2.2 million stimulus checks began going out to Americans this week bringing the total number of payments made so far under the American Rescue Plan to more than 171 million. The payments have a value of more than $400 billion.
Who qualifies for the stimulus?
- Individuals for whom the IRS previously did not have info to issue payments but who recently filed a return.
- People who received payments earlier this year based on their 2019 returns but who are eligible for a new or larger payment based on their recently processed 2020 returns.