Here’s who doesn’t qualify for upcoming COVID-19 stimulus check
Some changes have been made to the qualifications for the second round of COVID-19 stimulus testing.
There are some changes to the qualifications for the second round of stimulus checks that will reach the American people in the coming weeks.
The package bill for the payments of $ 600 per person has been passed by Congress despite pushing the White House and others to change its content and increase the payments to $ 2,000.
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Many students are not eligible for the next round of payments, or for immigrants without a social security number. During the first stimulus tests, immigrants with an ITIN or individual tax identification number could receive a check.
In addition, families with mixed immigration status, that is, a spouse who is an immigrant, receive the payments. This is a new development from the previous CARES law.
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The changes are seen as a victory for America's immigrants.
"In times of great crisis, our nation should come together in unity to recognize shared sacrifice and challenge," Thomas Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexico-US Legal Protection and Education Fund, told The Dallas News. "The CARES Act has unfortunately done the opposite by excluding some of the families facing the worst of hardship."
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Individual citizens earning more than $ 75,000 are eligible for a check. However, the amount drops by $ 5 for every $ 100 of income before being fully cut at $ 87,000.
In addition, unemployed people who earned more than $ 87,000 in 2019 will not be eligible for the new stimulus check.
Millions of students aged 17 and over whose parents still refer to them as dependent are failing to receive a check. Neither do your parents. While their folks can get a dependent child check, those children must be under 17.
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As part of the disqualification for dependent persons, elderly people who are relatives of a family member will not receive a check.
If the current stimulus package is signed by President Donald Trump, Americans could get their $ 600 checks as soon as next week.
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