Stimulus Checks Next Week Amid Rising Unemployment Numbers

Stimulus Checks Next Week
Stimulus Checks Next Week

Stimulus checks are coming next week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said Friday.

The stimulus money are for people who authorized direct deposit and filed tax returns for 2018 or 2019.

People who haven’t filed tax returns will likely have to wait months before seeing their checks. Some may have to file their return or register online to receive the stimulus checks.

According to USA Today, the government is distributing money while prioritizing low-income Americans and Social Security beneficiaries.

On April 2, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the money would be sent within two weeks as part of the $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package, which was passed by Congress last month.

Next week, the IRS is launching a new tool to help low-income people receive checks. These are people who aren’t required to file returns. They’ll have to go online and provide their name, Social Security number, address, and the number of any dependents. The tool will also allow them to receive a direct deposit, according to CNN.

In addition, the IRS is set to roll out a website that will allow people to provide banking information to receive their money faster without waiting for paper checks.

Unemployment numbers are soaring as many people in some states have complained about the online application. In Florida, many people say they have received no confirmation on how much compensation they’ll receive. Calls to the unemployment office also go unanswered.

Hopefully, the money next week will bring much relief to people who haven’t seen an income in about a month.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and raised in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies. In 2002, he permanently moved back to Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.