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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

$500 Stimulus Check For 300,000 Americans

The Baker administration will provide a $500 relief payment to around three hundred thousand low-income, vital employees in Massachusetts.

Starting on Monday, June 6, stimulus checks will be mailed to eligible Massachusetts individuals as part of the state’s Covid Essential Employee Premium Pay initiative.

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The Massachusetts Legislature authorized the Essential Employee Premium Pay stimulus checks scheme in December 2021, and Governor Baker signed it as part of a $4 billion spending plan for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money. Individuals must have resided in Massachusetts before or on June 15, 2021, or have been a part-time resident between June 1, 2021, and June 15, 2021, to be eligible for these benefits.

Essential Workers Will Get a $500 Stimulus Check

Individuals must have made at the very least $13,500 and had a total income below 300 percent of the national poverty line to be eligible, according to Massachusetts tax returns filed in 2021.

The bottom end of this range, according to the Massachusetts state website, amounts to working 20 hours per week for 50 weeks at minimum wage in 2021 ($13.50). The federal poverty level is determined by the federal government and rises in proportion to the size of the home or family.

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A single filer can have a maximum income of $38,640. While a two-person home will pay $52,260, a three-person household will pay $65,880, and a four-person household would pay $79,500. Individuals who were among the first 480,000 people to get one of the first rounds of $500 checks, which were delivered in March 2022, are ineligible for the second round of stimulus checks.

Individuals who got unemployment benefits last year, as well as Commonwealth executive branch workers who got or will get a one-time COVID-related reimbursement from the state as their employers, will not be considered for the second round of stimulus checks.

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