July 24, 2021

Congress (finally) passed new stimulus checks — here’s when to expect yours

Following Washington bickering and gamesmanship that dragged on through the spring, summer and fall, Congress finally approved new direct payments to Americans, to help households and the economy weather the financial fallout from COVID-19.

That’s right: It’s the long-awaited second round of “stimulus checks.”

The bill was signed Sunday night, and the IRS says it has already begun distributing the money. But you may find the amount disappointing — and will want to find other relief on your own.

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