Starting in June, Mainers will start receiving $850 stimulus checks as part of a state-wide assistance program.
As rising costs have wreaked havoc on the budgets of millions of Americans, legislators in Maine have approved a state-funded relief scheme that would provide $850 stimulus checks to each resident of the state.
Governor Janet Mills signed off on the plan to assist citizens cope with “increasing expenditures as a consequence of pandemic-driven inflation, ranging from higher energy bills to increased pricing of ordinary products.”
Residents of Maine who are currently receiving financial help, such as Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), may still be eligible to receive $850 in relief stimulus check payments if they meet the conditions.
Who Is Eligible To Claim The $850 Maine Stimulus Check?
It is estimated that around 858,000 Maine residents are eligible to receive the $850 support payment. To trigger the payment they simply have to file a Maine individual income tax return for 2021, as a full-time resident, by 31 October 2022.
The claimant must be a filer, rather than a dependent on someone else’s tax return, and must have an adjusted gross income that falls below the upper threshold:
– $100,000, for individual filers
– $150,000, for the head of household filers
– $200,000, for couples filing jointly
You do not have to have paid a certain amount of tax to be eligible for the payment, and you can receive the support even if you have an unpaid tax bill owed to the state.
However, people who are not usually required to file a tax return will have to do so to trigger a payment. If you’re not sure how to submit a 2021 Maine individual income tax filing, head over to Cash Maine for support.