Here Are the 18 States That Are Providing Money to Residents in Relief Checks to Fight Inflation

Florida declared on Thursday that starting this week, the state would send roughly 60,000 Florida families a one-time relief check for $450 per child.

The state joins a number of others that are providing stimulus checks to citizens in various amounts. 

The states that have implemented their own stimulus check programs are listed below:


After Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $17 billion inflation relief package last month, which also suspended the state’s sales tax on diesel and included financial aid for rent and utility bills, Californians may soon receive a stimulus check.
After Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $17 billion inflation relief package last month, which also suspended the state’s sales tax on diesel and included financial aid for rent and utility bills, Californians may soon receive a stimulus check.
Based on a three-tiered eligibility system, more than half of the state’s citizens will receive direct payments of up to $1,050, and tax filers with at least one dependent will also receive an additional sum of $350, $250, or $200 depending on their income.

Individual taxpayers will receive:

  • $350 if they earn less than $75,000 per year
  • $250 if they earn between $75,001 and $125,000 per year
  • $200 if they earn between $125,001 and $250,000 per year

Joint tax filers are entitled to:

  • $700 if they earn less than $150,000 per year
  • $500 if they earn between $150,001 and $250,000 per year
  • $400 if they earn between $250,001 and $500,000 per year


Late in June, Colorado Governor Jared Polis declared that the state would send a cashback rebate of $750 for individuals filing single taxes and $1,500 for joint filers.
The governor urged citizens to file their taxes by June 30 in order to receive a direct payment, or by October 17 of the following year to receive a rebate in January.


The state established its relief rebate program in April, sending a one-time direct payment to Delaware of $300 per adult or $600 for joint tax filers. Residents who filed tax returns for the year 2021 received payments in May of this year, and they will continue to receive them throughout the summer.


Florida is sending $450 per child to eligible recipients, such as foster parents, non-relative and relative caregivers, and families receiving funds from the Florida Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program or the Guardianship Assistance Program, as a one-time direct payment to help families affected by inflation.

The Department of Children and Families in Florida stated that they anticipate paying out to about 59,000 families.


Georgia’s Department of Revenue announced in May that it would start giving residents one-time tax refunds worth $250 for individuals, $500 for joint filers, and $375 for heads of household.


In late June, Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed a tax refund into law, providing individual taxpayers who earn less than $100,000 a year or joint filers earning less than $200,000 a payment of $300; and a $100 payment will go to single taxpayers who earn more than $100,000 or joint tax filers who earn more than $200,000.

Refunds will start to be given out in the final week of August, according to the state’s Department of Taxation.


Gov. Brad Little approved a tax credit for year-round residents earlier this year. Residents will receive the greater of $75 for each taxpayer and each dependent or 12 percent of their income tax bill amount — whichever is greater.


On July 1, the state’s Family Relief Plan came into effect, offering Illinois residents relief by momentarily suspending their property, gas, and grocery taxes.

Additionally, individual tax filers who earned less than $200,000 in 2021 will receive a $50 tax rebate, with joint taxpayers making under $400,000 will receive $100. Tax filers will also receive $100 per dependent.


Last December, Governor Eric Holcomb announced that after filing their 2021 taxes, residents would receive a $125 tax refund (and a $250 tax refund for joint filers). Payments began in May and are anticipated to last through the summer. To be eligible, taxpayers must have filed their 2021 tax return by April 18, 2022.

Although state lawmakers have not yet given their approval, Holcomb announced plans last month to distribute a second round of relief checks from the government budget surplus, with payments totaling about $225.


In the midst of pandemic-driven inflation, more than 850,000 residents of Maine are receiving $850 direct relief checks. Individual filers making less than $100,000, heads of households making less than $150,000, and joint filers making less than $200,000 are eligible recipients.


Following its first round of payments in February, the state distributed a second round of $500 stimulus payments to more than 300,000 low-income essential workers.

Residents who earned at least $13,500 and had total incomes at or below 300 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible.

This month, state lawmakers proposed another set of $250 one-time direct payments for citizens with annual incomes between $38,000 and $100,000.

New Jersey

Gov. Phil Murphy announced last fall that as part of the Middle Class Tax Rebate program, nearly 1 million families would receive refund checks totaling up to $500. The state government will start sending checks in early July, and it will take about six weeks to process all of them, according to a press release.

New Mexico

Early in March, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham approved multiple payments for residents of the state, which she then signed into law. A single taxpayer who qualifies may receive a rebate payment in the amount of $250 for single filers making under $75,000 and $500 for joint filers making under $150,000 in July.

Taxpayers will also receive an automatic second refundable income tax rebate of $500 for single filers and $1,000 for joint filers, heads of households, and surviving spouses. Two payments, one in June and the other in August, will be made for the second rebate.

New York

Direct property tax rebate credits will be given to about 2.5 million New York homeowners in 2022. The majority of payments were made in June, but checks from the state were sent earlier this year.


The Oregon Department of Revenue announced that more than 230,000 low-income Oregonians will receive a one-time payment of $600, funded by the federal pandemic aid given to states last year. Payments commenced being made, per a press release, in late June.


Similar to New York, the state of Pennsylvania established its own program for reimbursing property taxes and rent, offering eligible applicants up to $650 depending on their income.

Pennsylvania homeowners will receive the following payments:

  • $650 if they earn less than $8,000
  • $500 if they earn between $8,001 to $15,000
  • $300 if they earn between $15,001 to $18,000
  • $250 if they earn between $18,001 to $35,000

Renters in the state will receive:

  • $650 if they earn less than $8,000
  • $500 if they earn between $8,001 and $15,000

As proposed by state governor Tom Wolf, the state also has pending legislation from earlier this year that would provide households with an income of $80,000 and under with a one-time payment of $2,000 each. Since then, the plan has been put on hold as a result of opposition from the state’s Republican lawmakers.

South Carolina

Legislation approving a $1 billion rebate and income tax rate reductions was approved by the South Carolina legislature in order to benefit the state’s citizens. According to KFMB-TV, residents who paid state income taxes will receive the rebate, which will range from $1 to $800 for about 56% of filers.


According to the Virginia Department of Taxation, Virginia lawmakers approved a one-time $250 tax rebate for single filers and a $500 tax rebate for joint filers in June. The refund is expected to be given out in late September. By the end of October, residents should expect to receive their payment.



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