Stimulus checks – Families line up for monthly payments of $ 2,000 after $ 2.3 million signs petition demanding additional cash
US families could be online to receive monthly stimulus checks worth up to $ 2,000 as a petition calling for more money nears 2.3 million signatures.
The petition was started by Colorado restaurant owner Stephanie Bonin and first posted on Change.org last year.
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It reads: “I call on Congress to support families with a payment of $ 2,000 for adults and a payment of $ 1,000 for children immediately, and by continuing regular check-ups throughout the duration of the crisis.
“Otherwise, laid-off workers, workers on leave, the self-employed and workers on reduced hours will find it difficult to pay their rent or put food on the table. “
She urges lawmakers to target checks on Americans who are struggling to pay debts such as rent and child care.
Bonin wrote: “To move forward, Congress must automate recurring checks if certain triggers are met.
“No more waiting for our government to send the help we need.
The petition garnered so much support that Change.org recognized it in its list of the 10 Best Petitions That Changed 2020.
If it reaches three million, the petition will become one of the most signed on the site.
President Biden appears reluctant to introduce monthly checks worth up to $ 2,000.
Some lawmakers have called for the introduction of a fourth and fifth payment.
In a letter sent to Biden last week, seven Democrats from the House Ways and Means Committee expressed support for another round of stimulus checks.
Lawmakers wrote: “The pandemic has served as a stark reminder that families and workers need certainty in a crisis.
“They deserve to know that they can put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads. They should not be at the mercy of ever-changing legislative timetables and ad hoc solutions.”
More than 20 Democratic senators sent a letter in March, calling on Biden to make recurring payments.
Lawmakers said: “Almost 6 in 10 people say the payments of $ 1,400 that are to be included in the bailout will last them less than three months.”
They also argued that additional payments could help lift more than 18 million Americans above the poverty line.
But, American families with children under the age of six will receive up to $ 300 per month as part of the extended child tax credit.
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The first check will reach bank accounts by July 15th and subsequent payments will be made on the 15th of each month.
If the 15e falls on a weekend, payments will be slightly delayed.
Americans will receive six checks this year and will have to claim the other half of their credit when filing tax returns, the Times Weekly reports.