As the month draws to a close, many Americans are still waiting for their fourth stimulus check. Three continuing requests have made considerable progress in the last few days, and if accepted, might result in a credit of a few hundred dollars.
Updates are now available for the $1,000 cash grants to low-income households, the $600 Golden State Stimulus check, and Medicare expansion. Many efforts and projects to modify America’s safety net were seen by the federal government. Regardless of its potential, only bills that have been enacted may formally help Americans and deliver the suggested financial aid.
Fourth Stimulus Check: $1,000 Cash Payments For Low-Income Households
According to The US Sun, thousands of individuals in Los Angeles today have the opportunity to win $1,000 every month for a year.
The city will accept applications for its Basic Income Guaranteed: Los Angeles Economic Assistance Pilot (BIG: LEAP) starting October 29. It follows its approval on Wednesday, October 26.
All applications must be submitted using this website. From Friday, October 29 at 8 a.m. PT (11 a.m. EDT) through Sunday, November 7 at 11:59 p.m. PT (2:59 p.m. EDT), it will accept online applications.
If the residents want immediate assistance, they may dial 311 from their phone. They’ll provide the residents with a list of community partners that can assist them with the application.
The following criteria must be met in order to be eligible for one-year monthly payments:
- You must reside in Los Angeles City;
- You must also be at least 18 years old;
- You must be pregnant or have at least one dependent kid;
- Your household income must be equal to or less than the federal poverty line;
- You must also have faced financial and/or medical hardship as a result of COVID-19.
Schedule for $600 California Payments
According to AS, over half of the 9 million Californians eligible for stimulus funds have already received them. The majority of those who received their money early did so via direct deposit. Those who have not yet gotten theirs may have to wait for the paper mail, which will begin being sent this month and continue until January 2022.
The recipient’s address’s last three ZIP code digits determine delivery dates. The following are the mailing deadlines, according to the California Tax Franchise Board:
- October 4 to 22, 2021: ZIP code 001-065
- October 18 to November 5, 2021: ZIP code 066-221
- November 1 to November 19, 2021: ZIP code 222-302
- November 15 to December 3, 2021: ZIP code 303-543
- November 29 to December 17, 2021: ZIP code 544-709
- December 13 to December 31, 2021: ZIP code 710-998
Maxicare Expansion Approved?
Medicare should cover your eyes, ears, and teeth. It’s that simple.
It’s time to finally expand Medicare and guarantee seniors FULL coverage.
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) October 26, 2021
Legislators are divided on whether or not they would expand Medicare to cover dental, hearing, and vision care. Unfortunately, as of this writing, they have not reached a decision.
Senator Joe Manchin, a centrist Democrat, told AS that the Medicare system needed to be stable before expanding. Members of the Progressive Party differed.
The expansion of Medicare to cover dental, hearing and vision is one of the most popular and important provisions in the entire reconciliation bill. It’s what the American people want. It’s not coming out.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) October 24, 2021
Pramila Jayapal, the chair of the Progressive Caucus in the House, tweeted that it was time for “FULL coverage.”
Senator Bernie Sanders, the chair of the Senate Budget Committee, disagreed. He added that the policy that Americans want is “not coming out.”
The expansion of Medicare to cover dental, hearing and vision is supported by 84% of the public and is one of the most important provisions in Build Back Better. It's what the American people want and, after waiting over 50 years, what they are going to get.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 24, 2021
Many people are still hoping that officials will allow it. After all, Medicare expansion is a key component of the Build Back Better initiative.