So, because it made her feel better to have one, we always maintained an active checking account for kaylasmom. I had a bi-weekly allotment from my pay direct deposited, and some nominal monthly bill payments come out.
Last Friday was the first day the bank would let me close the account (worth a bit more than $200), but I didn’t go down there. I had already stopped the allotment and rearranged the bill payments, and the bank answered (when I inquired) that it would not be a good idea for me to use her debit card to withdraw any cash from the account before I closed it.
So, what does this have to do with the Covid-19 stimulus? Well, it turns out I am eligible for a stimulus check. Also, because I am missing or have lost a particular piece of financial transaction paper, I cannot yet do my 2019 taxes until I manage get it replaced. So, when the gummint sends me my money, they are going to direct deposit it to the account my 2018 federal income tax return went to. Or rather, the accounts. Because I have been making it a habit to share the income tax returns with kaylasmom every year. again, because it made her feel good.
So, Dopers, what ought I to do? Try to figure out a government phone number to call and attempt to have the whole thing sent to my account? Or let the payment get split up and hold off on closing the account? And CAN a direct deposit be made to the account once the bank has been notified of her passing?