Second Stimulus Check Update: Republican Plan to Include Next-Round Payments for Dependents

If the HEALS Act is passed, some people would get a second-round stimulus check that is larger than the first check they received under the CARES Act.

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The Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act, which was rolled out by Senate Republicans on Monday, includes another round of $1,200 stimulus checks. For most people, the amount of your second-round payment, as envisioned by the GOP Senators, would be almost identical to the first-round payments you received under the CARES Act. However, if you have dependents older than 16 years of age, your second-round stimulus check would be higher under the Republican plan than what you received under the CARES Act.

Extra $500 for Dependents of All Ages

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Rocky Mengle was a Senior Tax Editor for Kiplinger from October 2018 to January 2023 with more than 20 years of experience covering federal and state tax developments. Before coming to Kiplinger, Rocky worked for Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, and Kleinrock Publishing, where he provided breaking news and guidance for CPAs, tax attorneys, and other tax professionals. He has also been quoted as an expert by USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Reuters, Accounting Today, and other media outlets. Rocky holds a law degree from the University of Connecticut and a B.A. in History from Salisbury University.