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Published: Mar 18, 2021 5 min read
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If you’ve been obsessively checking your bank account for your third stimulus check, you’re not alone. But if March comes and goes and you don’t see that payment in your account or mailbox — or if you get less than you’re supposed to — all is not lost. You still have two more chances to get that third stimulus payment.

The $1.9 trillion stimulus relief package President Joe Biden signed into law last week doesn’t just include $1,400 stimulus checks. It also includes an “additional payment determination date.” This provision, alongside the fact that you can claim the third stimulus payment next year on your 2021 taxes, means there’s no reason to panic if you don’t get a check right away (assuming, of course, that you're eligible for one).

Maybe your stimulus check went to the wrong bank account or to an old address. Or maybe you qualified for a payment in 2020, but not in 2019, and your eligibility was based on your income from the earlier year. Whatever the reason, here’s what to know about the two additional opportunities to get a third stimulus payment for the correct amount.