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ANALYSIS: Family of 4 Getting $109,048 in COVID Government Checks Already Approved by Congress

Endless COVID checks aren’t the answer to rebuilding families or the U.S. economy. America needs to move past emergency spending.
June 3, 2021 — Blog    — Work and Welfare   

As President Biden pushes another multi-trillion dollar COVID spending bill — and with congressional Democrats urging a fourth and fifth stimulus check — Americans may be stunned to learn the unprecedented government relief to families already approved by Congress.

Americans needed COVID relief temporarily, but the time for that is over. The way to help people build their lives and rebuild our economy is through good work opportunities, not by enabling an addiction to endless government checks.


  • The average family of four with both parents out of work will receive $109,048 or more in government COVID stimulus checks, child tax subsidies, and unemployment checks through September of this year.
  • The same family with one parent unemployed will receive $67,824.
  • Even a family of four making twice the national median income with NO LOSS of INCOME during COVID received $26,600 from the government.

NOTE: Actual cash payments may be considerably higher. This analysis excludes rental assistance, paychecks funded by PPP, expanded ACA/Cobra health subsidies, student assistance, and other COVID cash assistance.


Click Here to View a Full Chart Showing These Benefits

“Congress worked quickly and worked together to help families during the height of the pandemic lockdown,” said Ways and Means Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX). “After unprecedented financial help to families and now more job openings than workers, it’s time to move past emergency spending and endless government checks.”

Click here to access this analysis in PDF format.