Stimulus checks have helped millions of American households stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, a Census Bureau survey analysis revealed that the first two stimulus checks greatly helped families pay for food and bills and reduced feelings of anxiety and depression.
However, since the third stimulus check was granted in March 2021, every attempt to bring forward the fourth payment has failed. Get a stimulus check 4 status below.
As a way to help households alleviate the stress and financial burden brought on by the pandemic, the federal government established three Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) between March 2020 and 2021. However, since then, no additional payments have been approved.
Between March 2020 and February 2022, the government injected approximately $5 trillion in stimulus payments into the U.S. economy, almost $2 trillion of which have gone to individuals and families. There have been several proposals to provide additional stimulus money, but unfortunately, none has received enough votes in the Senate to be passed.
However, since the start of the pandemic, several states have set up their own stimulus payments to help residents, including hardship payments to first responders and teachers, as well as tax rebates to lower the cost of utilities.
Several local aid programs have expired, but many have established new assistance programs to continue to support low-income families who meet the criteria.
Continue to the next slide to learn more about the states that currently offer stimulus payments and tax rebates, which are the requirements and how you can access them.
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