WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government is sending financial help to millions, but the timing of those payments may vary.

The government expects to begin making payments to millions under the new stimulus law in mid-April, but some people without direct deposit information may not get checks until mid-August or later.

A document from the House Ways and Means Committee says the IRS will make about 60 million payments to Americans through direct deposit in mid-April, likely the week of April 13.

The IRS has direct deposit information for these individuals from their 2018 or 2019 tax returns. Paper checks will be issued, starting May 4, but could take up to 20 weeks.