The last stimulus check of 2021 will be sent to select states


Hopes for a fourth stimulus check from the federal government have been dashed, but some states will still offer their residents cash before the holidays.

So far there have been three rounds of stimulus checks: one in April 2020, another in December 2020, and another in March 2021.

The following states have passed legislation to provide stimulus controls to their:

  • Maine
  • California
  • Maryland
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Michigan
  • Tennessee

California Sends $ 1,100 Checks to Low-Income Residents

California is sending another round of Golden State stimulus checks for $ 1,100 to residents who earned less than $ 75,000 in the 2020 tax year. You must have filed your taxes by October 15, don’t not be claimed as a dependent and have been a California resident for more than half of 2020.

Maine workers to receive $ 285 disaster relief checks

These relief checks are intended “to support the people of Maine who have worked in the midst of the pandemic,” according to Maine Revenue Services.

The payment amount will be $ 285 and Maine Revenue Services will make the payments.

You are eligible if you filed a Maine income tax return for 2020 by October 31 and have been a resident of the state for a full year. You must have received wages, salaries, tips, or other taxable wages from an employee for the year and not be claimed as a dependent on another taxpayer’s tax return for 2020.

However, this is only for people who earn below a specific salary threshold, especially $ 150,000 if married filing a joint return or an eligible widow or widower, $ 112,500 if filing as a head of household or $ 75,000 if single or married, deposit separately.

Maryland sends checks to low-income families and individuals

Under the Maryland Relief Act of 2021, families will receive $ 500 and individuals will receive $ 300 if they have filed for an income tax credit. Like federal stimulus payments, no request for relief is necessary.

Marylanders would be eligible for these payments which earn $ 50,954 ($ 56,844 when jointly filing) with three or more eligible children, $ 47,440 ($ 53,330 when jointly filing) with two eligible children, $ 41,756 (47,646 $ when filing jointly) with an eligible child and 15,820 ($ 21,710) married filing jointly) with no eligible child.

Florida, Michigan, Tennessee and Georgia give teachers $ 1,000

Florida will hand out stimulus payments in December for first responders and educators who work with students. Teachers and principals are eligible for payments of up to $ 1,000.

Georgia has implemented a similar policy, giving teachers and principals $ 1,000 in stimulus cash for their work during the pandemic.

Michigan offers bonuses of $ 1,000 to each full-time child care professional as part of its Child Care Stabilization Grant. Licensed child care providers are eligible to apply and should visit to apply. Childcare professionals will receive bonuses directly from their employer and do not need to apply.

Tennessee will distribute a $ 1,000 risk premium to full-time teachers and $ 500 to part-time educators. They should expect to receive their checks by January 1. The risk premium came at the cost of an expected 2% increase that educators expected in a bill passed in June.

Michelle Shen is Money & Tech digital reporter for USA TODAY. You can reach her @ michelle_shen10 on Twitter.


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