Maine Governor Janet Mills signed into law a $474 million bill that includes a range of measures to help residents cope with energy prices this winter.
This is funded by his $283 million earnings recently forecast by the Earnings Forecasting Board.
The package also uses $157 million allocated to states under the Federal American Rescue Plan Act.
With this, each eligible Mainer will receive her one-time payment of $450.
The state estimates that the average family receives $900.
The move comes after the Maine Public Utilities Commission announced in January that it would raise electricity prices for Central Maine Power Company customers by 49% year-over-year.
“With soaring energy prices causing real hardship, this emergency response will ease the financial burden on Maine’s people, put money back in their pockets, and help our most vulnerable citizens stay warm this winter,” Mills said. so that you can spend your time
To qualify, you must meet certain criteria.
This includes filing your 2021 tax returns and being a full-time resident who is not claimed as a dependent.
In addition, the following income limits apply:
Less than $100,000 per year
Head of household:
Less than $150,000 per year
Common Applicants: Less than $200,000 Eligible Maine taxpayers does not need to have an action.