Governor Tom Wolf, a Democrat, is at least succeeding in getting his way for a portion of the state’s population as he tries to persuade Republicans in the state legislature to support his proposal for a statewide $2,000 stimulus payment.
Wolf said on August 24 that everyone who got a rent or property tax rebate the previous year would be qualified for a new wave of relief. Residents will receive a portion of the last year’s rebate with this most recent check.
The Gov of the state, Mr. Wolf, declared with his statement in August that bonus rebates would be credited to bank accounts of the Pennsylvanians from that week.
How Does The Process Of Sending Out A Stimulus Check Work?
Although the stimulus check plan is fairly straightforward, it does not deliver as much money to as many people as the governor wants to do with other pieces of legislation. Rent and property tax refund claimants may submit 70% of their prior year’s claims. This might equate to $1,650 in stimulus checks for some people.
The remaining $140 million from President Joe Biden’s historic American Rescue Plan Act has been used to pay for the program.
The only requirement for eligibility is that a state resident must have submitted an application for a rebate on their property taxes for the year in question and have been an eligible claim of the 2021 Real estate Rent Rebate Program. The checks will be completed and distributed automatically for those who match these requirements, so there is nothing further they need to do.
In August, the Department of Revenue said 361,042 checks for claimants who qualified for a stimulus check in 2021 had already been processed. People who previously received their rebates by stimulus check will do so again, while those who previously received them by direct deposit will do so again.