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 the second round of stimulus payments approved December, 2020.
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 for free for a limited time (terms apply) using Venmo Cash a Check in your mobile app.
- Download the Venmo app, and make sure you’re on the latest app version
- Go to the “☰” menu and tap “Manage Balance”
- Select “Cash a Check”
Click here for more information on Venmo Cash a Check.
If you previously received a government stimulus payment via Direct Deposit on Venmo, this second stimulus payment will be sent to your Venmo account the same way*. No further action is required on your part.
If you did not previously receive a government stimulus payment via Direct Deposit on Venmo, there is not a way to change the destination.
*Note: You must qualify for the second stimulus payment in order to receive one.
Can I set up Venmo Direct Deposit to receive this second stimulus payment?
The Federal government is not opening the direct deposit portal for the second 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.
Do I qualify for a stimulus payment?
For detailed information on your eligibility, check out the IRS stimulus FAQs.