For many people in the United States, getting a fresh stimulus check this year is a matter of chance.
Citizens receive free money at the state and local levels these days, depending on where they live. Of course, this is a stark contrast to what we’ve seen in the last 2 years of the pandemic. Remember when the federal government distributed stimulus checks worth billions of dollars to tens of millions of Americans around the country? To get part of that free money these days, you have to live in Maine, where Dem Governor Janet Mills just approved a $1.2 billion additional budget that will support a wave of $850 stimulus checks, among other things.
Eligible Families Will Receive Stimulus Checks
According to estimates, around 850,000 Maine citizens will get checks, with individual taxpayers earning up to $100,000 being eligible.
If you’re the head of household, the sum rises to $150,000, and if you’re filing jointly, it rises to $200,000. Property tax reduction has also been granted to senior citizens and low-income homeowners and tenants.
Furthermore, $20 million will be put aside to provide up to 2 years of free college to kids who are qualified and will finish between 2020 and 2023. There is also a $3 million litigation fund to assist Maine’s lobster sector, which is critical to the state’s fight against federal regulations protecting endangered species.
What was lacking, and what many had anticipated seeing, was additional financing for legal services for Maine’s poorest citizens. Taxpayers in Illinois could receive up to $400 in stimulus payments, depending on their tax status and their family size. Couples with joint tax returns earning less than $400,000 and a maximum of three dependents are expected to earn the most.
Checks worth up to $300 will be distributed in Delaware, with married couples receiving $600.