many American are expected a. to obtain financial boost before Christmas as several state and local governments plan to raise money in the form of Stimulus checks or as universal basic income.
The states and cities that are planning to help their citizens with some money before the holidays are as follows.
It is estimated that nine million California residents will receive stimulus checks under the Golden State Stimulus II program before the end of 2021.
The state of Florida plans to issue stimulus checks to primary school first responders through 12th grade in December, with eligible individuals receiving a one-time payment of $ 1,000. It was said by Governor Ron DeSantis that 175,000 teachers and 3,600 principals could receive the money.
Maine residents have been receiving stimulus payments since November 15, a one-time payment of $ 285 going to over half a million people in the state.
Maryland has stimulus checks for the poorest families and individuals, with qualifying families receiving checks for $ 500 while individuals can apply for $ 300.
Up to $ 3,000 worth of stimulus checks are available to low-income Seattle residents, but the deadline to apply was November 15. As part of the Seattle Relief Fund, those who wish to receive the money must be at least 18 years old and earn less than half the median income in Seattle, which is below $ 40,500 for an individual and $ 57,850 for a family of four .
In September, the state of Columbia sent recurring payments of $ 500 to 100 low-income fathers, which are loaded onto debit cards, with payments sent out for a total of 12 months.
Low-income households in Chicago will continue to receive UBI payments, which means qualified families who bring home less than $ 35,000 a year can receive $ 500 a month. The participants for this are selected at random.
As part of Louisiana’s financial education program, teenagers are paid $ 350 a month with the first batch shipping in December and the program is expected to run for the next 10 months. Eligible beneficiaries must be between 16 and 24 years old and either unemployed or out of school.
A total of 200 low-income households in Pittsburgh could get $ 500 a month over the next two years as the city plans to use some of its COVID funds this way. As noted by Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, the payments will be sent out later in 2021.
The city of Santa Ana, California, will be spending more money on top of the state’s Golden State Stimulus II program, with the Revive Santa Ana Resident Stimulus Program distributing $ 6 million to poor neighborhoods in the city. These $ 300 payments are loaded onto Visa debit cards and sent to 20,000 Santa Ana ‘rental units’.