August 12, 2020 - Douglas Myser

Who gets a check in new stimulus bill. A second set of direct checks could be sent to Americans is Congress includes further payments in their next stimulus bill. But some lawmakers are voicing concerns that their constituents had trouble receiving the first payments. Meanwhile, other Americans, such as older dependents or those married to non-citizens, weren't eligible for the money. Here's how the government could look to patch those gaps. All eyes are on Congress to see what they will include in the next coronavirus stimulus bill. That could include a second set of stimulus checks. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, said that lawmakers want to send another round of direct payments to Americans. For some that could mean a new chance at the first $1200 payments. Who gets a check in new stimulus bill.

To date about160 million payments totaling $270 billion have been sent in "record time", Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said at a congressional hearing last week. But some Americans were excluded from that first set of payments. That included dependents ages 17 and up, including college students and disabled adults. Americans who filed their income taxes jointly with non-citizens spouses were also left out of the money. Now, efforts are underway to get missing money into the hands of those who should have received checks. Some lawmakers are hoping to use the upcoming legislation to help fill in some of those holes.

During the House Committee on Small Business hearing last week. several lawmakers pointed out th Mnuchin that their constituents were still waiting for their relief checks.  In his response, Mnuchin said the fact that eligible Americans are still waiting is "inexcusable." "All of these one-offs, I am sympathetic, because these are real people who want their checks," Mnuchin said. At the same time, he said, efforts are underway to correct the debit card issue. Those priorities will be clearly handled going forward. Americans need money to keep paying bills, including taxes, so they don't need Tax Resolution.