Massachusetts stimulus check for low-income workers
Massachusetts stimulus check for low-income workers

Massachusetts stimulus check for low-income workers

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Low-income workers will soon receive some extra money from the state.

About half a million low-income workers will receive a $ 500 payment from the state next month as part of the $ 4 billion COVID-19 relief bill signed by Governor Baker in December. Eligibility is based on your state tax returns for 2020.

Your income must be at least $ 12,750 to qualify and must not exceed $ 38,280 for a single file. A family of four would get a $ 500 check if their total income does not exceed $ 78,600.

Governor Baker said the money will help support people mostly in minimum wage positions who continued to work throughout the pandemic to serve their communities. The program will be funded by the federal government through the American Rescue Plan Act.

Payments of $ 500 will be sent automatically by mail before the end of March. Workers who received unemployment benefits in 2020 will not be eligible for this first round of payments. Another round of inspections will be announced by the state at a later date.

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