Bloomberg Law
May 1, 2020, 12:48 PM

Coronavirus Stimulus Cash Likely to Miss Some Immigrant Groups

Genevieve Douglas
Genevieve Douglas

Coronavirus relief checks meant to help people hurt financially by the pandemic are unlikely to be distributed evenly across visa holders or those with work authorizations because of a provision related to who has a Social Security number.

So far, the government has sent out stimulus relief cash to over 89 million people, according to the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service. Many visa categories do qualify for the $1,200 individual checks or $2,400 joint filer checks, because the program’s work authorization comes with a corresponding Social Security number.

But anyone is out of luck if they filed a ...

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