An abrupt decline in income during the Covid-19 pandemic had a significant negative impact on many Americans.
Many people would still be in financial difficulty if the same scenario occurred today, according to a poll conducted by the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Funding Our Future organization, and Morning Consult.
Furthermore, the government’s interim measures, such as stimulus checks and monthly payments for the child tax credit, are no longer accessible to support people in need.
Stimulus Check For Residents Of Certain States
In order to use the $2 billion in American Rescue Plan Stimulus Checks that have been sitting in state coffers, Governor Tom Wolf is pleading with legislators. Wolf wants a portion of the funds to be deposited into the accounts of Pennsylvanians. He called it the “Pennsylvania Opportunity Plan.” The governor’s administration says the objective is to help families who are still experiencing financial hardship as a result of the outbreak.
In addition to paying for pandemic-related expenditures, the subsidies are designed to assist households in better managing rising living expenses. Under Wolf’s proposal, households making $80,000 or less would also receive an extra $2,000. Households making $50,000 or less would get a one-time payout of $2,000 each. Families making between $50,000 and $80,000 a year would receive $1,500.
It was revealed last month that some Iowans might be entitled to $1,400 stimulus checks. The plan aims to aid residents of Washington, Iowa, who struggled as a result of the outbreak yet were ineligible for federal COVID stimulus money. There are now just a few days left for Iowans to apply for a $1,400 stimulus package.
Residents of Johnson County, Iowa, were able to apply for a one-time payout of $1,400 on April 25. If they struggled during the outbreak, some 2,500 Johnson County residents might be qualified for the one-time payment. To qualify, residents must meet requirements such as having a need for food or unstable housing, losing their jobs, or having previously been turned down for federal stimulus checks.