Eligible households get offered a temporary discount of as much as $75 a month on their broadband bill and a one-time discount of up to $100 to buy a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer if they contribute $10-$50 toward the purchase.
Those eligible for the benefit can also get a one-time discount of up to $100 to buy a laptop, desktop computer or tablet device if they pay a certain amount toward the purchase.
Federal benefit recipients who don't receive their third stimulus funds electronically may be receiving a paper check instead.
The IRS is not planning to issue third stimulus payments as prepaid debit cards to federal benefit recipients, according to the SSA.
Whether you qualify for a follow-up payment depends largely on life changes reflected in your 2020 tax return.
The majority of stimulus payments for federal benefit recipients will be issued as direct deposits and to existing Direct Express card accounts, the IRS said.
The majority of these payments will be issued as direct deposits or to existing Direct Express card accounts, the IRS said Tuesday.
The IRS expects to begin issuing payments this weekend to benefit recipients who don't usually file a tax return.
The required payment files were sent by the Social Security Administration to the IRS last Thursday, two weeks after the COVID-19 relief bill was signed into law.
On Thursday, the SSA provided the IRS with the paperwork needed for stimulus payments to be issued to federal benefit recipients.
The House committee on ways and means says almost 30 million Americans have been affected by the hold-up.
The IRS is issuing around 17 million direct deposits with an "official pay date" of March 24 for its latest round of stimulus payments.
The IRS will "automatically send" third stimulus funds to those who didn't file a tax return but are recipients of federal benefits such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
Only current Direct Express card holders are eligible to receive the latest stimulus payment on their card.
"Any time the government is out spending money wildly," Florida Republican Representative Neal Dunn said, "they can actually debauch the currency itself."
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The proposed coronavirus relief package includes around $1 trillion in direct relief to American families.
The California Employment Development Department has suspended payments on benefit claims for accounts considered high risk amid fears of fraud.
Those who qualify could receive a free Android smartphone with 3GB of data each month and free international calls to select countries.
First-time unemployment claims increased the most last week in the states of Indiana, Kansas, Illinois and Michigan, with some economists saying the U.S. economy is "running on empty."
If Congress passes new legislation offering COVID-19 relief, people who received $300 payments from the Lost Wages Assistance program may need to return it if the payments overlap.
So far, two states are rejecting the plan that pays out less than the $600 provided under the CARES Act passed by Congress in March.
The House Speaker and Senate Minority Leader both warned that President Donald Trump's Saturday executive actions won't work and ultimately take money from workers, Social Security and Medicare.
President Donald Trump signed several executive orders Saturday which extend payroll cuts and a moratorium on evictions, as well as diverting funds to provide $400 in weekly enhanced unemployment benefits.
Research finds no correlation between the generosity of unemployment benefits and job finding.
"Everything about this case is profoundly offensive," said U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain on Wednesday.
Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia on Tuesday said the $600 per week in enhanced unemployment benefits shouldn't be extended past July 31, reiterating that it allowed a majority of jobless Americans to earn more not to work.