2023 Inflation Relief Checks: Things To Know If You Live in These Midwest States

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The U.S. Congress authorized the first of three direct stimulus checks to Americans in 2020. The last was paid out in March of 2021. Since then, many have demanded additional stimulus, but it appears as if the U.S. government has thrown out any idea for a fourth release.

As inflation went wild in 2021 and 2022, many States began issuing credits and payments to their residents. From tax rebates to middle-class refunds, each state comes up with its payment amount and qualification standards. Unfortunately for those living in the Midwest, in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, most payouts came from states along the two coasts.

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The Midwestern states that did make payouts wrap them up in 2022. However, there are two states in the Midwest where residents may still be able to claim their inflation relief check. The states are Illinois and Indiana.

In Illinois, the rebates began going out in Sep. 2022, and many Illinois residents have already received them. However, payments are to continue until 2023 for those who haven’t.

In Indiana, part of the reason for this extra step is that residents who did not qualify for the $125 credit must demonstrate that they are to receive benefits from Social Security and are not claimed as dependent on someone else’s returns.

Here are the Midwestern States With No Inflation Relief Checks

Due to legislative withstanding, some Midwestern states like Iowa never got into the inflation relief check at all. Kansas also tried but failed to get into it. One of the few other Midwestern states that did manage to make distributions is Minnesota, with $488 payments for frontline workers in 2022. However, the time frame to claim those benefits has long passed.

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