As of January 2023, several states are still eligible to receive stimulus checks worth up to $1,700, depending on where you live.
California residents can receive a check of up to $1,050 through the Golden State Stimulus payment program. California is sending out rebates to those direct deposit recipients who changed their banking information after filing a 2020 tax return. That continued through January 14. After that, debit card recipients who modified their address since filing a 2020 return will get their money from January 30 through February 14.
The state of Colorado is providing financial support to its citizens through a program called Colorado Cash Back, where eligible taxpayers will receive $750 per person or $1,500 for married couples. The program is intended to aid families who are still facing economic challenges as a result of the pandemic and the high cost of living in the state. The majority of the Cash Back checks have already been sent out and those who filed their state income tax return or applied for a property tax, rent, or heat credit rebate by June 30, 2022, should have received their checks by September 30th. Taxpayers who received an extension on their tax return until October 17, 2022, will receive their Cash Back check by January 31, 2023.
Full-time residents of Idaho in 2020 or 2021 should expect to receive a check from the Idaho State Tax Commission. Individual tax filers will receive $300, or joint filers $600, or 10% of their 2020 income tax, whichever is greater. The rebate will be automatically sent to those who were full-year Idaho residents for 2020 and 2021, and who filed income tax returns for those years. Additionally, those who filed Form 24 to get the grocery credit refund also qualify. To be eligible for the rebate, taxpayers need to file the required tax returns by December 31, 2022. The commission expects to issue about 800,000 rebates worth up to $500 million by the end of March 2023.
In addition, income tax rebates of up to $400 are still being distributed to Illinois residents. Joint filers with an adjusted gross income of less than $400,000 in 2021 are eligible to receive the check from the Golden State Stimulus payment program. This goes down to $200,000 for single filers.
5. New Jersey
Residents of New Jersey have until the end of January to apply for a one-time payment of up to $1,500 through the ANCHOR Property Tax relief program. This program provides over $2 billion in assistance for both homeowners and renters across the state.
The St. Louis Board of Aldermen in Missouri has voted to approve a universal basic income (UBI) program with a budget of $5 million. The program will provide $500 monthly payments to 440 families. However, the program needs to be approved by Mayor Tishaura Jones to finalize the details. If approved, the $5 million will be used to provide low-income families with the payments for 18 months. The funds for this program come from pandemic recovery funds and are intended to help families who are still recovering from financial losses caused by the pandemic.
7. Chelsea, Massachusetts
In Chelsea, Massachusetts, a program was launched in November 2020, where 2,000 eligible residents received monthly stipends ranging from $200 to $400 for eight months. The program has now entered its second phase, which will have 700 participants, however, the selected participants will only receive cash for three months.
8. Rhode Island
Residents of Rhode Island are now eligible to receive rebates of up to $2,500 for purchasing an electric vehicle. The state program offers $2,500 for a new electric vehicle, $1,500 for a used one, $1,500 for a new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, and $750 for a used hybrid. The program launched in July and has already distributed $1.25 million in rebates to residents.
Maine has approved a $474 million law to provide residents with $450 relief checks to cope with high energy costs this winter. The state estimates that the average family will receive $900, with payments set to be distributed at the end of this month. To be eligible, residents must be full-time residents that filed a 2021 tax return and were not claimed as a dependent. Income restrictions also apply.
It is important to note that these are just some of the stimulus checks and programs available in certain states as of January 2023. Eligibility and amounts may vary, and it is best to check with your state’s government website for the most up-to-date information.