Because of a statute that was approved by the Oregon Legislature early this year, the government of Oregon will begin sending one-time stimulus check payouts of $600 each to almost 250,000 low-income households in the state of Oregon beginning as soon as next week.
The Oregon Department of Revenue said on Wed that the transfer of the funds will begin this week and that all of the money should indeed be received by July 1st. The distribution will be done by stimulus checks or direct deposits.
More Than 235k Families Will Get The Stimulus Checks
It is anticipated that more than 236K families would be given the money. To be eligible, a person of a family must have claimed the Oregon Tax Credit for Earned Income on their tax return for the year 2020 and must have resided in Oregon for the second half of the year 2020 at the very least. The first $600 does not have to be reported on either the state or the federal income tax forms.
It is estimated that the entire one-time aid will amount to around $141.8 million.
Oregon’s House and Senate both voted to approve House Bill 4157, which received support from members of both parties. It was enacted as a method of providing financial assistance to low-income Oregon residents who, by maintaining employment throughout the initial year of the COVID-19 pandemic, contributed to the continued operation of the state.
Legislators in Oregon are not even close to becoming the first elected representatives to authorize payments for individuals. This move is in response to the widespread distribution of many batches of stimulus checks to numerous Americans around the country amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Reuters revealed in Dec that at least Sixteen counties and cities were making payments to certain low-income individuals with no strings attached. At the same time, at least thirty-one additional local authorities had intentions to do the same thing, and Reuters found that these plans were being implemented.