COVID-19 is spreading throughout the country, and some states provide financial assistance to those affected by it. Over 25 million people have received a direct grant from several states since September of this year. These states have used stimulus funds or surpluses to assist specific residents, such as low-income families, who have qualified for assistance, according to CBS News.
Mailed Stimulus Checks
The Golden State Stimulus program helped people in California affected by the pandemic. Consequently, low-income immigrants previously excluded from federal stimulus payments received additional aid. The Golden Gate Stimulus, a $3.8 billion package passed by the state legislature in February, includes checks for California residents. In July, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $100 billion economic stimulus package into law.
When the first Golden State Stimulus check was issued, it was only available to residents of low-income households in California. According to The Fool, if you live in California, you will receive your payment in the form of a refund on your 2020 tax return, rather than a direct deposit into your bank account. Individuals who did not provide direct deposit information will receive paper checks in the mail.
Golden State Stimulus Check II
The GSS II program in California, according to ABC10, may be able to assist residents who earned $75,000 or less the previous year with a grant of up to $1,100 in assistance. Golden State Stimulus II recipients were expected to receive between $600 and $1,100.
Those who file their 2020 tax returns by October 15 are eligible for stimulus payments. According to The Sun, 3.7 million direct deposits have already been made to Californians. If you haven’t received an immediate deposit payment, you’ll likely receive a paper check in the mail instead.
The spokesperson added that around 6.5 million payments totaling $4.7 billion were sent out. The Franchise Tax Board estimates that roughly nine million Californians are eligible. Tax returns for 2020 must be submitted by October 15 for Californians to qualify for the payments. A delay in receiving the stimulus check could take as long as 60 days.
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