My mistake was to take them at their word! Yes, it has taken a long time. In fact, now the4y are sending out payments on debit cards. They come in a plain white envelope — and even the IRS has sent out a message warning people not to think they are trash, or promos, and throw them out!
Yes, it is taking a LONG time. But if you qualify based on income, and on not being a dependent on someone elses’s return and not being behind on child support, then YOUR CHECK IS IN THE MAIL!!