Millions of Georgia residents will be getting a direct payments worth $350.
Governor Brian Kemp announced that $1 billion would be allocated to fund these payments.
Who is eligible?
In order to qualify for this payment, individuals must be enrolled in Medicaid, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), and/or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), by July 31, 2022. Payments apply to everyone that is actively enrolled in assistance. That means multiple people per household could qualify. For example, a family of three could ger $1,050.
Residents do not need to apply, eligible residents will be notified through the Georgia Gateway Portal. Georgia residents are encouraged to make sure their contact information is up to date to avoid delays.
Additional payments in Georgia
Governor Kemp is also working on other tax rebates for his 2022-2023 amended budget proposal. That includes $2 billion to be given back to residents as property and income tax rebates. For the income rebate single filers would get $250, head of household– $375, and couples filing jointly– $500.
The property tax rebate will offer savings from 15%-25% with average payments of about $500. Residents who qualify for both payments can receive up to $1,000.