March 23, 2021

Category: Safety

Stimulus News Center: ACE News You Can Use


As the coronavirus pandemic continues, you’re always looking for the most up-to-date news that matters to you and your family. At ACE, we want to make it easy to find unbiased information on the benefits that may be available to you, including stimulus payments, unemployment benefits, eviction moratoriums, and more. That’s why we’ve created the Stimulus News Center.

 

This is a one-stop destination for news that impacts your family during these times. Check back often for the latest information.

 

Helpful Resources:

 

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American Rescue Plan: $1,400 Third Stimulus Payment, Increased Unemployment Benefits, Increased Child Tax Credit

 

In March 2021, the American Rescue Plan was passed. This $1.9 trillion stimulus package provides higher stimulus payments for many individuals, an extension of many benefits set forth in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act from March 2020 and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, as well as several new benefits for families.

 

Will You Get a Third Stimulus Payment? Here’s What to Know.

This post offers useful information on the breakdown of stimulus check amounts, how to track the payment, and what to expect if you haven’t filed taxes yet.

 

What Else Is Included in the Third Stimulus Bill?

In this post, we share some of the other benefits and programs in the American Rescue Plan, signed into law on March 11, 2021.

 

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Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021: Second Stimulus Payments, Extended Unemployment Benefits, Funds for Schools and Coronavirus Vaccine Efforts, and More (2020)

 

In December 2020, a second $900 billion stimulus package was announced as part of a larger bill, called the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. This bill included $600 direct payments to those who qualified and an extension of many of the benefits set forth in the CARES Act.

 

What You Need to Know About the New Stimulus Bill: Economic Impact Payments, Unemployment Benefits, and More

This post contains a breakdown of the key provisions of the bill, plus information on stimulus check amounts and what to do if you have incorrect bank information on file with the IRS.

 

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The CARES Act: The First Stimulus Checks, Unemployment Benefits, and More (2020)

 

In March 2020, the U.S. government passed the CARES Act, a $2 trillion stimulus package designed to help a stumbling economy. The bill included $1,200 economic impact payment (sometimes called stimulus checks), federal unemployment benefits, and more. Here’s what you need to know about the original stimulus bill.

 

Expecting a Government Stimulus Check? Here’s What You Should Know.

A breakdown of who could expect to receive the very first stimulus checks, with estimated check amount breakdowns and information for those who don’t usually file taxes.

 

ACE’S Guide to Unemployment Benefits Under the CARES Act

The CARES Act provided relief to millions of Americans who lose their jobs due to the pandemic. This post shares details on the unemployment benefits included in the bill and information on who could qualify.

 

Life During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The pandemic has changed life in more ways than one. From maintaining your mental health during shelter-in-place orders to navigating a new landscape of home, work, and school all happening in the same room, we’re here to help you thrive in the “new normal.”

 

10 Tips to Stay Calm During the Coronavirus

In April 2020, polls suggested that 30% of Americans reported their mental health had worsened due to the coronavirus. We shared 10 tips to keep your cool and navigate the challenges of the pandemic on the blog.

 

5 Things You Need to Outlast the Coronavirus Outbreak

No one can forget the struggle for toilet paper early during the pandemic. In this blog post, we shared five things we recommended stocking up on to outlast the coronavirus at home.

 

A Few Tips to Protect Yourself from Crisis Scammers

In June 2020, Americans reported a collective $13.44 million lost due to coronavirus-related scams. We shared details on some of the most common crisis scams and how to avoid them.

 

Educational Things to Do at Home with Kids

School closures, distance learning, and stay-at-home orders present new challenges during the pandemic. We offered a variety of ways to keep kids entertained and keep learning in this blog post.

 

How to Maintain Financial Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Has the coronavirus pandemic impacted your financial life? We shared some ways to boost cash flow, cut expenses, and more.

 

Must-Have School Supplies for Distance Learning

Learn how to turn your living room into a classroom with this list of must-have school supplies.

 

Do You Have to Repay Your Stimulus at Tax Time?

Navigating tax time is enough of a challenge. Introduce stimulus checks, and things are even harder to understand. In this post, we answered the big question, “Do I have to repay the stimulus money I received?”

 

 

 

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