Four direct payments will be sent out in February through the initiative of several cities and states to help residents cope with high inflation.
Americans have been battling the high price of rent, groceries, and other essential items, and it created grave obstacles to surviving daily.
Four states are planning to release payments in February as an aide for Americans.
These are the following states:
1. IDAHO ($600)
An amount of $600 will be given to Idahoans in February. This is a one-time lump sum payment initially approved in September 2022 during the allocation of the package to cut taxes and reduce the record budget surplus of the state.
The processing of payments will continue until March 2023, especially if the application has complications during the process or was filed late.
A minimum amount of $300 will be earned by individuals with joint filers receiving $600.
Idaho State Tax Commission expects to send 800,000 rebates by the end of March 20233 totaling $500 million.
2. MASSACHUSETTS ($400)
The town of Chelsea Massachusetts allotted payments of up to $400 in the second phase universal basic income program in December. The allotted amount is set to be received by 700 residents.
The first phase was released in November 2020 through August 2021 when 2,000 households got their monthly payment. Online applications will end on Friday, January 6 at noon.
The beneficiaries must be Chelsea residents with an income of less than 30 percent of the area median income.
Qualified applicants will receive cash for three months starting in late January and through March.
3. California ($400)
Coachella, California allotted $400 per month to 140 families for two years. Releasing of payments will start this month and continue into February.
Qualified applicants must be:
- a resident of the city of Coachella, California
- 18 years of age or older
- Have a non-expired government-issued photo ID
- Have at least one child under the age of 12 living in the household in 2021
- Have an income of less than $75,000 in 2021 or below $150,000 in 2021
- Filed tax return in 2019 or 2020
- Gave IRS information as nonfiler in 2020 or 2021
4. VIRGINIA ($400)
170 residents of Alexandria Virginia are set to receive $400 for two years beginning in February.
Once payment was received, recipients can use the money in whatever they want with no restrictions.
Mayor Justin Wilson said they are providing financial resources to individuals and families for them to decide how to meet their needs and be empowered. Three automatic direct monthly payments will be released starting in January.