Four states will send payments up to $2,000 in the coming weeks
- Four states will be sending payments of up to $2,000.
- The payments will arrive in the coming weeks.
- Who are the lucky recipients?
THE GOOD NEWS OF THE WEEK! On Thursday it was reported that four states will be offering payments of up to $2,000, which will begin arriving in a couple of weeks. These state governments are offering financial support to help their residents face rising inflation.
Millions of people are about to get a generous check in a few weeks. The stimulus is expected to be hitting bank accounts before the end of the month. For now, individuals are asked to review programs in the states where they are offering financial support to see if they are eligible.
FOUR STATES WILL GIVE GENEROUS PAYMENTS
On Thursday, it was announced that four states are about to begin sending generous payments of up to $2,000 that could help millions of people who are going through difficult economic situations. According to reports, Pennsylvania, Maine, Colorado and Massachusetts will be sending aid to their residents.
The payments should arrive by the end of the month. Residents of these states should check to see if they are eligible and make sure their information is up-to-date.
What is happening in Pennsylvania?
One of four states to offer financial support of up to $2,000 is Pennsylvania. Governor Tom Wolf recently announced the possibility of sending stimulus checks to residents because the initial budget did not take into account that the Keystone State had $2.2 billion left in stimulus funds, The Sun noted.
“Governor Tom Wolf joined Rep. Emily Kinkead in calling on the Republican-led Pennsylvania General Assembly to finally act to support Pennsylvanians by passing legislation for the PA Opportunity Program funded by the $500 million American Bailout Act, which would send $2,000 checks to Pennsylvanians,” Governor Wolf’s official website reported. Filed Under: June US Check
Because of inflation?
Residents are expected to receive the money announced by Governor Wolf by June 30, The Sun reported. In a recent statement, it was announced that the support is aimed at people who are facing financial difficulties due to the rise in prices of basic consumer goods and gasoline.
“The cost of everything from gas to groceries is a little higher right now than it was just a few weeks ago and for Pennsylvanians living paycheck to paycheck, even a small increase in spending can mean painful decisions like paying for food or rent,” said Governor Wolf. Filed Under: June US Check
What about Maine?
For its part, the government of Maine reported that residents will receive $850 dollars for a single person or $1,700 dollars for families in the form of a tax refund that will be sent out in the coming weeks. According to The Sun, it is being estimated that around 200,000 tax refund payments will be made.
“Maine people are grappling with the increased costs as a result of pandemic-driven inflation, ranging from higher energy costs to increased prices of everyday goods … The Governor’s proposal was supported by the Legislature – and $850 checks will be sent to an estimated 858,000 Mainers, for a total of $729.3 million returned to taxpayers,“ reads the statement, from the office of Governor Janet T. Mills.
What will happen in Colorado?
In Colorado it is being reported that about 3.1 million tax filers will to see tax refunds worth at least $500 dollars for single people. At the moment, it is expected that the payments may arrive after June 30, extending the deadline to claim the stimulus, The Sun indicated.
“Governor Jared Polis signed a new law to give Coloradans a tax refund of at least $500 for individual filers and $1,000 for joint filers this summer. This law will provide immediate relief to Coloradans by sending you a check this summer instead of spring 2023.» said the Department of Finance.
What about Massachusetts?
While the state of Massachusetts, like most of the country, is facing rising prices, it was announced that they are working to give frontline workers a $500 payment in the coming weeks. It was not specified exactly when the money will be delivered, but it will be before the end of the month, according to The Sun.
“Governor Baker signed the COVID-19 Essential Employee Premium Payment Program into law. The Legislature appropriated $460 million for premium payments to Massachusetts workers. Payments of $500 were given to almost 240,000 people in March in the first round of the program,» said the Massachussetts Essential Employee Premium Payment Program.
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