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State will start sending $270 checks to New Yorkers immediately: Who qualifies?

New York State will be providing $475 million in tax relief for nearly 1.8 million low income people and families.

This comes as part of the state’s ongoing effort to combat inflation and improve affordability of day-to-day expenses.

The state will now soon begin sending direct financial assistance to New Yorkers who received the Empire State Child Credit or Earned Income Tax Credit in 2021.

The program will provide $270 per recipient.

“With this relief package, we’re making good on our commitment to helping hardworking New Yorkers through the nationwide affordability crisis,” Governor Hochul said. “This program will put money back in the pockets of nearly two million New York families struggling to make ends meet in the face of the pandemic, inflation, and other rising costs. My administration remains laser-focused on improving affordability statewide, and I thank the Legislature for its partnership in ensuring that New York families get this much-needed financial assistance.”

The checks will arrived by the end of October.