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Pending payments will be in the "Unclaimed" status, meaning that the recipient hasn't received or accepted it.
There are a few reasons why your payment might be pending. 1. The recipient hasn’t signed up for a PayPal account yet. 2. You sent money to an email address or phone number that the recipient hasn’t added to their PayPal account. As soon as they add this information to their account, they will receive your payment. 3. The recipient is still deciding whether they want to accept your payment. 4. The recipient hasn't confirmed their bank account.
If your payment is unclaimed/pending for 30 days or your payment was denied or refunded, you’ll get your money back.
Otherwise, if the above information isn't your case, it's possible that the payment is processed as an eCheck and we're waiting for the bank to clear the payment before it gets credited to the recipient's account.
Hope they already have the funds available by now.