Stimulus Check

Second Stimulus Check and Other Benefits. Everything You Need to Know.

Edited: 12/27/2020 to reflect President Trump has signed the bill, making it a law.

A $900 billion economic relief package was signed by President Trump, making it a law, on Sunday December 27, 2020. It includes a number of benefits, including another stimulus check, eviction protections, unemployment benefits and other benefits. 


Eligible taxpayers who filed tax returns for 2019 will automatically receive an economic impact payment of up to $600 for individuals or $1,200 for married couples and up to $600 for each qualifying child 17 years old and under.


  • 调整后的个人总收入不超过$75,000,已婚夫妇提交联合申报表的不超过$150,000的纳税人将获得全额付款。
  • For filers with income above those amounts, the payment amount is reduced by $5 for each $100 above the $75,000 for single filers, $150,000 thresholds for joint filers, and $112.500 for those who filed as head of household.
  • Single filers with income exceeding $87,000 and $174,000 for joint filers with no children are not eligible.
  • Payments will now go automatically to individuals who receive Veterans pension of disability compensation and Social Security benefits.

Do immigrants or mixed-status households qualify?

  • Undocumented immigrants unfortunately are not eligible but their spouses and children are eligible as long as they have Social Security numbers.
  • Mixed-status households with undocumented family members will now receive stimulus checks that they were denied under the first round of legislation
    • Additionally, this new bill also retroactively makes mixed-status families with one Social Security number-holder eligible for the $1,200 per household and $500 per child checks allocated by the CARES Act, which was enacted in late March.


  • The vast majority of people do not need to take any action. The IRS will calculate and automatically send the economic impact payment to those eligible within several weeks of the bill being signed.
  • If the IRS does not have your direct deposit information, there will likely be an opportunity to use the web-based portal for individuals to provide their banking information to the IRS online, so that individuals can receive payments immediately as opposed to checks in the mail. 在这里查看更多信息.


*These answers are based on the previous stimulus payment info

  • 医疗补助。 该付款不算作医疗补助的“收入”。如果您的年龄在65岁以上,是盲人或残障人士,则在您收到该信息后的12个月内,该信息也不会被视为“资源”。换句话说,它不会影响您的医疗补助资格。
  • SSI和SSD。 SSI不会将经济影响付款视为SSI接收者的收入,并且在12个月内将这些付款从资源中排除。
  • 公共援助。 就公共援助而言,刺激付款不算作收入。收款不受一次性规定的约束。付款将在收到的月份和之后的两个月中作为资源排除在外。之后的所有剩余资金将被视为非豁免资源
  • SNAP(食品券)。 就SNAP而言,刺激付款不算作收入。在收到的月份和之后的一个月内,它们是免税资源。之后的所有剩余资金将被视为非豁免资源。
  • VA好处。 就VA目的而言,经济影响付款不算作收入或资产。请务必在收到支票后的12个月内用完支票,因为剩余的刺激性资金将被视为资产。
  • 第8节. Because the stimulus payment is not income, it should not affect someone’s Section 8 share.


Unemployment benefits

  • The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program will be extended for another 11 weeks, until March 14, 2021. The program provides support for Americans who are unable to work due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but do not qualify for traditional Unemployment Insurance (UI
  • There will be an additional $300 payable to claimants under the Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC) supplement program.


  • The bill is expected to extend the nationwide eviction moratorium by one month, through the end of January.
  • There are other housing protections, but its best you call a lawyer to understand your options. Our COVID-19 hotline can help.

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