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Stimulus Checks

A new coronavirus relief package was approved on March 10th, 2021.
Learn how FirstLight can help you stay informed on the status of your stimulus check below:

A $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package passes
A $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package passed on Wednesday March 10, 2021 and President Joe Biden hopes to sign the bill by Friday March 12, 2021. The plan includes unemployment aid, direct payments, tax credit expansions, vaccine distribution funds and state and local government relief, among a range of other provisions.

For full details on the proposal’s major pieces please visit

How to Be Notified When Your Payment Hits Your Account and Your Funds Become Available

You can see if you have received your stimulus payment on Online Banking, FirstLight Mobile App, or by setting up a Banking Alert.

You can set up a banking alert by:

  1. Signing into Online Banking.
  2. Selecting "My Settings" > Other Settings (bottom of the page) > Alerts and Notifications.
  3. Updating your phone number and Email.
  4. Adding an Alert > Activity > Large Deposit > Select the amount.

FirstLight Posts Payments A Day Early
Friendly reminder that the Credit Union posts payments a day in advance. You will be able see your deposit pending in online banking, but the funds will not be made available until the next day. FirstLight Federal does not control or have advance knowledge of when your stimulus check will be deposited.

Smart Ways to Use Your Stimulus Check

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If you’re interested in learning more about how you can invest your stimulus check for your future, please schedule an appointment with one of our Members Financial Services licensed professional here.

We Appreciate Your Patience
Please be aware you may experience longer than expected service wait times because of incoming payments. If you need to check the status of your stimulus check, please visit our online or mobile banking platforms. You too can set-up an alert to be notified. See "How to Be Notified When Your Payment Hits Your Account and Your Funds Become Available" above.

How To Track Your Stimulus Check
You can track the status of your stimulus payment on the IRS website via your "Get My Payment" link. Individuals who already have their direct payment information on file with the IRS will likely see the payments first. Those who are eligible for a payment but have not shared their bank account details with the IRS can expect to instead receive a paper check or a prepaid debit card.

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