The first batch of All-RISE payments has started to be sent out. Have you applied?
Many families said the All RISE money they expect to receive would go toward paying power and water bills, as well as food and baby diapers. As of September 9, DRT had received a total of 33,209 applications with 25,334, or about 76%, filed online.
According to Department of Administration director Edward Birn, they got the transmission of qualified applicants from the Department of Revenue and Taxation yesterday and they have now started sending out payments.
The payments are in the form of 8,081 checks and 10,155 in electronic fund transfer postings.
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“So we actually transmitted those EFT postings to the bank today. Depending upon the financial institution recipient, they should see the postings appear … the cash appear in their accounts,” Birn said. According to Birn, the payments sent out so far total about $19.5 million.
As for the physical checks, Birn said they have started to stuff and mail the checks and the first batch of the physical checks are on the way. “It takes a while, unfortunately, to stuff and sends out 8000 checks in the mail.”
Birn said they are using the same mailing system like the one used to send unemployment checks so that should speed things up. As to whether the allotted money would be enough for the payments or whether the governor would have to allot more funding as she had promised, Birn said he is in no position to determine that.
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The Department of Revenue and Taxation is reminding the community that the application period for the All RISE Program ends on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
Until then, DRT will be receiving applications as follows only:
- Online at www.myguamtax.com
- At the Income Tax Branch at DRT 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Applications are processed on a first in first out basis and payment is based on eligibility criteria set forth in Executive Order No. 2021-18. Executive Order No. 2021-18 authorized eligible applicants who successfully apply to receive $800 if they are individual filers and $1,600 if they are joint filers.
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