With pressure growing in Washington for negotiators to put aside their differences and come toon , the possibility is still alive for a new that features a of as much as that could .
It’s likely that a second round of payments would follow the same basic qualification structure as the, for example, using a framework that takes into account your , , , and .
But whether Congress acts now or after President-elect Joe Biden’s, the rules around who would be eligible for a payment could change — and that could affect how much money and .
For everything we currently know about what will happen with eligibility rules in a second check, keep reading. Here’s what to do if you didn’t make the cutoff toand what you can do to help make sure . This story is regularly updated.
Which eligibility rules might change with a new bill?
There still appears to be bipartisan support for more stimulus aid, though the sides are still far apart in what they want to spend. Here’s what’s in the proposals that are still on the table:
Change definition of a dependent: The CARES Act capped eligibleas kids age 16 and younger. One proposal this summer — child or adult — you could claim on federal taxes. That means families with older kids or at home could potentially see $500 more in their check total per individual if that proposal is adopted.