Workers in the state of Massachusetts are benefitting from a stimulus program that pays them a one-time check of $500.
This is happening under the Massachusett’s Essential Employee Premium Pay program.
The payments were sent in batches, starting in March.
Stimulus payments going to Massachusetts workers
In March, around 480,000 residents in the state saw stimulus checks under this program.
Qualifying workers have received over $400 million of the $460 million in payments.
The state is getting ready to send another round.
Whether you qualify for the second $500 stimulus payment depends on your 2021 income taxes.
The industry you worked in in the state of Massachusetts does not matter this round.
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You need to have made at least $13,500 and filed an income tax return to qualify.
This salary is equal to about 20 hours per week for 50 weeks of the year at a minimum wage of $13.50.
Your income must be 300% below the federal poverty level.
That amount of your stimulus payment depends on your household size.
For a household of just one, that’s an annual income of $38,640.
For a household of four, that’s an annual income of $79,500.
Finally, for a household of 8 people, that’s an annual income of $133,980.
The first round was different because it was based on 2020 incomes; this round is for 2021.
This batch of checks is set to go out in June automatically to around 330,000 Massachusetts state residents.
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