Q&A: How could the historic $2 trillion coronavirus economic recovery package benefit you?
Michael Collins, USA TODAY Published 8:46 p.m. ET March 27, 2020 | Updated 3:24 a.m. ET March 28, 2020CLOSE President Trump signs the CARES Act, providing $2.2 trillion in economic relief during the coronavirus pandemic. USA TODAYPresident Trump has signed the $2 trillion economic recovery package into law, triggering help for Americans suffering as the coronavirus sweeps across the country.While his signature on the largest stimulus in U.S. history ended the legislative effort on Capitol Hill, it marked a beginning to the government’s work managing the crisis. Now the Trump administration must rapidly pump hundreds of billions of dollars into the economy.The stimulus will provide $1,200 checks to many Americans – and more for families – while making available hundreds of billions of dollars for companies to maintain payroll through the crisis. It significantly expands the nation’s unemployment safety net and it directs a huge infusion of cash to hospitals and other medical facilities on the front line of fighting the pandemic.Here are some answers to how the relief package might benefit you.Will I get a stimulus check?The law provides for direct payments of up to $1,200 for most individuals and $2,400 for most married couples filing jointly with an extra $500 for each qualifying child under age