Under the CARES Act, a family of two adults and six children under 17 could receive a total of $5,400.
Lawmakers are still debating how much money they will be able to give citizens in a second stimulus check. So far, two proposals have been made: the HEROES Act and the HEALS Act. And here’s how much is being considered for each.
As you know, the first stimulus check was passed in March through the CARES Act. In this law, for each dependent child under 17 that families had, they received $500 extra to the $1,200 given to eligible adults.
So, in theory, a family of two adults and six children under 17 would receive a total of $5,400. That’s $1,200 for each adult and $3,000 for all the children.
But, how much is proposed to be given in the HEALS Act and the HEROES Act.
Similar to the CARES Act, the HEALS Act introduced by the Republicans does not put a limit on the amount of money a family can claim for each dependent. The difference is that it does not limit dependents under age 17 to receiving the $500. This means that adult dependents can also receive this money.
Therefore, the amount of money you should receive under this law will be larger the more dependents you have.
This law was proposed by the Democrats, and although it has never been voted on in the Senate, it has not been formally rejected either.
The HEROES Act would set a limit of $6,000 for households of five or more people. In other words, it basically proposes giving $1,200 for each adult, and $1,200 for each dependent, with a maximum of three dependents per family.
Keep in mind that these amounts depend on the passage of either law as originally proposed. But, because lawmakers are still in the process of passing a second stimulus package, those amounts could change.