Could dependents receive more than double the money with the third stimulus check?

On Saturday, the House, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, passed President Joe Biden’s $ 1.9 trillion stimulus package that is now being discussed by the Senate. How much would dependents receive if the bill is approved as it is written now?

Democrats, who have a majority in Congress, and who have chosen to pass the bill through budget reconciliation, with no need of republican support, aim to pass the $ 1.9 trillion stimulus bill by March 14, as this is the date the $ 300 bonus unemployment benefit expires. How much would the dependents receive if this happens?

The House of Representatives has already passed the bill that includes a third round of stimulus checks of $ 1,400 for individuals and dependents. If the Senate also approves it and President Biden signs it, the check could begin shipping to eligible households in mid-March.

A big difference that this third stimulus check has is that, not only will dependents of any age receive it, but also, families could receive much more money than with the first two checks.

In the new relief package, all dependents of all ages will receive a check for $ 1,400, which is more than double the amount eligible dependents received with the second stimulus check.

In previous rounds, money was only given to dependents under the age of 17, and the first stimulus check gave $ 500 for each child, while the second check gave $ 600.

This means that for a family of 4, with an adolescent and a young child, during the second round they received only $ 1,800 ($ 600 for each parent and $ 600 for the young child), while with the third stimulus check they received only $ 1,800. The same family would receive $ 5,600 dollars ($ 1,400 for each member).

As we already mentioned, the Senate has yet to approve the new stimulus package, so there could still be changes, but if this point is not modified, this is how much dependents would receive.

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