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Maine Governor Proposes Up To $850 One-Time Payment for Retirees

Relief Payments [Photo: Marketplace.org]
Relief Payments [Photo: Marketplace.org]

Maine Governor Mills has disclosed a proposal that included up to $850 one-time payment for retirees. The amounts will reportedly vary, but there is no information if there is a limit to the payments.

Relief Payments

Relief Payments

Maine Governor Janet Mills has disclosed her biannual budget proposal which included payments for retired workers. These payments are only one-time and will be equivalent to 1% of the cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA). The amount of the payments reportedly will vary. However, there is no additional information on whether there will be a limit to the payments. Single filers may receive an average amount of $850, while joint filers may receive an average of $1,700. According to Mills, the state of Maine will use around 60% of its budget surplus to fund for the one-time payments. In 2022, Maine has also distributed 850,000 relief checks to battle the rising inflation, as reported by Fuller.

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2022 Relief Checks in Maine

According to Fuller, on June 1, 2022, the Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services (DAFS) has distributed its first batch of relief checks. The first round of distribution included 5,000 checks. After the first round, an average total of 200,000 checks were distributed every week. By November 2022, 850,000 relief checks were already distributed in Maine. The remaining checks to be distributed have continued until the end of 2022.

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