At least 20 states are sending direct payments worth up to $1,050 to struggling Americans – could you be missing out?

UP to 20 states, including California and Maine, are sending up to $1,050 worth of aid to destitute Americans.

Lawmakers across the country are rolling out relief packages to help residents amid rising inflation and a crippling cost-of-living crisis.

Dozens of states are offering aid payments to destitute Americans


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About 20 million taxpayers in California are to receive checks in the amount of 200 to 1,050 US dollars.

Single taxpayers on income less than $75,000 are eligible for a $350 check, while joint taxpayers on income less than $150,000 will receive $700.

They receive an additional $350 if they have at least one dependent.

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Single taxpayers earning between $75,001 and $125,000 per year will receive a $250 payment, while the threshold for couples is $250,000.

And single Californians with annual incomes between $125,001 and $250,000 will receive a $200 payment.

This means joint filers making between $250,001 and $500,000 are pocketing $400.

However, single taxpayers earning over $250,000 are not eligible for a relief payment.

Checks will be mailed to residents by wire transfer or debit card through October, a Newsom administration official told KRCA.


Checks worth $600 were issued to thousands of Delaware taxpayers by the end of May.

The checks were introduced to help residents balance financial pressures at the grocery store and at the pump.

Governor John Carney said at the time, “These direct payments to Delaware families are part of a broader, responsible budget proposal that will invest in education, our economy and Delaware communities, and increase our reserves to prepare our state for the future.”


More than 800,000 Americans in Maine will receive checks worth $850 in the coming months.

The Maine Governor’s Office said payments will be sent out on a rolling basis through the end of the year.

That means a total of more than $729 million will flow back to taxpayers.

Checks will be mailed to the address provided by taxpayers on their individual Maine tax returns for 2021.


Checks worth $600 were issued to thousands of Delaware taxpayers by the end of May.

Governor John Carney said at the time, “These direct payments to Delaware families are part of a broader, responsible budget proposal that will invest in education, our economy and Delaware communities, and increase our reserves to prepare our state for the future.”


Millions of Indiana residents should have already received a $125 rebate.

The cash increase was announced after the state posted a $3.9 billion surplus in December 2021.

Refunds began being sent out in May and should continue throughout the summer.

Refunds are sent both by direct bank transfer and by post.

Those expecting to receive their check in the mail should receive their payment in either July or August.


The New Jersey Division of Taxation announced that residents of the Garden State will receive middle-class tax breaks beginning July 2.

Checks will be mailed to those who have filed a 2020 income tax return and are claiming at least one dependent with a balance of $1 or more.

The maximum discount Residents can receive is $500.

Officials estimate it will take about six weeks for all checks to be mailed and processed.

South Carolina

Millions of South Carolina taxpayers are set to receive up to $800 worth of income tax refunds after Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law on a $13.8 billion budget.

The spending package also cuts the state’s top income tax rate, and teachers will get a minimum $4,000 pay raise.

There will also be tax cuts for 1.1 million who pay the highest income tax rate.


Around 6.2 million taxpayers are expected to qualify for a relief payment, and checks are expected to be mailed from September 12.

Illinoisans receive a payment of $50 per taxpayer and $100 per child for up to three children.

The relief checks are expected to cost around $685 million.

Officials estimate it will take around eight weeks for the checks to be mailed.


In March, the Idaho State Tax Commission began giving rebates to state taxpayers.

The payment was automatically sent to taxpayers who lived in the state full-time in 2020 and 2021.

It amounted to $75 per taxpayer, or 12 percent of their 2020 taxes — whichever is greater.

According to Big Country News, officials gave about 25,000 rebates a week.


Thousands of Americans in New York are set to receive a $200 direct payment by December 2022.

More than 25,000 seniors in Onondaga County who are eligible for the extended STAR property tax exemption will receive the check.

Homeowners to qualify for Enhanced STAR must be at least 65 years old and have an income of $92,000 or less.

Officials have announced that residents will receive one check per household as a relief amid the Covid-19 pandemic and cost-of-living crisis, reports

Lawmaker Patty Chase said, “Hopefully it (the payment) will bring some relief.”

Last month, the New York legislature approved measures that will allow millions of homeowners to receive STAR rebate checks.


Homeowners in West Virginia can apply for funding through the WV Homeowners Rescue Program.

The program aims to help those who are struggling to cover their housing costs and are at risk of defaulting on payments.

To qualify for the program, households must not have income that exceeds 150 percent of the area median income or 100 percent of the US median income.

Applicants can apply for up to $15,000 in assistance to help with overdue mortgage payments.

And West Virginians can apply for up to $5,000 in grants to help cover housing costs.


More than 650,000 Minnesota workers are eligible for a payment of up to $750.

The checks are reserved for key workers who worked on the front lines during the height of the Covid pandemic, CBS reported.

Officials say the jobs in question are healthcare workers, childcare workers, grocers and janitors.

Workers have until July 22 to claim the payments, which can be done online at


Alaskans receive direct payment through the Permanent Fund, established in 1976.

Residents typically receive an average of around $1,600 each, but Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced the 2022 payment will be the largest in state history.

Dunleavy said families need help as they battle “rampant inflation” and the economic damage caused by the Covid pandemic.


Single Massachusetts taxpayers are expected to receive a one-time payment of $250 through September.

However, recipients must have earned between $38,000 and $100,000 in 2021 to be eligible for the checks, MassLive revealed.

The lawmaker said, “Whether it’s the rising price of gas, groceries, or children’s summer clothes, the Massachusetts legislature has heard loud and clear that rising costs due to inflation have slashed family budgets.”


Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly proposed a one-time rebate that would have given residents a $250 rebate.

It was hoped that married couples would receive a $500 payment.

But the rebate was not finalized before the state’s legislative session ended in May.


Democrats in North Carolina have proposed a gas rebate that would see drivers over 18 receive a $200 payment on March 31.

If approved, direct payment is expected to be sent by October 1st at the latest.

Lawmakers say it would either arrive as a check or the amount would be uploaded to a debit card.


Virginia single taxpayers will get a refund of up to $250 after Gov. Glenn Youngkin enacted the state budget.

Meanwhile, married couples will receive a one-time payment of $500.

The rebates are scheduled to be sent out in late September, and those who filed their taxes before July 1 should expect to receive them by October at the latest, according to WLJA.

Virginians must file their taxes by Nov. 1 to be eligible, officials warn.


Thousands of New Mexicans are also scheduled to receive a $500 refundable income tax refund this month.

Single taxpayers who earn less than $75,000 and have filed their tax return will receive a $250 payment.

And more than 30,000 New Mexicans who don’t file taxes will receive a payment worth up to $1,000 in July.

Officials estimate that around $18 million worth of aid will be awarded.

Single households with no dependents receive a $500 payment, and married couples pocket $1,000, according to the New Mexico Department of Taxes and Treasury.

Aid payments are sent by direct bank transfer and by post.

Checks are sent when direct deposits are declined, and those not receiving payment should check the progress of their application.

New Mexicans have until May 31, 2023 to apply for a rebate if the $20 million funding pot is exhausted.


The Sun has been told that more than 600,000 Hawaii taxpayers will benefit from a tax refund worth up to $1,200.

Gov. David Ige signed the measure on June 23 and the payments are expected to be processed by the end of August.

Single taxpayers who earned less than $100,000 in 2021 and couples earning less than $200,000 will receive a $300 tax exemption.

This means a family of four could receive a payment of $1,200.

And taxpayers who make more than $100,000 will get a $100 refund, reports Hawaii News Now.

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Many Georgians should already have received a one-time income tax refund worth $250 or $500.

And taxpayers who filed as heads of households would have had to pocket a maximum payment of up to $375. At least 20 states are sending direct payments worth up to $1,050 to struggling Americans – could you be missing out?


CELINE CASTRONUOVO is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. CELINE CASTRONUOVO joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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