Stimulus Checks: Mark These Dates on Your Calendar Now

US Treasury stimulus check laying on a form 1040 tax return for 2020 to illustrate questions about qualification for payment.
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Americans across the board are feeling the adverse side effects of inflation, with many of them slumping deeper into debt as a result. To help see taxpayers through these tough times, some states (18 to be exact), are providing stimulus relief

Some states already have paid out stimulus for 2022.

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Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced that $3,200 payments from the state’s Permanent Fund Dividends would be issued to qualifying Alaskans whose applications were approved by Sept. 9. Those who filed by paper or requested a paper check began seeing checks in early October. This amount is larger than normal for residents because of the addition of a $650 energy relief payment.

Under the Colorado Cash Back relief program, eligible residents received their payments — $750 for single filers, $1,500 for joint filers — by Sept. 30. 

Let’s explore which other states are offering stimulus due this fall (and in what form), and what relevant dates qualifying residents should mark on their calendars

California: Nov. 14 

Qualifying California residents who filed their taxes electronically were to get their stimulus money by Oct. 25. Those who filed by paper will get checks between Oct. 28 and Nov. 14. The amounts vary from $200 to $1,050.

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Illinois: Nov. 7

Illinois sent out payments of $50 to those who made less than $200,000 in 2021. The state began issuing checks on Sept. 12, noting that it would take about eight weeks to send checks to all who qualify. 

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Indiana: Nov. 1 

Qualifying taxpayers in Indiana will get $200 sometime in late October, most likely. The state asked residents to wait until Nov. 1 before contacting the Department of Revenue if they haven’t received their checks. 

Rhode Island: October 

For qualifying parents who filed an original or amended tax return by Aug. 31, $250-$750 child tax rebates are being distributed in October. 

Virginia: Oct. 31

Qualifying Virginians who filed their taxes by Sept. 5 were scheduled to receive their rebates — $250 for single filers, $500 for joint filers — by Oct. 31. 

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Nicole Spector is a writer, editor, and author based in Los Angeles by way of Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in Vogue, the Atlantic, Vice, and The New Yorker. She's a frequent contributor to NBC News and Publishers Weekly. Her 2013 debut novel, "Fifty Shades of Dorian Gray" received laudatory blurbs from the likes of Fred Armisen and Ken Kalfus, and was published in the US, UK, France, and Russia — though nobody knows whatever happened with the Russian edition! She has an affinity for Twitter.
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