COVID-19 has affected the entire country and several states are handing out stimulus checks for assisting the affected.
Over 25 million people have received direct assistance from several states that have used stimulus checks or surpluses to help specific residents, such as low-income families.
Stimulus Checks Offered By Some States
In all, more than $1 trillion in federal stimulus money was distributed to the poor and middle class. While the federal government may make another stimulus payment, the likelihood is low. According to Forbes, several states have implemented their COVID-19 programs, including direct stimulus payments, small-business assistance, and expanded unemployment benefits.
Some states in the US have financial aid and stimulus checks available to help their citizens. This time, unlike in the previous stimulus, the stimulus money is not coming from the federal government.
The location of one’s home now has a significant impact on one’s life. In some cases, the state’s fourth round of stimulus checks has already been distributed.
Those who live in the states of Florida, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Connecticut, Tennessee, California, and Vermont will receive additional assistance. Depending on the state, job title, or income, some people may not know if they even qualify for the money.
Florida is offering $1,000 payments and the teachers received its benefits only. A one-time payment of $1,086 will be made to New Hampshire families of three who do not have an income. New Mexico offers funding to only a few with low-income families given priority. Financial aid is available in the amount of up to $750.
The state of Connecticut’s Back to Work stimulus program, which helps people find new jobs after being laid off due to the pandemic, will expire on December 31. The recipient must have found work before receiving the payments worth $1,000 each.
Vermont residents who relocate because of joblessness in the hospitality or construction industries may be eligible for up to $7,500 in moving expenses from the state.