The IRS has a feature available on its web site where you can check the status of your rebate. Visit “Where’s My Stimulus Payment?” and have on hand your legal name, filing status, Social Security number and number of exemptions shown on your 2007 return. You must have filed your tax return at least six weeks prior in order to get an update.
If your information is not available (mine wasn’t), you’ll receive a message telling you to check the Payment Schedule.
Hopefully, this will put some of your questions to rest. I’d love to hear feedback from those of you who have used the site!