The nearly $ 1 trillion in federal aid that was distributed to millions of families through three stimulus checks has helped a lot of people. However, there is no guarantee that the federal government will make a fourth stimulus payment.
Some states have funds
The COVID-19 Delta variants are spreading across the country, prompting the distribution of payments by some government states. According to CBS News, several states have used their own stimulus funds or surpluses to help specific residents, such as low-income families or teachers. This aid began in September this year for more than 25 million people.
According to MARCA, some states in the United States have their own financial aid and stimulus checks to help their citizens in times of crisis. Because the federal government is no longer providing the stimulus. A person’s state of residence now plays an important role. Some people in the state have already received their fourth stimulus check.
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The four states
In time for the holiday season, residents of Maine, California, Maryland and Florida can receive a “stimulus” check payment of up to $ 1,100, according to The sun. Janet Mills, Governor of Maine, announced a one-time payment program worth $ 285 for more than half a million people. For the first time, the state has started sending payments, which will continue until the end of 2021.
In California, in addition to a benefit of $ 500 for households with dependent children, residents earning between $ 30,000 and $ 75,000 per year are also eligible for a benefit of $ 600. As in Maine, payments from the Golden State Stimulus II program will continue until the end of the year.
In Maryland, state and local taxes on unemployment benefits have been removed. In addition, $ 500 for families and $ 300 for individuals who have claimed the income tax credit are included in the measure. Over the next three years, families will be able to collect more money in tax refunds. Finally, in Florida, first responders in K-12 classes will receive stimulus payments in December. Eligible individuals can receive a one-time payment of $ 1,000.
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