CHECK worth $285 will be sent to eligible Maine residents today, but those who have changed their address or need to update their information must take action now or risk chance of losing payment.
A one-time check for $285 will be automatically mailed to eligible people starting Monday, November 15, 2021.
$285 in one-time payments to go to 524,754 people statewide from November 15 until the end of 2021.
Disaster Relief Payments will be issued by the Department of Administrative and Financial Services (DAFS).
This is part of a budget agreement passed by the Maine Legislature to help people who have worked during the pandemic in 2020.
To qualify for Maine COVID-19 disaster relief payments, you must work continuously throughout 2020 and you must apply Maine Personal income tax return as a full-time resident individual for tax year 2020.
Information included on returns filed after October 31, 2021 will not be considered to determine eligibility for disaster relief payments.
No app needed.
Eligible recipients must have adjusted gross income for the 2020 tax year less than $150,000 if married filing jointly or a qualifying widow or widower.
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The income limit is $112,000 if filing as head of household or $75,000 if filing single or married.
You are also eligible if you received wages, salaries, tips, or other taxable employee pay during the 2020 tax year.
People who are declared dependent on another taxpayer’s tax return for tax year 2020 are not eligible.
Business income does not meet payee eligibility requirements.
Checks will be mailed over a six-week period and paper checks will be mailed through the United States Postal Service no later than December 31.
If your address has changed since you filed your 2020 tax return, you must submit your new address in writing and include: date of request, your name (printed), social security number, and signature your address, as well as proof of your new address (such as updated photo ID, utility bill, rental agreement, to name a few).
Send a request as soon as possible to:
Maine Revenue Service
Post office box 9107
Augusta, ME 04332-9107
The US Postal Service will not automatically forward payments to new addresses.
The check is aimed at motivating households trying to hit year-end savings goals or fund their holiday shopping.
In a press release last week, Maine Governor Janet Mills said: “The hard-working men and women who have kept our state through the pandemic deserve our appreciation.
“Due to the bipartisan budget passed by the Legislature and signed by me, my Administration will send a one-time payment of $285 to more than half a million working Maine people.
“I hope this helps Maine families to a small extent over the holiday season as we work to fully recover our economy.”
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