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Monday, March 8, 2021

Voice: 643-ADRC (643-2372)
TTY Line: 643-0889


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Debit cards are being issued to Hawaii Residents as the Round 2 of Stimulus Funds

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) started to send the second round of stimulus monies, known as Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) to millions of eligible taxpayers.


Eligible Hawaii residents will receive their payment in ONE of the three ways: 1) Direct Deposit into your designated account as stated in your 2019 federal income tax return, 2) Paper check mailed via U.S. Mail from the IRS, or 3) A prepaid Debit card, called the Economic Impact Payment (EIP) card. The prepaid VISA debit card is issued by  MetaBank, N.A.


 “For the community, and especially older adults, it is important to understand that this is not “junk mail” stated Caroline Cadirao, Director of the Executive Office on Aging. To ensure that the mail is legitimate, Ms. Cadirao stated that the EIP cards are being sent in a white envelope that displays the U.S. Department of the Treasury seal. The EIP card has the VISA name on the front of the card, while the back of the card is the issuing bank “MetaBank, N.A.: Each card mailed has instructions on how to securely activate and use the EIP card.


The EIP cards are safe, convenient, and secure. The EIP cards may be used to make purchases online or in stores anywhere VISA debit cards are accepted. You can also get cash from ATMs, transfer funds to your personal bank account, and obtain a replacement EIP card if needed without incurring fees.  You can also check your card balances online, through a mobile app without any fees.  Lastly, the form of payment may differ from the first round of stimulus funds received. In other words, people who received a paper check the last time might receive a prepaid debit card this time.


EOA encourages our kupuna to be on the lookout for the EIP card in the mail! If you have any questions, please contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center at  643-ADRC (2372).





Welcome to the Hawaii Aging and Disability Resource Center

The Hawaii Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) helps older adults, individuals with disabilities, and family caregivers find options for long term supports and services available to them in the State of Hawaii.  The ADRC is a highly visible and trusted source where people of all incomes and ages can turn for information. ADRC staff will help to determine if you are eligible for government paid programs, assist you in finding providers you may pay for yourself, and work with you to develop an individual plan for meeting your future long-term care needs.  The assistance is paid for by the State and Counties (at no cost to you).


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