Some people in Maine should check their mailbox, because there may be a one-time payment of almost $300 dollars in there.
Payments worth $285 have been sent out as part of the Disaster Relief Payments passed during the budget deal in the state of Maine.
The payments are being issued to 524,754 Maine residents who worked during the height of the pandemic in 2020.
The $285 dollar payments are issued by the Department of Administrative and Financial Services.
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Who qualifies for the Maine stimulus checks?
To qualify, you had to have worked through the entirety of 2020. You needed to file a Maine income tax return for 2020 by Oct. 31. You must have an AGI of under $75,000 for individuals or $150,000 for married couples. You must not have been claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return for 2020.
The first round of checks were sent Nov. 15 and will continue through the end of the year until everyone that was issued one receives it.
Applications were not required, but anyone that filed after Oct. 31 will not be included.
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If your address has changed since you filed your 2020 return, you must submit your new address.
Include the date of your request, you printed name, social security number, signature, and proof of new address. Proof can be a new photo ID, utility bill, or lease.
Mail requests to:
Maine Revenue Services
PO Box 9107
Augusta, ME 04332-9107
These payments are a thank you to those who worked hard during the pandemic.
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