Over the following six weeks, the state of Maine will issue 5,000 to 25,000 checks every day, with a $149.8 million budget set aside for these payments.
Taxpayers To Receive $285 Surprise Check
In a recently published article in Diario AS, Maine has announced an additional check for taxpayers, but it will not be accessible to those who are in need. While the prospects of a fourth stimulus in all US states are little to none, citizens of the New England state of Maine have been promised more assistance.
The Maine State Tax Accessor will be mailing $285 payments to taxpayers sometime after November 15, resulting in 524,754 persons receiving a surprise check in the mail. The checks are available to those with an adjusted gross income (AGI) of less than $150,000 for married couples filing jointly, $112,000 for heads of household, or $75,000 for individuals.
State Governor Released A Statement
Those who earn less than these amounts are not eligible. People classified as dependents are not eligible, and you must have worked constantly in 2020 during the pandemic. Consider them more akin to the hazard payments that other states, such as Florida, have been distributing than a uniform stimulus.
Meanwhile, State Governor Janet Mills said that Their gratitude goes to the tireless men and women that kept the state functioning throughout the devastating impact and effect brought by the global pandemic.
She also added that “As a result of the bipartisan budget passed by the Legislature and signed by me, my Administration will send one-time payments of $285 to more than half a million working Maine people. I hope this will help Maine families to some small degree during the holiday season as we work to fully recover our economy.”
Needless to say, as a thank you for working during the wake of COVID-19, the southern state of Florida has awarded teachers additional money. Through the Florida Heroes Initiative, the state of Florida is also providing financial assistance to first responders.