October 22, 2020

Your second stimulus check just moved another step nearer

It’s been over six months since President Donald Trump signed the law that provided most Americans with a $1,200 payout to relieve financial pain from the coronavirus and stimulate the sinking U.S. economy.

And it’s been almost as long since the battle began over whether there would be another round of so-called stimulus checks.

But now, the U.S. House — led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi — has passed a new $2.2 trillion aid package that includes not only more direct payments but also a revival of the beefed-up unemployment benefits that expired in July. The White House has offered a counterproposal.

From the hospital where he’s being treated for COVID-19, the president tweeted to the negotiators on Saturday, “OUR GREAT USA WANTS & NEEDS STIMULUS. WORK TOGETHER AND GET IT DONE. Thank you!”

Here’s what we currently know about when or if you’ll get additional COVID cash from the government.

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