The United States government has sent out stimulus checks to some residents to help keep them afloat during the coronavirus quarantine. It’s all some people are talking about, so it’s no wonder that these checks have become the focus of a lot of jokes on the internet.

The checks are each worth 1,200 dollars and internet users are joking about how they’re already planning to buy TVs, laptops, and spend the money as soon as they can. While others are poking fun at the fact that it’s now the IRS sending them money, instead of the other way around.

“We can confirm that payments are beginning to arrive in some Americans’ accounts," a senior Treasury official told ABC News. Scroll down for the best stimulus check jokes that Bored Panda has compiled, upvote your faves, and let us know in the comments what you’re going to do with your check if you live in the US, dear Pandas. And read on for Bored Panda's interview with financial expert Sam Dogen, founder of the Financial Samurai blog, about stimulus checks and how much they'll help Americans out.

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Adam C
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2 months ago

🤣🤣

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Adam C
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2 months ago

In alaska you'll be house searching.

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Kevin Donegan
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2 months ago

Does the weak Cheeto represent the poor leadership of the Orange Cheeto in the White House?

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"So long as Americans are spending the money, that helps stimulate and support the economy. Although saving money is good, saving money actually doesn’t do much in the short run to help the economy. In the long run, maybe it helps by creating more financially secure people to not become a burden," Dogen from the Financial Samurai told us.

"I believe everything is rational. If people want to use their money to spend on TVs and other things, its because they’ve got their basics already taken care of. Here’s how millionaires are spending their checks."

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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2 months ago

Trump only agreed to the $1200 because it's an election year.

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ƒιѕн
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2 months ago

Well your still screwed, taxes on top of that.

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Kevin Donegan
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2 months ago

Your "check" comes with tRump's name on it ... just like his "charity" ... he got others to give him money then put his name on the checks like it was his money to give. The only exception with his charity and the stimulus check, he usually paid himself.

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Dogen believes that 1,200 dollars per person should help individuals for at least a month. "If you add on the extra 600 dollars a month in unemployment benefits, that’s a decent amount of money," he said.

"For example, in California, you can get 4,200 dollars a month in unemployment benefits now. And then if you add on another 1,200, that’s 5,600 dollars. It’s really the added unemployment benefits that will really help those who have lost their jobs," Dogen pointed out.

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JessG
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2 months ago

Exactly

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Hans
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2 months ago

I recommend coming to Norway. Here tax authorities help you get a higher tax return. Quite a shock if you paid taxes before in another country...

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Lisa Moschetti
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2 months ago

In the meantime, think about this from Forbes . . . Americans making 1 Million will receive $1.7 million stimulus checks . . . https://www.forbes.com/sites/shaharziv/2020/04/14/why-are-rich-americans-getting-17-million-stimulus-checks/#643e0518665b

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The BBC reports that President Donald Trump’s name will be printed on the paper checks that will be sent out to financially-struggling Americans. This is the very first time that a US president’s name will show up on a federal government handout.

Not surprisingly, some are worried that this decision might delay checks arriving. The president denied that there will be a delay, as did the Treasury Department. However, two senior IRS officials told the Washington Post that the first batch of checks might arrive slower because of this.

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Casey Mineer
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2 months ago

Can you electronically bank with a Nintendo DS?

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REDNEKNATION
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2 months ago

The Apocalypse is coming

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Bumble
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2 months ago

Is that Tony Soprano's house?

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"You are getting your money late because the President thinks it is more important that his name be on the cheque than that you are able to pay your bills on time," Democratic Senator Brian Schatz shared his opinion on Twitter.

The stimulus checks are part of a 2 trillion (that’s right, trillion) dollar relief package that will help out more than 80 million US citizens. And Americans need it now more than ever. Around 16 million people lost their jobs in the US just in the past month and the situation may get worse before it gets better.

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Jo Johannsen
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2 months ago

Now people are hoarding alpavas?!?!

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Noez 🇸🇪
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2 months ago

That last picture is an absolutely nauseating sight.

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Norma
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2 months ago

Whoa! I'm totally down for that!!

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Pretty Pangolin
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2 months ago

I'm putting it in savings rather than checking so I don't spend it accidentally. I have a disability claim with Social Security that could take up to a year to be resolved, so I might need it before then.

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Jeff Requier
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2 months ago

now they get to tell people "its in the mail" instead of hearing it for years

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Colin L
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2 months ago

I wish that the majority of the $2T package was for health care and not for giant corporations.

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starry_skies
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2 months ago (edited)

Online shopping?

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Ayasophya Alturas
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2 months ago

spongebob and patrick aren't practicing social distancing

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Elizabeth Reinhalter
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2 months ago

It'd serve ya right...

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Kelly Hartle
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2 months ago

Just think—Canada’s helping its citizens with $2000 every month.

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CbusResident
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2 months ago

This would mean, in most cases, that your parent(s) is/are spending way, way, way more than $1200 each year to support you and put you through college.

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Aria Whitaker
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2 months ago

Many banking apps have a feature that lets you set a notification for any deposits...

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Hans
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2 months ago

But the 6 roles you get do not get you far.

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Tania Woods
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2 months ago

Why do men try to hold women by the neck? Is it a controlling thing?

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qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm
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2 months ago

Don't worry Kermit you'll get it eventually

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Sharon Hahn
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2 months ago

Looks like a state trooper hat. LOL

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Akshay.T
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2 months ago

Whaddya mean

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Mary Jaye
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2 months ago

neither give me a desktop. no more Macs after Catalina. I am through with the Mac.

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Sheri Lattimer
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2 months ago

A lot!

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Queen Jackson.
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2 months ago

Elaborate 🌚

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James Wood
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2 months ago

Um, no. I make <30k and got mine.

alwaysMispelled
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2 months ago

This is NOT true

Aria Whitaker
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2 months ago (edited)

This is just factually incorrect. In fact, it was the lower income Americans that got theirs first.....

Vonny
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2 months ago

no, not true most of us "lower income" folks are still waiting, watching higher income folks waster more of their money

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Pug Pug
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2 months ago

This is 100% not true. If you make less then 75,000 you will get your check. Unless you are homeless, because they cant mail it to you, and won't just help the poor, because this country is a joke...

jevais
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2 months ago

Fook off mate are you an American Native? If not you should backup and go back to your original country from where you/family came from. Why not, this would leave more space for the American Natives.

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ERIN W.
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2 months ago

HEY I'm lucky to make $12,000 yr. off of my disability check!

Vonny
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2 months ago

any sign of a stimulus check yet?, not one of the hundreds of family & folks I know who are all on either SS or SSI have gotten their checks. Still in dire need of help.

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Elizabeth Wilkins
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2 months ago

As owners of a large poultry farm, our adjusted gross income for 2018 was.......... I kinda want y'all to guess!!!........ OK. It was $15,430. For the year. Still had bills to pay w that too.

Anne
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2 months ago

Holy cow.. ehhh chicken.. that's bad.

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John Hutchinson
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2 months ago

That's just completely incorrect and shouldn't even be in here.

Pretty Pangolin
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2 months ago

This is not helpful.

Mike Rodrick
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2 months ago

Half make 15k or less.

Micheal Sharp
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Ummm Whaaaaaat? You know I'm on #33 on this list of "stimulus check" jokes and I'm fairly certain that out of the 33 only 2 of them are anywhere close to funny.. this is not one of those two.. it's actually the opposite of funny it's .... It's .. very umm very unfunny! Almost assanine unfunny

Sue Prewitt
Community Member
2 months ago

no minimum

Katie and Jared Coates
Community Member
2 months ago

No you don't. We make waaaaaaay less.

Justin Bognar
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah no this one isn't true at all..

Chad Michael
Community Member
2 months ago

This makes no God Damn sense bc people who do not even have jobs are getting checks SMDH

Steve Cruz
Community Member
2 months ago

This is false. There is no minimum, but people must have filed taxes in 2018 or 2019. A lot of young adults won't get checks because their parents claim them, likewise with elderly who are claimed by children. The people who need checks the most are workers who earned less than $8000 and were told they didn't need to file taxes.

Bored Silly
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2 months ago

Is this real ?

Alex Boyd
Community Member
2 months ago

Untrue, BUT Republicans in the Senate actually did propose a plan where lower-income people would get half the amount.

Lateesha Wolf
Community Member
2 months ago

And some of those that once made more than $99k, got laid off and won't get a check because they made too much in 2019. But they aren't making anything now. The whole thing is unfair to the American public. All adults over 18 should have been given a check, with adults supporting children given extra for each child.

ERIN W.
Community Member
2 months ago

So I wouldn't doubt it!

Jessica Bertram
Community Member
2 months ago

Not true. What IS true is that if you are considered an independent contractor, like someone who is in the gig economy, and are now out of a job due to coronavirus, you are ineligible for unemployment. Which I think is pretty shitty. (this does not apply to me, btw, but I feel for the people to whom is does apply).

Laurie Stewart
Community Member
2 months ago

I believe they expanded UE to cover for gig workers, including for the federal portion of it. If not that, then they can get the Small Business Loan to pay their normal wages through all of this and it will be forgiven, so it basically turns into a grant. As long as those funds are used directly for wages, the loan is totally forgiven.

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Karen Kelly
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2 months ago

Wasn't this a meme from the Bush Administration's stimulus checks?

Tor Rolf Strøm
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2 months ago

What!? Is this true? What does half of America get then?

JessG
Community Member
2 months ago

No, not true. Those who make less than 30K are the ones getting the checks first

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