Stimulus update: California sending checks to residents. Are other states giving money in 2022? - world cultures

Stimulus update: California sending checks to residents. Are other states giving money in 2022?

Although it is unlikely the federal government will be issuing a fourth stimulus check, states such as California are picking up the slack in sending stimulus money to their residents.

In addition to California, here are some of the other states giving out money to their residents this year:


Californians will get up to $1,050 in stimulus checks to go towards “inflation relief,” according to CBS News.

These checks will come out of the $308 billion state budget that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed on Thursday. The inflation relief checks count as tax refunds that will send a total of $9.5 billion back to Californians.


In May, Delaware began sending “relief rebate” payments of $300 to taxpayers who filed a return in 2020 due to a budget surplus. Most Delaware residents received these payments in May, and couples filing jointly can get $300 each.


Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation to give out rebate payments of $250 for single filers, $375 for heads of household and $500 for those filing jointly. This stimulus package also came from a budget surplus in the state.


Maine recently started sending up to $850 in relief checks to its residents after the state went into a surplus for its budget.

All Maine residents have to do to receive a check is file a 2021 income tax return as a full-time resident of the state by Oct. 31, 2022 by checking this website.

New Jersey

Gov. Phil Murphy has proposed designating $53 million for $500 payments to those who file their taxes with a taxpayer identification number instead of a Social Security number. This is in addition to fall 2021, when Murphy and the state legislature approved a budget that included $500 checks to 1 million New Jersey residents.

New Mexico

In early March, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham approved a measure that would give residents $250 for earning less than $75,000 a year and a $500 rebate for all residents. The $250 rebates will be issued this month while the $500 rebate will be sent in two payments — one of which occurred in June, and the other will occur in August.


Around 236,000 low-income Oregon residents, who worked during the pandemic, will be receiving $600 payments, according to the Oregon Department of Revenue.

To receive these payments, residents must have claimed the state’s Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) on their 2020 personal income tax returns and lived in Oregon in the last six months of 2020.

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