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Originally Published: Dec 30, 2020
Originally Published: Dec 30, 2020 Last Updated: Jan 04, 2021 6 min read
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Yes, that direct deposit in your bank account could really be your second stimulus payment.

On Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin tweeted that payments may begin to arrive in Americans' accounts as early as Tuesday evening (and some people have already tweeted that they've gotten their payments).

This follows a lot of back and forth over the past week about the checks. President Donald Trump initially suggested he may not sign the latest coronavirus relief package until the checks were increased from $600 to $2,000 (he did end up signing), then Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. blocked the Senate's vote on a standalone bill to increase the amount.

But the checks are finally coming, and for the millions of people still out of work, they arrive not a moment too soon.