Over $200Bn has been allocated by Biden’s American Rescue Plan to all the states. The sum is for helping the states recover economically from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Some states are using the sum to create the fourth round of stimulus checks for the citizens.
Which Are The States With The Stimulus Checks?
Some states have already passed legislation for sending out stimulus checks funded by the state. The list of states so far to do so includes Texas, Tennessee, Michigan, Georgia, New Mexico, Maryland, Colorado, Florida, and California. Yahoo Finance reported the good news for the state’s residents.
Some of the states, such as Florida, Georgia, and Michigan, are issuing direct stimulus check payments for the teachers using the stimulus money from the federal government. But is New York going to follow suit?
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York do not, as of yet, feature on the list of states who have proposed bonus stimulus checks. Nevertheless, federal legislation has been proposed which may send stimulus payments every month to Americans as well as their dependents.
Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar introduced the SUPPORT bill (Sending Unconditional Payments to People Overcoming Resistances to Triumph). Eventually, stimulus checks worth a maximum of $1200 for every adult as well as $600 for every child could be on the way.
First, a grant program worth $2.5Bn will be created. It would then be used to pilot programs guaranteeing income across the nation. After that, the legislation will seek to send out monthly checks. Just like the earlier stimulus checks, these will have categories according to income as well. People earning less than $75,000 annually will get $1200. Household heads earning below $112,500 will also get $1,200. Children who are minors will get $600.