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Originally Published: Apr 23, 2020
Originally Published: Apr 23, 2020 Last Updated: Apr 27, 2020 5 min read

The Internet is full people complaining about the "Payment Status Not Available" messages they see while trying to track their stimulus checks at the IRS's Get My Payment app.

Their frustrations could kick into an even higher gear during some limited hours when the app doesn't work at all. Get My Payment outages are planned for parts of three consecutive days, starting on Thursday, April 23.

A new message at the top of the IRS Get My Payment page says that the app will be out of service from 10 p.m. until roughly 1 a.m. on April 23. Get My Payment will also unavailable during these same late-night hours on Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25.

[UPDATE: The IRS announced in a press release on April 26 that "significant enhancements" for the Get My Payment tool would "deliver an improved and smoother experience for Americans eligible to receive Economic Impact Payments." The IRS did not state what specific enhancements had been made during the app's outage, nor is it clear if the app will now work for all users.