Stimulus checks starting to hit bank accounts

Stimulus checks starting to hit bank accounts

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Stimulus checks are starting to roll in for Americans, and for many, it’s a sigh of relief in these difficult times.

If you check your bank account Thursday morning as a single person with no dependents, you may see that $600 pending.

If you have dependents, you’ll see an additional $600 for each one 16-years-old and younger.

Married couples will see one payment of $1,200.

In order to qualify for these payments, you have to be a taxpayer who filed a 2019 tax return or receive Social Security retirement, have disability benefits, Railroad Retirement benefits, Supplemental Security Income or be a Veterans Affairs beneficiary.

While we start to see these $600 payments, both the president and some Democrats are pushing for that total to amount to $2,000, saying $600 is not enough.

However, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell does not agree.

“To ensure the president was comfortable signing the bill into law, the Senate committed to beginning one process that would combine three of the president’s priorities,” Senator McConnell said.

The IRS says anyone who received the first round of payments earlier this year but doesn’t receive a payment via direct deposit will generally receive a check or, in some cases, a debit card.

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