With federal stimulus checks drying up, it is up to the states to come up with their version of the stimulus checks. The second-smallest state in the US has come up with its version of a relief payment that will benefit thousands of residents.
Residents of Delaware will benefit from a $300 stimulus check soon after Governor John Carney penned the Relief Rebate Program for 2022 in April.
Residents of The First State who have filed their 2020 state income tax returns are entitled to a one-off check of $300.
The finance department of Delaware informed that the 1st round of stimulus checks will be sent by May based on the 2020 state income tax return figures. Other rounds could follow after coordinating with multiple state agencies and based on data obtained from them.
The bipartisan tax rebate legislation will provide a sum of $600 to married couples and is intended to help counter the debilitating effects of inflation on Delaware residents.
The stimulus checks will be issued by end-May to residents.
Gov Carney Says Delaware Stimulus Checks Linked To Higher Inflation Linked Costs
Governor Carney says that residents of Delaware are facing the effect of higher costs for groceries and gasoline. He said that every taxpayer he spoke to expected the administration to manage their finances sustainably and responsibly over the long term.
These direct stimulus checks to residents of Delaware are part of the broad and responsible budget proposal that is intended to invest in the economy, education, and communities. The Governor said that the administration also plans to increase state reserves and prepare Delaware for the future.
Delaware has helped residents to weather the impact of the economic downturn throughout the pandemic that led to the worst public health crisis in generations.
Besides the stimulus check, Delaware has exempted residents from unemployment taxes, raised minimum wages, increased access to health care, and passed legislation to set up a paid family and medical insurance program for the First State.
And now as they face higher costs for gas, groceries, and utilities.