- They had been excluded, but this time almost three million relatives of the undocumented will receive the covid checks
- It is estimated that they will receive aid of up to $ 600 under the new legislation and retroactive payments from the previous CARES Act of up to $ 1,200 per person
- Among them, 1.5 million are US citizen or legal immigrant children living with unauthorized immigrant parents.
They had been excluded, but this time almost three million relatives of the undocumented will receive the covid checks.
Nearly three million Americans and legal immigrants with an undocumented immigrant spouse or parent are eligible for the new fiscal stimulus package approved last December by Congress to deal with the economic havoc caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
This was estimated this Wednesday by researchers from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), which put at 2.9 million the beneficiaries of aid of up to $ 600 under the new legislation and retroactive payments from the previous package of measures (the CARES Act) of up to $ 1,200 per person.
Of those 2.9 million people, 1.5 million are US citizen or legal immigrant children living with unauthorized immigrant parents and 1.4 million are citizen or legal immigrant spouses of unauthorized immigrants, they note.
Three million relatives of the undocumented will receive covid checks
Legislation passed by Congress in December rectified the previous CARES Act, which prevented U.S. citizens and legal immigrants in mixed-status families from being eligible for payments to cope with COVID-19.
Despite this, they warn, some populations remain uncovered, including 2.2 million US citizen and legal immigrant children whose parents are undocumented.
“Recent expansions to aid to US citizens and legal immigrants in mixed-status families enjoyed bipartisan support,” noted researchers Julia Gelatt, Randy Capps and Michael Fix.
The experts indicated that, although these contributions will hardly increase budget items, they will generate “significant benefits for millions of US citizen children.”
Congress approved a new $ 900 billion economic stimulus plan aimed at alleviating the deterioration of the economy due to the pandemic and that includes additional unemployment benefits and direct payments of $ 600 to all Americans with an annual income of less than 75,000 Dollars.
This plan, although much less ambitious than the one approved in March, valued at 2.2 billion dollars and which was the largest in the country’s history, does allow millions of immigrants and direct relatives of the undocumented to receive financial aid.
MPI estimated that 5.1 million US citizens and legal immigrants were left out of the spring plan, all because they were the children or spouses of unauthorized immigrants.
And then and now the 9.3 million unauthorized immigrants whose incomes are “low enough to meet the eligibility thresholds” will remain excluded.
What to do if I don’t receive the second check by January 15
Time is running out and many are wondering: What to do if I do not receive the second aid check before January 15?
There are only three days left for the Internal rents service (IRS) stop sending economic stimulus checks.
Yes, according to the new law passed in the Senate and signed by President Trump, the deadline for the distribution of the funds is next Friday, January 15.
In view of the short time, many wonder what I can do if I have not received my check for help due to coronavirus.
The IRS has been clear: those beneficiaries who do not qualify to receive the aid should apply for a Recovery Refund Credit through a Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR. That is, claim the amount that corresponds to them on their tax return for 2020.
The additional money will allow the taxpayer to receive a larger tax refund or, conversely, a lower tax payment. This time, the refund may include the first and second financial aid payments, depending on whether the person has one or both outstanding.
Those who do not normally file a tax return and are eligible for assistance will also be able to use these forms to claim their payment.
The IRS has also warned those who have not received a direct payment to their bank account to check their mail given the possibility of receiving a paper check or a prepaid card. If you have any concerns it is recommended that visit website del IRS.
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