New Stimulus Check for Some Americans Arriving ahead Holiday Season

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Several American states have devised their own stimulus checks in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The year 2021 is rapidly reaching its end. However, with the COVID-19 dilemma still ongoing, many Americans are wondering if a fresh stimulus check will be sent in time for the holiday season.

The federal government’s decision on a fourth COVID-19 relief payment is still up in the air. Nonetheless, some nations have chosen to provide their own financial assistance to their citizens.

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Maine is one of the states in the United States that will get stimulus funding in December, according to the Sun. As previously said, eligible persons may anticipate them arriving before the holidays.

The “surprise” Disaster Relief Payment is the source of the new stimulus payment. It will apparently be distributed to over 500,000 people in Maine, with everyone receiving a $285 payment.

Since November 15, the state’s Department of Administrative and Financial Services has began disbursing the funds. However, the rollout will continue through the end of the year.

It’s supposedly a manner of thanking employees who kept vital companies open for the public during the COVID-19 pandemic’s early stages. As a result, it is a type of “hazard pay” for people who have worked into the year 2020.

Read More: Stimulus Check Update: Millions Want More Payments As Inflation Impacts Thanksgiving

Are You Eligible?

The new stimulus check in the state contains further qualifying conditions, in addition to working consistently in 2020. Only those workers who earn less than a certain amount are eligible for the reward.

The adjusted gross income (AGI) for married couples or joint filers should be less than AU$210,000. The AGI should be less than AU$105,000 for individuals and AU$156,800 for heads of households, respectively.

Anything above and beyond these amounts will be disqualified from receiving the stimulus payment. According to Yahoo! Finance, the assistance fund does not apply to people who are classified as someone’s “dependent.”

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