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Here’s How to Get the New $1,800 Stimulus Check


Golden State Stimulus is an initiative of Californian state to provide monetary assistance to eligible families and individuals, which primarily aims to support Californians with low and medium incomes and assist those struggling financially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

For Californians who qualify, there is no requirement to do anything other than file their 2020 tax return in order to get the stimulus payment. There are two different forms of the Golden State Stimulus payments; The Golden State Stimulus I and II.

To qualify for the second round of payment, you must have filed your 2020 taxes by October 15, 2021, and have been a California resident for more than half of the 2020 tax year and on the date, the payment is issued.

If you submit your 2020 tax return with the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) or through the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), you may be eligible for this payment (ITIN).

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In Golden State Stimulus II, families and individuals who qualify for it will receive a grant from California. If they are earning $75,000 or less and file a 2020 tax return, they may be eligible for reimbursement.

The latest Child Tax Program payments have also been distributed, with payouts amounting to $3,600 for kids under the age of six in 2021 and $3,000 for children aged six to seventeen. 

Families with college students between the ages of 18 and 24 are eligible for a $500 grant. This aims to reduce the number of children living in poverty by more than half, according to the Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University.

The payments are automatically set to arrive monthly until December.

Stimulus checks are relief payments that are rolled out by the US government to taxpayers in an effort to boost spending and the economy. Three have been sent so far since Covid-19 ravaged the US to help hard-hit Americans weather the pandemic onslaught.

Stay tuned for more stimulus check updates here with us at the East County Gazette. 

  1. Amelia Smith says

    What happen to Louisiana residents and essential workers we don’t get anything we are suffering to pay bills and put food on the table we are struggling too it’s like they just missed our state all around the government must not care for essential workers in Louisiana we worked through the pandemic to help our customers put our lives and our families lives on the line and we got nothing.

    1. Bill Cos says

      That’s because the majority of Louisiana CITIZENS are loyal America loving Patriots
      and also conservative in their idealism. The California, New York Maryland and other treacherous back stabbing citizens and illegal aliens pouring into our country across our borders at their leisure with very little resistance because our law enforcement has been hung out to dry and abandoned by none other than their own president and his administration. I hope something happens very quickly before so much damage is done that we can’t reverse it. God Bless America and its very patriotic CITIZENS AND LEGAL RESIDENTS.

  2. Norma Sempert says

    I live in California all my life I’ve been drawing social security since 2001 and because I didn’t file my income tax last year I’m not going to be helped I think that is unbelievable I didn’t I have not paid taxes for myself for that long and all the sudden I had to I wasn’t even told about it till now so thank you guys have a good one bye-bye

    1. Bill Cos says

      Yeah while the president and the other puppet politicians welcome criminals and trespassers into our country with 450,000 dollars of United States of Americans extremely hard earned tax dollars. No one would ever think to do such a horrendous act of treason out in full view of our very over taxed citizens and basically laying it in the hands of people who have done absolutely nothing but burden on citizens that career politicians have forgotten even exist or matters

  3. kathleen mccarthy says

    I’m disabled and don’t make enough to file taxes. I live on $940 a month. I’m en pauper! Will I receive another stimulus check?

    Kind regards,
    Kathleen M. McCarthy

    1. Bill Cos says

      The traitor in the White House and his equally treacherous co-conspirators also the America hating elites behind the scenes controlling everything that happens want us to suffer. I’m a disabled vet and I only collect SSI because I felt very guilty taking funds from my brothers and sisters who have been injured maimed and killed fighting for our freedom and constitution. I receive 944. a month and while I am more than grateful for that I think that handing out the sums of money and medical care to illegal aliens and criminals is a HUGE punch in the face to the disabled, retired, homeless CITIZENS AND VETERANS, and the rest who were both born here or naturalized and gave of themselves for many years all the while hearing how bad the Social Security and Medicare accounts were dwindling to nothing and that there was nothing else that could be done to fix it except raise the taxes collected for them and lowering the payments to people who have earned every penny of those dollars and that politicians who were supposed to be looking out for the best interest of the people of this country, had their hands in constantly. They want people to believe that Social Security is an entitlement and believe me a lot of people believe it is IT IS ABSOLUTELY NOT. THAT MONEY HAS BEEN PUT AWAY BY THE WORKERS AND EMPLOYERS OF OUR COUNTRY SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE PROGRAM. WE NEED TO STOP THIS.

  4. Angela Marshall says

    I did not qualify for golden state 1 I filed my taxes claimed three dependents and was under $75,000 and was told I qualify for golden state 2 but have not got it what do I do and my direct deposit information has not changed

  5. Dennis Forester says

    What about the senior citizens on SSI with prices on just about everything going up food , PG&E , water, rent ,gas and what we get a month we hav to pay a portion of each bill just to keep them on and never get them out the way , I know people with kids need the help but senior citizens need it as well , we’re hit the hardest always worring what next our bill are draining the money we get every month too

  6. Nancy Leyva says

    I recive disaiblity once a month i get 958 monthly
    Thats not enough. To pay rent bills wash clothes
    Hope i could get another simulus check i hope so
    Thank you Nancy Leyva

  7. Nancy Leyva says

    I hope i get another sitimuls. Check i could use it i get disaiblity once a month 958 dollares a month
    Please send us another one
    Thank you Nancy Leyva

  8. Ernest McCollum says

    What about Philadelphia, PA.

  9. Jathon Victor says

    Do I qualify?? Jathon victor, Miami fl33147..

  10. Jathon Victor says

    Do i qualify?

  11. JOYC Thies says

    I believe all of us seniors could use another stimulus check in July could and I know my husband could but we live on is less than $100 a month left over for groceries how about taking care of the seniors we’ve worked all of our lives for what nothing

  12. Antuerpia harrild says

    We don’t get enought with my husband’s SSDI and mi SSI to file we haven’t filed any so don’t we still get one

  13. lisa says

    have not recieved any stimulas checks and havent needed to pay taxes becsuse i hsvent workrd since 2016 why is that? im almost hoeless and have notthing or no where to go!

  14. Darlene Fuson says

    I filed my tax returns months ago! Born and raised in California and still reside here! I make far below the 75,000.00 (when employed) and have not received a dime from the State of California as far as any stimulus payment (s) goes! What gives with this???? It says if you file you do not have to do a thing???????

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