Now that another work week has passed without taking care of the next, a big question loom: And if it does, how will the qualifications change from to the next?
Washington lawmakers seem to agree that more people should get oneworth up to , but the bay is wide between Republican and Democratic proposals. The wants to include a group that was left out for the first time, while the Hero Act (which was passed in the House of Representatives in May and sat cold in the Senate) is trying to make more people eligible.
Below we look at the highlights infor clues as to who may or may not be included at the end, if an agreement is reached. This story was recently updated.
Who would get a stimulus check if the HEALS Act was passed?
If the HEALS Act becomes law, it would largely replicate the payment entitlement set out in the CARES Act, with a new contribution for dependence:
- An individual living in the United States with an adjusted gross income, or AGI, of less than $ 99,000
- A head of a household earning under $ 146,500
- A couple files together without children and earns less than $ 198,000
- One depending on any age
Under the CARES Act, the break to get a $ 500 addiction check was age 16 and younger; students under the age of 24 were not eligible for a check. The Republican proposal would exclude those in prison and people who recently died from qualifying for a checkup. The bill would also prohibit creditors and banks from using the payment to pay off debts.
Hero law’s vision of stimulus control justification
The Democratic proposal would offer broader eligibility parameters in the Hero Act, which was put forward by the House of Representatives on 15 May. Although Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump oppose the plan, we can look at this bill to see the democratic position at the upper limits of who can qualify in a broad proposal:
- Individuals who earned less than $ 99,000 according to the adjusted gross income from their taxes for 2018 or 2019 (depending on what was last filed)
- Students, family members over 17, disabled relatives and taxpayers’ parents
- Families of up to five people for a $ 6,000 cap per family
- SSDI receiver
- Individuals who are not U.S. citizens but file tax returns, pay taxes, and otherwise comply with federal tax laws using an individual taxpayer’s identity number instead of a social security number
Here’s who did not get a stimulus check with the CARES Act
Under the CARES Act, which became law in March, these groups are excluded from receiving the first payment:
- Individual taxpayers with one over $ 99,000
- Managers for households with an AGI over $ 136,500
- Married couple with an AGI over $ 198,000
- Children over 16 and students under 24
- Non-resident aliens as defined by the US Government
When will Congress reach an agreement on eligibility requirements?
While Republican and Democratic negotiators meet daily to work out the details of the new stimulus package, the two sides are far apart. If they reach an agreement soon, the House of Representatives and the Senate can still vote next week on the bill.
To give negotiators more time to reach an agreement, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have pushed back the beginning of their House’s August breaks. After the parties have reached an agreement, the stimulus proposal does not enter into force until the president signs it into law.
And even if we do not know for sure until the two sides agree on the next stimulus package, we have a good idea.
For more, here’s what we know about. We also have information about , , and .
Julie Snyder and Shelby Brown contributed to this report.