Who Gets What & When From The Stimulus Package

What Kind Of Payments Are Included In The Stimulus Bill?

Congress and the White House have reportedly agreed on a $2 trillion stimulus bill that includes direct payments to Americans.  So what kind of payments can we expect?

The bill includes payments of $1200 for single adults, $2400 for married couples, and $500 for each child under the age of 17. This would apply to people who make less than $75,000  a year or $150,000 for couples.

Everyone who earns less than $99,000 per year will qualify for some sort of payment that includes about 90 percent of Americans.  Those who earn more than $75,000 per year will see reduced payments.

As for how soon the checks will be sent out, it could be anywhere from two to six weeks - likely faster for those who have filed their taxes electronically.

The bill also includes a clause for an additional limited $600 week bump in unemployment benefits and an additional 13 weeks of benefits.


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