The federal government sent billions of dollars in stimulus payments to Americans this year. Damn, just this month, even, thanks to new child tax credit payments on September 15 that totaled about $ 15 billion. Meanwhile, the same is happening at the state level as well, in a way that is easy to ignore as everyone wonders if a fourth stimulus check will come from Uncle Sam anytime soon.
At least 10 states, to be more specific, have already started or will send new stimulus payments to different demographics and for different reasons soon. But all of them complement the funding that comes from the federal government.
Exit of the fourth stimulus check
In California, for example, the state has started sending more Golden State Stimulus checks for $ 600. Recipient households must earn between $ 30,000 and $ 75,000 to obtain the checks, and households with children can obtain an additional $ 500. These checks are part of a $ 100 billion global aid initiative. The one that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office called “the largest state tax refund” in the country’s history.
The first round of checks included some 600,000 and were issued to eligible California residents at the end of August. A second batch sent checks this month to about 2 million California residents. And according to California officials, they come out every two weeks. Meanwhile, there are other states like Michigan that have sent payments of up to $ 3,000 to teachers who worked at the school this year. Other teachers and support staff received $ 500.
And speaking of teachers and receiving a fourth stimulus check, Tennessee and Georgia have also decided to send $ 1,000 to full-time teachers and administrators, and $ 500 to part-time teachers.
Elsewhere in the United States
Vermont, meanwhile, said it would cover relocation costs for frontline workers who choose to relocate to the state with reimbursement grants. This includes people like nurses and janitors. While in New Mexico, $ 5 million is distributed to residents who, for whatever reason, were not eligible for the three previous stimulus checks by the federal government. And then there’s Missouri, which has allocated additional funds to state corrections officers. The state increased their wages in July by about $ 250 per pay period.
Regarding what other states are doing:
- Maryland chose to send $ 500 to families and $ 300 to individuals, who claimed the earned income tax credit.
- Florida, like a few of the other states mentioned above, has also decided to send bonuses of $ 1,000 to teachers and administrators.
- And late last year, Colorado Governor Jared Polis extended his executive order that provides one-time checks of $ 375 to people who got at least one unemployment check in the state last year.