Your second stimulus check might arrive before or after others’. We worked out the possible dates

Not everyone gets a stimulus payment at the same time.


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More than 150 million Americans are still waiting to find out when they’ll receive a second stimulus check that could come as part of a broader economic stimulus package. There’s growing doubt that the pieces will come together before the Nov. 3 election — which is now just over two weeks away. However, there’s reason to believe another stimulus bill will arrive: The White House, Senate and House of Representatives all want to pass a bill to bring more financial aid to struggling individuals and businesses.

A new payment is expected to include up to $1,200 per individual for eligible Americans and even more money for some families. Though we can’t say for certain when a new check would be approved, there’s a lot we know that could impact when it would arrive in your mailbox or bank account.

While keeping a close eye on the state of negotiations, we’ve sketched out four possible timelines for when you could get a check, from the earliest realistic date to a speculative date after the inauguration of the next president, on Jan. 20.

The timeline could change

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