Between April 2020 and September 2021, Congress will have sent a typical American family of four at least $26,600 and possibly up to $109,048 in cash “COVID relief,” according to a new House GOP analysis. The analysis concludes the following:
— The average family of four with both parents out of work will receive $109,048 or more in government COVID stimulus checks, child tax subsidies, and unemployment checks through September of this year.
— The same family with one parent unemployed will receive $67,824.
— Even a family of four making twice the national median income with NO LOSS of INCOME during COVID received $26,600 from the government.
NOTE: Actual cash payments may be considerably higher. This analysis excludes rental assistance, paychecks funded by PPP, expanded ACA/Cobra health subsidies, student assistance, and other COVID cash assistance.
The total varies by whether government lockdowns knocked one or both parents in a family out of a job. But even a family