Monthly internet stimulus check: Who gets it and how much …
Monthly internet stimulus check: Who gets it and how much …

Monthly internet stimulus check: Who gets it and how much …

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Without the advent of new federal stimulus checks, it is important that you take advantage of all the available federal benefits that can help you lower your monthly expenses. One such available federal benefit is the monthly broadband supplement. This internet stimulation check could allow families to stay connected as well as lower their monthly broadband bill. However, this monthly internet stimulation check will drop from $ 50 to $ 30 from this month.

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Internet Stimulus Check: How Much Can You Get?

In addition to providing stimulus checks, Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act also approved a plan to offer monthly subsidies to low-income households to cover the cost of high-speed Internet. The program, called the Emergency Broadband Benefit, has provided a $ 50 monthly grant to nearly 9 million low-income households.

However, the EBB program stopped accepting new applicants in December 2021. Those already enrolled in the program will continue to receive the $ 50 Internet stimulus check until March 1st.

A new program that is already up and running will replace the EBB program. This new program, called the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), was launched on December 31, 2021 and is a long-term extension of the EBB program.

This new program will offer a $ 30 Internet Stimulation Check to eligible Americans. In addition to providing monthly grants, the new program also offers a one-time payment of up to $ 100 when purchasing computers and tablets.

“Thanks to the Affordable Connectivity Program, every fourth U.S. household is now eligible to receive a discount on their monthly Internet bill,” Vice President Kamala Harris said last month, adding that 10 million households have already signed up for the program.

Who gets it?

Those who have already signed up for the previous program (EBB) do not have to do anything to be part of the new program. Such households will be automatically transferred to the new program (ACP) if they meet the eligibility requirements. However, it is recommended that previous participants make sure to be a part of the new program.

When we talk about eligibility requirements, those with a household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty line will qualify for the Internet Stimulation Check. The original stimulus program had an income threshold of 135% of the poverty line.

The income limit changes depending on the size of the household. For example, the income limit is $ 25,760 for a household of one, $ 34,840 for a household of two, $ 43,920 for a household of three, $ 53,000 for a household of four, and $ 62,080 for a household of five. For more details about the program, including eligibility requirements, check out the ACP website.

Such an internet stimulus check can help families drastically reduce their broadband bill. Research from Park Associates showed that Americans pay an average of $ 64 a month on their broadband bill. In addition, some service providers offer a plan that costs much less. This means that eligible households with the internet subsidy could use the internet for free.

Updated March 2, 2022 at. 9:46


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