While the American people cannot expect any extra stimulus monies from the federal government at this time, this does not mean that individual states have stopped helping.
Residents of the four states listed below can expect further stimulus payments in May. Continue reading to learn more about the additional stimulus provided by each state and who qualifies.
Some California residents are set to receive payouts as a result of two bills passed by the state legislature last year. Golden State Stimulus I and Golden State Stimulus II are the two stimulus programs. This is how they’re set up:
Residents who typically receive California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) or file their taxes with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) are eligible for a one-time $600 or $1,200 payment under Golden State Stimulus I. You don’t have to do anything to get the money, according to the Franchise Tax Board.
Golden State Stimulus II: Payments ranging from $500 to $1,100 will be mailed or placed into the bank accounts of persons who meet the following requirements:
- Taxes for 2020 must be filed by October 15, 2021.
- Had an adjusted gross income (AGI) of $1 to $75,000 in California
- For the 2020 tax year, you received wages ranging from $0 to $75,000
- More than half of 2020 will be spent in California.
- Are you a California resident on the day of payment?
- Another taxpayer cannot claim you as a dependent.
Both stimulus grants will be available to some California residents.
Delaware is offering a $300 rebate to single taxpayers and a $600 incentive to married couples filing jointly. Delaware individuals who submitted a 2020 tax return as well as those who did not earn enough to file a return are eligible for this reimbursement.
Indiana is providing stimulus to eligible residents in the form of a tax refund. Single Hoosiers can get a $125 return, while married couples filing jointly can expect a $250 refund.
Anyone who submitted their state taxes before the 3rd of January 2022 is eligible. If you prefer a paper check over a direct deposit, you will not receive one until later this summer.
Illinois expects to distribute stimulus payouts to 90% of Illinois taxpayers later this year. Depending on the recipient’s income, the amount can range from $50 to $400.
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However, some Chicago residents will receive immediate assistance in the form of prepaid gas and transit cards.
The city of Chicago will provide up to 50,000 $150 prepaid gas cards and 100,000 $50 prepaid transit cards to qualified Chicagoans, according to the Chicago Moves website. Those who qualify must:
- Become a city resident
- 18 years old or older
- Have a current city sticker on the vehicle with the correct mailing address (gas card applicants only)
- Have a total household income equal to or less than 100% of the region’s median income
The application period began on April 27, and cards will be awarded every month until September. Residents who live in locations with greater mobility challenges will receive 75 percent of the cards.
To determine the remaining awardees, a lottery will be held the second week of each month.
On the Chicago Moves website, you can apply for a card.
As the United States recovers from the global pandemic, any little bit of stimulus, regardless of source, helps.