Stimulus checks are heating up again for families who have been struggling to make ends meet and several states are providing relief ranging from free gas cards at the pump to a few extra thousand dollars to add to your bank account.
According to reports, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, tens of thousands of residents will receive a much-needed boost this summer as families gear up for back-to-school shopping ahead of the upcoming school year.
The checks, approved under the state's Pathway to Prosperity Initiative, will give nearly 60,000 households $450 for every child residing in the household, which includes foster children as well. Expected to provide up to $1,500 per family, the funds were left over from a surplus of $1 billion dollars granted as a part of the American Rescue Plan Act passed last year as a part of the pandemic recovery.
In order to see if you are eligible for receiving a check you must meet the following requirements:
- Be a parent, foster parent, or caregiver (non-related)
- Currently participated in a Guardian Assistance Program or;
- Receive funds from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program
- Be considered a low-income household
While not all families will qualify for the inflation relief payments, those who do should keep an eye on their mailboxes as a batch was sent out earlier this week. No application or online registration is required as with previous stimulus relief checks. All eligible recipients will receive a notification letter as well as checks for the intended recipients.