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Stimulus Check FAQs

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Stimulus Check FAQs

Before you get your check:

- Enroll in Online Banking and download the HomeStreet Bank mobile app, so you can check your transactions and see your stimulus payment in your account. For step-by-step instructions on downloading the mobile app, see our instruction guide.

- Learn how to use the remote deposit feature on our app so you can deposit checks from your phone without leaving your house. Instructions can be found here.


Depositing your stimulus check:

If your check isn't directly deposited into your HomeStreet checking account, HomeStreet Bank customers can deposit their stimulus check a few different ways:

- Snap a picture of the check and use our mobile banking app to deposit it into your account. See instructions here for how to do a remote deposit.

- Use a HomeStreet deposit-taking ATM.

- Visit a HomeStreet branch drive-through Monday-Friday 10am-4pm.

- Use a HomeStreet branch night depository.

- Schedule an appointment to visit a branch. Find your nearest branch information here.


How the IRS can help:

- Please visit the IRS FAQ page for the most up-to-date answers to your questions, including who is eligible for a check and how will the IRS know where to send payment.

- To check on your payment status and your payment type, visit the IRS Get My Payment web tool.

- If you are a taxpayer that isn't obligated to file a return, the IRS has a web tool that will allow you to get your stimulus check. Please visit the web tool here.


How HomeStreet Bank can help:

When will I see the payment in my HomeStreet account?

The IRS will be making payments as direct deposits starting April 15, which you can see in your recent transactions on the HomeStreet Bank mobile app and They will mail check payments starting April 20. All payments will be in waves and continue over several weeks.

Can I cash a stimulus check through HomeStreet if I'm not a HomeStreet customer?

We only deposit or cash checks for existing customers. You can open a HomeStreet checking account online or in a branch (via appointment).

What else is HomeStreet doing in response to COVID-19?

Visit our COVID-19 information center for the most up-to-date branch and banking information and loan assistance options.


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