THOUSANDS of Americans in Minnesota have just days to apply for a $750 Summer Direct Payment.
Frontline employees must submit applications by July 22 to receive the check.
According to the Duluth News Tribune, state lawmakers approved a $500 million package that rewards Minnesotans who worked at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
State officials estimate that a total of around 667,000 payments will be issued.
Occupations that can apply for the relief payment include healthcare workers, teachers, and janitors.
Payments are said to total $750 but can increase to as much as $1,500 per person depending on the number of applicants.
Employees must have worked 120 hours between March 15, 2020 and June 30, 2021 to be eligible.
In addition, applicants must not have received unemployment benefits for more than 20 weeks.
Workers who have earned more than $85,000 and have not worked directly with Covid patients cannot apply for payment.
Officials say checks are not issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
Workers who are denied payments have a 15-day window to appeal.
Minnesota isn’t the only state helping out destitute Americans amid the cost-of-living and inflation crises.
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.
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.
In New Jersey, the state tax authority announced that state residents will receive rebates 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.
Meanwhile, in Illinois, around 6.2 million taxpayers are reportedly eligible for a relief payment.
Checks are expected to be sent starting September 12th.
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.
And single taxpayers in Massachusetts are expected to receive a one-time payment of $250 through September.
However, applicants must have earned between $38,000 and $100,000 in 2021 to be eligible for the checks, MassLive revealed.
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