In the last week of September last year, a one-time payment that was sent to lower-income residents took place in Georgia, but checks up to $350 cash assistance remain unclaimed. There is still $235 million remaining unclaimed money out of the $ 1 billion sent due to issues with client IDs or card access.
It was meant to be distributed among 3 million people. The cash assistance program was launched on September 20 by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. The governor’s office explained that the cash assistance payments are meant to help people stand and cope with the after-effects of the pandemic and the rigorous rise of inflation.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO CLAIM?
People who are enrolled in more than one of these programs will only receive one cash assistance payment, according to Georgia’s Department of Human Resources. Anyone who qualifies for the assistance must have been an active enrollee of Medicaid, PeachCare for Kids, SNAP, and/or TANF benefits on July 31, 2022.
HOW MUCH WILL YOU RECEIVE?
Up to $ 350 for every person included in the September cash assistance program was expected to be received.
WHY DOES THE MONEY REMAIN UNCLAIMED?
Mostly, due to the client’s ID issues and also not being able to access the card with the funds, that’s why the $ 235 million remains unclaimed. These are some issues reported by most of the clients.
Also, 10 different direct payments, ranging from $300 to $1,050, will be sent through March 2023.
Next week Alaska and Idaho are also sending out tax rebates to their eligible residents.