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COVID-19 relief bill calculator: How much might you receive?

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(WASHINGTON) — The Senate approved the COVID-19 relief package and omnibus spending bill late Monday night by a vote of 92 to 6. Earlier in the same evening, the House passed the $900 billion COVID-19 rescue package in an overwhelming vote, 359 to 53.

The bill now heads to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature.

The coronavirus pandemic is not only a health crisis but a financial one: shuttering businesses, upending entire industries and whipsawing financial markets — erasing trillions of dollars in the process.

The COVID-19 relief bill was attached to a must-pass $1.4 trillion spending bill. The total cost of the package is $2.3 trillion, making it the second-largest economic stimulus in U.S. history. The CARES Act relief bill passed in March, is the largest stimulus package in modern American history.

The new COVID-19 agreement includes $600 for individuals making up to $75,000 per year, $1,200 for couples making up to $150,000 per year, as well as a $600 payment for each dependent child.

For example, a family of four under the income threshold would receive $2,400 in direct payments.

This calculator from ABC News’ data journalism team tells you how much you may likely receive from the COVID-19 relief bill using the guidelines spelled out in the bill. The information you enter will not be stored or saved in any way.

The bill provides $300 per week in enhanced federal unemployment benefits through March 14, 2021.

Other key provisions of the bill include:

  • Providing more than $284 billion for businesses and reviving the Paycheck Protection Program, which expired over the summer.
  • Expanding eligibility under the program for nonprofits, local newspapers and radio and TV broadcasters, as well as allocates $15 billion for performance venues, independent movie theaters and other cultural institutions devastated by the restrictions imposed to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
  • Funding for loans from small and minority-owned lenders and another $20 billion to small business grants.
  • Providing billions of dollars for testing, tracing and vaccine distribution, as well as $82 billion for colleges and schools, $13 billion in increased nutrition assistance, $7 billion for broadband access and $25 billion in rental assistance.
  • Extending an eviction moratorium set to expire at the end of the year.
  • Ending the practice of surprise medical billing.

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