MORE cash could go to Americans in Illinois after plans were revealed to send up to $400 in direct payments to help reduce skyrocketing costs.
The proposal came from Republican members of the Illinois House of Representatives.
If the proposal becomes law, refundable tax credits would be awarded to individuals earning less than $75,000 annually.
It will give single miners $200, while joint miners will get $400 as long as the earnings don’t exceed $150,000.
State Representative Tom Demmer said the assistance would “mirror” some of the financial assistance provided by the federal government over the past few years.
This includes three stimulus checks worth up to $3,200 per person, subject to eligibility and meeting income criteria.
Mr. Bremmer said Illinois could use $1.4 billion of the $8 billion in state funds it received from America’s Rescue Act to pay for it.
Other details of the plan are not yet available but the stimulus targets to keep up with the cost of living like inflationary continue to rage.
Mr Demmer added: “$400 won’t make all the problems go away but it can have a positive effect.
“It could be an extra week or two of groceries, it could be a few extra utility bills, or it could make the difference between being able to buy your child a new winter coat or shoe. .”
Eligibility in the proposal appears to be similar to that of California Excited Golden State program.
Under the California initiative, a resident earning less than $75,000 per year who filed their 2020 taxes by October 15 is eligible to be paid.
It is estimated that there are a total of nine million people in the Golden State will be tested for state stimulus before the end of 2021.
In addition, Illinois’ largest city is Chicago one of the fields that bring a universal basic income across the country.
Eligible families earning less than $35,000 per year will receive $500 monthly, which affects 5,000 windy city families.
Next year, millions of Americans can another round of stimulus thanks to a surplus of 31 billion dollars.
We also explain how families with children under 13 can receive surprise stimulus payment of $8,000.
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