Government Stimulus Checks to Support Families

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Ingrid Vanegas, Reporter

As of April 17, up to 80 million people in the U.S. reportedly received a stimulus check issued by the IRS to help families as prices of necessities, such as groceries,  continue to rise due to COVID-19. The stimulus bill included over $2 trillion dollars, allowing families to receive a minimum of $1,200, depending on income and number of children claimed in their 2018 or 2019 tax return. Here’s what you should know regarding how much to expect, qualifying for a check and how to track your check.