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There’s no fourth FBI stimulus check, but these states offer COVID cash

Don’t expect Congress to issue a fourth pandemic stimulus check. Despite the fact that many Americans, including more than 2.95 million petition signers, are calling for a second payment, lawmakers have moved on to discuss infrastructure and other issues.

A number of states have stepped in to help residents with financial difficulties. In fact, the country’s most populous state is about to issue another round of stimulus checks.

As the financial impact of the pandemic continues, here’s a list of all the states that are currently providing emergency money to help people cover household expenses or pay off debt.

California

The second round of stimulus in California began in late August, when Governor Gavin Newsom (pictured) directed taxpayers to “look for checks in your mailbox or directly in your account” in a video message.

Payments are still being split in waves, with a new batch starting Monday, November 15. It’s unclear how many checks will be sent this time around, but the previous group sent 750,000 checks about two weeks ago.

Californians who earn $75,000 or less receive $500 to $1,100; if you have surviving relatives and did not qualify for a first-round incentive, check earlier this year, then you will receive a higher amount. Those were given to people who made less than $30,000 a year.

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Florida

In recognition of the unique challenges teachers have faced while navigating the pandemic, Florida has awarded $1,000 checks to its educators.

The Sunshine State is also awarding up to $1,000 to first responders, such as police, paramedics, paramedics and firefighters, as a thank you for their efforts during the crisis.

Texas

While there is no nationwide COVID relief program in Texas, some local school districts offer incentives in the form of retention bonuses to their employees.

The bonus in Irving, a suburb of Dallas, can be as much as $2,000. Teachers in Denton will receive $500 in addition to a 2% pay increase. In lieu of direct payments, several Texas public schools have approved pay increases for educators.

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