Stimulus checks by mail: USPS Informed Delivery service allows you to track your check
Here's how to track your mail-delivered stimulus check using the US Postal Service's Informed Delivery service.
More than 130 million stimulus checks have been sent out since the IRS began processing the payments following the passing of the CARES Act at the end of March.
And while the majority of recipients opted to have their payments ($1,200 per qualifying individual) wire transferred to their bank accounts, many others are anxiously awaiting their checks to arrive in the mail. In fact, mail delivery is the only option for those who did not sign up for direct deposit before the IRS’ 13 May deadline.
As a means to ease anxiety regarding your mail-ordered checks, the US Postal Service has a mail-tracking service that allows you to keep an eye on mail due to be delivered to your address.
The free service is called Informed Delivery and it works by sending users a digital image of the actual envelope containing their checks. The service also issues a notification when the envelope is in transit to your home.
Informed Delivery is not just a service to track stimulus checks. In fact, it's a pre-existing service that tracks all of your mail.
How to sign up for Informed Delivery
Once your all setup (it can take up to three days to activate your account), you will receive an email each morning informing you of mail scheduled to arrive at your address, notifying you of mail that will be delivered, along with a digital image of the front of the letter.