Update: $1,800 stimulus checks are slated to be issued next week. You may have read in the media that talks about a fourth stimulus check have been brewing for some time.
‘These are for the Child Tax Credit households that missed out on up to $300/mo payments that started in July 2021. You can read more about the Child Tax Credit here.
This Change.org petition has gathered nearly 3 million signatures supporting a $2,000/month stimulus check for Americans. If it reaches 3 million signatures, it will be the most signed petition ever on the site.
As of today, it's at 2.96 million signatures.
Rather than wait for a fourth stimulus check bill to pass, many states around the country are putting out their own stimulus check to help residents in the local area.
$1,000 and $2,000 surprise stimulus payments being issued
According to this story, $1,000 and $2,000 surprise payments are being issued to millions of Americans in the coming weeks.
This is part of a state-level COVID-19 recovery program that will vary from state to state. States like California, New Mexico, Arizona and others have already been issuing statewide stimulus checks to residents.
Other areas like Texas are coming up with their own form of stimulus check, like the 2% raises and bonuses issued to Denton ISD staff.
Raises, bonuses, hazard pay, and stimulus payments for getting the COVID-19 vaccine are being issued across the country.
There are also company-wide COVID-19 stimulus payments being issued to employees like:
- Raises for Walmart workers
- H-E-B holiday bonuses
- Minimum wage raises across companies like Chipotle, Costco, Starbucks and others
- Jackson, Michigan bonuses to school staff getting the COVID-19 shot
So, who is getting surprise stimulus checks?
This story reports 14 states that can expect to distribute statewide stimulus checks to those who qualify:
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
Can we expect a fourth stimulus check on a national level?
Perhaps but, talks are still happening if a fourth stimulus check will happen this year or in 2022.
What do you think about the statewide stimulus checks?
Are you expecting one?