Using digital banking tools for your COVID-19 stimulus payment
by First Financial Bank

As of April 15, around 80 million Americans received their COVID-19 stimulus payment via direct deposit. The IRS has indicated that Americans with direct deposit information on file who have not yet received their stimulus payment should receive a deposit over the next two weeks.

Additionally, the IRS has a tool that allows you to track the status of your stimulus payment and/or update your bank account information.  It can be found here.

If your First Financial Bank account was utilized on your most recent tax return (2018/2019) or if you signed up your First Financial Bank account for direct deposit for the stimulus payment, your stimulus payment will be direct deposited to your First Financial Bank account. For those that have not provided direct deposit information, either through the tool or a previously filed return (2018/2019), a paper check will be mailed in early May.

Will your stimulus payment be deposited in your First Financial Bank account? If so, once you receive confirmation from the IRS tool that your payment has been deposited, log into online banking or by download our app to view it. Our online banking tools help you to manage your accounts.

To sign into online banking:

  • Visit our website
  • Click the yellow "log in" button
  • Sign in with your online banking username and password
    • If you have never used online banking, select enroll in online banking

Don’t have online banking? Enroll by completing our quick and easy online banking enrollment form found here.  Download our app as well.  If your stimulus payment is not being direct deposited, deposit your stimulus check via mobile deposit or use drive-through deposit options.

To mobile deposit:

  • Login to our app
  • Click the camera button for Deposit a Check
  • Choose the account you wish to deposit your check into and input the check amount
  • Snap a picture of the front and back of the check
  • Click Submit Deposit

Remember, scammers are already trying to cash in on the stimulus payments. It is important to keep yourself protected. To learn more about what to watch out for, check out our stimulus payment security blog

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