Democrats in Oregon are resurrecting a plan to pay up to $1,000 in stimulus money to employees who remained on the job during the pandemic. Hundreds of thousands of workers may receive a second stimulus payment.
Oregon Stimulus Check
Those who work at least 20 hours each week in person from April to December 2020 earn less than $22 an hour or $42,900 per year and have not yet got a bonus or hazard pay from the state for continuing to work during the pandemic are qualified for a bonus, according to The Oregonian.
According to Entrepreneur, Rep. Andrea Valderrama, a co-sponsor of the bill, stated that they have requested documents from the Oregon Employment Department on the number of workers who may be eligible for a one-time payment. At least 230,000 Oregon workers may qualify for the state’s coronavirus stimulus check.
$1,000 Per Resident
Last time in spring, Oregon legislators considered legalizing stimulus payments of up to $2,000 for essential workers and $1,200 for economically inactive citizens who went back to work but were rejected. Now, however, according to Mrs. Valderrama, funds from the American Rescue Act can support payments of up to $1,000, as per The Sun.
Immigrant groups in Oregon received about $100 million in local and state funding and donations from the Oregon Worker Relief Fund during the pandemic. The stimulus payments would go to those communities. As yet unconfirmed, Oregon would become the latest state to implement a stimulus program.
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