Ever since Americans received their third stimulus check, there’s been talk of additional federal payments.
While many of us are getting monthly child tax credit checks from the government because of the child tax credit, people are still wondering: is there going to be a fourth stimulus check?
The answer is: sort of.
Various states and Native American nations are turning budget surpluses and federal relief funds into stimulus payments. States have until the end of 2021 to release their relief funds, so keep an eye out for last-minute additions to this list.
California stimulus checks
If you live in California, make between $30,000 and $75,000 a year, and filed your 2020 taxes, you’re eligible to receive a $500-$600 stimulus check from the state. And if you’re a qualifying family with children, you’ll receive another $500 check.
Idaho stimulus checks
Full-time residents will receive a tax rebate of $50 per taxpayer and dependent, or 9% of the total taxes they paid in 2019.
If you still owe taxes to the state, you won’t get a check; they’ll just deduct the rebate from the amount you owe. The State of Idaho lets you check your eligibility and rebate status.
Maryland stimulus checks
Throughout the year, Maryland has been sending $500 checks to families and $300 checks to individuals who filed for the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Eligibility is based on 2019 tax returns. If you haven’t received a check and are curious if you’re eligible, visit this site.
New Mexico stimulus checks
The state is sending one-time payments of $750 to 4,600 low-income households that did not receive any federal stimulus payments. Although the application period is closed and checks are in the mail, New Mexico residents can check out the numerous other financial assistance programs.
Other states that have given out stimulus money
These states have already sent a “fourth” stimulus check to some of their residents:
- Colorado: Sent $375 checks to anybody who received at least one unemployment check between March 15 – Oct. 24, 2020.
- Florida: Sent $1,000 checks to most teachers and school administrators as a retention bonus.
- Georgia: Gave full-time teachers and administrators a $1,000 retention bonus, and earmarked $500 for part-time teachers.
- Tennessee: Full-time teachers got $1,000 hazard bonus pay last school year, and part-time teachers got $500
Native American tribes stimulus checks
- Cherokee Nation: Registered citizens — all ages, income levels, and places of residence — are eligible for a $2,000 single payment.
- Choctaw Nation: Eligible registered adult citizens who have been negatively impacted by Covid-19 receive $1,000/year for two years. Applications are open Sept. 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.
- Osage Nation: Members of the Osage Nation can apply to be eligible for up to $2,000 in assistance. Applications opened Aug. 4, 2021, and will close once funding has been exhausted.