It could also be the case that the IRS doesn’t know your family is eligible. Last month, several families with an immigrant spouse reported not getting their payment due to an IRS glitch. These “mixed-status” families should have received that owed money with their August payment. Some families who missed their July payment will have their total credit adjusted this month, resulting in a higher amount for each check through the end of the year.
The Department of the Treasury and the IRS issued a statement that due to a technical issue, a percentage of households who received their July 15 payment by direct deposit will get their Aug. 13 payment via paper check in the mail. While this could affect as many as 4 million families this month, it’s expected to be a one-time issue that will be resolved by the time of the Sept. 15 payment.