9th batch of Covid-19 relief checks being sent

1,000,000 more Americans to receive payment
Stimulus Check
Posted at 1:06 AM, May 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-17 02:06:27-04

1,000,000 more Americans can expect additional Covid-19 relief checks.

As part of the American Rescue Plan, 460,000 taxpayers are now eligible for more money now that their 2020 returns have been processed.

Those include individuals or households that didn't qualify for a stimulus check based on their 2019 income, or got less than they were due.

These so-called "plus-up" payments which started May 12, 2021, apply to those whose 2020 income was significantly less than what they had in 2019.

Also eligible are parents who had a child or added a dependent between 2019 and 2020.

This is the 9th batch of Covid-19 stimulus payments under President Joe Biden's plan and the money is available by direct deposit or checks.

To find out if you are eligible or to track your payment, click here.