Second stimulus check: Who’s eligible for $600? What about dependents? When will it arrive?

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Second stimulus check: Who's eligible for $600? What about dependents? When will it arrive?
U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is seen at the U.S. Capitol at night after negotiators sealed a deal for COVID aid Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Washington. Top Capitol Hill negotiators sealed a deal Sunday on an almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic aid bundle, lastly delivering long-overdue assist to businesses and individuals and providing cash to ship vaccines to a nation eager for them. (AP Photograph/Jose Luis Magana. AP

Congress is moving towards approval for a second spherical of COVID-19 stimulus funds, half of a bigger invoice that includes extra funds for the unemployed and companies.

The textual content of the $900 billion legislation hasn’t been released however is ready to incorporate direct funds of as much as $600 for eligible adults – $1,200 for married {couples} – together with $600 per dependent baby. The funds for adults are half that of the first spherical of stimulus checks, when adults obtained as much as $1,200 every, or $2,400 for married {couples}. The brand new settlement pays $100 extra for dependents, up from $500 previously.

Particular income standards for the second round hasn’t been launched nevertheless it likely to follow March’s CARE Act, which gave full amounts to adults incomes $75,000 or much less or {couples} with annual incomes of $150,000 or less. Stimulus payments went down incrementally for these incomes above those levels, dropping $5 for each $100 earned over the earnings thresholds.

When will the second checks arrive?

It took about two weeks after the last stimulus package was passed for funds to start arriving. The actual invoice still awaits approval with the Home set to vote today, adopted by the Senate. Christmas Eve (Thursday, Dec. 24) is a federal holiday this year, as is Christmas Day (Friday, Dec. 25), reducing the workweek brief followed by one other abbreviated schedule for New Years’.

Holidays apart, the IRS officials previously stated distribution of a second spherical of stimulus checks would likely move faster than before.

In August, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the ITS could get “50 million payments really quickly.”

“A variety of it into people’s direct accounts,” he stated.

People who have direct deposit info on file with the IRS will receive their payments first, adopted by those that obtain paper checks.

CNET has a calendar of possible distribution dates. You can see that here.

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