Second Stimulus Check? Here Is What You Could Get – Maybe?

Written by Charlie

There is a new bill being voted on that could bring a second stimulus check. Here is what you could get from another stimulus check – even while others are still waiting for the first.

While there are still millions that have not even received their stimulus checks from the first stimulus round, Congress is voting today on a brand new stimulus bill. Here is what you could get from that.

What a New Stimulus Bill Could Bring

$3,000,000,000,000 Stimulus Bill Being Voted On

First of all, it is important to know that this next stimulus bill, if it was signed into law as is, would be the biggest one ever. It is a $3,000,000,000,000 ($3 trillion) stimulus package. This is about a 50% increase over the last stimulus bill so this is no longer talking about about a million here, a million there.

Read: 6 Reasons Your Stimulus Check Could Be Lower and What To Do

There are reports that say the last stimulus package did not do for the economy what lawmakers had hoped for, hence we have a new stimulus bill being voted on.

This one may not pass as quick as the old one as politicians are working things from both ends. But, here is what you could get from this stimulus bill – if it would pass.

This is what the new bill includes (according to this article from Forbes):

  • $200 billion for essential workers to get hazard pay (this would include frontline medical workers)
  • $1 trillion for state, local, and tribal governments to help pay “vital workers like first responders, health workers, and teachers” who could lose their jobs.
  • A second stimulus check for Americans in the amount of $1,200 (this would be a one-time payment as with the first stimulus check). However, instead of $500 for children, families would get $1,200 for each household member up to a max of $6,000.
  • $175 billion in housing assistance to help renters and homeowners with rent, mortgage and utility payments.
  • $75 billion for coronavirus testing, tracing and isolation efforts.
  • An extension of the COVID-19 unemployment program providing that the extra $600 per week benefit would last until January 2021 instead of expiring in July 2020 as it currently stands
  • $25 billion for the US Postal Service

So, What Would You Get With This Proposed Stimulus Bill?

Let’s look past the essential workers (not in disrespect, just for general roundup) and the housing assistance, as well as the unemployment part.

Max of $6,000 Per Household

The bill proposes that the same people who were eligible for the past stimulus check would get $1,200 each this time as well. The major difference would be that, instead of $500 per child, children would get $1,200 for each household member. The maximum per household would be $6,000.

Could Make a Forgotten Group of People Covered This Time

This could fix a big issue with the last bill where people who were age 17 and older yet still “children” for the purpose of their parents’ taxes could not receive their own stimulus amount and the parents could not receive $500 either.

Senate Democrats have their own version which would up the payout to $4,000 for a married couple filing together and $2,000 per child up to $10,000 per household. This would be continued until the coronavirus was ended, plus 3 months.

The House bill would be a one-time payment, similar to last time.

Read: Stimulus Checks Are Going Out – Here is When You Should Get Yours

Will This Stimulus Bill Actually Pass?

This is not a political blog and I do not want to go in that direction – I am just covering this as I have the last one. But, I do want to address some reasons this may not pass – at least as is.

  • This bill would include Individual Taxpayer Identification Number holders – which are people who are in the US without documentation. This is a group of over 4 million people and this current bill would not just give the $1,200 to each of them but would give them the $1,200 from the last bill, retroactively
  • The new bill also includes funding for tracing efforts which many people are against
  • Many earmarks in the bills for programs that Republicans feel are “pet projects” of the Democrats

So, there are many lawmakers that are saying this bill will not pass as is. But, those same lawmakers are also saying there is a need for a new stimulus bill but they need to negotiate on several parts.

This could mean that the payout to taxpayers would stick, or at least be the same as the last bill.

Bottom Line

This new bill is being voted on in the House today. But, it will likely not pass as is in the Senate. Still, there are provisions that could be agreed upon by both parties and be passed into law in the next few weeks – particularly the individual payouts.

For those still waiting for money from the first payout, more checks are going out in the next couple of weeks. Check out the posts below that may have interest for you on the first stimulus checks.

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  • Undocumented workers / Illegal aliens / undocumented immigrants / undocumented foreign national… They are going to get money too?

    • That’s why I listed it first – I believe this would be the chief reason that this bill will not pass as is. It didn’t work the first time, I don’t see it happening the second time, at least through the Senate and signed into law.

      • A Friend of mine got his disability check for the 3rd of May but didn’t get his simlets payment. Can’t find out Why and to find out and this month is all most up

      • I’m Bernard Abedi from Bowling green KY, in Bryant way . I’m writing to you just to let you know that my wife did not receive her stimulus check, and she hasn’t filled out any tax return ever since we got in America.

        Now I’m wondering how she can have stimulus check.
        Her name is Nyota USIA.
        Thank you.

      • How long for next stimulus package
        Is going to second round of stimulus package relief .

      • Yep – and some of their family members tried cashing the actual checks also. And, remember the guy in Indiana that got $8 million? 🙂 Yeah, there are some things that need to be worked out for sure before a new package is sent out!

  • I’m sorry but I think the ppl need the 2,000 month for 6 months that would help them more then anything

    • Of course it would, but then again, only if it is not spend in the wrong way, drugs, al-
      colhol, spending very foolish-
      ly on things that are not what
      the money is intended for.

  • I knew a friend who received 2x stimulus check.Is she allowed to cash in the second one?

  • I filed a joint 2019 tax and I received only $1200 stimulus check which is supposedly $2400 instead.

  • I did not work year 2018 to file a 2018 tax return. I filed a 2019 year tax return and receive letter to verify my identity, which I try to do on-line but was unsuccessfulful, with the COVID lockdown I’m in able to go into an IRS office or speak to a live representative to verify my identity. So what can I do so my tax return can be fully processed so I can get my tax and stimilus checks. And because my tax return not fully processed I’m unable to receive stimulus check.Please I need help ASAP.

  • Will the disability and the retirement people still get another check and will it be the same as the first one?

  • I didn’t get a stimulus check time and i get a Social Security check and I’m upset about it because the IRS said that if anybody claim you on their taxes you want receive a stimulus check, that’s not fair because nobody didn’t know that this pandemic was going to happen, so I think that if another stimulus check comes out we should not be left out

  • I really dont care because several.parents got lied to when they were approve to get the 500.00 for there children and didnt you can’t tell anyone about it either.

  • Why people who works at Retail stores don’t get hazardous pay we on the front lines working around alot of customers half of them don’t even wear masks you can give to any store the employees wearing mask but not the public don’t something wrong with that picture

  • What about the people that didn’t get stimulus because they owed Child Support?

    • So how come every time i try to check my payment fom the irs website, still the same bcuz i receive my first check back in April 24 2020.. And they haven’t change my address too.

  • What about the ones that owe back child support?? We need the money just as bad as the people who owe back taxes and the ones who have student loans that have no intention of paying.. Now don’t get me wrong I agree that I owe the money but my wife shouldn’t be punished by having her stimulus check taken and applied towards my child support

  • If you are social security as a senior citizen and you a medical issue and your daughter claims you do you still eligible for the second stimulus check?

  • I have a payee I get ssi and s s still have not got anything I have had my bank card for years

  • I truly would like to thank you for making things so clear a lot of articles are so confusing sad after the first two or three lines I just stopped reading but because you made it very simple and very clear and very understandable I really appreciate that so thank you

  • My step daughter who is fifteen did not receive a stimulus check. She receives social security as a beneficiary. She also has direct deposit. I don’t know how to go forward. And I am computer illiterate. Any ideas.

  • We need money now we are broke in Alabama they need to pass something. We are grateful for the 12 hurnded that we got we just need one more just a little more help to get through this madness

  • We are so thankful for the help , with the money we were able to get ahead just enough so that we could actually be ok again, with minimum wage in Alabama being at such a low amount , it gets so hard just trying to the pay bills and rarely do we have anything extra , we are so very thankful ! Thank you !

  • Maybe if you would control the money going out to the small business that really needed the money instead of letting the big major corporations eating up all the money. It was supposed to help the little people out with small business they never got it.

  • I’m tired of bailouts when it comes out of the taxpayers money! The American people deserve the $2000, but I don’t agree that each child should get $2000 as well. The parents are the ones supporting them, so give them an extra $1000 for the kids, no illegal immigrants, no Canibis legislation, and no extra money to rich people in blue states. I think, since they keep saying “we’re all in this together” the senators and congressmen should take a pay cut!

  • If they’re non-US citizens they should not get a stimulus check plain and simple
    And I still think that all the government agencies should take a cut in pay for a couple months or so

  • I really support HAZARD PAY for essential workers and frontline medical workers. They deserve $500 per paycheck.

  • I believe people getting 600 every week added to unemployment is not fair some of us had to work every day and we didnt receive anything extra for taking such a big risk! Some of unemployment people are making twice of what we are working somewhere seriously wrong with that!

  • What about People who are Incarcerated?? They’re People too, STILL!! Why aren’t they eligible for the Stimulus Check(s)?? Is that Fair/Right Not to Include them??

  • I think that the people on social security and disability or retirement should get $2400.00 not $1200.00because some of use have to pay for our pills and buy what little food after we pay our rent and our water electric and gas bill so of use do not have money to buy clothes and for the family’s that have kids the should just give them the $500.00

  • If u in ssi do we get a second payment my child haven’t receive anything yet but we very thankful for the help

  • I got an email saying my stimulus had been deposited but yet my balance of my cash app card is zero what do I do?

  • Of course it would, but then again, only if it is not spend in the wrong way, drugs, al-
    colhol, spending very foolish
    on things it was intended for.