The proposals for who may or may not qualify for a second stimulus check are dizzying.
We know that the Senate will be “looking at another direct payment” when the new session starts on Monday, that much is clear. Among other things, the debate will center on how big a second stimulus check could be and who will (or won’t) qualify to get it.
Even if you received the first stimulus check for the maximum amount of $1,200, you won’t automatically qualify for a second payment. Those requirements could be aimed at people who are currently unemployed or earn relatively low incomes, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said last week.
Eligibility is likely to be determined by citizenship, income limit, age, marital status and number of dependents in the household; these parameters could become either broader or more narrow in a second stimulus check. The first direct payment limited how many dependents you could claim and set an age limit for qualifying children (more below).
Keep reading for all of the current information regarding another economic impact payment. And here’s when we think the IRS could send the first batch of new stimulus checks, if they happen. This story is updated frequently.
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