The U.S. government is about to send checks — or direct deposits — to most Americans to help people survive financially as much of the economy shuts down in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Bipartisan legislation passed by the Senate on Wednesday evening — which still must be passed by the House — would provide $1,200 payments to adults with annual incomes up to $75,000, plus another $500 per child. Some Americans earning more over $75,000 would also receive money if they meet certain qualifications outlined below. For most Americans, the money is likely to arrive in April via direct deposit. Mailed checks may take longer.
Use the calculator to see how much you would receive. Under that, see answers to frequently asked questions.
How are governments handling the coronavirus pandemic?
New coronavirus causing COVID-19 cases
United States: 432,438 cases, 14,808 deaths
Spain - 148,220 cases, 15,238 deaths
Italy - 139,422 cases, 17,669 deaths
France - 83,080 cases, 10,887 deaths
China - 82,809 cases, 3,337 deaths
Iran - 64,586 cases, 3,993 deaths
United Kingdom - 61,487 cases, 7,111 deaths
Germany - 113,296 cases, 2,349 deaths
Netherlands - 20,678 cases, 2,255 deaths
Central and South America - 1,581 deaths
Middle East (outside Iran) - 1,056 deaths
South Korea - 10,384 cases, 200 deaths
Japan - 4,257 cases, 92 deaths (712 cases, 10 deaths from cruise ship)
India - 5,749 cases, 178 deaths
Poland - 5,205 cases, 159 deaths
Sub-Saharan Africa - 11,000+ cases, 60+ deaths
Israel - 9,411 cases, 71 deaths (West Bank/Gaza: 1 death)
Russia - 8,672 cases, 63 deaths
Greece - 1,884 cases, 83 deaths
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