The second stimulus check is already being sent out to tens of millions of eligible Americans who qualify for the payment of up to $600 per adult and child dependent. If you receive SSI or SSDI — short for the Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance programs — the IRS has said you should automatically be eligible to receive the second stimulus check.
Just days after the new checks were signed into law in December, the IRS and Treasury began making payments through direct deposit, paper check and EIP card. (Here’s how to estimate your second stimulus check total, the IRS’ stimulus check formula and how to know which stimulus payment group you’re in.)
But what about the talk in December of $2,000 payments? Those are not happening, as of now, but there is a chance that a third stimulus check could potentially happen in early 2021, after the inauguration.