WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden officially signed the latest coronavirus relief bill, dubbed The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, into law on Thursday, securing another round of direct payments for those who qualify, among other plans to help restore an economy battered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shortly after Biden signed the $1.9 trillion package into law, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki held a press briefing, during which she said qualifying Americans can expect to receive their payments as early as this weekend.
Tune in for a briefing with Press Secretary Jen Psaki. https://t.co/RMdbkxxljk— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 11, 2021
If you filed your 2019 or 2020 tax return and have a Social Security number, you should get a check if your income is within the qualifying income brackets.
Biden says he expects 85% of American households will get $1,400 in direct payments. Others might qualify for a smaller check or won’t be eligible for a payment at all, depending on how much you make.
The calculator below can be used to estimate the payment you could receive.