The last time this occurred was around six months ago, but the federal government has authorized and will begin paying out a fresh stimulus check to a particular population. It’s a one-time payment of $600 this time.
Who Will Receive the $600 Stimulus Checks?
In a recently published article in BGR, this pandemic relief payment was revealed a few days ago by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as part of a broader $700 million effort to help the industry. A part of the money, up to $20 million, would be used to assist grocery shop employees.
All of these employees, who work in anything from grocery shops to farms and meatpacking facilities, operate in environments where the current COVID-era shift to working from home is almost impossible.
Furthermore, are these employers who were so important in ensuring that many of us have the necessities to stay at home and be safe throughout the pandemic? COVID-19 outbreaks have also occurred in several areas throughout the nation. Employees are frequently crammed in close quarters to perform their duties, which contributes to the problem, according to an article published in LOCAL12.
“The vital nature of the job they did in the pandemic,” Vilsack said on a conference call with reporters, “is a reflection of the newly announced $600 assistance for these workers.” This new stimulus check also varies from previous aid given up to this time during the pandemic. These new payments will not be sent out by the IRS.
They’ll come from state agencies, charities, and tribal governments, rather than from the private sector. Vilsack’s agency will disburse money to such organizations. According to the secretary, his organization would favor donors that have a track record of being attentive to migrant workers, for example.
More Stimulus Payments are Coming
Of course, this assistance comes while additional stimulus checks continue to be issued. Such as the child tax credit payments, the third of which was sent out on September 15. Those payments are being distributed to a far larger number of people: parents with children who are eligible.
In a published article in FOX Baltimore, the September 15 check was the third in a series of six monthly installments that would last until December. On October 15, November 15, and December 15, the last three checks in this series will be sent. The IRS said on Thursday that the third round of payments would be sent to roughly 35 million US households, according to an update.