Inflation in the United States continues to reach new heights, and it hurts low-income households more, especially low-income workers. In Oregon, however, workers will get a respite from the rise prices of goods, as the state will issue stimulus checks to the workers this week. More than 200,000 households or individuals will benefit from these Oregon stimulus checks. Stimulation checks will be $ 600.
Oregon Stimulus Checks: Who Gets Them?
In March, Oregon lawmakers approved the incentive payment for low-income workers. This stimulation program is part of House bill 4157, which was passed by a comfortable margin in both chambers of the Oregon legislature. Many Republicans also supported the bill.
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On Wednesday, the Oregon Department of Revenue said it would send about $ 141.8 million to 236,000 eligible households. The department will send about $ 82 million directly to qualified individuals’ bank accounts, while the rest will be sent via mail.
Further, authorities said the skilled workers would get Oregon stimulus check no later than 31 July. The Oregon Department of Revenue informed that the stimulus money would be limited to one per. household. In addition, Oregon incentive control for workers will not be subject to state or federal income tax.
“For the purposes of this payment, a household is a single person or spouses, partners or a parent and a child under the age of 18 living with other persons for whom the single person, spouse, partner or parent is financially responsible, ”Of the program website say.
Residents are not required to submit an application to receive the stimulus allowance, but rather will receive the payment automatically if they meet the eligibility criteria. The money will go to workers who claimed the income tax deduction in 2020. In addition, residents must have lived in the state for the last six months of that year to be eligible for the payment.
Oregon is using the federal pandemic support that Congress approved last year to send the stimulus money.
Maine is also sending stimulus money in June
Aside from Oregon, some residents in Maine also receives stimulus money this month. Maine is sending the first round of $ 850 relief checks this month. The relief check will go to residents who have filed their 2021 state tax returns before 31 October. It is estimated that about 858,000 residents will receive the stimulus check.
To qualify for Maine relief checks, the resident must not be claimed as dependent on someone else’s return. Taxpayers should also have an income of less than $ 100,000 (single registrant), while the income limit for a household head is $ 150,000 and $ 200,000 for couples applying jointly.
For more information on Oregon stimulus checks for workers, residents can email the Oregon Department of Revenue at [email protected] or call 503-378-4988 or 800-356-4222 (toll free). Residents can also visit Website on one-time payment of assistance or visit www.oregon.gov/dor.