You need to contact the IRS either using your computer or calling them. There might have been a problem with your return and you need to fix it. If you did it electronic you would have received a confirmation number to use to check the status of your claim. Using the IRS web site allows you to check using your Ssi number also.
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Last edited at 7:34AM on 7/13/2013
You'll get to apply for refund at http://www.irs.gov/Refunds. Once the IRS has received your e-filed income tax return, you should be issued your refund in less than 21 calendar days. You can always make follow-up from the same website.