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Tri-State Banks Overloaded with Stimulus Check Inquiries

Across the country, millions of Americans have been cashing in on their third stimulus check Wednesday. And locally, banks are trying to keep up with the demand.

Posted: Mar 17, 2021 8:43 PM
Updated: Mar 17, 2021 8:47 PM

Bank call center employees are being asked to work over time as they receive numerous calls from customers asking if the $1,400 has been deposited into their account.

The stimulus checks are aimed at helping those struggling financially to make ends meet, with more than 85% of adult Americans qualifying for a check.

And in Evansville, banks are dealing with long lines and heated questions from people who still have not seen the money deposited into their accounts just yet. 

For 65-year-old Ricardo Tramill, who works as a cook at a nursing home, he was grateful when he walked into 5th/3rd in downtown Evansville Wednesday morning and saw the money in his account.

"It's here for a lot of people that really need it -- myself I am at the poverty level myself, right up under it," he said. "And, you know -- that helps me out a lot. My car is in trouble and that very well took care of my car because I have to have transportation to and from work."

Anyone who makes less than $75K a year or in households that bring in less than $150K should receive the third stimulus check.

To check the status of your stimulus check, go to IRS.COM.

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