Seven states are preparing to send direct payments to their residents to ease inflation as Americans struggle to pay rising costs for food, gas and housing.
Here are the states that will send stimulus payments to their residents starting this month.
In May, Delaware began sending $300 “relief rebate” payments to taxpayers who filed in 2020 due to a budget surplus.
Most Delaware residents received these payments in May, and couples filing jointly can get $300 each. The state government continues to send these payments throughout the summer.
Residents can check the status of their rebate online here.
In July, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that 59,000 low-income families in the state would be eligible for a one-time payment of $450 per child.
According to Newsweek, the stimulus is distributed by the Florida Department of Children and Families to residents “who receive one of the following services through the department:
- Temporary Cash Assistance (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families)
- Fund for family/unrelated caregivers
- Has an adopted and/or foster child in the household”
Families who qualify for the benefit do not have to apply as payments are automatically mailed.
Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation providing refunds of $250 for single filers, $375 for heads of families and $500 for those filing jointly.
This stimulus package also came from a state budget surplus.
The Georgia Department of Revenue has been providing these rebates since May, but the agency anticipates delays due to the amount of the refunds.
According to the ministry’s website, the agency will issue most refunds in early August for all tax returns filed by April 18 this year.
Residents with incomes below $100,000 in 2021, or $200,000 for co-filers, will receive a $300 tax refund this year. Dependents will also be eligible for the rebate. For residents earning more than $100,000, or $200,000 for joint filers, they will receive a one-time check for $100.
Payments will be mailed out as early as late August, according to the Hawaii Department of Taxation.
Starting in May, Indiana began sending $125 payments to all residents, regardless of income. According to The Indianapolis Star, this is part of the state’s automatic taxpayer refund law.
Governor Eric Holcomb is also urging state lawmakers to increase the stimulus package by $225.
Frontline workers in Minnesota are eligible to receive a one-time payment of $750. Checks began to be sent at the end of July, but requests for this stimulus plan had to be sent by July 22.
In early March, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham approved a measure that would give residents $250 to earn less than $75,000 a year and a $500 discount for all residents.
The $250 rebates were issued in July while the $500 rebate will be sent out in two installments – one was in June and the other this month.
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