Both sides of the aisle agree that a second direct payment should be made, even though the democratically-drafted Heroes Act (passed in the House of Representatives in May) offers more than three times the financial support and broader eligibility requirements than the GOP’s.
“We said we were going to fall a trillion. They are increasing by a trillion. Meet us halfway and we will be able to reach an agreement that meets the needs of the American people,” House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday on Fox News. “We have to agree. We have to meet halfway.”
Here is howcompares. Read on to see if you might fall into the eligibility requirements, which are likely to be set out in a final invoice (if any). This story is updated often.
Who would get a stimulus check if the HEALS bill is passed?
There may be more discussion of stimulus relief in the coming week. If the HEALS Act became law, it would largely replicate the solvency set out in the previous CARES Act with a new dependent allowance:
- A single U.S. citizen with an Adjusted Gross Income, or AGI, less than $ 99,000
- A householder making less than $ 146,500
- A married couple filing together with no children and making less than $ 198,000
- One depending on each age
Under CARES, the limit for receiving a dependent check of $ 500 was 16 years and under. Students under the age of 24 were not eligible for a check. The Republican proposal would exclude those in prison and those who have recently died from qualifying for a check. The bill would also prohibit creditors and banks from seizing the payment to settle debts.
The Heroes Act’s vision of stimulus check fitness
The Democratic proposal provides broader approval parameters in the Heroes Act, put forward by the House of Representatives on May 15. While the Senate Republicans and the President oppose the plan, we can focus on this bill to see the Democratic position at the ceilings of who might qualify for a sweeping proposal:
- Individuals who made less than $ 99,000 based on Adjusted Gross Income from their taxes for 2018 or 2019, whichever was most recently filed
- Students, dependents over 17, disabled relatives and parents of taxpayers
- Families of up to five people for a limit of $ 6,000 per family
- SSDI receiver
- Individuals who are not U.S. citizens but who file tax returns, pay taxes, and otherwise comply with federal tax law use a unique tax identification number instead of a Social Security number
Here’s who didn’t get a stimulus check with the CARES Act
Under the CARES Act, which came into force in March, these groups were excluded from receiving the first payment:
- Individual taxpayers with one over $ 99,000
- Heads of household with an AGI greater than $ 136,500
- Married couples with an AGI greater than $ 198,000
- Children over 16 years and students under 24 years
- U.S. Government Non-Resident Aliens
When will Congress reach an agreement on the admission requirements?
The schedule for further discussions is currently still in the air. While Republican and Democratic negotiators have met daily to work out the details of the new stimulus package, the two sides remain far apart. If talks resume and an agreement is reached, the House and Senate could still vote on the bill next week.
Because of this, Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have postponed the start of the August recess in their chambers. After the sides reach an agreement, the stimulus plan will not take effect until the president signs it into law.
And although we won’t know for sure until the two sides come together on the next stimulus package, we have a good ideawhen a new bill goes.
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Julie Snyder and Shelby Brown contributed to this report.