Congress Republicans and Democrats are far apart on many details in, but they agree on one thing: Both parties want for per person. But that does not automatically mean that you will qualify for the full amount – or anything at all.
On the Republican side, the proposed, the frontrunner proposal, largely adheres to the guidelines set for , with $ 1,200 earmarked for individuals and $ 500 for addicts. However, the Republican plan adjusts certain requirements, and of course we do not know how their proposal can be changed before it becomes law.
President Donald Trump stressed that the two parties are right at the starting point: “Democrats come with their needs and ask, and Republicans go with theirs. So we discuss that,” Trump said on Tuesday.
Here’s what we know now about who would qualify based on annual taxable income, citizenship, age, marital status and the number of alleged persons. Check back often for new updates.
Who can get a second stimulus check under the HEALS Act?
The Senate Republican HEALS Act would follow the payment guidelines set out in the CARES Act, with a new adaptation for addiction.
“[The bill] includes only a few people who were inadvertently left out of the last one. For the most part, addicts, college and adults, are someone else’s addicts, Senator Chuck Grassley said on Monday.
Here’s who would qualify for a HEALS Act payment:
- An individual living in the United States with an adjusted gross income of less than $ 99,000.
- Head of a household that earns under $ 146,500.
- Couples file together without children and earn less than $ 198,000.
- One depending on any age.
In the CARES Act, the break was to get a $ 500 addiction check at age 16 and younger and students under 24 could not get a check. The Senate proposal would exclude those in prison who had recently died from qualifying for a check. The bill would also prohibit creditors and banks from using the payment to pay off debts.
Who can qualify for a second stimulus check according to the Democrats’ plan?
The largest eligible parameters so far come from the Hero Act, which was proposed by the House of Representatives on 15 May. Although strongly opposed by Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump, we can look to this bill to help frame the conversation about the upper limits of who can qualify for 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.
- SSDI recipients.
- People who are not U.S. citizens and file tax returns, pay taxes, and otherwise follow federal tax laws using an individual taxpayer’s identification number instead of a social security number.
Who did not get a first stimulus check under the CARES Act?
These groups did not meet the requirements for the first payment:
- Individual taxpayers with an adjusted gross income 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 the eligibility requirements be known?
Now that the Senate has presented its proposal with the White House’s commitment, negotiations with the House Democrats can begin. 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.
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