Congress has second COVID-19 stimulus bill ready -- What it means for Michigan residents

What the COVID-19 stimulus bill means for you?
What the COVID-19 stimulus bill means for you?

After months of back-and-forth, Congress finally has a second COVID-19 stimulus bill.

But what does that mean for Michigan residents?

READ: Michigan House approves $483 million COVID relief bill

As with most bills in Washington, people have many questions about what is and what isn’t going to be included in the most recent stimulus.

With the deal done, the stimulus money will soon make its way to Metro Detroiters.

The $900 billion deal will give those making under $75,000 roughly $600, but there is also a payout for dependents.

It will also extend unemployment benefits for millions of people.

One concern about the deal is that scammers might be looking to rip off residents. Some people have already received emails, calls and texts saying they need to provide personal information to get the money. That is not the case.

You can watch the full Help Me Hank report in the video above.


About the Authors:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Derick is a Senior Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with Local 4 News since April 2013. Derick specializes in breaking news, crime and local sports.