Schenectady County in New York has launched a program promising $250 Stimulus Check payments to eligible residents, with the expectation that these payments will be delivered by October 31st. As the month draws to a close, you might be wondering what steps to take if you haven’t received this payment despite being eligible.
In early October, Schenectady County announced this new initiative, aimed at providing financial support to homeowners in the form of a $250 refund. “These checks are intended to offer significant relief to our residents and families grappling with rising costs of necessities like food, housing, and fuel,” said Anthony Jasenski, Chairman of the Schenectady County Legislature, in an official statement.
Eligibility Criteria for Schenectady County’s $250 Stimulus Payment and Steps to Take if You Haven’t Received It
To be considered eligible for this payment, you need to be a resident and a homeowner in Schenectady County. Additionally, you must have been granted an exemption or credit verification under the School Tax Relief (STAR) Program for the year 2022. The STAR Program offers tax reductions to qualifying New York homeowners with a combined income not exceeding $500,000.
It’s important to note that those who purchased property in the county at the end of 2022 or in 2023 might not qualify for this assistance, as the program relies on the STAR exemption database as of August 2022.
The county has assured residents that eligible beneficiaries will automatically receive these payments before October 31st, without the need for any additional applications or paperwork.
If October 31st arrives and you believe you meet the eligibility criteria but haven’t received your payment, there are steps you can take. Schenectady County advises individuals in this situation to reach out to them for assistance. You can contact the county directly at the phone number 518-388-4294. Alternatively, you can submit an inquiry online to find out the status of your payment and address any issues that may have arisen.
By taking these actions, you can ensure that you don’t miss out on the financial support you are entitled to receive under this program.