Shortly after announcing the $900 billion economic relief package on Sunday night, President Trump called for the $600 stimulus checks to be increased to $2,000 per person.
On Dec 28th the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass a bill increasing the stimulus checks to $2,000—which received a required two-thirds majority vote of the members to pass in the chamber.
However, the fate of the $2000 stimulus payment remains uncertain as Senators opposing the bill are expected to override this proposal during a final vote potentially coming on January 1, 2021.
How much stimulus will Americans receive, and when?
It’s no surprise that millions of Americans could use the larger stimulus check. A recent TransUnion study found that 40% of households are depending on the prospect of another stimulus check to help pay their bills and cover other essential needs—such as food and housing.
On Dec 29th the Treasury Department started to send out stimulus payments up to $600 to qualifying individuals.
It’s expected that recipients of Social Security (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability (SSDI) will receive the first wave of payments issued, as long as banking and contact information with the IRS is up to date.
What happens if the $2,000 stimulus bill is approved?
If the increase to $2,000 is approved, and you have already received your $600 payment, the government would issue an additional payment of $1,400 per person on top of what was already distributed.
Although Senate officials are doubtful the $2,000 increase will be approved, political dynamics are in flux and many experts are encouraging Americans to not rule out the potential for this stimulus increase.
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