Stimulus checks are being distributed by these 19 states. This article explores the distribution of stimulus checks by state and what you can do to prepare for them. If you live in one of the following states, you may be eligible for a stimulus check: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi Missouri , Montana Nebraska , New Hampshire New Jersey , New Mexico Nevada , New York North Carolina , Ohio Oklahoma Oregon , Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Washington Wisconsin
19 states are making or have already made payments to taxpayers in response to record inflation, despite receiving little immediate assistance from the federal government.
In the past few months, states have been making or have already made payments to taxpayers in response to record inflation. While the federal government has yet to provide much immediate assistance, these state payments are a sign of how seriously the states are taking inflation and its effects on their citizens.
Since May 2009, when the recession began, state governments have issued $507 billion in new debt and raised taxes by an average of 3.4%. These measures were necessary to deal with soaring costs for everything from gasoline to health care premiums. However, due to inflationary pressures, tax revenues now are only up by 1% over last year’s levels and government deficits continue to grow.
Many economists believe that the stimulus package passed by Congress in February will help bring about a gradual end to this years’ wave of inflation-related budget problems. However, until that happens, states are forced to make difficult decisions about how best to allocate their limited resources.
Legislation to provide residents with tax rebates has been approved by 19 states. These payments are progressing as follows:
As of February 25, 2009, 19 states have legislation in place to provide their residents with tax rebates. These payments are progressing as follows:
The Arkansas legislature approved a budget that includes $100 million in stimulus money for the state to distribute as tax rebates. The amount and type of rebate will be determined by each county.
The Illinois legislature passed a bill authorizing the Governor to provide up to $500 per household in tax rebates. The rebate will be paid out based on family size and income levels.
The Kansas legislature passed a bill authorizing the Governor to provide up to $1,000 per household in tax rebates. The rebate will be paid out based on family size and income levels.
The Michigan legislature passed a bill authorizing the governor to provide up to $600 per household in tax rebates. The rebate will be paid out based on family size and income levels.
The Missouri legislature passed a bill authorizing the Governor to provide up to $400 per household in tax rebates. The rebate will be paid out based on family size and income levels.
California: Rebate Up to $1,050
The stimulus checks are being distributed by these states: California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada and Texas. The amounts of the checks range from $500 to $1,050. The checks will be sent to residents who have received a federal unemployment benefit within the past six months.
Colorado: Rebate Payments of $750
Residents of Colorado can expect to receive checks in the mail totaling $750 as part of the Obama stimulus package. The money will be deposited into bank accounts within a week or so and can be used however the recipient wishes. In order to qualify, residents must meet income guidelines and have a bank account with at least $1,000. The money is intended for basic needs such as housing, food, utilities, and medical expenses.
Delaware: Rebate Payments of $300
Some states are already distributing stimulus checks and Delaware is not one of them. Delaware Governor Jack Markell said the state won’t begin sending out checks until officials have determined how much money they will receive.
So far, it appears that Delaware will only receive $2 million in stimulus money according to the governor’s office. In order for the state to qualify for stimulus money, it would need to come from federal spending and local governments can’t provide their own funds.
Markell said there haven’t been any discussions with the Obama administration about receiving a check. However, he added that if Delaware does get a check it would go to schools, healthcare and other essential government programs.
The rebate won’t be available until March 2023 for those who file during the disaster extension period (February 15 as opposed to the original extension deadline of October 18).
If you live in one of the states that received stimulus checks as part of the federal government’s aid program, you may have to wait until March 2023 before you receive your check. This is because the deadline for those who filed during the disaster extension period (February 15 as opposed to the original extension deadline of October 18) has passed. The states that received stimulus checks are Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.