You are reading

More Than 1 Million Queens Households to Receive Stimulus Checks Within Two Weeks: Schumer

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announces that households in Queens will receive checks within the next two weeks (Photo: U.S. Senator Charles Schumer Twitter @SenSchumer)

March 9, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced Monday that more than 1 million households in Queens will receive economic stimulus checks within the next two weeks.

The Senate majority leader said that the checks will be sent out as part of the latest COVID-19 relief bill. The massive $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan was passed by the Senate over the weekend and is expected to be passed by the House of Representatives this week.

The checks will then be processed and sent out once President Joe Biden signs the bill into law. Biden is anticipated to sign the bill no later than Sunday.

Individuals earning up to $75,000 per year can expect a $1,400 check, while couples with a combined income of up to $150,000 will get $2,800, Schumer said in a statement yesterday.

Checks will be phased-out for any individual earning more than $75,000 per year and less than $80,000 annually. Similarly, phased-out checks will be sent to couples earning more than $150,000 and less than $160,000 combined.

Individuals earning $80,000 or more, or couples with a combined income of $160,000 or more, will not receive any checks.

Eligible families will also receive an additional $1,400 payment for each child and dependent adult, Schumer said.

Schumer said that more than $2.565 billion worth of direct payments will be sent to 1.027 million households in Queens.

Out of the five boroughs, only Brooklyn will receive a greater amount of direct stimulus money. The county will see 1.172 million households get checks, totaling about $2.925 billion.

Approximately 756,000 households in Manhattan will receive checks worth $1.889 billion, followed by Bronx County that will get $1.611 billion worth of checks that will go to around 645,00 households. Meanwhile, in Staten Island, around 220,000 households are set to receive a total of $551 million in checks.

Schumer said the payments will be critical for low and moderate-income households that have been hit hard by a “once-in-a-generation crisis.”

“This much-needed and new round of economic stimulus payments will come just in time to help cover the costs of essential expenses like food, rent, the mortgage, even medical bills,” Schumer said.

“As soon as the president can sign the American Rescue Plan into law, the work will begin to get the checks out.”

The bill, if passed, will also extend weekly unemployment benefits of $300 through Sep. 6 while child tax credits will jump from $2,000 per child to $3,000 per child. The tax credit will be even higher for each child under the age of six at $3,600.

email the author: news@queenspost.com

9 Comments

Click for Comments 
Biden Bucks

Thank you DEMOCRATS

The GOP voted against these checks. Every single one of them.

5
11
Reply
Did you return your stimulus checks yet?

Otherwise your hypocritical words would be meaningless ?

2
3
Reply
Smh

Just don’t read headlines. There is always more to the story. But facts will always be second fiddle to free government cheese.

10
1
Reply
Anon

“DEMOCRATS” alone won’t be paying for your free money. Myself and other successful people will. You’re welcome.

8
1
Reply
ABoondy

ummm no, they voted against the bill, not the checks. did you bother to see what kind of schemes of taxpayer money theft are in that bill? the checks are only a part of it. politicians are the biggest thieves in the world. and nobody can touch them or prosecute them.

4
1
Reply
Sunny Girl

Do you know what’s in this bill? So much more could be done to help Americans that are struggling. Most of the money is not going to help recover from the virus. It’s all about the Dems pet projects. Read it and weep.

4
1
Reply
Only socialists redistribute taxpayer wealth for free

Except when Trump did it which was totally different because…

1
9
Reply
ABoondy

are you sure about that? there is no re-distribution. you’ll be paying it back 10 fold later on through more taxes, fees, or what every the government makes up.

7
1
Reply

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

AG James announces dismantling of Queens-based ghost gun trafficking operation

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Wednesday the takedown of a prolific Queens-based gun trafficking crew accused of selling firearms and ammo at an East Elmhurst playground, the Queens Center Mall and other locations around the borough.

James secured a 625-count indictment charging five men for participating in the gun smuggling ring, which involved selling dozens of ghost guns, assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.