If you filed a claim electronically through the online portal, you should receive an email from the IRS advising you when the claim is approved. The IRS has also set up a claim tracking system for online claims that attempts to provide information about the status of online claims within 2 weeks of the IRS’ receiving a claim. The IRS has indicated that claimants can find out the status of their claim by going to: IRS.gov/getmypayment.

Although the status of online claims should be accessible through this website, the IRS has indicated that it might not post any online updates on the status of paper claims.