What You Need to Know About a Second Stimulus Payment

The economic relief measure that was approved by the U.S. Congress includes a second round of direct stimulus payments to households — an acknowledgment that families need another injection of cash to get through the latest surge in coronavirus cases and the restrictions that followed. The hope is that the payments, along with additional money for small businesses, the unemployed and more nutrition benefits, can help bolster households and combat rising poverty rates. This time, lawmakers appro