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Anyone who receives new payments in November

A fourth federal economic impact statement may not come anytime soon, if at all, but those concerned about their financial situation with rising inflation may still be in luck, as a few lucky Americans will receive some form of stimulus in November.

While the money received is not an official federal stimulus check, money may enter some people’s bank accounts during the month in the form of other economic stimulus plans enacted because of the COVID-19 pandemic, or through state programs. Check out the list below to see if you qualify for certain funds.

Emergency broadband advantage:

If you’re struggling with bills, you may still qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a COVID relief program offered through the Federal Communications Commission. The benefit can offer a $50 per month discount on broadband service and equipment rentals or a $75 per month discount if your home is on qualifying tribal land. In addition, a one-time discount of up to $100 is also available for the purchase of a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer.

As of now, a household whose income is at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines or has a member taking advantage of Lifeline benefits, tribe-specific programs, or meeting a number of other requirements is eligible. The program will also be available until the fund runs out of funds, or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services officially ends the pandemic health emergency.

Recipients of Extended Child Tax Credits:

Again, those who qualify for the extended child tax credit will see a payment in their accounts around the 15th of the month. This will be the fifth of six payments scheduled until the end of 2021.

Aid for agricultural and food workers:

Food workers also still qualify for grants through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which reimburses grocery, farm, and meat processor workers up to $600 toward out-of-pocket expenses for protective equipment, childcare, lost wages and other costs.

Tax Rebate Idaho

Eligible Idaho residents who are full-time residents and have filed income tax returns in 2019 and 2020 may be eligible for a small rebate that can be withdrawn anytime in 2021. The amount is equal to $50 per taxpayer and dependent or 9% of the tax amount reported on Form 40, Live 20, or Line 42 for eligible residents and service members using Form 43.

Help with mortgage and rent

Although the eviction moratoriums have passed, there is still a large portion of pandemic funds available to help people who are still struggling with housing costs. You can get relief through a $10 billion mortgage assistance program if you have a loan balance that doesn’t exceed $548,250, or if you are struggling with rent. It has been reported that more than 75% of the $46.6 billion allocated for assistance to tenants is still available.

Representation. A COVID-19 stimulus check. Photo: Pixabay