WASHINGTON — Most adults will get checks of $1,200 per person and $3,400 per family of four in the massive coronavirus stimulus bill the Senate is preparing to pass.
The giveaway became more generous as senators negotiated the final package and is likely to be sent to the House on Wednesday.
Senators removed an original phase-in for low-income people, meaning that now, even destitute people, retirees and students are eligible for a full $1,200 each.
For earners between $75,000 and $99,000, the amount gradually reduces, with individuals who earn more than $99,000 and couples over $198,000 getting zilch.
Each child, however, scores parents $500, which even higher-earners can receive.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced the tweaks in a Wednesday afternoon speech, and committee spokesman Michael Zona confirmed the details to The Post.
Zona said that the IRS will apply the means test to 2018 tax filings unless someone already has filed their 2019 taxes.
Ultimately, however, the