Here It Is: Checks Getting Sent Out To Americans, How Much, And When

(Liberty Bell) – You’ve probably heard rumors of the $1,000 checks which will be sent out to every American to help ease the surely serious blow that our efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak will no doubt be to so many working families.

On Wednesday, the Treasury Department said that it would like to start issuing these direct payments to Americans.

They will issue the first checks on April 6th and a second wave sometime in the middle of May.

The total cost of sending out these payments, which you have no doubt been wondering, will cost the American people $500 billion.

“The Treasury plan, which requires approval by Congress, also recommends $50 billion to stabilize the airlines, $150 billion to issue loan guarantees to other struggling sectors, and $300 billion to for small businesses. The plan appears to anticipate that some of the loans would not be repaid,” the Associated Press reported.

The details are for the third coronavirus response bill that lawmakers hope to pass next week. Direct payments would go to U.S. citizens only, and would be “tiered based on income level and family size.” The two payments would be identical, with the second wave starting by May 18.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin explained that the total cost of the full stimulus packaged is expected to be as much as $1 trillion.

Secretary Mnuchin also announced a plan to ease taxes accordingly.

“If you owe a payment to the IRS, you can defer up to $1 million as an individual,” he said, adding that these payments would be “interest-free and penalty-free for 90 days.”

Americans still must file by April 15th, however.

“All you have to do is file your taxes; you’ll automatically not get charged interest in penalties,” Mnuchin explained during a Wednesday coronavirus press briefing from the White House.

The impact of coronavirus-related closures has been severe. According to a new Marist poll conducted for NPR/PBS earlier this week, 18% of adults in the US report having lost their jobs or had their hours reduced due to the pandemic.

The House has already passed a coronavirus spending package which is being taken up by the Senate on Wednesday.

Trump, who has already said he will sign the package once it reaches his desk, began pushing another $850 billion stimulus plan on Tuesday.

“Wednesday’s legislation would speed the delivery of testing for the virus and provide paid sick leave to workers, but the focus in Washington has already moved to development of a far, far larger response bill that would inject hundreds of billions of dollars into the faltering economy, provide relief to shuttered businesses, and help keep airlines from going under,” the AP reported.

Also on Tuesday, Trump said he’s behind direct payouts to Americans.

“I think we’re going to do something that gets money to them as quickly as possible. That may not be an accurate way of doing it. Some people obviously shouldn’t be getting a check for $1,000 but we’ll have an idea at the end of the day what we will be doing,” he said.

“We’re going big,” Trump said. “We want to go big, go solid.”

45 COMMENTS

  1. For those concerned about ‘Citizens Only’; that includes Permanent Resident ‘Citizens’. It says so right there in B&W on their ‘Permanent Resident’ cards. Citizen.
    So, relax, most Permanent Residents have lived, worked and contributed to the US economy for many years and a large majority are or were Canadians.
    Myself included. Over 20 years.
    Having said that, I agree that ‘Illegals’ (Undocumented per PC lingo) should NOT receive those checks. They would have been rounded up and sent back to from whence they came but the DeMafia Party of America wants their votes. That needs to change.
    The only way that things change here is voting IN new officials that are true to their words on the campaign trail.
    We all know it is possible. “Promises made, Promises kept.” Let that be our motto when questioning the running Candidates. ‘What promises have you kept?’ keeping in mind their previous promises made.
    nuff said.

    eof

    • Bloomberg thqe hedgefund $$ Billionaire who ” made” much or even most of his $$$ by way of Commie China & who supports the Commies no matter what they d o- in Hong Kong , in Wuhan , is a more fetid stench , though S0r0s is a sinister evil that always lurks in the shadows

  2. I totally agree with your comment. If you are not a U.S. Citizen you shouldnt be recieving such money that actually can go too someone else that is a citizen.

  3. As of today March 19th, I was hearing the news on TV and they did announce that U.S. Citizens only would benefit from this stimulous package. They did say that if you do make 75,000.00 or less your check will be 1200.00. If you make more than 75,000.00 your check will be smaller. I have worked since i was 18 and im now 58 so im sure i would qualify for a nice package as such. During this horrible crisis that each and every person is going through presently, this money will be coming at a very good time when one needs it the most.

  4. This is all the result of media and political caused hysteria over a problem a few years ago would hardly be mention. Stop this insane panic and allow people to go back to work and the economy will fix its self. This corona virus is no worse than the other viruses out there. The deaths come from getting pneumonia which there other viruses that can cause this. They all have the same characteristic, they lower your immune system to make you more susceptible to pneumonia. It can be the common cold that causes it. So why are we shutting down a whole nation because of it?

    • WHERE WAS THIS KIND OF PANIC DURING H1N1, SARS, MERS, EBOLA ETC? THIS IS ALL HYPE COMING FROM THE DEMOCRATS AND LIBERAL MEDIA IN ORDER TO DAMAGE PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE REST OF THE PEOPLE WHO WILL BE HURT BY THIS BE DAMMED! THE DEMOCRATS KNOW THEY DON’T STAND A CHANCE OF HAVING A PRESIDENT ELECTED IN 2020 AND AFTER TRYING RUSSIA COLLUSION, IMPEACHMENT AND ALL THEIR LIES WITH THE HELP OF THE LIBERAL MEDIA THIS VIRUS WAS A GOD SEND TO THEM AND THEY ARE EXPLOITING IT TO THE FULLEST! ALL OF YOU WHO ARE BEING HURT BY THIS JUST REMEMBER YOU HAVE THE DEMOCRATS AND LIBERAL MEDIA TO THANK!

    • It is so comforting that you have so much medical knowledge about covid-19 and how harmless it is, and how we should just go about spreading it all over the country. Yes sir, you should talk to the WHO, CDC, NIH FDA, all state governors and mayors and all the leaders of every country about your solution to the virus. And especially to the folks in Bergamo, Italy who ignored the sanctions of the virus and have now reaced over 2500 deaths and still counting. Well, as like the saying goes… “ignorance is bliss ” and you are full of bliss.

  5. Never trust the government. Nothing ever gets any better. There is no justice. Those who contributed the most will get the least, pay taxes on it AND have taxes go up next year to pay for this “largesse” on the government’s part. ITS OUR MONEY, not the government’s.

  6. I am 83 and my monthly checks from SS still put me in the poverty level will I be getting any checks at all after all I worked and paid taxes for over 70 years so l should receive some of it back or at least get a better raise in my monthly allowance Getting tired of over draft notices from my bank that cost 35.00$ each time not enough to go around?

  7. The stimulus that will be given out…does that include senior citizens where the only income they have is social security? The cost of food,gas,heating fuel ,mortgage payments,taxes,and prescription medicines make it almost impossible to make ends meet..my husband and I live on $2800 a month.SOME HELP would be so appreciated.

    • Try living on under $800! Trade labor as caregiver for rent. Liberal idiot destroyed my car because of piece of political mail on passenger seat of it! Low end of fair credit score no one willing to approve car loan. Late 60’s bad ankle & knees back on a bicycle again, a donated but too small. Always $100 on credit card until Social Security check comes middle of month, bills all due 1st of month! Hours too irregular to work without car!

  8. The Dems are always so concerned about raising wages but always forget that the Americans who worked all their lives and built this country have to go without food to afford other necessities of life!!! The Social Security system needs to be fixed so retirees don’t become shut-ins because they can’t afford to go out!!!

  9. This is insane. Not every American needs a check, let alone two. It should be means tested to focus on laid off workers, fired employees, the poor and suchlike. I don’t have the figures to determine but the rich and large corporations won’t profit from a mere $1000, even twice. Let’s see the Oval and Treasury put together a rational plan to spend such a large amount of money, not willynilly pay the public where fatcats don’t need it.

  10. Don’t get too pumped up folks! Senior Citizens will not be entitled to this stimulus package, since there SS is a fixed income. In other words, your Income has not been changed, you have not been burden by this crisis. For those who have never worked and collect welfare or government assistance will be entitled, including Illegals! Sorry to the bearer of bad news….

    • I think you have it wrong with regard to Seniors. If you work a job and you’re salaried, that’s fixed income also. Besides I don’t think they have the means to distinguish between fixed and not fixed. A few years ago we were given checks and EVERYONE got a check. Better check that bad news of yours.

  11. My housemate and I both receive our SS and pensions from working for over 50 years each. COVID19 hasn’t changed our income, but younger family members are hurting due to job cutbacks.
    Housemate has multiple medical issues and her insurance has high copays so a little extra will offset the copays. Next insurance signup she’s dumping Humana & going to AARP United Healthcare.
    Long to short, we all have valid reasons a little extra at this time would help and Pelosi needs replaced with a speaker that has a bit of empathy for others.

  12. Anyone that is NOT a LEGAL citizen should not receive anything! If the illegals can’t pay their bills or buy food they should leave! I’m sick of our tax money being spent on people that don’t belong here.

    • My wife is a legal permanent resident, not a citizen and has been working and paying taxes here for 10 years. She has contributed more than most citizens, shouldn’t she be eligible ?

    • They(government) has already said repeatedly that the stimulus money’s will only go to U.S. citizens only, no illegals.

    • To add most of the illegals do not pay taxes or a fair share. If everyone was paying taxes like they should it makes you wonder how it could reduce the deficit. You can bet there will be a lot of checks going to those that are still working and those that are collecting welfare and unemployment before the Coronavirus. There needs to be a plan In place to make sure the checks go to those unemployed or lost work due to virus. Not sure exactly how that would work but just giving my opinion on the matter. The better the govt. manages the funds will help in economic recovery.

      Ex Vet and Patriot

    • I totally agree with your comment. If you are not a U.S. Citizen you shouldnt be recieving such money that actually can go too someone else that is a citizen.

  13. AMERICANS WE HAVE TO TAKE BACK OUR AMERICA FROM THE EVIL CRIMINAL ACTS OF DEMOCRATS………………………..TO SOLVE AMERICAS PROBLEMS MAKE THIS CHOICE WE THE PEOPLE’ HAVE THE POWER OF OUR VOICES AND OUR VOTES, TO VOTE OUT THE ENTIRE LYING,CORRUPT, TREASONOUS DEMOCRAT PARTY COME NOV 2020, VOTE TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN AND TO END ALL CORRUPTIONS IN WASHINGTON GOVERNMENT
    “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20).

  14. Anything at all would be a Godsend. SS just don’t cut the mustard and, that’s all that I have to live on (take care of my housing, food, car, clothing toiletries,health, medical, etc.)

    • So right. But of course the well known NY socialist Schumer says “then what” not r
      ealizing that the difference for some of us is pay a bill or eat.

    • This is not even taking into account how many places will raise prices to help compensate them on lost income also. SS really should be totally revamped. A good start would be to make congress equal to the rest of us – no more golden pensions, they go onto SS when they are old enough to qualify and that’s that. This is stupid how we let them vote themselves these perks they get. Everything from these pensions, to free health care, getting to vote themselves raises. Time to make them employees like the rest of us who don’t own our own business (which they don’t). The government is not their personal piggybank. It’s our money they are spending – and let us not forget those trips they take supposedly for business. I’m willing to bet they do not need to go to all those foreign countries. We all have internet – they can conference chat and save us the money, not to mention the climate that they so worry about when it doesn’t affect their lives.

    • My wife and I are 70 and on a fixed income and because of some good decisions we made 40+ years ago we are not in bad shape.
      That said, the rising costs caused by the governments’ actions are taking a pretty damn good-sized bite out of our budget.
      While the extra money would be welcomed I would rather that they give a little more to people like my daughter and granddaughter that have been laid off because the governor shut down the business that they work for.

  15. American tax funds should never go to ILLEGAL ALIENS. No matter where they squat, they are not Americans and should never get benefits paid for by LEGAL, law abiding citizens of the US.

    • Marlene, you too are so correct. First priority for tax money should always be to citizens.
      The only option for us is to vote out the socialists and communists before it is too late.

    • In all fairness, not even legal residents – just citizens and like the article said, it would take into account the size of the family and income. So, the poor should be getting more than those having more and thus have (hopefully) savings to help them thru this mess. There is way too much panic due to the media. Look at the numbers. Less than 1%, not even a fraction of 1% have been affected by this virus. Many more were affected in previous “disaster infections” and we didn’t do anywhere near this much of overkill. But, it is what it is and so life is interrupted for whatever time they decide. Maybe we should demand congress quarantine themselves and not travel back and forth from DC. Either stay in DC or stay at home. Might save our government some money. But with congress, it’s always “do as I say, not as I do”

  16. Take money from one pocket and put it in the other. It’s still taxpayer money. Remember the previous “stimulus” checks, which were actually an “advance” on your refund from the next year. $800 check, owe $800 more in taxes the next April…

  17. I am the same way. I am 70 and get S.S. But also try to do Medical Transcribing on the side now with Dr’s offices and the hospitals shut down there is nothing

  18. I have not doubt those on welfare will be getting the biggest amount of checks. Doubling what tax payers are already giving them. I’m also positive that a lot of illegals will also be getting the biggest check they are going to give out.

    Seniors which I am and my husband may not be getting anything because we are seniors and they want to give it to those who are younger with children or those not married and working.
    There is really no way to control who gets what but when I listen to all they are saying in there briefings this is what I am hearing so let’s. It get all excited
    Also will those getting a check have to pay taxes on it like the last stimulus check that was given out.

    Just asking

    • He first said all Americans now it’s by size of family’s and may seniors won’t get But we are Americans

    • Seniors have not been officially excluded, so that is not a given. Illegals are officially excluded. What better way to drain the illegals from all our jobs than to shut it all down and thereby remove the motivation to squat here? I have competed with them for work for decades and I’m damn tired of it and them with their attitude of entitlement. I hope this means goodbye for the vast majority of illegals. I say this not out of racism, but from an economic standpoint.

  19. Will this check being sent include Seniors, since so many seniors only have Social Security as an income. They should be as entitled as any other American. I feel chances are that people who are Welfare recipients and don’t even work will be getting checks.

    • An excellent and interesting observation, there, Linda! It makes me wish that I had thought of it myself! I’d like to be able to make a prediction as to who gets what, but I can’t.

    • LInda; I have the same question.

      I’m 70 and on S.S. I have a small machine shop but haven’t had work for over a month. My wife works with me as well. Those checks would sure help us.

    • I am 72 on SS and widowed with no one to share expenses. Plus I have been helping my disabled niece with disinfectants, food, rx’s and masks and related covid items out of pocket. I go without some food and meds etc to help her stay alive. So having worked 56 years i could use some of my many years of contributions to offset this unexpected devastation.

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