How much money can you expect to find in your bank account this fall, courtesy of the U.S. Treasury? This nifty calculator tells you precisely.
The calculator is based on the proposed HEALS Act, which Senate Republicans finally presented yesterday after a lonnnng delay. “Many people are struggling with their personal finances right now, and trying to plan for the uncertain days ahead,” says Jasmine Mah, the calculator’s cocreator, whose parents temporarily closed their business and laid off staff during the pandemic.
“While facing potential unemployment, many families are also taking on the huge responsibility of caring for their children at home,” Mah told Fast Company in an email. She previously built stimulus check calculators for the HEROES and CARES Acts and will update this one as the proposed bill moves toward finalized legislation.
Don’t miss the other calculators offered by Omni Calculator, a free initiative of scientists and experts to simply quantify complicated topics for everyday people. Our favs are:
- The Shower Cost Calculator
- The Social Media Time Alternatives Calculator
- The Pomodoro Technique Calculator
There’s also an uplifting Quarantine Silver Lining calculator, which quantifies the time, ecological, and financial benefits of your lockdown. It is one of 18 pandemic calculators on the site. Stay tuned for Mah’s upcoming unemployment benefits calculator, also based on the HEALS Act.