Unlocking the Benefits of the $540 Health Stimulus Card: If you log in to IRS.gov/EIP, you will get a Health Stimulus Card 2023 worth $540 or $495. Once you get your Economic Impact Payment (EIP) Card, follow these steps to make it work and begin using it.
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Unlocking the Benefits of the $540 Health Stimulus Card: Activate your card
1. Read the Contract for Cardholders, the Fee Schedule, and the Transaction Limits.
2. Make your Card account active1, choose a 4-digit PIN, and call 1.800.240.8100 to find out your amount.
3. Write your name on the back of your card
4. Don’t lose your card number.
Once you get your Economic Impact Payment (EIP) Card, follow these steps to make it work and begin using it.
To learn more about Economic Impact Payments, go to IRS.gov/EIP.
Card for EIP
A simple package from “Money Network Cardholder Services” will hold your Economic Impact Card. Inside, you’ll find important information about the card, how to activate it, fees, and a note from the U.S. Treasury. The card will have “VISA” and “DEBIT” written on the front and “MetaBank, N.A.” written on the back. It should look like this:
How do I make my card work?
To get your Economic Impact Payment, you will first need to activate your card. You can do this over the phone or online. One card will be sent to each home, and the main cardholder must enable the card.
As the main payer, if you:
Call (TTY) 1-800-241-9100 or 1-800-240-8100. To prove who you are, give your name, address, and social security number.
Make a PIN with 4 numbers so you can use an ATM to get cash. You can get a new PIN by calling customer service if you forget it.
To find out how much you got, check the amount.
You can start using your card right away after activating it. There are no monthly fees or fees for not using the account, and your money will not be lost. You don’t have to return this money or pay taxes on it.
How can I see my amount without having to pay a fee?
You can easily and for free check your amount at any time, day or night, through push notifications, texts, or emails:
Online: go to EIPCard.com and get to your account information (you have to sign up for an account first).
Call 1-800-240-8100 (TTY: 1.800.241.9100) and use the automatic voice answer system. Download the Money Network® Mobile App (you’ll need to sign up for an account).
To avoid having to pay a fee, try one of the above free ways to check your card amount instead of going to the ATM.
How do I get cash with my card without having to pay a fee?
You can get cash from your card in a number of ways that don’t cost anything.
To get cash, use an ATM that is part of the AllPoint network. You can use the Money Network® Mobile App or the ATM finder on EIPCard.com to find one close by. At ATMs, you may be limited in how much cash you can take out.
Get cash back at shops that are involved, like gas stations and grocery stores. If the store lets you get cash back after a purchase, press “Debit” on the keyboard, enter your 4-digit PIN, press “Yes” to get cash back, and then type in the amount of cash you want. Check the store’s rules to see how much you can spend.
You can get a Money Network Check and cash it at certain places that accept them. Check cashing places that accept EIP Cards can be found at EIPCard.com. To avoid a fee, you should only cash Money Network Checks at check cashing places that accept them. There may be limits.