A customer pays with cash at a Best Buy store in Texas, United States, on November 26, 2010.
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If you’re counting the days until you receive your stimulus money from the government, hold tight: It could take up to five months.
A House Ways and Means Committee memo obtained by NBC News on Thursday outlined a potential timeline for how soon the money could go out.
For individuals who receive the funds via direct deposit, that money will start moving to them as soon as the week of April 13, according to the memo.
But for Americans who get paper checks by mail, the wait could be a lot longer – up to five months.
The timeline is the latest development on the stimulus relief checks that were greenlighted by Congress last week. The money will amount to sums of up to $1,200 for individuals, or $2,400 for couples, based on their adjusted gross income. The $2 trillion legislation package also included other measures to help prop up the ailing economy,…