- General Observations
No new stimulus measures have been announced at all. For example, there is no tax break for trading in outmoded or outdated cars with older, less efficient engines, although there are benefits to someone taking out renewable energy for the home. Roughly one third is returnable to you from the government, but there is nothing else new.
- The $250 question
No doubt this would change if the economic situation changes, but unless it changes for the worse again, it is highly unlikely that any more general handouts like this will be paid. There are no rises forecast for social security either.
The previous payout cost the US government roughly $13 billion. This makes it unlikely that it will be regularly repeated. It was purely a one off incentive.
- Other measures.
Any other stimulus measures you qualify for will come directly from the government, paid in exactly the same way as you would receive Social Security.