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Free Cash for Christmas – Enables a $200 Bonus on Incentive Checks for those making less than $75K

ONE state is proposing a $200 incentive check for people making less than $75,000 a year before the holidays.

People in Illinois could get the extra money after the proposal was made by Republicans in the state House of Representatives.

People in Illinois might get some extra stimulus money

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People in Illinois might get some extra stimulus moneyCredit: Getty

The proposal aims to help with rising inflation and, according to WCIA, would send $200 to those earning less than $75,000 and $400 to joint proposers earning less than $150,000.

GOP state representative Tom Demmer said the aid would “mirror” some of the financial support given by the federal government in recent years.

“With $400, not all problems will go away, but it can have a positive impact,” he said.

“It could be an extra week or two of groceries, it could be a few extra utility bills, or it could be the difference between being able to buy your kids new shoes or winter coats.”

Illinois isn’t the only state trying to help Americans in the run up to the holiday season.

In California, another set of stimulus checks worth up to $1,100 will be shipped starting Nov. 29.

About nine million people are expected to receive the extra money before the end of the year.

To qualify, your California Adjusted Gross Income (CAAGI) must be between $1 and $75,000.

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The 2020 tax return must be filed by October 15 to qualify for the additional money.

Payments are sent based on the last three digits of the residents’ zip code.

For Californians with zip codes ending in 585-719, checks will be sent from Nov. 29 to Dec. 13.

The state stimulus checks are expected to be sent to homes in December and into the new year.

Several other states have also devised their own incentive programs to help residents before the holidays.

Several states have come up with their own incentive programs

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Several states have come up with their own incentive programsCredit: Getty