When Might $1,400 Stimulus Checks Arrive?

The incoming Biden administration will be pushing for a third round of stimulus checks – this time for $1,400.  But analysts are split on when that money might arrive in your bank account. Congressional leaders say the stimulus will be their ‘top priority’ and could move forward this week – which could mean checks going out sometime in February if things go smoothly.

However, some analysts think the $2 trillion bill will see a lot of pushback from Republicans, and say it could April – or longer – before the payments are approved. How important are these stimulus payments for keeping American households afloat?  Will another round be necessary even after the $1,400 is approved?