The wife and I have our SS direct deposited into our US bank account. When we first heard about the stimulus checks, I looked on Google and it said we didn't have to do anything and we would receiving the money. I got my $1200 by direct deposit in July, and the wife received hers by check in the mail today. She sent the check by EMS to our daughter who will deposit it into our US bank. Not sure when the check was sent. No date on the envelope or the check. So, for us anyway, the system is working, just slow.