LETTERS signed by Donald Trump have begun being sent out to Americans receiving coronavirus stimulus checks.
Around 130 million of the letters are being sent out to explain the reasoning for the payments and highlight the government’s response to the Covid-19 crisis.
The checks began arriving on around April 9 and are part of the largest economic relief measure in US history, which was signed into law in March.
The bi-partisan $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security – or CARES – Act will give financial assistance to millions who have been impacted by the pandemic.
As well as the much needed checks, Americans will also receive a letter saying “Your Economic Impact Payment Has Arrived”.
The letter has a "The White House" letterhead and opens “My Fellow American”.
“Our great country is experiencing an unprecedented public health and economic challenge as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic,” it begins.
Single workers who earn less than $75,000 will receive $1,200, and married couples earning less than $150,000 get $2,400 while child under 17 receives $500.
"As we wage total war on this invisible enemy, we are also working around the clock to protect hardworking Americans like you from the consequences of the economic shutdown," Trump wrote in the letter.
“We are fully committed to ensuring that you and your family have the support you need to get through this time.”
Last week it was reported the second wave of stimulus checks could take up to 20 weeks to reach millions of Americans, including retirees and veterans.
The first wave of aid was released to those who had already provided the IRS with direct deposit information.
However, millions are still waiting to receive the money, and despite the next round of funding being released, they may have to wait months longer.
Americans who haven't recently filed tax returns, which includes pensioners, veterans and retirees, could have to wait up to five months, the House Committee On Ways & Means estimates.
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