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New $285 Incentive Checks Will Be In Bank Accounts TODAY – See When You Get Your Payment

CHECKS worth $285 are on their way today to eligible Maine residents, but those who have changed addresses or need to update their information must take action now or risk missing out on payment.

The $285 one-time check will be automatically mailed to those eligible starting Monday, November 15, 2021.

Eligible Maine residents will receive incentive payments starting today

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Eligible Maine residents will receive incentive payments starting today

The payments are part of a nationwide trend toward state-issued incentive payments, and for many families they will arrive on the same day as the November child tax credit payment.

The $285 one-time payments will be sent to 524,754 people across the state from November 15 through the end of 2021.

The Disaster Relief Payments are issued by the Department of Administrative and Financial Services (DAFS).

It’s part of a budget deal passed by the Maine state legislature to help people who worked during the 2020 pandemic.

To be eligible for the Maine COVID-19 Disaster Response Benefit, you must have been in continuous work in 2020 and you must have filed a Maine income tax return for the 2020 tax year as a full-time resident.

Information included on returns filed after October 31, 2021 will not be taken into account in determining your eligibility for disaster relief.

No application is required.

Eligible recipients must have had adjusted gross income for the 2020 tax year of less than $150,000 if they are married and filing a joint return or are an eligible widow or widower.

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The income cap is $112,000 if you file it as a householder or $75,000 if you are single or married.

You also qualify if you received wages, salaries, tips or other taxable employee benefits in the 2020 tax year.

Those who are alleged to be dependent on another taxpayer’s tax return for the 2020 tax year are not eligible.

Business income does not meet the eligibility requirements for payment recipients.

The checks will be mailed over a six-week period, and a paper check will be mailed through the US Postal Service by December 31st.

If your address has changed since you filed your 2020 tax return, you must submit your new address in writing and include: the date of your request, your name (printed), your Social Security number, and your signature, as well as proof of the new address (such as an updated photo ID, a utility bill, lease, to name a few).

Send the request as soon as possible to:

Maine Revenue Services
PO Box 9107
Augusta, ME 04332-9107

The US Postal Service does not automatically forward payments to new addresses.

The checks are intended to give a boost to households trying to meet their year-end savings goals or finance their purchases for the holidays.

In a press release last week, Maine Governor Janet Mills said, “The hard-working men and women who have led our state through the pandemic deserve our appreciation.

“As a result of the bipartisan budget passed by the Legislature and signed by me, my government will send one-time payments of $285 to more than half a million working people in Maine.

“I hope this will help some Maine families during the holiday season as we work to fully recover our economy.”

Follow these steps to make sure you get your next batch of child tax credit payments

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