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Almost $3BILLION worth of stimulus checks are being sent NOW — how to check where your cash is

STIMULUS checks worth $3 billion are on their way as part of the third round of payments.

To date, 161 million people received their third stimulus checks worth a total of $379billion.

People began receiving their stimulus checks after President Joe Biden signed the Covid-19 relief bill into law on March 11.

The sixth batch rolled out on Wednesday with two million payments worth around $3billion, according to a statement by the IRS.

That includes 900,000 payments totalling $1.5 billion sent in the form of direct deposits straight into bank accounts.

Paper checks to the tune of $1.8 billion will be sent in the post to 1.1 million Americans.

There are also Plus-up payments of $1.2 billion being sent to 700,000, who did not receive the entire amount they were eligible for when they were first issued with their third $1,400 stimulus check.

The IRS advised on Thursday that Americans missing a "plus-up" payment can file for the extra money in their 2020 tax return.

Some people may receive their payment by December.

The March Stimulus Law gives the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Treasury until December to send out all third stimulus checks, according to CNET.

That deadline was set to give the IRS enough time to process 2020 tax returns and calculate plus-up payments.

It comes as struggling families could be helped out with two new "stimulus checks" this year – if bills being crafted by Biden are approved.

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