Starting in a few days, El Monte, California, will launch a guaranteed income program wherein recipients will be granted monthly payments of $500. As part of this initiative, participants will receive their payments on a debit card at the beginning of each month. These debit cards will be distributed to recipients during an in-person presentation at El Monte City Hall, which will provide comprehensive information about the program and instructions on utilizing the card effectively.
The city’s Community & Economic Development director explained that while the official start of the guaranteed income program in El Monte is in July, the first payment will be sent on June 30. This adjustment is made when a month begins on a Saturday or Sunday, ensuring that recipients receive their monthly payment on the Friday before the new month. The program aims to assist mothers residing in El Monte, a city with a population exceeding 100,000.
How to qualify for this payment program
In order to qualify for this program, applicants must meet specific criteria. They must reside in El Monte, California, be a single female head of household without a spouse or partner residing in the same household, and have children under the age of 17. Additionally, applicants need to demonstrate that their income falls at or below the federal poverty line, exhibit a need for financial assistance due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and provide documentation such as proof of school enrollment, residency, income, and a valid government-issued identification card.
Applications for the program were open from March 27 to April 15, with the selection of recipients finalized by April 26. Over the course of one year, participants will receive a total of 12 payments. The program’s final payment is scheduled for Friday, May 31, 2024. For further details regarding this program, interested individuals can find additional information on the official website of the city of El Monte.
The state of California is sending more stimulus checks
California residents are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the much-anticipated California stimulus payments. Designed to provide financial relief to individuals who filed their 2020 California state tax returns by October 15, 2021, and resided in California for at least six months during that year, these payments are set to range from $200 to $1,050. However, the exact amount received will depend on factors such as income, filing status, and the presence of dependents. To ensure eligibility, it is advisable to consult the California Franchise Tax Board for specific qualification requirements.
Previously known as the “Middle Class Tax Refunds,” these stimulus payments aim to support the middle-income earners within the state. Eligible recipients should meet specific measures, including not being claimed as tax dependents on another individual’s 2020 tax return. In addition, their California adjusted gross income must not surpass the limit of $250,000 for single individuals and married couples filing separate tax returns. For other individuals, the income limit is set at $500,000 or above.
If you’re entitled to this refund, you’ll be getting it by now. If you consider you deserve your tax refund check, but it has not arrived, get in touch with your local office: keep an eye on official updates from the California Franchise Tax Board and other relevant authorities will help individuals stay up-to-date with the latest information regarding eligibility and payment schedules.
The Middle Class Tax Refund has positively impacted almost 32,000,000 California taxpayers and their dependents. If you have doubts about whether the stimulus check was deposited or not, check your bank statement: if you received the payment, you are going to see a movement in favor that states “FTB MCT REFUND – MCT REFUND.”