Residents of 4 US states will get the upcoming stimulus checks that will begin in May as the country continues to fight against high inflation.
Three states – California, Delaware, and Indiana – are expected to make stimulus check payments this month, while the city of Chicago is set to provide prepaid gas cards and transit cards.
Stimulus Checks In California
Residents who are eligible from California are set to receive payments under two stimulus check packages passed last year – Golden State Stimulus I (GSS 1) and Golden State Stimulus II (GSS II).
The state’s residents will receive a stimulus check for either $600 or $1,200 in the first stimulus package and a check for up to $1,100 under the second package. Some may receive lower payments under GSS II depending on whether they qualified for GSS I and other factors.
Californians who earn less than $75,000 a year and who filed their taxes by October 15, 2021, will qualify. The state’s Franchise Tax Board (FTB) is also expected to issue a further tranche of checks in June.
Residents may qualify for one or both stimulus payments, according to FTB’s website, and should check their eligibility.
The state of Delaware is planning to issue a tax rebate by the end of May. Individual filers are set to receive $300, while couples who filed jointly can expect a rebate of $600.
The rebates will be made to Delaware residents who have filed a personal income tax return for 2020. The rebate also applies to residents who did not earn enough to file taxes in 2020, according to Delaware Online.
The state of Indiana will also be providing tax rebates to eligible residents beginning in May this year.
Those who filed taxes as individuals are set to receive a payment of $125, while married couples will receive $250. Any person who filed taxes in the state before January 3, 2022 will be eligible.
While the state of Illinois is expected to make payments to taxpayers of up to $400 sometime later this year, the city of Chicago will provide prepaid gas and transport cards to residents who are eligible.