Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday that some Americans will begin receiving $600 stimulus checks from the federal government as soon as tonight.
This comes two days after President Donald Trump signed into law a $900 billion stimulus package, which included the direct payments.
Mnuchin said that the stimulus checks will arrive in some bank accounts via direct deposit “as early as tonight and will continue into next week.” The department will also begin sending out paper checks on Wednesday.
Mnuchin said that later this week, Americans can check the status of their refund payments by going to this website.
The stimulus bill provides most Americans making less than $75,000 a year a direct payment of $600 (couples making less than $150,000 a year will get $1,200). Heads of households making $124,500 annually also will receive the full $600.
The amount given per child under the age of 17 will increase from $500 to $600.
Those making $75,000 to $87,000 ($150,000 to $164,000 for couples) will get a prorated check. Those making over $87,000 ($164,000 for couples) will not receive a check.