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The most frequently asked question we have is when will the IRS WMR update and what day are tax refund deposits. Use our calendar to find out what day you can expect to receive your tax refund.

IRS Letter 6419 and 6475

🚨 IRS Letter 6419 and Letter 6475 important for some tax returns to reduce errors and delays.
Check the mail for IRS Letter 6419 and IRS Letter 6475 to prepare your Tax Return. (Letter 6475 only applies to the third round of Economic Impact Payments.) The IRS stated information in the letters will help to reduce errors and delays. IRS started sending the letters to people who received the advance child tax credit payments and third Economic Impact Payments. The letter 6419 includes the total amount of advance child tax credit payments taxpayers received in 2021 and the number of qualifying children used to calculate the advance payments. The letter 6475 will help Economic Impact Payment recipients determine if they are entitled to and should claim the recovery rebate credit. The amount is needed to file tax return. Here is the statement from them about IRS Letter 6419 and 6475.

When does IRS accept tax returns in 2022?

The IRS began accepting tax returns on January 24, 2022.

Where is the IRS Refund Cycle Chart?

2022 Refund Cycle Chart
The most recent tax refund cycle charts have already been published. The official IRS tax refund cycle chart has been eliminated and replaced with an IRS Information Guidelines for the Tax Preparation Community publication and the IRS says the best way to check the status of your refund is using the Where’s My Refund tool. However, various websites with refund calendars for the 2022 tax season (2021 tax year) have been updated with 2022 direct deposit and check mailing dates.

When to Expect My Refund?

IRS Refund Schedule Charts typically show that early filers whose returns are accepted before the end of January can anticipate a tax refund direct deposit as early as the first week of February.  The day that IRS deposits refunds varies but we notice trends that help you determine the time and days WMR updates and when your tax return is processed.  This is an explanation and FAQ about when the IRS updates WMR and Transcripts.

The refund calendar by the College Investor is a good reference which has been updated for 2022 here:  When To Expect My Tax Refund.

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  1. Stugglinmommy

    @Sheila_33: Thank you for your response! Greatly appreciated! Earlier this morning my transcripts as of date changed to 07/04/22 , but the processing date still says 03/28/22. My cycle code is 20221003…. Hopefully , good news is near .


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  2. Many Happy Returns

    @Texangirl8522: Instead of a tax advocate, I need a tax acrobat. He could somersault into the dark, dingy closet where my paper return is being held. Then he could grab my return and backflip out of the closet right into the swivel chair at the workstation where paper returns are keypunched into the system. Somebody slap me. I think I must be dreaming.


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  3. Babymama720

    @Jeremy: I have, I have no idea what’s taking so long.


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  4. Jazz88

    @Sheila_33: hope so thanks 😊


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  5. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-25
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Bank:
      Bluebird
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-25
    • Bars:
      No Bars-PATH Act Message
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-18
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-23
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      05
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • Earned Income Tax Credit
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Feb-18

    @Jazz88: Lately, it’s been taking 2 to 3 weeks to see those id verifies get resolved and the return cycle thru and populate the transcript. Hopefully, this Friday you’ll see an update.


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  6. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-25
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Bank:
      Bluebird
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-25
    • Bars:
      No Bars-PATH Act Message
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-18
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-23
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      05
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • Earned Income Tax Credit
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Feb-18

    @Strugglinmommy: If that income is now showing, and that’s what the hold was for, I think you may see something soon. Since it’s manually going to have to be put back into the system, let’s hope its in the next week or two. Fingers crossed. :)


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  7. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-25
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Bank:
      Bluebird
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-25
    • Bars:
      No Bars-PATH Act Message
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-18
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-23
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      05
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • Earned Income Tax Credit
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Feb-18

    @Jazz88: That’s a positive, yes. :)


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  8. Texangirl8522

    So I heard today that my advocate has sent over all my information (W2 and employer contact info)to the irs that was needed and my advocate has until July 1st to contact me. How long before i can see an 846 code do yall think??? And how long before the irs makes a decision?


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  9. BrokeBeyondPissed

    @Many Happy Returns: I am so aggravated with them. They seem to come up with so bs EVERY YEAR for something or another. The IRS knows a year in advance that tax season is coming and they still rather wait until after tax season has started to say they are behind from the previous year..SMH


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  10. Jazz88

    Trans still na. Verified May 30


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  11. Jazz88

    They added to my 2021 wages for SSA. Is that good?


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  12. TPerry

    @Many Happy Returns: I’m so sorry to hear that. I’ve wondered why they have such a backlog of mailed in returns. I could understand a delay when COVID first start started because everybody went through a big shift fairly quickly, but they’ve had 2 years to work those kinks out.


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  13. Many Happy Returns

    @BrokeBeyondPissed: Hey. I mailed my simple 1040 in on Jan. 29, 2022. It has not even been entered into the system. So WMR just spits out “you may have entered incorrect . . .”. It must be pretty bad if they cannot even open incoming mail and enter into the system. How about you?


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  14. strugglinmommy

    @RidiculousTaxSeason: Hoping we get some type of movement any is good atp… Don’t feel bad though , I’ve reached out to both and it honestly hasn’t did me any good, feels as if I didn’t have any “assistance”.


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  15. RidiculousTaxSeason

    @strugglinmommy: I filed and was accepted Feb. 26 received letter 12c asking for proof of 1099 tax withholding documents on March 14 had my accountant fax 1099 same day been waiting ever since. Income transcripts for 2021 updated 2 weeks ago still N/A on 2021 account transcripts. Tax advocates have stopped taking cases they say they are overwhelmed, and congressman won’t respond to anything I send them.


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  16. strugglinmommy

    @RidiculousTaxSeason: No seriously , ive been assigned a Tax advocate on May 12th. I have yet to receive a phone call nor email from her . Its really sad , i hope you get some type of update soon! have you reached out to your state/congressman ? and when did you file ?


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  17. RidiculousTaxSeason

    @Strugglinmommy: my wages for 2021 updated and finally didn’t say N/A for 2021 2 weeks ago and still no movement and still N/A on transcripts for 2021. I honestly believe nobody is working at the IRS anymore they won’t even answer calls no matter what number you call.


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  18. BrokeBeyondPissed

    Hello, Has anyone that mailed in their return had any movement yet?


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  19. Strugglinmommy

    @Sheila_33: The IRS said they didn’t receive my W2 from my employer. I provided my W2 the congresswoman that has been helping me two weeks ago . I checked my wages transcript and the “missing W2” is now showing . I still have the 570 (03/28/22) & 971 (04/04/22) . Do you think I’ll update at the end of the week with DDD ? Or should I not get my hopes up too high ? I filed 02/18/22


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  20. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-25
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Bank:
      Bluebird
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-25
    • Bars:
      No Bars-PATH Act Message
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-18
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-23
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      05
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • Earned Income Tax Credit
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Feb-18

    @2babyblueyes: The 420 on the account transcript is an audit code. It looks like they are wanting to verify that you are entitled to those credits. If there is a 971 code, then most likely you’ll receive a cp75 by the date beside that code. You’ll need to have paperwork ready that verifies that you are responsible for the children to send back with the cp75.


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  21. Irs haha

    @Jeremy: yes close filed 2-11 no letters no nothing, sent certified, will do that tomthem.when I owe taxes for this year, I have learned what to do in the years you owe tax. Just send a certified letter, with blank sheets 3 to 10 depending on what I am doing and then just say I sent that in with payment but you did not receive no the ball is In their court and I made the deadlines and will offer and pay a flat 4% or 5 % whatever I get and innthe same amount of time they take. So if my refund is delayed 5 payment will be delayed 5 months, I am on to this game and have legal.cover


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  22. May

    @Jeremy: I can tell you the same on march 4th they said the have received the response still waiting transcripts saying since march 7th no update at all never had problems with the IRS at all got accepted on 2/22 still nothing soo sad 😕🤔


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  23. 2babyblueyes

    Did anyone file IS B4 filing your joint return? I sent my IS back in November because my husband and I have not been on good terms, we got the ACTC, Im the only one working as he refuses to and he got half of the ACTC amount for our 3 kids for 3 months, I got the full $750 for 3 months then the irs split it in half for each parent for the remaining 3 months. It wasn’t until he decided he was not going to contribute to any bills, wants or needs with his half so when I found out about IS I immediately filled out the forms and sent them in back in November 2021, transcript says IS claim received but still had an offset of 4,000 and refunded the remaining. I have the tax codes for refund for non irs debt then the 420 code, can anyone tell me what to expect?


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  24. Jeremy
    • Tax Preparer:
      Turbo Tax
    • Date Filed:
      Feb-1
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      AR
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-3
    • Bars:
      What Bars?
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      20220705
    • Cycle:
      Weekly

    I don’t have a W2. . . All I had to file was a 1098-T (Tuition) Form.


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  25. TPerry

    @ValtNC: I normally have a smooth process every year but this year I had to amend sooooo that means I’m in a loop that seems to never end.


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  26. Kim

    They don’t care about w-2. Told me Not to send it. Sent paycheck stubs back in March. Lost my job in April for pushing the issue with my boss. He hadn’t been paying state taxes either so no unemployment. Your W2 has to show as income on your social security record so check and see if your income shows up there, save yourself some time.


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  27. Kim

    I have. I’ve been waiting longer, I hAvnt even recieved my 2020 refund much less 2021 lol. If your in my situation, which is my employer was taking taxes out of my paycheck but not actually paying the taxes, be ready to wait. And yes, my boss told me over and over he paid them and everything was legit but turns out he was lying lol.


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  28. Jeremy
    • Tax Preparer:
      Turbo Tax
    • Date Filed:
      Feb-1
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      AR
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-3
    • Bars:
      What Bars?
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      20220705
    • Cycle:
      Weekly

    So, I’ve pretty much given up on the IRS sending me my refund. I’m done waiting. I had to take out a $900 loan from a bank just so I could pay off what I needed to pay, since the IRS won’t send me my money. I can’t even get through to them at all. I filed on 2/1, accepted on 2/3, and got the delayed message on 2/18. . Been that way since. I received a letter in the mail saying they are reviewing, that was on 4/25, and could take up to 60 days. . That 60 days will be up come June 25th, but I still probably won’t get the money. . They’ll probably find some reason to keep it. . So, i’m just done. Has anyone else been waiting as long as me?


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  29. Round2

    @Girl..whrmyrfnd?:

    Just did how do I tell I see where I have 03-02-22 amended filed with 971 same date code above 971 is 977 sent for processing line above that is 846 refund issued on 02–22 which was my original refund amount and when I got it then above that it has code 768 with date 4-15 and -$****
    Above that is 766 credit to your account-$**** with 04-15-2022 date as well I don’t understand


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  30. Strugglinmommy

    The IRS said they didn’t receive my W2 from my employer. I provided my W2 the congresswoman that has been helping me two weeks ago . I checked my wages transcript and the “missing W2” is now showing . I still have the 570 (03/28/22) & 971 (04/04/22) . Do you think I’ll update at the end of the week with DDD ? Or should I not get my hopes up too high ? I filed 02/18/22


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  31. ValtNC

    @TPerry: Agreed!!! These last two years have been horrible. I waited for my stimulus check for almost 10 months for no reason.


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  32. Girl..whrmyrfnd?

    @Round2: No, i have not updated on the wmar or wmr link. You need to check transcripts.


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  33. RidiculousTaxSeason

    @Lisa in Atlanta: just so you know amended returns are taking on average 16 week’s, that’s 4 months. But most people I know theirs has taken closer to a year to get back. My brother amended his 2020 taxes in may of 2021 and still doesn’t have his return back yet….I’m starting to believe nobody actually works at the IRS anymore…


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  34. Lisa in Atlanta
    • Tax Preparer:
      Turbo Tax
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-27
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      Georgia
    • Bank:
      Netspend
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-27
    • Bars:
      3rd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Mar-25
    • WMR Date:
      Mar-30
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      20220605
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • As of:
      Mar-7
    • Earned Income Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit, W2
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Mar-30

    Well, my daughter and I finally caved in and decided to amend instead of waiting any longer. Now, we wished we have done it sooner, but the “is being processed” just wouldn’t budge.

    She has learned her lesson about filing with last pay stubs. Always wait for your w2’s!!


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  35. TPerry

    @ValtNC: I feel you! It takes so long to get it and now you have to sit and look at it floating around in the bank. My hope is this week is my week. I hate having things lingering on my plate like that.


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  36. ValtNC

    @TPerry: You’re welcome. I just want the bank to release it..and hurry up doing it.


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  37. TPerry

    @Valtnc: thank you! Congratulations


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  38. Sharon. O

    @May: No problem. Good Luck!


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  39. Brandon
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-24
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • State:
      Gs
    • Bank:
      South state bank and trust
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-24
    • Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Jan-26
    • As of:
      Feb-6
    • , Tax Refund Offset
    • , Earned Income Tax Credit

    Has anyone recovery rebate credit been garnished because of child support


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  40. Valtnc

    @TPerry: awesome, hopefully yours comes that way


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  41. May

    @Sharon. O: thank you Sharon hope I doo getting anxious just money is money an needed of money bills don’t want or plans thanks though Sharon will get you updated if change has been made you been so helpful 🙏🏻🫶🏻


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  42. TPerry

    @VALTNC: I’m in a group and I finally saw two other people say they got their amended return via direct deposit. I’d love to get mine that way.


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  43. VALTNC

    @Round2: that website never updated for me. Only the transcripts.


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  44. VALTNC

    Hey guys, just wanted you to know that they ARE direct depositing amended returns. I just saw the pending deposit in my checking account… shocked me. The irs website still has no update; so please continue to check your transcripts. Also, I submitted my amended return on 3/22; they are moving quicker than the 16-20 weeks initially promised for the 2022 tax year.


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  45. Jay7

    @Sharon. O: I looked on my transcript and it did not update. I am still in the waiting game.


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  46. Sharon. O

    @May: 800-829-0582 ext 633. I hope this works for you. It takes some tries but you eventually get through


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  47. Round2

    @ Girl..whrmyrfnd?
    Did you update on where’s my amended return site I amended and was received 3/2 cant see trans nothing on the site? Thanks in advance


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  48. sgorham29
    • Tax Preparer:
      Other
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-24
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      MD
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-25
    • Bars:
      3rd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-18
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle Code:
      20220405
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • As of:
      Mar-21
    • Processing Date:
      Feb-14
    • Tax Refund Offset
    • Injured Spouse

    3rd year in a row my refund is offset, even though I included my form 8379 and filed electronically! can’t get thru on the phone, advocate just calls every couple of weeks to say the IRS has your form, finally contacted congressman, let’s see how that goes. Oh I filed and was accepted Jan 27, 2022 they offset Feb 2, 2022 if they could fix as fast as they take would be great!!!


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  49. Sharon. O

    @May: I can give you the number I have for amended returns. They can just transfer you over if they can’t help. I’m currently at work but will get the number tomorrow


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  50. Sharon. O

    @CG: No. Nothing came back till I updated with a direct deposit date. Had still being processed the whole time


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  51. CG

    @Sharon. O: did you have bars and tax topic with your message, because I don’t


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  52. May

    @Sharon. O: where can I call try 2 number never get through


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  53. Jay7

    @Sharon. O: I’ll try to remember to post tomorrow to let you know if it did.


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  54. Sharon. O

    @Jay7: No problem. Good luck


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  55. MelloDello53
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-6
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      Virginia
    • Bank:
      GO2Bank
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-18
    • Bars:
      2nd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Jan-25
    • WMR Date:
      Jan-28
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle:
      Daily
    • As of:
      Feb-14
    • Processing Date:
      Jan-25
    • 1040, Schedule C, 1099
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Jan-28

    WMAR must be updating cannot logon.


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  56. UCHE11.

    @Girl..whrmyrfnd?: HI did you amend before you received your refund. Thanks


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  57. Jay7

    @Sharon. O: thank you for the response. When people say update on Friday, it made me wonder if they meant Friday as in early Friday morning or Friday night.


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  58. Sharon. O

    @Jay7: Some people say yes but mine have only ever early Friday morning


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  59. Sharon. O

    @May: Yes it should then. U could even call on the 12tj to verify. I know it’s a long wait on hold


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  60. May

    @Sharon. O: hopefully finger crossed 🤞 update on Friday the June 17 because the said by the June 12th they should review my reponse that means by June 17th on transcripts I should have an update right Sharon


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  61. Jay7

    @Sharon. O: do transcripts update on Friday night


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  62. Sharon. O

    @May: No you could be next Friday. That was just how long mine took. I’ve heard of some in one week


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  63. VALTNC

    @Girl..whrmyrfnd?: me too;,now im wondering if it will be direct deposited.


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  64. May

    @Sharon. O: really so that means I will update till the 24th pr July 1st I am a weekly also with cycle code 05


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  65. TPerry

    @Sharon. O: just no rhyme or reason for someone to wait 10 months and another person wait 2 months. At least you have movement. I’ll check my transcripts in the morning to see if they update.


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  66. Girl..whrmyrfnd?

    FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!! updated to ddd 6-15-22. Amended 1-27-22. Waited exactly 20 weeks as indicated.


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  67. Sharon. O

    @TPerry: Ok thanks. I had called and they said it was currently being worked on. The sad thing is I’m still waiting on my 2020 for 10 months now. They said they are both now being worked on so hopefully


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  68. TPerry

    @Sharon. O: Sorry… I meant 4/19


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  69. TPerry

    @Sharon. O: I was a week before you. Mine was accepted 4/29. I’m an 05 code but mine didn’t update this morning. Maybe tonight.


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  70. TPerry

    @ValtNC: that I’m not sure of. On the site it says if you amend, you get a check.


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