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$285 checks are being mailed out for the next four weeks, find out if one is yours

If you live in Maine, you might qualify for the $285 stimulus check the state is sending to some residents.

The checks are part of the Maine Disaster Relief Program.

The program allocated $149.8 million dollars so Maine residents could receive a one time payment if they continued to work throughout the pandemic.

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Over 500,000 workers are eligible for the $285 check.

They began going out in Nov. and will continue through Dec. 31.

How do I know if I’m eligible?

In order to receive the funds you must be a Maine resident that worked through the pandemic.

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You needed to file your income tax return for the state by Oct. 31 and show you lived in the state for a full year.

If a single filer, you must make below $75,000.

If you file as head of household your income cannot exceed $112,500. If married filing jointly, it cannot be more than $150,000.

You may not be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return.

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These funds are not taxable or a tax advance.

If you think you’re eligible and don’t receive a payment by Jan. 21, 2022, then contact Maine Revenue Services at 207-624-9924.

You have until March 31, 2022 to furnish proof of eligibility and you’ll get a check, if approved, by June 30, 2022.

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