Millions of children, seniors and college students were excluded. Although the new law allowing $600 in direct aid to Americans increased eligibility for some groups, there are millions of people who will not receive pandemic support for various reasons.
Remember that people eligible for the full amount are those who earn a maximum of $75,000 per year or $150,000 per couple, if they submitted their tax reports to the IRS together.
Parents with a Social Security number may apply for the $600 child support.
But who will not receive the help?
Undocumented persons and their children
The $900 billion law allows American couples of undocumented immigrants to apply for aid, as well as to sponsor their children.
However, the plan excludes undocumented immigrants married to other undocumented immigrants or unmarried people who pay their taxes with an ITIN. The aid also cannot be applied for for their children, since a valid Social Security number is required.
Dependent children who are 17 years old
Children who qualify” for the stimulus package must be under 17 years of age.
Although the IRS will use people’s 2019 tax returns to determine their stimulus payments, so those teens who turned 17 in the second half of 2020, after the tax report was filed, may qualify for the benefit.
Dependent College Students
College students who are reported by their parents as dependents cannot receive the benefit either, according to the Tax Foundation.
This has already caused problems, as these young people had part-time jobs that they lost due to the pandemic.
Those college students who report taxes would qualify for support.
Older Adults and the Disabled
Elderly and disabled adults who are considered dependents are also excluded.
These individuals may have at one time obtained a Social Security number and are now dependents, so they may qualify, but without that reference and given the age restriction, the IRS will not send extra funds to their families.
People who earn more than $87,000
After passing the $75,000 annual income threshold per person, the $600 check amount varies from 100 percent to 0 percent.
With the CARES Act millions of people who earn up to $99,000 a year were able to receive some assistance, but this time those who earn $87,000 a year will not receive support.
In the case of couples, those who earn more than $174,000 a year will not receive help either. The maximum to win is $150,000.