If you are still waiting for a federal stimulus check, then don’t bother, as they are highly unlikely. Many in New Jersey, however, can still get a stimulus check. This New Jersey stimulus check is primarily for those who didn’t qualify for the federal payment sent last year. If you believe you are eligible, then you need to hurry as the application deadline is approaching fast.
The New Jersey stimulus check is part of the Excluded New Jerseyans Fund. New Jersey has set aside $40 million in federal money for this fund. This check would be very helpful to undocumented immigrants.
This Stimulus Check Will Be Beneficial For The Undocumented Immigrants
“Excluded New Jerseyans Fund (ENJF) provides a one-time, direct cash benefit to households who were excluded from both federal stimulus checks and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance,” the program’s website says.
Those eligible for the New Jersey check would get a one-time payment of $2,000, while a household can get up to $4,000. Authorities are accepting the application now, but the application period ends on Monday, February 28. The application period could end sooner if the funds are exhausted before the deadline.
New Jersey recently replenished the Excluded New Jerseyans Fund in the amount of $40 million. Also, the authorities extended the deadline to the end of February following backlash after the state diverted $34 million of the fund’s unused money for state expenses.
“By continuing to fund the Excluded New Jerseyans Fund and simplifying the application process, we are making sure more families who are eligible for this program receive much-awaited assistance,” Governor Phil Murphy said in a statement recently.