Stimulus check money: You and your family may receive $1,200 or more with another relief payment

We help you calculate the maximum amount that could end up in your pocket if another stimulus payment comes your way.


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 A second stimulus check for Americans was left out of the Republican-authored “skinny” coronavirus relief bill that died in the Senate on Thursday, but more stimulus money is still on the table if Congress can restart talks on a larger bill, or if it’s alternatively funded through executive action.

Another direct payment could bring as much as $1,200 per eligible adult and more for qualifying dependents who can’t get get their own stimulus check. Factors such as yearly income can help determine if the amount would be less or if you could get the maximum. Can a deal be reached? We’ll see.

“I’m optimistic,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN on Friday. “I do think that we should have an agreement. That’s what we all want.” That’s a stark contrast with another evaluation, which leaves little chance of an agreement before the Nov. 3 election.

Keep reading for more information and check back on this story for regular updates. And if you’re one of roughly 9 million people who are owed

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