Four states are implementing diverse measures, from energy relief to home rebates, to assist their residents in combating persistent inflation this autumn. Presenting Four States Offering Assistance this Season. Alaska continues to distribute Permanent Fund Dividend Stimulus Checks payments to its residents. The $3,284 disbursement represents a share of the state’s 2022 oil and gas earnings.
Individuals categorized as ‘eligible-not-paid’ as of September 6 were scheduled to receive their checks by September 14. For those who have already submitted their applications for the 2023 payment and are categorized as ‘eligible-not-paid’ as of September 21, the disbursement is scheduled for October 5. However, the amount will be reduced to $1,300.
Fall Stimulus Check Payments
Colorado is continuing to disburse its Property Tax, Rent, and Heat rebate in phases. This program is designed to assist low-income elderly and disabled residents in better managing their household expenses. Those whose applications were approved by September 10 can expect to receive their payments either via direct deposit on October 5 or by check no later than October 15. The specific rebate amount varies based on income but can be as high as $1,044.
The income thresholds for eligibility are set at $16,925 for single applicants and $22,858 for joint filers. Minnesota has been disbursing rebates ranging from $260 to $1,300 this autumn. Individuals with an income of $75,000 or less qualify for a $260 rebate, while families of four or more making up to $150,000 can receive the maximum rebate of $1,300.
Direct deposits have already been issued, and paper checks will continue to be distributed throughout the fall. Montana is still providing substantial property tax rebates. The state is exclusively delivering $675 payments in the form of paper checks. Originally planning for a direct deposit option, Montana opted for paper checks due to concerns related to fraud and security. Residents can now submit their applications online, and checks will be dispatched progressively throughout the autumn season.
Which states are offering assistance in the fall?
Several U.S. states are providing financial assistance to their residents in the form of stimulus checks, tax rebates, and other types of relief payments. The following states are among those offering such assistance:
- California: Under a new tax rebate plan, qualifying Californians will receive inflation relief checks ranging from $200 to $1,050 between late October 2022 and mid-January 2023.
- Delaware: The Delaware Relief Rebate Program was signed into law, allowing for a one-time $300 payment to be made to each of the state’s adult residents.
- Georgia: Georgia residents who filed single or separately are eligible to receive $250, while residents who filed as the head of the household get $375 and married couples and those filing jointly will receive $500.
- Illinois: Illinois residents began to see the results of the state’s $1.83 billion family relief plan, which included income tax rebate checks. Individual filers who made under $200,000 in 2021 are eligible to receive $50, while married couples who filed jointly with incomes under $400,000 can receive $100.
- Indiana: Indiana residents are eligible for a one-time $125 taxpayer refund. In addition, a special session passed a bill to distribute $225 stimulus checks, but it has not yet been approved.
- Maine: Maine is offering one of the highest stimulus check amounts, with single filers and couples receiving $850 and $1,700, respectively.
- Virginia: Residents who had a tax liability last year are eligible to receive up to $500 as part of the state’s one-time tax rebate program.
- Colorado: By the end of September, most Coloradans will have received a one-time tax rebate paid out as a mailed check totaling $750 for individual filers and $1,500 for joint filers.
- Florida: In July, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced one-time $450 stimulus checks to low-income earners already participating in the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
- New Jersey: New Jersey residents can still qualify for the Middle Class Tax Rebate program, which offers a tax credit worth up to $500 for each child under 6.
- New York: In June, homeowners started receiving property-tax rebates worth an average of $1,050.
- South Carolina: The state offers only payment of $800 for specific taxpayers.
Please note that the specifics of these programs, including the exact amount of assistance and the eligibility criteria, can vary widely between states.
The Stimulus Checks in 2023
A stimulus check is a payment given to taxpayers by a government to stimulate economic growth. In the context of the United States, the term became widely recognized during economic downturns when the federal government issued these checks as a way to encourage consumer spending and provide financial relief to households.
Most notably, in response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government passed several stimulus packages in 2020 and 2021 which included direct payments to individuals and families. These payments were often referred to as “stimulus checks.”
The amount of money one could receive from a stimulus check varied based on factors such as income, filing status, and the number of dependents. Generally, the goal of these checks was to put money directly into the hands of the public, so they might spend it and thereby boost economic activity.