Some states are taking care of their residents by sending them additional payments on top of the federal stimulus checks that were sent out to all Americans during the pandemic.
These payments are aimed to help residents with money, unemployment, or in the form of tax breaks.
These states have their own regulated program for their specific residents that determine who gets checks and what it takes to qualify to get them.
Which states are offering a fourth stimulus check or other financial aid to residents?
California has the Golden State Stimulus program for those that filed their 2020 tax returns by the Oct. 15 cut off date. Half of the 9 million people receiving these payments had them by Oct. 31, and the rest are being sent by mail. To qualify, individuals must have a salary of $30,000 to $75,000. Residents get $600 for themselves, and $1,100 if they have children under 18.
Connecticut created the Back to Work program which started sending checks worth $1,000 at the end of May and will continue through Dec. 31, 2021. To qualify it depends on when residents originally filed for unemployment and how long they stayed on it. To get the stimulus check, residents must have secured a job.
Florida sent their teachers and principals checks worth $1,100 for continuing to teach during the pandemic.
In Maryland, anyone who filed for Earned Income tax credit received checks worth $300, or $500 if they had dependents.
New Mexico is sending their second round of relief benefits out to those who didn’t qualify for the first round of benefits. Applications started being accepted Oct. 12. Previous payments went to low income families and they were given $750.
Finally, Vermont will pay moving expenses up to $7,500 for those moving due to unemployment in the construction or hospitality industries.
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