To learn about your eligibility and payment status for the third federal Economic Impact Payment, visit irs.gov and use the Get My Payment tool. For information regarding the Golden Stimulus Payment eligibility and calculating and receiving payments, please visit CA.gov.

Q: I don’t believe I received the full payment I was eligible for in previous federal Economic Impact Payments. Can you help me understand the Recovery Rebate Credit?
A: Unfortunately, our branches and Member Contact Center do not have this information. To learn about eligibility and how to claim a rebate credit, visit Recovery Rebate Credit and Recovery Rebate Credit FAQs on irs.gov.

Receiving a Payment

Q. How do I know if I received my payment electronically?
A. Check your account safely without leaving home.

  • Monitor your account using Online or Mobile Banking.
  • Set up an Account Alert to notify you when a direct deposit is deposited into your account.
  • The description of the federal deposit in your account will include the word "IRS." Keep in mind, the IRS is using the same description for both the stimulus payment and income tax refund.

Q. How can I deposit my paper check without visiting a branch?
A. Contactless options to deposit your check:

  • eDeposit in Mobile Banking: Deposit a paper check using a photo image and get confirmation immediately.
  • ATM: To find the nearest ATM, visit our website or use the finder in Mobile Banking.
  • If you must visit a branch, we encourage you to follow all health and safety guidelines, including wearing a face covering and physical distancing.

Tracking Your Stimulus Payment

Q. Why isn’t my stimulus deposit showing up in my account?
A. All electronic deposit payments are deposited into your account on the date they are received. For information on your payment status, please visit Get My Payment on irs.gov for federal Economic Impact Payments and CA.gov for the Golden State Stimulus Payment.

Q. I still haven’t received my payment. How can I find out where it is?
A. Unfortunately our branches and Member Contact Center will not have this information. For information on your payment status, please visit Get My Payment on irs.gov for federal Economic Impact Payments and CA.gov for the Golden State Stimulus Payment.

How to Avoid Scams
As we have seen with previous stimulus payments, fraud and scams are on the rise. Being aware and taking a proactive approach to keeping your personal information and finances safe will help protect you from becoming a victim.

  • Never share your personal or account information, including your one-time authentication passcode, over email, text, or by phone when you did not initiate the call.
  • Sign up for Account Alerts in Online or Mobile Banking to get account and/or fraud notifications.
  • Make sure your SchoolsFirst FCU contact information is correct. Log in to Online or Mobile Banking to update your profile.

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