The Senate and the House of Representatives left for in-depth study until after Labor Day, which is possibly a lecture forin pause until they return on September 8th. But this weekend, calls were seen from both sides . But the uncertain calendar sets your timeline for getting one – including the most – placed in a queue. Until negotiations resume, we do not know how the qualifications may vary from the first incentive payment to the second.
One way your family could benefit from a second payment round is through a provision in. This would eliminate an age restriction that prevented a large number of children between the ages of 17 and 24 from counting on the family’s total payment round. At the same time – which the Senate never formally raised or vetoed after the Democratic House approved it in May – promotes even broader eligibility requirements.
If you still have questions about who could be considered for a second round of stimulus checks (and who passed last time), you can read on for everything we know right now. We update this story frequently as new information becomes available.
Qualifications under the Republican Plan HEALS Act
While negotiations on a new bill are currently being halted, Republicans are using theirsfor negotiations. If the part of the HEALS law dealing with a second financial payment becomes law, it would largely replicate the entitlement to payment set out in the now repealed CARES law, with a new contribution for dependence.
Here is an overview of what we could see:
- An individual living in the United States with one , at 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 interruption to obtain a $ 500 dependency check was age 16 and under; students under the age of 24 were not eligible for a check. The Republican proposal would exclude people in prison and people who have recently died from qualifying for a check. The bill would also prohibit creditors and banks from using the payment to pay off debts.
The Democrats’ vision for who gets a stimulus check
Democratic negotiators are in part using the Hero Act, adopted by the House of Representatives on May 15, as their basis for debate. Even if the Senate Republicans and the President oppose the plan, we can look at this bill to see the democratic position on the upper limits of who can qualify in a broad proposal:
- Individuals who earned less than $ 99,000 according to from their 2018 or 2019 taxes (depending on what was last filed)
- Students, family members over the age of 17, disabled relatives and taxpayers’ parents
- Families of up to five people, for a hat of 6,000 dollars 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 identification number instead of a social security number
Who did not receive a stimulus control according to the CARES Act
For payments approved under the CARES Act, which became law in March, these groups are excluded from receiving the first check:
- 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 Congress decide who is eligible?
Right now, the timeline for discussions is up in the air. Talks between Republican and Democratic negotiators about the new stimulus package stopped, but the two sides have signaled their willingness to take up the debate. With the Senate on hiatus until after Labor Day, the chances of an agreement in August seem unlikely, but an agreement in September is now in the picture. 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 come together on the next stimulus package, we have a good idea, if a new bill passes.
For more, here’s what we know about. We also have information about , , and .
Shelby Brown contributed to this report.