When will your third stimulus check arrive? The timeline has just sped up. Here’s why

A third payment is rushing closer to reality.


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It took a full nine months of difficult negotiations for Congress to approve a second stimulus payment. But now, a third stimulus check could be just weeks away from approval. On Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she aims to pass President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package in two weeks before handing the bill over to the Senate, where the controlling Democratic party plans to shoulder through a vote without Republican backing. Would the bill beat the previous forecast date of March 14? “Absolutely,” Pelosi said. “Without any question. Before then.” 

A faster timeline to approval would mean that a third stimulus check for up to $1,400 per person could get sent out quicker — and could include some important changes that may bring more or less money to your family. Along with the revised timeline is a call to “target” the new stimulus checks, which would restrict the number of people who would ultimately receive one. That stipulation might exist alongside a new allotment of $1,400 for dependents of all ages.

However, hurdles and delays may still arise. For example, the impeachment trial

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