A fourth round of stimulus checks are going out to select individuals in at least four states in the U.S., but what does that mean for the rest of Americans struggling through the delta surge of the coronavirus pandemic?
The Biden Administration has been slow to push any additional stimulus payments. In fact, as of late, the topic has almost been muted by the administration, which has been faced with a number of emergencies across the globe.
But, the Delta Variant of COVID-19 is surging, and many – including the millions who have signed on to a petition – want to see a fourth round of stimulus checks.
Why? Because the data appears to suggest that economic recovery in the U.S. has slowed. Along with a disappointing jobs report, which was released on Friday – many are calling for new payments of $1,200 to $2,000 – either as a one-time policy, or sustained effort over the fall and winter months until the pandemic ends.
Who has received a fourth round of stimulus checks?
– California residents who make up two-thirds of the state. They will each receive $600. However, there have been some issues with rolling these payments out.
– Florida residents, specifically first responders, including police officers, paramedics, EMTs, and firefighters. They qualify for up to $1,000 in a one-time payment through the Florida’s Heroes initiative.
– New Mexico residents who make up low-income households will receive $750 stimulus checks. However, those will come just once.
– Tennessee teachers will receive a stimulus bonus, according to state reporting.