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Why is my payout blocked?

In an effort to keep security at Patreon a top priority, we now place a temporary hold on creator payouts after a number of actions are performed on a creator's account.

You will encounter a 5-day payout hold if you:

- update your payout method

or

- Process over $10,000 without having filled out your W-8 form. 

You will receive an email with more detail, including the specific time that the payout lock will be released in PST. 

NOTE: If your payout is blocked at midnight on the 5th, your automatic payout will not process, so you will want to manually payout your funds. 

As these are measures in place to ensure the security of payouts for creators, we will not be able to remove holds early. 

 

Have other questions related to receiving payments on Patreon? You may find an answer here!

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