This month, more direct payments, including stimulus checks, are being sent around the country. While a fourth federal stimulus check looks improbable, it hasn’t stopped states and cities from creating or expanding their own financial aid programs.
Stimulus checks from your states, cities
Some take the form of stimulus checks or universal basic income, the latter of which is a recurring payment rather than a one-time payment. Here is a compilation of the cities and states that will be receiving payouts this month, as per The Sun.
California implemented two-state stimulus programs in 2021: Golden State Stimulus I and Golden State Stimulus II, which provide up to $1,200 and $1,100 in stimulus payments, respectively.
Approximately 139,000 stimulus checks were recently issued by the state. Furthermore, starting in mid-March, California expects to send out up to 70,000 stimulus checks. A total of 60,000 to 70,000 people are expected to benefit from the combined initiatives. Those who are receiving paper checks should expect them to arrive in three weeks.
Californians must earn less than $75,000 per year and have paid their 2020 taxes before October 15, 2021, to be eligible for either payout. Those who applied for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) by October 15 and wanted to submit a state tax return missed the deadline.
Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey has put aside $40 million in federal funds to assist families that did not qualify for the federal government’s economic stimulus checks last year. This category will include illegal immigrants in particular. The state is no longer accepting applications, as the deadline has passed.
Those who are authorized, on the other hand, will receive a special message with a unique login and password that will be needed to access an attached link that will bring you to the payment method: cheque or direct deposit.
Two to three weeks after your application is granted, you will get a one-time reward. A direct cash award of $2,000 is available to those who qualify. Up to $4,000 can be awarded to a family.
Currently, a number of localities and states have begun their own UBI systems, with qualified citizens receiving monthly payments. One of them is Shreveport, Louisiana, which will provide $660 monthly payments to 110 people for a year. To qualify for the payments, a municipal resident must be a single parent with an income of 120 percent of the federal poverty level.
Stimulus check plans may restore monthly payments
A single parent is defined as a mother, father, stepparent, grandparent, caretaker, or legal guardian of a school-aged kid, according to the city. Payments were supposed to go out earlier this week, but a delay has pushed the deadline back to Tuesday, March 8, according to the city’s pilot program manager.
According to the city, these payments will be sent by direct deposit. Until January 17, the city only accepted submissions for a week. To learn more about how you can receive money from the IRS, you’ll need these five papers. Also, don’t forget to look into the stimulus check and UBI application deadlines in the next month before they pass you by.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in spring 2020, Americans have received three stimulus checks: $1,200 in March 2020, $600 in December 2020, and $1,400 in March 2021. In addition, for the last six months of 2021, many parents got up to $300 per month per kid.
However, Congress has shown a reluctance to provide extra stimulus funds, and President Joe Biden’s plan to prolong child tax payments until 2022 was defeated in the Senate. A new bill, on the other hand, would reintroduce direct payments to support families, as per Digital Market News.
Senator Mitt Romney, R-Utah, presented the Family Security Act, which would provide $350 per month to qualified families with children aged 0 to 5, and $250 per month to families with children aged 6 to 17. Expectant parents would also be able to apply for benefits beginning four months before their child’s due date. A maximum monthly payment of $1,250 would be required.