Second stimulus check: How much money could you get?
Republicans and Democrats are working out the final details of the fourth and final stimulus relief package with a deadline of 7 August looming, though that could be extended.
Today is, in principle, the last day for Congress to come up with the fourth and final stimulus relief package to give a boost to the hard-hit American economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. So far there are three formal bills on the table being discussed, but what is not clear is if Republicans and Democrats can come to an agreement.
This was the first bill that was proposed back in May and it went through the House of Representatives, but since it is a Democrat-drafted bill the Republicans called it ‘Dead on Arrival.’ Under this bill eligible individuals (determined by Adjusted Gross Earnings) would receive a second stimulus check worth $1,200 and families $2,400. Also this bill would have given families an additional $1,200 for each independent, with a maximum total of a payment of $6,000.
This is a Republican drafted bill that was introduced towards the end of July and among other measures it will give the same amount of money as the HEROES Act to families and individuals. The only difference is that families will only get $500 for each dependent.