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Democrats unveiled the final details of the third Covid-19 aid package Monday night, and there’s good news for Americans considered dependents, including college students and disabled adults. Under the latest provisions, they are eligible for the $1,400 incentive payments.

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The most recent aid package, which is expected to be approved by Congress in the coming weeks through a budget reconciliation process, includes payments of $1,400 for both children and non-child dependents, such as students, disabled adults and even older Americans who are being claimed. as a dependent for tax purposes.

According to an analysis of the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey by the People’s Policy Project think tank, previous rounds of stimulus checks were limited to dependent children, meaning about 13.5 million dependent adults missed out on payments.

According to details released by the House Ways and Means Committee, the new aid package will pay out up to $1,400 to individual Americans earning less than $75,000 and couples earning less than $150,000 in adjusted gross income (AGI).

Payments will begin to gradually taper off for those with higher AGIs, just like the previous incentive payment cycles. Individuals earning more than $100,000 ($200,000 for married couples, filing jointly) are not eligible. However, under the latest proposal, the AGI used to calculate the incentive payments could be from tax year 2019 or 2020.

The details released Monday confirm that Democrats have no intention of limiting the number of Americans eligible for stimulus payments in the third aid package, a shift from earlier talks this month. Some Democrats had suggested limiting this round of stimulus payments to those earning less than $50,000 and couples earning less than $100,000.

Meanwhile, Republicans outlined a plan to send up to $1,000 checks to individuals earning up to $40,000 a year ($80,000 for couples).

Progressive lawmakers, including Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DNY) have spoken out against limiting eligibility for the final round of stimulus checks.

Ways and Means chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) said his committee will vote this week on stimulus plans, along with several other legislative proposals that are part of the aid package. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said Friday she expects Congress to “finish our work.” [on the relief package] before the end of February.”

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