A state program designed to aid families struggling with inflation, especially those who foster and adopt children, resulted in Stimulus Checks being sent to almost 60,000 Florida families earlier this month informing them that they would be receiving $450 payments.
Governor Ron DeSantis’ spokeswoman Christina Pushaw tweeted that “the letters are authentic.” The award is in line with the Hope Florida: A Pathway to Prosperity initiative of First Lady Casey DeSantis. The letter stated that eligible families will receive a one-time payment of $450 for each child in their care “to offset the costs of rising inflation, particularly with a new school year approaching,” but it also emphasized that the funds could be used for anything, “from buying diapers or fueling up at the pump.”
Stimulus Check For Florida Residents
Who is eligible to get a Stimulus Check, where the funding originates, and when recipients can anticipate receiving their payments are listed below. As of July 1, 2022, you must be a foster parent, a caregiver (whether related or not), a participant in the Guardian Assistance Program, or a recipient of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families to be eligible.
The Florida Department of Children and Households estimates that about 59,000 families are eligible for the Stimulus Check. The Stimulus Checks have been written and should arrive in Florida before the July 25–August 7 “back-to-school” sales tax holiday. You are exempt from applying: Direct letters have been mailed to qualified residents, and checks will be delivered shortly. The $35.5 million for Florida’s plan comes primarily from the 2021 American Rescue Plan, which contained $1 billion to temporarily increase payments to welfare beneficiaries. Other states have used tax surpluses to fund refunds and stimulus payments.
According to the governor’s office, if the state had not spent the $1 billion by the end of September, it would have gone back to the federal government.