More $1,200 checks? Maybe $2,000 a month? The stimulus proposals that could put more money in your wallet

And there are multiple ways the U.S. government could extend more relief.

The question is which one it will choose — and exactly how much cash could end up in your wallet.

As the coronavirus pandemic swept the nation in March, Congress ushered in a $2 trillion package that sent checks of up to $1,200 per adult to low- to middle- income individuals. Families were also eligible for $500 per child under age 17.

Americans would love to receive more financial help. One WalletHub survey found that 84% want another stimulus check.

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Meanwhile, Bankrate found in early April that 31% of Americans said the first stimulus check wouldn't boost their financial well being for more than a month.

More than 40 million people have filed for unemployment since the coronavirus pandemic began. Those numbers don't tell the whole story, according to Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.

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