You are reading

More Than 1 Million Queens Households to Receive Stimulus Checks Within Two Weeks: Schumer

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announces that households in Queens will receive checks within the next two weeks (Photo: U.S. Senator Charles Schumer Twitter @SenSchumer)

March 9, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced Monday that more than 1 million households in Queens will receive economic stimulus checks within the next two weeks.

The Senate majority leader said that the checks will be sent out as part of the latest COVID-19 relief bill. The massive $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan was passed by the Senate over the weekend and is expected to be passed by the House of Representatives this week.

The checks will then be processed and sent out once President Joe Biden signs the bill into law. Biden is anticipated to sign the bill no later than Sunday.

Individuals earning up to $75,000 per year can expect a $1,400 check, while couples with a combined income of up to $150,000 will get $2,800, Schumer said in a statement yesterday.

Checks will be phased-out for any individual earning more than $75,000 per year and less than $80,000 annually. Similarly, phased-out checks will be sent to couples earning more than $150,000 and less than $160,000 combined.

Individuals earning $80,000 or more, or couples with a combined income of $160,000 or more, will not receive any checks.

Eligible families will also receive an additional $1,400 payment for each child and dependent adult, Schumer said.

Schumer said that more than $2.565 billion worth of direct payments will be sent to 1.027 million households in Queens.

Out of the five boroughs, only Brooklyn will receive a greater amount of direct stimulus money. The county will see 1.172 million households get checks, totaling about $2.925 billion.

Approximately 756,000 households in Manhattan will receive checks worth $1.889 billion, followed by Bronx County that will get $1.611 billion worth of checks that will go to around 645,00 households. Meanwhile, in Staten Island, around 220,000 households are set to receive a total of $551 million in checks.

Schumer said the payments will be critical for low and moderate-income households that have been hit hard by a “once-in-a-generation crisis.”

“This much-needed and new round of economic stimulus payments will come just in time to help cover the costs of essential expenses like food, rent, the mortgage, even medical bills,” Schumer said.

“As soon as the president can sign the American Rescue Plan into law, the work will begin to get the checks out.”

The bill, if passed, will also extend weekly unemployment benefits of $300 through Sep. 6 while child tax credits will jump from $2,000 per child to $3,000 per child. The tax credit will be even higher for each child under the age of six at $3,600.

email the author: [email protected]
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Urgent manhunt underway for ‘animal’ who allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl in Flushing park on Thursday: NYPD

The NYPD announced a $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a Hispanic man who allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl in a wooded area of Kissena Corridor Park on Thursday afternoon.

More than sixty investigators were at the crime scene late into the night. During a press briefing by NYPD brass on Friday, Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey said that the manhunt was expanded city-wide and that the department would spare no expense until the suspect was apprehended.

Op-ed: Protecting Forest Hills Stadium

Jun. 14, 2024 By Thomas Grech

After more than a decade since its rebirth, it is unfathomable to consider Forest Hills without our venerable 101-year-old Forest Hills Stadium. The iconic venue is an asset to our community in so many ways – from creating jobs, to supporting local organizations, to providing invaluable links to our community’s rich history. Amazingly, a small band of unrealists who fail to understand that communities are constructed on the mutual grace and respect of our neighbors, want to shut down Forest Hills Stadium for good.

Op-ed: Congestion pricing would do much more harm than good for New Yorkers

Jun. 11, 2024 By Assemblymember David I. Weprin

Like many residents throughout the five boroughs and across the New York Metro Area, I was pleasantly surprised by Governor Kathy Hochul’s decision to “indefinitely pause” the implementation of Congestion Pricing. Rather than seeing this as a cynical calculation, as some have alleged, I see the Governor’s decision as a deeply pragmatic response to the crescendo of public concerns that I and many others have raised for years. As the countdown to the June 30 implementation date neared, everyday New Yorkers did what we do best: we spoke up for ourselves and said we won’t accept a bad deal! I applaud Governor Hochul for having the courage not just to listen to us but to take a tough stand against this misguided policy.