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Congress passed new legislation Friday that will put stimulus relief checks in the hands of millions of Americans.
The checks will amount to $1,200 for those who earn $75,000 or less, and $2,400 for couples making $150,000 or less. The legislation now heads to the desk of President Donald Trump, who has said he will sign it.
A big question among individuals who are living on Social Security or other government benefits is whether they will be eligible for a relief check.
The answer is yes, regardless of whether they are on Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, or veterans benefits.
“They are eligible,” said Michael Zona, a spokesman for Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee that put together the legislation.
“There aren’t provisions explaining a list of people eligible — it’s a broad definition, meant to be as all-encompassing as possible,” Zona said.
Like other Americans, the size of the checks for those on…