People who are disabled, belong to families with low income, or are senior citizens, will be receiving stimulus checks from state governments. However, the criteria for qualifying for them differ from state to state. One of the programs that may provide a stimulus check-like payment is the possible Social Security Expansion Act.
The Expanded Social Security Assistance In Place Of Stimulus Check
The state-funded stimulus check assistance is meant for families whose AGI, or adjusted gross income, is below $75,000 if the tax filer is an individual. For joint filers and married couples, the limit is $150,000. Finally, for house heads, the limit stands at $112,500. For veterans, people who are existing Social Security beneficiaries, and individuals who are at least 65 and older, are not required to do anything more to get their stimulus checks.
However, for others, most people carrying a Social Security Number may apply for the state-funded stimulus checks. Even children, whose parents do not qualify, may qualify as long as they have an SSN and both of their parents have ITINs. The list of states that have already begun the process of sending some form of stimulus assistance includes Arizona, Colorado, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, and Vermont.
Vermont’s Hazard Pay Grant Program is targeted towards frontline workers and will deliver an amount between $1200 and $2000 to them. New York is set to give a support fund for one time only to citizens who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. The amount is set to be between $3200 and $15600. New Mexico will also provide a one-time payment of $750 to groups who have lower incomes but did not receive any federal stimulus checks. Missouri will provide correctional facilities, mental health workers, and nursing homes, with an additional $250.