According to an article published by US News (2022), to mitigate the consequences of inflation, the four states have provided relief payments to eligible and deserving residents of the country.
With thousands of Americans in at least four states, there are still less than two weeks left to apply for the $300 to $1,658 relief check. Instead of December 9, as originally stated, applications will now be accepted through Saturday, December 31 in line to an article written by Daus (2022).
The following states that will distribute the checks are Idaho, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, and Illinois.
To be eligible for refunds of $300 to $600, Idaho residents must file their 2021 income tax forms by the same deadline. The state Tax Commission issues approximately 75,000 checks per week, and the money is sent in the order it is received.
On the other hand, the state of Hawaii has been issuing refunds of up to $300 since the beginning of the fall. By December 31st, 2021 tax returns must be submitted in order to request the refund.
Pennsylvania’s Real Estate Tax/Rent Rebate Program, which offers up to $1,658 in rebates, will have an extended deadline. People over the age of 65, widows and widowers over the age of 50, and people with disabilities are all eligible for the monetary aid. Income must not be more than $35,000 to be eligible.
The deadline to qualify for a one-time $500 relief direct payment for thousands of Chicago residents is in less than a month. Up to 25,500 Chicago households who qualify can receive financial aid through the Chicago Resiliency Fund 2.0, which was established by Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Department of Family and Support Services.
The $14.68 million fund’s overall objective is to assist locals who weren’t able to receive federal relief payments in 2020, including the Covid-19 relief money.