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State Launches New Portals to Apply for, Track Unemployment Claims; IRS Launches Get My Payment

April 15, 2020, 7:58 AM HST
* Updated April 17, 11:00 AM
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IRS Launches Get My Payment to Check on Stimulus Payment Status

The IRS has launched a Get My Payment application where the public can check on the status of Economic Impact Payments. This online tool is available at the IRS website and provides information about: payment status; payment type; and whether more information is needed.

With an initial round of more than 80 million Economic Impact Payments starting to hit bank accounts over the weekend and throughout this week, this new tool will help address key common questions. Get My Payment will show the projected date when a deposit has been scheduled, similar to the “Where’s My Refund tool” many taxpayers are already familiar with.

Get My Payment also allows people a chance to provide their bank information. People who did not use direct deposit on their last tax return will be able to input information to receive the payment by direct deposit into their bank account, expediting receipt.

Get My Payment will offer people with a quick and easy way to find the status of their payment and, where possible, provide their bank account information if we don’t already have it,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “Our IRS employees have been working non-stop on the Economic Impact Payments to help taxpayers in need. In addition to successfully generating payments to more than 80 million people, IRS teams throughout the country proudly worked long days and weekends to quickly deliver Get My Payment ahead of schedule.”

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Get My Payment is updated once daily, usually overnight. The IRS urges taxpayers to only use Get My Payment once a day given the large number of people receiving Economic Impact Payments.

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State Launches New Portals to Apply for, Track Unemployment Claims

Meantime, the Hawaiʻi Department of Labor and Industrial Relations released improved software to apply for and track unemployment claims.

Click here to for the new application portal.

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Click here to access the new tracking portal.

“Simplifying the web-based application process and establishing an internal phone bank will allow individuals to file claims on a timelier basis,” said DLIR Director Scott Murakami. “I sincerely apologize for the difficulties our community has encountered with our online site for filing claims, but please do not come into our offices as we need everyone’s help to ensure the safety of the community and our staff.”

The safest, and most efficient way to apply for unemployment benefits is through the new webform at https://huiclaims.hawaii.gov/#/. The State will backdate claims and deposit unemployment benefits for eligible individuals that were unable to file their claims due to the overload on the online filing system. Individuals filing claims will need an account for depositing funds into (savings or checking), financial institution routing number, and an account number. To be best prepared, please have the contact information and dates of employment for all of your employers over the past 18 months.

The department is still taking appointments and resetting passwords during normal business hours of 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:

Password reset: (808) 762-5751

Phone appointments: (808) 762-5752

When to file:

File online during these times only:

Monday through Friday
6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. HST

Weekends and Holidays
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. HST

Reactivate or Update Employment:

Monday through Friday
6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. HST

Weekends and Holidays
Unavailable

Appeals:

Monday through Friday
6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. HST

Weekends and Holidays
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. HST

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