American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

FAQs | Payments for Individuals and Households

On March 11, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021—a $1.9 trillion relief package providing a third round of Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) to millions of eligible Americans, expanding unemployment insurance and tax credits, and providing additional assistance to small businesses. This is the third federal coronavirus relief package, following the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act approved in late March 2020 and the $900 billion Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act approved in late December 2020.

As we prepare for economic impact payments, please remember that Busey does not oversee or have information about your eligibility, payment amount, distribution date or distribution format. For complete eligibility information, please visit the IRS website.
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Busey does not have access to eligibility information. The American Rescue Plan Act outlines the parameters of who is eligible to receive a payment. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the agency responsible for determining eligibility. 

For complete eligibility information please visit the IRS website.
The Department of the Treasury has announced it intends to begin sending the payments out as soon as possible. Busey expects the first round of economic impact payments (EIPs) to be posted the week of March 15, 2021, and funds will be available immediately. As additional batches are received from the IRS, they will be posted once per day by 8 a.m. CT.

Payments received electronically are expected to be delivered more quickly. Learn how to set up a deposit notification through Busey eBank so you will know when your payment arrives without logging in. Check payments will follow weeks, or possibly months, after the direct deposits are sent.
If you filed taxes in 2019 and/or 2020 and included your bank routing and account number for payments or refunds—and this information has not changed—the IRS has the information required to send your payment electronically.

Please visit the IRS Website for more information.
The IRS’s Get My Payment portal allows consumers to check the status of their payment and is expected to be available to consumers starting on Monday, March 15. The portal will not allow recipients to input any bank account information. Please visit the IRS website for more information.
Busey's routing number is 071102568.

To keep your personal information secure, there are a few ways you can look up your Busey account number:
  1. From Busey’s eBank, using a browser or your mobile Busey app, click your account, then select Account Details. Any leading zeros can be removed.
  2. Find your account number on your statements.
  3. Look along the bottom of your checks. Your account number is the second set of numbers. A sample check is available on our Customer Care page.
With Busey’s Mobile Deposit feature in our eBank app, you can deposit checks from the comfort and safety of your home the same day the check arrives in the mail. Simply take a picture of your check through your smartphone application and submit it for deposit via Busey’s mobile app on your phone. Follow these simple directions from our Mobile Deposit page, and give us a call if you need assistance. Learn more about Busey eBank.

Alternatively, you can make the deposit 24/7 at one of Busey’s ATMs. Lobby service is accessible by doorbell or Bank by Appointment only. Busey drive-ups are also available. ATM locations and drive-up hours are available on our Locations & Hours page. You can also contact Busey’s Customer Care team, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT, at 1.800.67 Busey for support.
There will be a large amount of funds disbursed to qualifying individuals. Accordingly, there is a risk for fraud of various types. The IRS has announced steps individuals can take to protect themselves from financial harm.

Additional information can also be found on our CARES Act and CRRSA Act pages and our Money Matters blog.