The stimulus payments are not meant for all, except in the Golden State, which has given state stimulus checks to all its residents in two installments. Residents in specific professions and individuals who earn below a defined threshold will get the stimulus checks.
Even as 2021 comes to an end, many states have come up with their benefits schemes. The local government has decided who gets the stimulus checks and the value of the checks.
States Are Giving Out Stimulus Checks Based On Different Criteria
California is sending out stimulus checks to all its residents if they have filed income tax returns for 2020 by Oct. 15. Around 800,000 checks went out under part 2 of the stimulus package.
The basic payment is $600 plus another $500 for dependents and is meant for those earning $75,000 or less.
Connecticut has announced a $1,000 stimulus check to residents who have applied for employment and obtained a job in the state.
Florida is giving out $1,000 to teachers and school administrators. Around 3,600 principals and 175,000 teachers are eligible for the payments.
New Hampshire is giving a payment of $1,086 to families without an income. New Mexico is giving a special stimulus to those who did not get any relief under other stimulus payments. Residents earning below a certain level got a $750 relief.
Rutherford County in Tennessee has given a check of $1,000 for full-time public school employees and half that to part-timers.
Vermont has offered to cover transportation expenses of up to $7,500 for people moving into the state. This offer covers individuals who are relocating due to unemployment in the construction and hospitality sectors.