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Thousands are eligible to claim stimulus payments worth $500 next week, are you one of them?

Starting next week, thousands of Americans will be able to apply for $500 stimulus checks.

These payments are part of the direct cash program out of St. Louis, Missouri. which helps families that financially struggled thanks to the pandemic.

Hardships that may help you qualify include losing your job, losing hours, paying for a funeral, or paying for COVID-19 treatment costs.

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How do I qualify for the $500 payment?

To get the stimulus cash, after proving your financial hardship from the pandemic, there are a few other requirements.

You need to have lived in St. Louis as a resident for at least one year.

You must earn 80% or below the area median income.

For a household of one, that’s $47,550.

For a household of four, that’s $67,900.

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A family of eight cannot make over $89,650.

You need to show proof of identity, income, and two documents. The documents can be a bank statement, tax statement, lease, or vehicle registration.

It’s estimated that at least 9,300 people will qualify for these payments.

People who think they are eligible can apply online starting Dec. 18.

You can choose to receive the payment through the mail or the phone.

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