During the first round of the stimulus check, 1.2 million mixed-race families were discriminated against by the law that prevented them from receiving the aid money.
A third stimulus check with a maximum value of $1,400 seems more likely now that President Joe Biden has committed to reaching that figure, The Hill reported. As certainty around a new stimulus payment grows, so do discussions about how to limit the check so that it reaches fewer higher-income people and two new groups benefit from the relief payment.
The proposal under discussion in Congress contemplates delivering a third $1,400 stimulus check but limiting it to those with an income threshold greater than $75,000 a year, which would result in fewer but larger stimulus checks being delivered.
In other words, the more money you make, the fewer coronavirus assistance resources you could receive if the current formula is used, meaning that high-income earners would receive a smaller third stimulus check or drop out.
Who are the groups that will be eligible to receive a stimulus check for the first time?
In addition to expanding the stimulus check payment to $1,400, Biden wants to include two groups of people who were excluded: dependents of any age, since previous checks only accepted those under 17, and all families with mixed-status citizenship who were excluded from the first aid package because Americans married to undocumented immigrants were left out of the law.
This proposal could extend stimulus funds to nearly 20 million people who did not have access, while the Republican $600 billion proposal would allocate an extra $500 to all dependents regardless of age.
If passed, the result could be a larger stimulus check for eligible families and some mixed-status families who qualify for a new check for the first time.
In all cases, families would have to meet all eligibility requirements, such as the income limit, to receive a third stimulus check and watch how negotiations will proceed in Congress.