He had to relocate his family from south Florida to Indiana so his wife's family could help with child care. Now, he's working for the food delivery service DoorDash and makes about $300 a month.
"It doesn't even pay the rent. So I have had to borrow money from my family, I've had to sell some stuff, take out savings and 401(k). So I'm at the point now where it's kind of living day to day," Cox said.
After months of negotiations, President Trump finally approved a $900 billion relief package that includes $600 direct stimulus payments to help people like Cox – but he said it's not enough.
"That is not really going help anybody. It is kind of almost insulting," Cox said about the $600 direct payments
"When the federal government says 'hey this is what we're going to do and this is the numbers we're going to get and hope everyone is happy,' for us out there making less money or no money, it doesn't really do a whole lot for us," he added.
Tonight: The House of Representatives is set to vote on a measure to increase stimulus checks for Americans under a certain income level to $2,000. More direct payments was something Trump argued for before signing the bill this weekend.
House Republicans blocked an effort by Democrats to advance $2,000 checks last week, but the House will try again on Monday with a floor vote. That vote will require a two-thirds majority to pass since it is taking place under a suspension of the rules, a threshold that means it would need a wide margin of bipartisan support to be approved.