mericans in two states and homeowners across the country could see additional COVID relief checks this month.
Maine and New Mexico residents are eligible for stimulus checks thanks to governors and lawmakers who pushed for larger payments due to decades-high inflation.
In Maine, the first round of $850 relief checks will go out this month to residents who have filed 2021 state income tax returns.
To be eligible, individuals must file their state income tax returns by October 31.
They can't be claimed as a dependent and must have an AGI below $100,000 for single filers, $150,000 for heads of household, and $200,000 for married couples filing jointly.
It is estimated that 858,000 residents will receive the stimulus checks, which will total $729.3 million.
The HAF "aims to prevent mortgage delinquencies, defaults, foreclosures, loss of utilities, and homeowner displacement beyond January 21, 2020," the Treasury Department claims.
Delaware, North Dakota, and Utah have only released basic information, so they aren't taking applications. Residents are encouraged to check for updates.