A NEW round of $600 stimulus checks to go to 250,000 workers in four months.
The one-time payments benefit low-income workers in Oregon.
The Oregon legislature approved the plan on March 4.
The funds are intended to go to Oregon residents who claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit in 2020.
Payments will be limited to one per household.
Eligible workers would receive automatic payments from the state Treasury Department through the end of July.
Lawmakers hope the payments will benefit those low-income workers who were on the job in the early days of the pandemic.
“Cash payments make a huge difference in the lives of working families,” said Sen. Kathleen TaylorD-Portland.
Payments should be used to offset the cost of expenses like rent, gas, and groceries.
The payments, plus administrative costs, are expected to total nearly $150 million paid from federal pandemic assistance approved by Congress last year.
Meanwhile, thousands of Americans could be lining up for rent cuts after funding for a stimulus package is approved.
Huntsville, Alabama residents could catch up on their housing payments with help from $4.7 million recently made available from the US Treasury Department’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
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To be eligible for assistance, Huntsville residents must have an income of at least half of income Median income of the regionand they must demonstrate housing instability or unsafe living conditions.
Elsewhere, new child tax allowance payments are on the way to eligible families who need help.
New legislation passed in New Mexico last month provides for $175 per child in bonus checks to be mailed to eligible families.
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