Eligible American households are set to receive Four direct payments ranging from $300 to $1,050 early in the new year.
Americans Will Receive Direct Payments in New Year
Although the Covid pandemic is no longer a threat in the U.S. severely, cash assistance is still a need for millions of Americans who are still affected by high inflation. Several states across the country offered direct payments, and some have been issued out already.
Regardless of how the states assisted, millions of Americans have been able to get payments. Furthermore, for those who haven’t gathered them yet, Americans will get them in early 2023.
Four States Offers Direct Payments
The four states listed below are set to get checks or money in the hands of Americans by New Year
- $1050 Middle-Class Tax Refund for California
A one-time payment Middle-Class Tax Refund (MCTR) is set to provide relief to Californians. Only eligible taxpayers will automatically receive the payment and no application is needed.
Payments are transferred via direct deposit or mailed in the form of a debit card. In October, the state started issuing direct deposits ranging from $200 to $1,050 and will keep going through the new year. The debit cards will be mailed to Californians between December 17, 2022, and January 14, 2023.
- Monthly direct payments of $500 For Illinois
The Illinois program in Cook County is giving away 3,250 eligible $500 monthly for two years. The Cook County households making 250 percent of the federal poverty threshold are eligible beneficiaries.
Applicants must be 18 years and above, however, the application ended on October, 21. Qualifier applicants were selected randomly in a lottery, and if you were selected you should’ve been notified in November so the first payment will arrive by January 2023.
- $500 per month in universal basic income payments for Virginia
In the Alexandria guaranteed income pilot, approximately 170 participants receive $500 per month for two years as part of the UBI program which is a system of recurring payments that individuals get from the government.
- $300 tax rebates in Idaho
On Thanksgiving Idahoans who filed their taxes will have received a tax rebate check. Due to system limitations, some Idahoans will have to wait for another round of tax rebates in February 2023.
The tax rebates for a single person are $300 and $600 for joint filers. Around 192,000 rebate checks have been sent away to Idaho households.