A fourth stimulus check from the federal government is incredibly unlikely at this point, but there are possible replacement options.
Many Americans could qualify for other forms of stimulus funding depending on their situation and location.
As inflation continues to increase costs at places like grocery stores and gas stations, states and local governments are trying to help.
Here are 3 ways to replace what would be like a fourth stimulus check for struggling Americans
First is state rebates.
Many states are taking on the responsibility themselves and offering forms of state aid and stimulus money to residents.
Right now, 3.1 million Colorado residents are expecting $400 payments for individuals and $800 for joint taxpayers.
In order to qualify you must be a resident of the state full time.
The payments being sent are based on 2021 tax returns with a deadline of May 31, 2022.
Georgia is sending payments to people who filed their 2021 and 2022 tax returns.
Single filers can expect $150, head of household filers can expect $375, and joint filers can expect $500.
Maine is sending 850,000 residents stimulus checks worth $850 each.
Other states sending some form of stimulus aid include New Mexico, Massachusetts, Delaware, Indiana, and Illinois.
Another way to offset the loss of a fourth stimulus check is through tax refunds.
Millions of Americans are still waiting for their tax refund.
The average refund this year is worth $3,263.
In addition to this, anyone with a tax return that’s later than 45 days is entitled to interest paid by the IRS.
Finally, another way to make money on the side is to pick up a side job.
Many people make extra cash by house sitting, pool cleaning, site testing and side jobs.
FingerLakes1.com is the region’s leading all-digital news publication. The company was founded in 1998 and has been keeping residents informed for more than two decades. Have a lead? Send it to [email protected].