You could get TWO new 'stimulus checks' this year with even more money in them if Biden plans approved

STRUGGLING families could be helped out with two new "stimulus checks" this year – if bills being crafted by Joe Biden are approved.

A third round of checks have been hitting bank accounts across the country in recent weeks, but Americans are still finding themselves strapped for cash.


While there are demands for a fourth stimulus check to be sent out, the President is drafting two further stimulus proposals pencilled in for this year – which could see more money and help for those most in need.

The first package, named the Americans Jobs Plan, would see more than $2trillion pumped into the US economy with jobs created – if approved.

Meanwhile, a second project – called the American Families Plan – could potentially see $1trillion put aside for both families and individuals, reports the Washington Post.

There are several ways in which this plan could benefits hard-hit Americans.

It may see the temporary expansion of child tax credit continued until 2025, two years free tuition at community college for both adults and high school graduates, costless kindergarten for three and four years olds, and up to 12 weeks of paid medical and family leave.

It could also allow for more affordable childcare through either tax credits or subsidies for costs.

These further stimulus plans are still in the works at the White House, and it could be several months before they come to fruition.

Congress could also push for a minimum wage hike and student loan forgiveness.

Plans being put together could also see a fourth round of stimulus checks sent out as it was revealed many still can't make ends meet despite the arrival of the latest payment.

Pressure is being put on the President to introduce recurring direct payments to struggling families as the Covid pandemic continues to take its toll.

Some 30 percent of Americans came up short when trying to cover household expenses after being sent their third stimulus check, according to US Census Bureau data.

About 20 Democratic US senators, including Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden of Oregon and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, have sent Biden a letter calling on him to put new relief payments in his Build Back Better infrastructure package.

The senators wrote: "Families shouldn’t have to worry about whether they’ll have enough money to pay for essentials in the months ahead as the country continues to fight a global pandemic.”

In the letter, the senators say almost six in ten people thought the payments would last them less than three months.

And just one more direct payment would lift 6.6million Americans out of poverty, according to a study by the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center.

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