Second stimulus check could still be sent to qualifying adults and families. Who might be eligible?

Congress hasn’t yet agreed who’ll be eligible to receive a second stimulus check, but it’s expected that more people will be included the second time around.


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If a second stimulus check is authorized through the passage of new overarching stimulus bill or an executive order, you might wonder if the rules to qualify will change at all. 

We know that factors like your yearly income, the number of dependents you have that can’t get their own stimulus check, if you receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or don’t normally file taxes could help determine how much money you may receive. (An estimated 9 million people can still file a claim to get the first stimulus check.)

One demographic might be eligible to help the family group toward a larger check, if there is a second payment — we explain more below. You can also use CNET’s stimulus check calculator to estimate what a new round could bring. Here’s what to do if your first stimulus check is missing. We update this story frequently.

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