You may NOT get a second stimulus check – even if you were sent the first one

NOT everyone who received the first COVID-19 relief stimulus check will receive the second one.

On Sunday, US President Donald Trump signed a deal that includes $600 checks for Americans as part of the pandemic stimulus bill passed by Congress earlier this month. But there's a chance that even bigger payments could be on the way with the House of Representatives passing a measure to increase the stimulus checks to $2,000.

The bill now heads to the Senate, where it faces an uncertain future. But even if it gets over the line, only people under a certain income level will qualify for the payment.

With the next stimulus payment, most of the rules may be the same, but if the check amount doesn't increase from $600 to $2,000, some people won't be eligible anyway, CNet reports.

Among the things to change with the second stimulus check as it stands, is the per-person total, including a $600 maximum for each adult (down from $1,200 per person in the first stimulus package) with another $600 per child dependent (up from $500). One thing that did not change is the formula the IRS uses to calculate your stimulus check total. 

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