States throughout the nation have stepped up in recent months to issue their own Surprise Stimulus Checks while waiting for Fourth Stimulus Checks.
IRS Issued Millions of Payments
In a recently published article in BGR, in the third wave of direct stimulus funding, the IRS has delivered more than 169 million payments, with more than 2 million taxpayers getting $1,400 checks in July. However, some politicians are pressing for the fourth wave of stimulus funding, which would be delivered in installments until the pandemic is over.
So far, the federal response to the economic crisis brought on by the pandemic has paid out $3,200 to eligible adults, $1,200 under the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act of March 2020, $600 under a December relief measure, and $1,400 under President Joe Biden’s March American Rescue Plan.
Despite this aid, millions of Americans remain in financial trouble, and the spread of the Delta variant is causing additional economic challenges. According to Census survey data collected during the final two weeks of August, about one-quarter of Americans struggled to pay their household bills in the preceding week, per Daily Advent reports.
States Distributing Surprise Stimulus Checks
There are states across the country that allocated stimulus funds to a wide range of people and organizations for a variety of reasons. Several of them have chosen to make payments to instructors directly. Of all, this is a recompense for everything that teachers have endured throughout the coronavirus outbreak.
For example, Oklahoma has set aside $13 million in federal funds to compensate student instructors, while Michigan is awarding $500 in hazard pay incentives to teachers. Meanwhile, teachers and administrators in Florida and Georgia are receiving $1,000 payments. Part-time teachers in Georgia will get $500 checks, while instructors in Tennessee will receive $1,000 in hazard pay.
Updates of Stimulus Checks for Families and Residents in Some States
Meanwhile, attempts to distribute stimulus in a few other states are focusing on families. Missouri is one of them, with families with children qualifying for a temporary subsidy to help with child care costs. In New Hampshire, a family of three without a source of income may get $1,086.
Arizona’s Back to Employment Program provides one-time $1,000 payments to jobless persons who return to part-time work and $2,000 payments to unemployed people who return to full-time work.
The Golden State Stimulus II, a California stimulus payment program, is one of the most high-profile state-level attempts in this area. Millions of California citizens will get a stimulus payment as a result of this program. Normally $600, however families with qualified children may get an additional $500 or a total of $1,100, according to a published article in CBS News.
Connecticut also offers a Back to Work program that pays $1,000 to job seekers who return to work after an eight-week layoff.
So far this year, Idaho has issued 645,000 one-time income tax refunds totaling $169 million. The average refund has been $248.
A $1,200 payout is available to around 116,000 qualified residents in the state.
Low-income families that did not get federal pandemic money are eligible for state stimulus checks. Undocumented citizens are included in this category, and they are eligible for a one-time emergency payment of $750.
According to recent research from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, respondents who have received the three rounds of stimulus payments have reported they are utilizing the majority of the cash to pay down debt or put money in savings. This might imply that individuals are utilizing the money to pay off debts accumulated during the pandemic as well as build up an emergency reserve in case of a future disaster.