These States Are Sending Stimulus Checks to Millions – See if You Can Expect One

Written by Charlie

Check to see if your state is sending out stimulus checks and if you are eligible to receive one. Billions of dollars are being sent out in many states so check it out!

States have been using their own funds to send out stimulus checks and rebate checks to millions of people. There are billions of dollars heading out to people with some already having gone out. Here is a list of those states and the details as to who will be getting them. Check it to see if you qualify and can expect to receive some of this money.

Stimulus Checks and Rebates Heading to Millions

These states have decided to send out payments or refunds on surpluses that the states have or through federal monies that the states get. If you are in any of these states, you may get such a stimulus payment this month.

New York State had sent out their own version of this back in June as they sent up to $1,050 to homeowners at the time. Other states have done various versions of it as well, some with money received from the federal government and some out of the surpluses that they have.

These stimulus payments are more targeted than the federal payments had been, mostly targeting lower income households. Here is the list of the states and the categories of people that these payments will be sent to. For some states, this month is part of a multi-month program so if you have not received previous months and you qualify, you may want to reach out to your state lawmakers.

  • Refunds will be going to 23 million people in California
  • This is from a $9.5 billion package
  • It will be up to $1,050
  • Checks will be going out starting October
  • Calculator here to see what you will get
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  • On May 23, 2022, Gov. Jared Polis signed a new law (Senate Bill 22-233) to give Coloradans a tax rebate of $750 for individual filers and $1,500 for joint filers this summer. 
  • If you’ve already filed your Colorado state income tax return, you’re all set! You will receive your Colorado Cash Back check by September 30, 2022.
  • Don’t miss out! To receive your Colorado Cash Back Check, you must file your Colorado state income tax return or apply for a property tax, rent, or heat credit rebate (commonly known as the PTC Rebate) by June 30, 2022. You’ll then receive Colorado Cash Back by September 30, 2022. Extended filers who have a deadline of October 17, 2022, will receive the refund by January 31, 2023.
  • Make sure you have a current and correct address on record with the Department, as the checks will be mailed to your last known address. If you need to update your address, you can either do so by logging into or creating an account on Revenue Online or by submitting a completed Address Change Form (DR 1102).
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  • These payments started going out to residents of Delaware back in May but are continuing to be sent through this month as they try to reach everyone.
  • These payments are “relief rebates” and amount to $300
  • They are being sent to taxpayers who had filed a return in 2020
  • This money comes from the Delaware state budget due to a surplus
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  • These payments are going to about 59,000 low-income families
  • They are going to residents who “receive one of the following services through the (Florida Department of Children and Families):
    • Temporary cash assistance
    • Relative/non-relative caregiver funds
    • Has an adoptive and/or foster child in the household
  • This for an amount of $450 per child (one-time payment)
  • It is automatic and being sent out, no need to apply if you qualify
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  • This is a rebate from a budget surplus
  • It is a rebate of $250 for single filers, $375 for heads of households, and $500 for filers that file jointly
  • If you filed your tax return by April 18, you should see this rebate check early this month
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  • This is for residents who have an income under $100,000 in 2021 or $200,000 for those who file jointly
  • For those residents, they will receive a $300 tax rebate this year (per person)
  • Dependents are also eligible for this rebate
  • Those who earned more than the above amounts will receive a one-time check for $100
  • These start going out later this month
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  • Idaho started sending out checks in March for $75 per taxpayer and dependent or 12% of their 2020 state income tax return, whichever is greater.
  • Check your rebate status online here.
  • This is part of a $1.83 billion Illinois Family Relief plan that was started July 1
  • Property tax rebates are going out now
    • Up to $300, based on the amount of their tax credit in 2021
  • There will also be income rebate checks but they will not go out until next month
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  • This is for all residents in Indiana, regardless of income
  • Was started in May but still going out (in case you have not received yours yet)
  • Payments are for $125 per person
    • During the delay in getting the paper checks sent out, the legislature upped it another $200 per individual. So, now that is $325 for individuals and $650 for married couples filing jointly.
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  • Payment information is updated on Tuesday and Friday nights. Any change to your payment information will display the following day. Please enter your Social Security Number, the filing status on your 2021 1040ME and your 2021 Federal Adjusted Gross Income.
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • You filed a 2021 Maine income tax return no later than October 31, 2022 as a full-year resident.
    • Your Federal Adjusted Gross Income (FAGI) on your 2021 Maine income tax return was less than $100,000 (single or married filing separately), $150,000 (head of household), or $200,000 (married joint or surviving spouse).
    • You may not be claimed as a dependent on another taxpayer’s 2021 Maine income tax return.
  • If eligible, you will receive $850 if you file alone or $1,700 if you are married and file jointly
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  • For frontline workers in Minnesota
  • Qualified invidiuals needed to have applied by the end of last month
  • If you applied and were denied, you can appeal at the website below
  • Amount is for a one-time payment of $750 per qualifying individual
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New Mexico
  • This is a multi-tiered rebate program
  • For all residents of the state, a $500 rebate is to be issued.
  • For those earning less than $75,000 in a year, there was an additional $250
  • The $250 rebate was sent out last month
  • The first part of the $500 rebate was sent in June and the second part will be sent this month
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  • In July, the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program began sending out payouts from a $121 million package.
  • These went to 260,000+ homeowners (older owners), renters, and people with disabilities
  • If you are eligible, you can expect to receive up to $650 (or, with some supplemental rebates, up to $975).
  • Check your status at the website
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South Carolina
  • This is a dollar-for-dollar rebate for residents
  • This is for those who filed a return in 2021
  • Complete details will be available here when they ready
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Various states have seen some of their residents hurting through the many issues facing people at this time. They are taking from the surplus, in some situations, to give that money back to many of the residents. It would appear that no more money is coming from the federal level, given the return to the workplace following Covid as well as the inflation amounts. But, if you live in any of the above states, at least you know if you will be able to look for something coming.

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Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
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