MILLIONS of Americans can expect payment from their state or local government before Christmas Day.
Funds can be deposited as a one-time incentive check or as Common Basic Income, which is a series of recurring payments.
But either way, Americans will get some cash for the holidays.
We explain the states and cities that can mail you checks before the end of the year.
As part of the Golden State Stimulus II program, an estimated nine million Californians will receive their checks by the end of the year.
The latest payout includes 794,000 paper checks worth more than $568 million, the state’s Office of Public Affairs told The Sun.
These went out on Monday and will be out for the rest of the year.
These payments apply to eligible residents living in zip codes ending in 720-927.
Additionally, eligible individuals with zip codes ending in 585-719 will receive checks through December 17.
Under the California initiative, a resident who earns less than $75,000 per year and has filed taxes by October 15, 2020 will be eligible to receive the payment.
Florida may send incentive payments to first responders before K through 12th grade teachers in December.
If they qualify, those people can receive a one-time payment of $1,000.
Governor Ron DeSantis said the program aims to help about 175,000 teachers and 3,600 principals.
Maine residents began receiving incentive payments on November 15.
The $285 one-time payments will reach more than half a million residents.
Eligible applicants are single applicants earning less than $75,000 per year and couples earning $150,000 or less.
The state will continue to send them through the end of the year.
Maryland residents are eligible for incentive payments under the state’s “RELIEF Act.”
Families are eligible to receive checks for $500, while individuals can receive $300 in payments.
A total of 422,531 Maryland residents are eligible for state payments — according to the Office of the Comptroller, 98% of them received payments in February.
A spokesperson for the Comptroller of Maryland told The Sun that as of November 30, 7,811 payments submitted have been refunded.
Those affected should update their email addresses and may contact Maryland’s Department of Taxpayer Services at 1-800-MD-TAXES (1-800-638-2937).
The payments are only available to people who claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) on their 2019 tax return.
Low-income Seattle residents can receive stimulus checks for up to $3,000, but the deadline to apply is November 15.
According to the Seattle Relief Fund, applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
And you must be earning less than 50% of the Seattle median income, which is under $40,500 for an individual or $57,850 for a family of four.
In September, the city of Columbia, South Carolina, began sending periodic payments to 100 low-income fathers.
The payments, worth $500, are loaded onto a debit card and sent over a total of 12 months.
The year-long pilot program is called the Columbia Life-Improving Monetary Enhancement (CLIMB).
It aims to examine the potential impact on guaranteed incomes to address poverty, inequality and financial instability.
UBI payments will continue to go to low-income households in the windy city.
Eligible families earning less than $35,000 per year will receive $500 in monthly payments.
Participants are chosen at random, which means you cannot sign up on your own.
8. New Orleans
Louisiana youth receive $350 monthly payments as part of the state’s financial literacy program.
The first payment will take place in December and will be repeated for 10 months.
To be eligible, you must be between the ages of 16 and 24 and either unemployed or out of school.
Pittsburgh plans to use some of its Covid funds to support 200 low-income households.
Specifically, those households will receive $500 per month in payments for two years.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said the city will start paying later this year.
10. Santa Claus
A city in California will get more money thanks to state incentives.
As part of the Revive Santa Ana Residency Stimulation Program, a total of $6 million will be paid to poor neighborhoods in the city.
The $300 payment loaded onto a prepaid Visa debit card will go to 20,000 “rental units” in Santa Ana, California.
Officials will begin door-to-door card deliveries on December 4.
A Santa Ana official told The Sun: “About 2,700 cards have been distributed so far, and we plan to hand out all 20,000 cards in person or by mail to eligible residents to pick them up.
According to a statement from the city, people with an above Santa Ana poverty rate of 42 percent will be eligible for assistance.
Last but not least, Minnesota is offering tax refunds worth an average of $584 to 540,000 taxpayers.
By December 13, 442,000 tax returns had been processed and another 66,000 had been filed for New Year’s Eve, the Minnesota Department of Revenue told The Sun.
The remainder will be paid off in early 2022.
The state issues checks to taxpayers who have paid taxes to the state on unemployment benefits.
Benefits up to $10,200 are not counted as US bailout income, which means taxpayers do not have to pay federal taxes on them.
Minnesota also later decided to follow the direction of the federal government and enacted a tax break, meaning those who already paid state taxes would get a refund.
Next year, millions of Americans could get another round of economic stimulus thanks to a $31 billion surplus.
Additionally, Illinois lawmakers have proposed incentive payments worth up to $400.
We explain how families with kids under 13 can get a surprising $8,000 incentive payment.
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