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.
- 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. 在這裡查看更多信息.
*These answers are based on the previous stimulus payment info
- 醫療補助。 該付款不算作醫療補助的“收入”。如果您的年齡在65歲以上，是盲人或殘障人士，則在您收到該信息後的12個月內，該信息也不會被視為“資源”。換句話說，它不會影響您的醫療補助資格。
- SSI和SSD。 SSI不會將經濟影響付款視為SSI接收者的收入，並且在12個月內將這些付款從資源中排除。
- 公共援助。 就公共援助而言，刺激付款不算作收入。收款不受一次性規定的約束。付款將在收到的月份和之後的兩個月中作為資源排除在外。之後的所有剩餘資金將被視為非豁免資源
- SNAP（食品券）。 就SNAP而言，刺激付款不算作收入。在收到的月份和之後的一個月內，它們是免稅資源。之後的所有剩餘資金將被視為非豁免資源。
- VA好處。 就VA目的而言，經濟影響付款不算作收入或資產。請務必在收到支票後的12個月內用完支票，因為剩餘的刺激性資金將被視為資產。
- 第8節. Because the stimulus payment is not income, it should not affect someone’s Section 8 share.
- 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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