$575 million dollars are going out to California residents in the form of stimulus payments.
There are over 800,000 checks in all. The checks are part of the Golden State Stimulus II program and worth up to $1,100 each.
The next batch being sent will mainly be mailed paper checks.
On Friday, Dec. 10, 9,000 direct deposits were issued according to The Sun.
The direct deposits totaled over $6 million dollars.
794,000 paper checks started going out last week and will continue through the end of the year.
So far, over 8 million payments have been issued as part of the Golden State Stimulus II program, and $5.8 billion dollars have been disbursed.
What are Golden State Stimulus checks and who qualifies?
The Golden State Stimulus program was created to give California residents additional relief following the start of the pandemic.
The checks work similarly to the federal checks issued to Americans across the country.
Right now, California is sending all eligible residents a second check in addition to the first one from the first round earlier this year.
Requirements for receiving a Golden State Stimulus II check
- File 2020 taxes by Oct. 15, 2021
- Have a California AGI of $1 to $75,000 during 2020
- Wages between $0 and $75,000 in 2020
- Reside in California for more than 6 months in 2020
- Reside in California when your payment is issued
- Not be claimed on someone else’s tax return
Related: Qualifying Americans can still apply for stimulus checks worth $500, see if you’re eligible
The second round started going out in Oct., and will continue into Jan. 2022.
Payments are being sent in batches based on zip code.
The checks currently being sent are going to zip codes ending in 720-927.
The last round set to go out will start Dec. 27 and go until Jan. 11 to zip codes ending in 928-999.
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