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Stimulus Check Update: Fourth Stimulus Check Coming?

Three federal stimulus checks have already been given to assist Americans through this pandemic. However, because of the impacts caused by the coronavirus, several lawmakers have been pushing to pass a fourth stimulus check.

Millions of Americans still remain in financial distress especially with the Delta variant causing 90% of hospitalizations across the United States which entailed monetary handicaps for so many residents.

$3,200 were paid to eligible adults: $1,200 under the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act in March 2020; $600 in a December relief measure; and $1,400 under the American Rescue Plan signed in March by President Joe Biden.

Ben May, director of global macro research at Oxford Economics, said “Uncertainty and hesitancy may ultimately lead to a more slow-burning recovery from here than our baseline assumes.”

Some lawmakers have said the government should definitely support a fourth stimulus check. Twenty-one senators — all Democrats — signed a March 30 letter to Mr. Biden in support of recurring stimulus payments, pointing out that the $1,400 payment being distributed by the IRS won’t tide people over for long.

“Almost 6 in 10 people say the $1,400 payments set to be included in the rescue package will last them less than three months,” said the senators.

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The letter from the U.S. senators doesn’t specify how large are the payments they are seeking, but a separate effort from Democratic lawmakers in January pushed for $2,000 monthly checks until the pandemic ends.

Instead, the American Rescue Plan authorized $1,400 for each eligible adult and dependent.

Some families received aid in the form of Child Tax Credit. Families on average received $423 in their first CTC payment, according to an analysis of Census data from the left-leaning advocacy group Economic Security Project.

According to a recent analysis from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, people who have received the three rounds of stimulus payments said they’re using most of the funds to pay down debt or put money in savings.

Although the economy is improving, millions of people continue to suffer from reduced income and lack of government programs.

If Biden’s financial plan moves forward, families may enjoy more of a tax break in coming years.

Read more finance news here with us at the East County Gazette.

Celine German Lagundi
Celine German Lagundihttps://theeastcountygazette.com/
Celine is an experienced news writer, artist, and advocate based in Cebu. She is passionate about pop culture and current affairs.
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  1. As an American citizen who has lost her and her families apartment due to the loss of income. An additional amount of additional funds would help to get us out of the shelter and back into our own home. If the powers that be in Washington had to go without security of employment, food, apartment; they would understand what we living in low income and well below the POVERTY level.

  2. HiI’mAliciaReneeTubmanandIhavelostmywholewalletlastyearon062020ofanStimulus$1200dollarsincashandIcasheditatthecheckcashingplacefromoverhereinthisBronxlastyearon06/2020andIlostitandisthereisachancethatIcangetanother$1200dollarsStimulusCheckorfilloutanStimuluscheckapplication’sformandmyaddressis1363Franklin.ave.apt.2c.Bronx,NewYork,NY10456andmycell#13478615326andmytele#17184503391andmyEmail:aliciareneetubman65@gmail.com

  3. BIDEN AND THE REST OF YOU SO SAY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS STOP PLAYING WITH ME AND MY MONEY YES I SAID IT!!!YALL ALREADY KNOW ME SO I DON’T HAVE TO PUT A NAME I WANT MY LOTTERY MONEY THAT GOD BLESS MY FAMILY WITH THAT TRIED TO STEAL YEAH 3.6 TRILLION DOLLARS YALL YALL BROKE BUT SORRY YALL WILL NOT DISH OUT MY FUNDS TO THE WORLD…8M STRAIGHT FROM LOUISIANA AND IM LIVING STRICTLY BY THE BIBLE AND I’M VERY SPIRITUAL GIFTED AND TALENTED AND REALLY SMART ENOUGH TO CATCH ALL YALL EVIL WRONGFUL DOING YES ME IM STANDING UP FOR THE ONES THAT’S SCARED.WELL NOT ME YALL HUMAN JUST LIKE US BUT NOT SO SMART BECAUSE I GOT IT ALL GOVERNMENT SEE YALL SOON ON NATIONAL TELEVISION IN PERSON I FEAR NOTHING OR NO ONE PROVEN FACTS ..OH IMPORTANT ALSO COVID-19 DEATHS WRONG YALL GOT TO PAY FOR KILLING THISE PEOPLE I HAVE A VOICE IN ITS GOING TO BE HEARD PROMISE 🆙💪💯

    • They keep throwing this carrot out there about the 28880 flex cardAnd then when you fill out the information you end up with 9,000 telemarketing calls about Medicare I got to the point that I pick up the phone and say I don’t need Medicare I don’t need a car warranty and just hang up

  4. This is directed at all members of the US government at all level. Starting with Biden and Polosi. We the disabled and people on social security need more money now . We should all should be get the maximum amount across the board and free medical coverage,free drug coverage and maximum benefits for food stamps. We work until we until we couldn’t anymore due to health and until we where old enough to retire.
    So we shoul get the same benefits like those who are on welfare. Those who are receiving welfare should be made to get jobs after 6 months. And the people who keep having child after child should still be made to work. I work and raise my child at the same time. If the government whould open up 24 hour daycares so they can’t use that as an excuse to not work.. if you have work you shouldn’t be aloud to receive welfare benefits. They haven’t paid anything in to it so the shouldn’t be getting any from it period.

  5. I CAN COME AT YOU GUYS LIKE THIS BECAUSE I WAS SMART WITH GOD GUIDING ME THROUGH YALL WICKED PANDEMIC…BUT YALL NOT SO SMART AT ALL JUST DUMB AS A BIX OF ROCKS…I WANT WHATS MINE YALL ARE RONG BUT WATCH HOW BE THE SLAVES WHEN I DNE WITH THIS GRIMMY SITUATION YALL BEST PRAY BECAUSE IM COMING WITH IT BIG FACTS ON ALL THE DIRT IM SICK OF YALL

  6. Ya, it’s great people with kids, and maybe the elderly are getting help. But what about the rest of us? Ya, we might not have children, but maybe we’re the ones caring for the elderly, or disabled. We don’t eat so they can
    Ya, people with children need help, so do the elderly . But with the rest of us, we hanging on by a thread. Ya, there’s a million jobs, but few that pay a livable wage…what about us? I personally can’t have kids due to an army medical issue. But I struggle taking care of an elderly, along with her many pets.. I don’t know how we can keep our lights on past next month. Don’t know where we’re gonna live come December. Maybe they should be thinking of all Americans. Not just a few

    • I agree 100%!! I’m a bit lateral amputee that cannot walk “yet” pandemic messes up schedules for therapy! So now I gotta wait till winter. But yes, what about “us” the ones that have disabilities, but no children, people are probably pushing out babies left and right just for $$$!! Coma Joe, you obviously don’t give a single fuck about people with Alzheimer’s, amputees, bipolar..etc.. We also need help you old hair sniffing bastard!!

      • The big guy, Jill and Hunter should come and live in our shoes for a year and really see OUR STRUGGLES!! Wonder how much they pay their maids and butlers?? The big guy-sure didn’t turn down the Pres. SALARY!!!!!! The multi. Millionaire dumb azz!!!! He doesn’t care about us….he’s making sure the illegals are taking care of!!!! Plus the USA doesn’t leave Americans behind.He’s a puppet and not my president!! I thank you sir for your service and being a good person————Butch

      • I STRONGLY BELIEVE YOU ARE TALKING THE HEART WITH ALL THAT YOU HAVE BROGHT TO THE LIGHT ABOUT ALL OF US THAT ARE STRUGGLING ASWELL AS THE ONES THEY ARE HELPING AT THIS TIME.OPEN YOUR EYES GOVERMENT WE ARE CALLED AMERICANS FOR A RESON, IF YOU HELP ONE YOU SHOULD HELP ALL. IT’S JUST THE RIGHT THING TO DO, AS THE AMERICAN GOVERMENT. OK GOT IT??????. SIGNED I NEED HELP TO CONNIE.

  7. As a disabled senior citizen, I can tell you that I would greatly appreciate a monthly stipend of even five or $600. Even when we get our raise in January it is not going to do me any good. Because my landlord raised my rent by almost as much as what my raise is going to be. I thought I would be able to breathe a little easier come January but nope thank you service first for raising my rent. And now we are getting closer to winter so the utility bills will go up. And the SNAP benefits were cut in my state at least mine were. It’s just too much.

  8. What about people on disability. I don’t pay taxes. I don’t make enough to pay taxes. And my children are all grown. My generation seems to have been forgotten. We really could use some help. Groceries are going up and so has gas. We could use a little help also.

    • Hi, Janet and everyone else who feels like we are being ignored and treated and it’s because we are, it’s as plain as the nose on your face, I think that I have an answer to that, but I need more people to support my idea and it’s radical but it will garnish attention and the way that we’re treated most people aren’t even aware, but this is what I think will shake up the politicians and pay attention to us and that is a photograph of us I am 62 and on disability I weight under 100 pounds and I’m 5’ 4” inches tall I don’t have enough to eat and when the politicians say that children are going hungry we are the children, so going back to what I proposed we do is a group of underweight elderly, disabled and SSI people and put it on Facebook or if anyone else has ideas for where else we can show the U.S citizens our faces and show them what we have to endure, because the only way to grab their attention is by shaming them, it’s better to try than to continue on suffering everyday and I’m sick of being totally ignored. Thank you.

  9. Everyone should get the 2000 til the pandemic is over and Texarkana ,Texas and the whole united states and other countries too even the disabled, elderly, handicapped,vet ppl need that money too and hrlp the workers and the ones that are unemployed and off for a few days and back to work again please give us the money we need it bad

  10. Help everyone in need please we need the money all of Texas that includes Texarkana, Texas and Texarkana, Arkansas and other states and countries too please give the 2000 til the pandemic is over that includes the food stamps increase and the ones who need medicaid, Medicare and make health care with dental, eye exame , glasses,hearing aids, help buy medicine and so affordable that they can pay for it out of there pocket each month and help women, children , all adults get what they need for the holidays cause there out of work or can,t work if they get the money they can have a nice holidays

  11. We need a forth Stimulus check i cant work and in the middle of filling disability ssd since March of last yr I cant work i cant use my car im stuck in my home if I need things from the store I have to ask my Neighbor for a ride because I dont have any money to be insured or registered my plates,for yr 2022.if I can get some money with the government help I can also help with my personal needs. It would help me take the money Catch up on my bills and get my car registered and insurance so I can drive myself to doctor appointments and to the grocery store and the top it off gas prices are outrageous I just can’t keep living like this if the government doesn’t want to help the people that ever need we need help we need money we can’t survive without it. No fault of our own

    • An ” Old Man ” told me, a long time ago…”Have Patience Young Man, Have Patience.” Now that I am getting to be that ” Old Man ” …I’m not there yet. Bbillut with my ” Patience ” running thin, and my hope dwideling, But Not My Faith. Definitely Not My Faith. I am hoping that our True American Government Pulls Through, In The Positive Direction. Peace to Everyone who reads this, and again, Have Faith. 🙂✌

      • My faith has rain cold use. People on disability don’t get a pocket to piss in and we aren’t getting enought of money to survive!! Our little old check is not even enought of money to pay our rent, and forget getting any gas cause can’t afford it nither! So have to stay home all the time and can’t even afford to ride the city buses. So you either got a choice pay rent but have no electricity! And winter is knocking at our doors.i could go on and on, can’t even afford to buy your self any decent clothes to weir.

  12. Im onfull disability i could use the money..but this looks like a ad for people screwing the poor out more money not helping…all these politicians are destined for hell..at least im ok with that..lol

  13. What about the people who do have a job! I couldn’t even get a cup of coffee at McDonald’s today on my way to work this morning. I don’t see that the economy is improving. That is a load of shit! More and more people are quitting their jobs while the ones who are still trying to work. This administration sucks!

  14. Walk with me. The elderly or disable people on SSI, SSDI, SSA, DISABLE VET, haven’t got anything like the Child Tax Credit wish I approve of, the unemployment cause people lost their jobs due to this pandemic, and they had to have something for their family. I approve this message. We all got the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. All the above. But the elderly and disable only got stimulus nothing else to keep them going. A monthly check is all they had to depend on to pay what. When you pay rent you might can squeeze the cheapest bill you got out of the rest. You try to draw food stamps to eat and they give you 10 or 15 dols worth of stamps. I’d rather starve than to use use 10 dols worth of gas to apply for that. Gas is roaring. Food prices done double or triple. If you disable and try to go out and work you on a restriction how much you can make. Till this pandemic is over they should be able if they want to work go for it, to make ends meet instead of cutting their checks or maybe cutting it off. We the people didn’t bring this pandemic upon us. It’s not our fault. So the Government wants us to starve, be homeless, or etc. It doesn’t take a scientist to see this. Some of us wasn’t burn with a silver spoon in our mouth. Until man realize God is in charge, everything will go back to the way they were. I got lost one day in Tyler Tx going down the wrong street and winded up on a street where it was a overpath. What I seen was unbelievable, and heartbreaking. It was 8 or 9 tents up under the overpath or bridge with chairs and family with their kids living under the bridges. I was scared and crying at the same time. People shouldn’t have to live like that. That’s what the pandemic done did. We hit to keep faith and believe, THAT HELP IS ON ITS WAY.

  15. How about the single people we are not getting any help look like they are just have people with kids we need help to just don’t leave the single people out we pay tax to.

  16. Again nothing for seniors.
    Snap benefits will be cut more because of SS raise.
    I wonder how can live on $900 a month
    I am wondering how to pay for heat this winter and rent. A 4th stimulus would help me survive winter

  17. Yeah you helped the ppl with children but what about ppl that are disabled and can’t work and they live off a 794.00 a month and there rent is 695 a months with nothing included yeah there little bit of help we can get for that but that still isn’t enough and when people on disability get a raise in there checks it really don’t help us cause we get a little more in our monthly check and we lose food stamps!! So then that mean we have to use cash for some food!! I think that it should all be the same amount our they should do something every month for the people that don’t have very low income!! I think you should give us money each month and also should give us more food stamp, and you guys should also change the fact that when you give people a raise in there checks you think your doing a good then but in al reality like said earlier we just lose it out of our food stamps and it’s not right!! I am have all I can do my self to keep up with bills, and then for some like my self witch I know there many many more that would agree with me as well that you all don’t care about us less fortunate ones!! The people that are disabled and can’t work!! We don’t get shit!! You think your helping but again your not!! So why don’t you guys get off your ass and actually do shit for us all that’s actually gonna help us!! But the government don’t want the world at peace cause then they wouldn’t have anything to do,so they do shit that brings problems to our country amand the. Ya act like you guys have no clue what’s going on but it’s just a fucking cover up!! I’m so sick of ppl being in office and don’t actually care about our country!!

  18. Ya I didn’t know I could claim my granddaughter even if I didn’t do taxes .her mother claimed her and my granddaughter is 11yrs old and I have taken care of her science she was 1yr old I don’t think that’s right the mother has nothing to do with either of us sad

  19. Yes we need either a fourth stimulus check or the $2000/ month til Pandemic is over. Also the I still have a 14,000.00 balance left with Pandemic Unemployment Assistance that I really need to pay my delinquent bills, late charges and extra interest that I never intended to go unpaid.

  20. So if I’m reading this correctly, I’m still going to suffer from the stimulus plan not affecting me the same way I apparently didn’t benefit from the student loan forgiveness. This is not what I would expect since I can’t find a good job. I honestly don’t know what else to say at this point.

  21. Now what about the people that don’t have kids? Why are they being left out? You sent one in March that was the last time I saw one. After that y’all was sending money every month to each family there are people out here that are just by themselves…you should take that into consideration…

  22. I am on a fixed income also. When I retired I thought it would be ok. But like many of my fellow people we can’t get ahead but go backwards, because of the stupid people in government who tells us when we can eat and go to the bathroom. Look at the elderly who’s rent, medicine, and electric bills are going sky high. Get off your butts and help us. You gave all the money to the employment people, now they are to sorry to get out and get a job. They were on easy street and we still had to eat potato soup and egg sandwiches. I hope this helps us.

  23. We who are on disability are suffering to and we can barely pay for food and rent.by the time we pay rent we are lucky to be able to get any thing to eat. Or pay for gas to go anywhere WE NEED HELP

  24. While you are giving out free money, food stamps, health care, housing, and whatever else. Think about the senior citizens who have to choose between eating or paying for medicine. You are giving everything to young people who are able to work, but choose to keep having babies so they can get more freebies. We worked all our lives for what?

  25. I really could use the money to get my bills paid up and get my car ready for winter, and have gas to go look for a job. Since I can’t work cleaning the houses I was do to the Covid cause the people are still afraid for anybody to come in. And my money I had went to fixing my mobile Home due to roof leaking in 3 rooms and water lines leaking in 5 places. .now I have no money for bills. Please help us. I’m on SSI do to my husband passed in 2019.

  26. I am senior citizen on oxygen. Living on social security. My utility bill is over 2300. Every month I call the the utility to negotiate. I can use the help

  27. Those of us who are single with no kids seem to fall through every crack in every program or system that extends aid or assistance to people. What about us that work everyday & still don’t make a supportive wage. I find myself divorced no kids 58 working everyday & staying in an overcrowded apt with a relative because I can’t afford housing & have been applying for low income housing for years with no luck! Another stimulus check would go a long way in getting security & deposit money to atleast move into a room or apt or anything of my own.

  28. We are on fixed income and the stimulus packages we received went to do upkeep to our house has needed to be done. People who have morgages on home are always getting help. The elderly who have theirs paid for can’t get help.

  29. I’m on Medicaid and I get 714 a month and I have to pay rent $725 and I’m on disability I’m 55 years old and I need help and everybody that’s on Medicare gets help but I have not received anything from social security and I need help please I have lost everything I lost my fiance I lost my home and I’ve lost my vehicle and I am struggling thank you for at least hearing me out

  30. Michelle Buscemi
    I understand families with young children do need assistance, however individuals only on SSDI OR SSI need extra funds as well how can you live on $800 with all price increases, rents increase to that I add social security beneficiaries need assistance $1,100-1,1400 month isn’t enough as & can’t go out & get any job to supplement. Our disable & seniors contributed to our freedoms many serving in several wars, others to science breakthroughs to combat serious diseases it’s sickening. I can’t even find an apartment as my landlord cleaned up during the pandemic & gutted his 2 brand new apartments 1 I lived in & now after 6 yrs I can’t afford an apt paying all utilities etc & all senior living has a 2 yr wait list as do section 8 & assisted housing !!
    It’s a disgrace.

  31. ISo y’all aren’t going to help everyone through the pandemic . That’s just wrong . I agree people with kids and the elderly need help but everyone else does too. The people who don’t have kids and elderly are out here trying to work our butts off to make a living. The government really SUCKS at making decisions.

  32. What about Sr. Citizens on Social Security Disability? We seem to be. the forgotten. We’ve worked & paid into the system all the years, just to see people who’ve paid nothing getting a 4th stimulus, & we get nothing. The 5 .9 raise will be ealen up by inflation, gas prices are soaring, we can’t afford to buy meat, groceries have doubled since Mr. Biden has taken office. As he’s as Sr. Citizen, of course he’s. taken care of. He should think of those us living below the poverty line, I live on a little more than $900 a month, when we do get the raise my rent will go up, thankfully I qualified for Medicaid, which helps some, but my Drs are all out of town, as I live in a very small town & have to drive or be driven 80 miles round-trip to my Drs, gas prices are killing me. Why have we been forgotten after all the years that we’ve paid into the system. Also, my Social Security wasn’t determined by all the years that I worked, only the last 5, when I could only work part time because of my health, I really don’t think that is the fair way to do it. It should have been based on all the years that I paid into the system. Where did all that money go??? Again we are forgotten. The President doesn’t care about us,. We deserve something. This is a sad state of our Country, the Worst in my life time of 62 years.

  33. I feel they should look at people on Social Security and Social Security disability because we have been hit hard in our steel having problems do to The prices of food going up and everything else going up we have a hard time surviving on what little bit we get they get a tax for kids parent credit but a lot of them aren’t using it for the kids and we have to be the one they just make do with whatever I know sometimes I have maybe 30 $40 left to buy food and what does that buy more month and just your personal accessories and Medication sometimes you have to do without because of the finances and the cost of things I know there’s probably other people out there that need it to but Social Security people were the ones that suffer because you can’t go to the doctor because you can’t afford the co-pays i’m not able to buy the food you should eat the healthy food you’re not able to do any work so you can’t make any extra money so I’ve please hope That you would look at these issues to determine if we get a Stemless or not.

  34. I really think that we should get another 1400 dollar stimulus check now and then again in 3 more months and thereafter until the pandemic is over but that is just my opinion on the matter because i know i sure could use at least a couple more

  35. This really aint fair us seniors have helped this world longer than parents with kids and some if not all have an income that falls 10.00 above help for food and your post to get 4900.00 on medicare options is a joke its just to get u ti change plans if plan u got now dont work to help u wat makes u think others will i have been in texas since april moved from TN and been here without medicine and been fighting to get help we eat 1 meal a day from food we get from food drives and some food is bad so if u eat it cause your hungry u get sick and where do u fit in mr president just feed us vacines that kills you want me to take your vaccine sign my death warrant so my husband and family can sue you in the case of my death what makes your self any better than us try living on 1900.00 for a month without your rich ass pay or any of you other goverment people whom all dont give a dam unless its you thats dieing wheres our help then you all want to know why crime and sucide up we cant take anymore mistreatment how about all you whom make over 25000.00 a year try to live a month on just 1900.00 in a state where thinks cost an arm and leg including the losey medical offices losey doctors. Nurses. Etc

  36. Your crappy ass news isn’t reporting all the people not getting vaccinated and losing their jobs over it, which in turn is putting businesses and people in distress. That includes nursing homes and hospitals. I see lawsuit happening real soon! Inslee and the rest of these mandate monsters need to stop these unconstitutional mandates immediately.. They are destroying the economy, not making it better! If you can’t learn from history, you can’t be saved!! Thinking the government could never harm its people is utterly foolish. It’s happening right of front of our eyes and many are blind to it. Nobody is listening to your garbage anymore!!!!

  37. I feel they need to help us senior citizens more for the fact is some of us are able to get any assistance. We are in need if we have to pay someone to take us to the doctors, stores, ect. Most people need help with food personal items they need besides utilities, please help us.

  38. I only received 2 stimulus checks where did the third check come into play. I would like to have my third check. I am on disability and it’s hard to pay your bill’s get your medicine after that you are broke so you make your choice medicine versus food and your copay. It sucks so please give us another stimulus check

  39. Sookwatie Morrison we need another stimulant it is so unfare working trough the. Pandamic. When we health care. Workers don’t have a break. I has to Pay back tax .while i am still struggling to pay credit card Bill. While others who don’t even pay taxes get stimlant check. I didn’t even get back a dime. For my 11 year old it’s a shame how the irs taking money from us.we risk our lives working in the pandamic .i still do i get sick my while family get comida. What do we get in rerurn. The City irs. They just demanding me to pay them back. For What i still don’t and will never understand as essenteal worker we deserved better. We were force to work every day. Because worker getting sick. I NEED a break form paying back taxes after tax on my pay check i left with very little or nothing. I am very angry Because i have to work very hard as as nurses. While others sitting home doing nothing. And they don’t pay nothing they get all the taxes they takes from us. Unfare Unfare

  40. Great making people more lazy, if you have no money that’s on you, your poverty is self imposed since I seen “hire” signs everywhere and staffing recruiters calling me for jobs. And I’m just a painter. Bunch of lazy people. Jobs are EVERYWHERE. The government isn’t there to support you. Get your life together if I can start a business with no money and make 3x what I make at my job, then you have no excuse I hope some reads this and actually stops relying on the government. P.S. I’m not a “republican” or “democrat”. In case some lazy person that wants handouts try’s to pin my in a “group”.

  41. We need another check groceries are so expensive l only get 814dollars a month and 75 dollars a month in food stamps pay rent and pay some for my medicine i haven t a new sbirt or pants since thepandemic started im 76 years old and never seen it so bad in all my life I couldn’t imagine how bad it might get we all need help l thought the president was going to be a help to us now I’m not so sure

  42. What about the senior citizen people who get in come once a month. They are not able to work or go out looking for work cause of there health
    U all making it easy for working able people.

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