Is The Fourth Stimulus Check, OK? ‘Checks Passed Today,’ According to Online Posts, But the IRS Denies the Claims.

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Despite mounting requests for more relief money, the IRS has ignored various social media claims stating that the US government has certified a fresh round of fourth stimulus payments.

On Nov. 2, the YouTube channel “Lalate News,” which has over 400,000 subscribers, aired a video claiming that Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., had enacted provisions for the fourth round of stimulus checks worth at least $15,000.

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According to the network, the money would be divided into three categories: $4,000 for senior care, $4,000 for children’s care, and $3,600 for the child tax credit.

Searches for “4th stimulus checks passed today” have also grown in the recent week. The amount of searches for related phrases like “another stimulus check” and “will there be another stimulus check” increased by more than 110 percent, according to Google Trends.

An IRS representative, however, refuted the claims in an interview with VERIFY. On the websites of government agencies such as the IRS and the Department of Treasury, there was no indication of a fourth wave of stimulus checks.

Read More: Stimulus Check Live Updates: The Changes To Benefits, Child Tax Credit And Tax Refunds This November

There has been an uptick in requests for larger relief payments in recent weeks. A petition initiated by Denver restaurant owner Stephanie Bonin seeking Congress to pass legislation paying Americans $2,000 monthly recurring checks had gathered 2,946,080 signatures out of a total of three million as of Tuesday 9.14 p.m. ET.

In a Change.org petition, Bonin wrote, “I’m encouraging Congress to offer a $2,000 payment for adults and a $1,000 payment for children, as well as periodic payments throughout the duration of the crisis.” “Providing monthly support to Americans until they are ready to re-establish themselves will rescue our communities from financial devastation.” In March 2021, a group of Democrats petitioned President Joe Biden to offer further relief payments in his Build Back Better plan. However, the tests were left out of the framework that was published on October 28.

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 epidemic, Congress has yet to signal if it plans to pass new legislation to give more financial aid to Americans.

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