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$1,400 stimulus boost with American Relief Plan

Big plans are being laid out by lawmakers that include a more substantial third stimulus check for Americans.
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As many Americans still feel the financial effects of the #coronavirus pandemic, new lawmakers are setting the stage for robust and fast-acting pandemic relief programs designed to target those in most need.

What is the American Rescue Plan?

The American Rescue Plan, introduced by President Biden last week, is a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief planning document that attempts to cover American needs in areas of:

  1. public health and vaccines,
  2. relief program funding, and
  3. an additional round of direct cash payments.

Unlike previous proposals Americans have become accustomed to seeing, like the CARES Act, the American Rescue Plan isn’t a document that congress will directly vote on.

The plan, however, sets a blueprint for the programs America’s newly-elected President plans to propose in the form of one or more bills after stepping into office. The American Rescue Plan outlines not only how much money the included programs would cost, but how much money could be allocated to each program.

How does this plan relate to a third stimulus check?

The American Rescue Plan program that offers the most direct relief to Americans is the proposal for another round of stimulus checks. Those who originally supported a $2k stimulus payment to Americans were disappointed when a $600 payment was instead approved. An additional payment could supplement the difference for Americans who need a larger payment to stay afloat financially.

How large could payments be?

The American Rescue Plan calls for a $1,400 base payment per person, which would make it the largest relief payment disbursed to Americans during the pandemic, if approved. The payment of $1,400 is an intentional effort to deliver on the original proposed relief payment of $2k when added together with the $600 Americans received in December 2020 and January 2021.

While the American Rescue plan doesn’t specify how much families will receive for dependents, it does expand family pay for qualified dependents to include dependent adults, like college students living at home or permanently disabled adults cared for by the family, for instance. Regardless, single Americans and families would receive much more under this plan than what they just received through the previously passed stimulus bill.

Why build a new relief plan so soon?

Particularly when it comes to the amount of checks disbursed to Americans, many felt that the second pandemic relief program did not provide enough support and financial assistance to Americans. As a result, this plan attempts to fill in gaps felt in the previous bill. Notably, this plan is an expensive proposal at $1.9 trillion, however backers say this price tag is necessary to stimulate the American economy long-term and pull American families back from the brink of financial collapse.

With changes in governance and new energy behind pandemic relief spending, some believe this plan is likely to generate a bill that has a chance to pass quickly, while others would still oppose more government spending overall.


What do you think? Should there be an additional stimulus payment of $1,400?

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Mariette Vil

Hello

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Maryjanr Parry

I am retired now but worked very hard for years and never asked for help. I am having medical problems been hospitalized quite a bit and need help paying these bills. Thank you so much.

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Katherine Stoneman

Stimulus doesn't replace job. Jobs replace jobs. Post office is hiring

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Sonja Keene

Can I receive a stimulus check I never received the first two I get emails all the time saying I have a stimulus check in the amount of 1200.00 in my name I have emailed them but no response back what do I need to do

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Walter Simmons

I don't know why I haven't received my one and I work in a facility where they have the virus at and I'm working in the red zone so what I have not received not one that is not fair

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Antoinette Collinson

Prayers

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Ronald Allen

Like to now when will we get the next one still whating for it

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Roger Vincent

SERIOUSLY YES. I Roger W Vincent is asking nicely to receive a UnEmployment check for only $29,k or $19,987.98 To seriously help me get my Missouri Clay County Court overdew bill paid out & My 2 Atturny,s overdew loan bill paid out this month & be able to get my self my very owen transpertation to new Employment intervews &new Employment income pay role this JUne 3oth.IT IS INPORTIN TO ME.

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Michael Sherer

We never received any relief checks we figured since I was laid off it went to pay taxes, we are so behind due to this COVID how do we get help and our relief checks #1,#2 & #3 please help

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Janice Ross

As an older retired person living on my limited income a 3rd check would be most helpful! Thank you!

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