Millions of people missed out on a chance at stimulus checks in 2021, but they may be able to get that money now.
There is a program called the Excluded New Jerseyans Fund offering qualifying individuals a one time payment.
$40 million was set aside for families who did not qualify for federal stimulus checks last year.
This group will be primarily made up of undocumented immigrants.
Over 460,000 undocumented people didn’t get any aid when the pandemic began.
Many were essential workers that lost their jobs during the lockdown.
How much in stimulus cash can qualifying people receive?
The most for a household is $4,000.
The application deadline was last year but has been extended to Monday, Feb. 28.
Eligibility requirements for the stimulus funds
Anyone who was recently in prison may also qualify along with undocumented immigrants.
You must be over 18.
You need to be a New Jersey resident.
The household income you come from may not exceed $55,000.
- Pay stubs
- Photo ID
- Marriage or divorce certificate
- Utility bill
Application process for stimulus cash
The application is online and will take 20-30 minutes.
Your documents need to be uploaded.
You application status will be sent to you via text or email.
20,500 applications have already been submitted with 4,000 approved and 530 denied.
The applications are processed on a first come first serve basis.
The payment will be sent 2-3 weeks after you are notified of your application being approved.
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