What’s in the COVID-19 emergency aid bill for Arizona?

Arizona will get $2.8 billion in direct economic stimulus as part of a Coronavirus Relief Fund.

By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | Arizona Mirror

The U.S. House of Representatives just passed a $2 trillion COVID-19 emergency bill that President Donald Trump has signed, but what money and benefits will Arizonans see from the bill? 

Arizona will get $2.8 billion in direct economic stimulus as part of a Coronavirus Relief Fund that can be used for expenses taken on by the state during the COVID-19 pandemic, 45% of which is set aside for local governments with a population over 500,000. 

Tribal governments in Arizona should expect to see money from the bill, as well, as $8 billion was set aside for tribal governments across the United States. 

The most direct impact Arizonans will likely notice from the package will come in the form of direct payments to individuals. 

Lower and middle income Americans can expect to have checks mailed to them by April 6. 

People with an adjusted gross income less than $75,000 can expect to get a check of $1,200. Married couples making less than $150,000 can expect a check of $2,400. Households with dependents will also receive $500 per child. 

Any person making more than $99,000 a year and any couple making more than $198,000 a year will not get a check. 

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