Venmo wants to help you get your stimulus payment quickly. There are a couple of options available so that you can use Venmo to access your stimulus payment approved March, 2021.
Use Venmo Cash a Check to send your stimulus payment to your Venmo account.
If you receive your stimulus payment in the form of a paper check, you can add it directly into your Venmo account using Venmo Cash a Check in your mobile app (fees may apply):
- Go to the “You” tab by selecting the single person icon
- Tap “Add or Transfer” under your profile picture
- Select “Cash a Check”
Please note, identity verification must be completed in order to use this service. Click here for more information on Venmo Cash a Check.
Can I set up Venmo Direct Deposit to receive this stimulus payment?
The Federal government is not opening the direct deposit portal for the third stimulus payment. This means if you did not provide your Venmo Direct Deposit account and routing number to receive the first stimulus check, you may not provide it at this time. There is not a way to change the destination for this payment.
If you previously received a government stimulus payment via Direct Deposit on Venmo, this stimulus payment will be sent to your Venmo account the same way*. No further action is required on your part.
*Note: You must qualify for the stimulus payment in order to receive one.
Do I qualify for a stimulus payment?
For detailed information on your eligibility, check out the IRS stimulus FAQs.