Financial Assistance Will Soon Be Coming to Residents of These U.S. States

If you haven’t heard of stimulus check updates in your state, we’ve collected a list of states who might be giving financial assistance to their constituents.

In Alaska, Governor Mike Dunleavy wants to transfer the additional revenues the state is earning this November from increased oil production to the pockets revenues, saying “it’s entirely within our capacity to help residents manage their bills with a supplemental PFD of 1,236 dollars”.

Read more: $1,100 Surprise Stimulus Will Hit Your Bank Account This December

PFD stands for Permanent Fund Dividend and the state government is pushing for this, in order to help families. The state is also looking to help residents with their winter heating bills.

In Arizona, there’s bad news as there’s little sign of the state offering a new form of financial aid amid COVID-19, with Governor Doug Ducey set to use federal money to encourage people to find employment rather than paying people not to work.

The state’s Back to Work Program is offering a one-off 1,000 dollar payment for unemployed persons who accept part-time work and 2,000 dollars to any unemployed person who takes on a full-time post.

Read more: 10 U.S. States & Cities Offering Stimulus Checks Before Christmas

In Montana, state officials decided early on not to provide more stimulus checks, instead using coronavirus funding for local infrastructure projects, including 86 water and sewer projects around the state.

The state of Nevada is doing very well in terms of its response from the COVID-19 pandemic, with the gaming industry in the state bringing in around a billion dollars a month, although they recognize that once stimulus checks are a thing of the past this may decrease.

Nevada received a lot of federal funds, but this isn’t going on a fourth stimulus check. But, the Child Tax Credit sees between 3,000 and 3,600 dollars per child handed to almost all working families in Nevada.

Read more: Fourth Stimulus Check Tracker: When $2,000 Will Arrive & Who’ll Receive It?

A fourth stimulus check is not expected in New Jersey, but residents could be entitled for 500 dollar tax rebates.

Stimulus check payments are due by the end of November in New Mexico, as the state is providing stimulus checks to more than 4,000 low-income residents.

They can collect up to 750 dollars in financial support. People could still apply as recently as October, but now that deadline has passed. Now, it’s just a wait for the checks to hit bank accounts this November.

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New York has taken some alternative approaches to supporting residents through this difficult time. Governor Kathy Hochul has brought in a higher Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) payment as of October, for example.

In New York, there is also a 2.1 billion dollar fund for undocumented workers who were unable to claim financial aid via the federal stimulus. And, the state will distribute 100m dollars to workers in tourism-related jobs that have disappeared, starting this November.

Half of the credit is going out in monthly payments, which started going out in July and will continue until December 2021, while the remaining half will be given through 2021 tax refunds.

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