# Direct payments
Update: Californians Families Will Be Receiving Stimulus Checks up to $1,050
Photo Courtesy of McKenzie Marco/UnsplashMcKenzie Marco. Stimulus checks for Californians Families will offer financial relief for struggling families. According to AAA, California gas prices are currently sitting above $5.30 per gallon. The state has the highest gas prices in the nation. The good news is financial relief is on the way for some state residents. In June, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed California’s budget for 2022-2023, which includes direct payments of $350 to $1,050 for 23 million Californians. This means more than half of the state’s residents qualify for a stimulus check.
New public assistance program offers $500 monthly payments for 1 year to low-income households in Chicago
A new public assistance program is currently accepting applications from low-income Chicago residents. You could get $500 per month in direct payments for one year if you qualify.
Direct check payments and other tax breaks are part of the new budget deal for Illinois taxpayers
Who is eligible for the direct payment checks, and what are the other tax breaks?. Teemu008 from Palatine, Illinois/CC BY-SA 2.0/Wikimedia Commons/Cropped by author. (CHICAGO) Pritzker and Democratic lawmakers in Springfield announced yesterday they have come to an agreement on a $1.8 billion tax relief deal for the residents of Illinois.
If you live in PA and make less than $80,000 you may soon be eligible for a $2,000 payment from the state
Pennsylvania lawmakers have proposed a new plan to provide direct payments to some state residents making less than $80,000 per year. Read on to learn more about the payments. Andrey Popov/Getty Images (Canva Pro license)
Maine governor proposes $1700 in relief to average household, including $850 in direct payments
Could your household benefit from $1700 to combat rising food and gas costs?. Andrey Popov/Getty Images (Canva Pro license) With the recent rise in inflation, most Maine residents are now paying upwards of $560 more per year for basic necessities like food, gas, and utilities than they did this time last year. For many households that were already facing financial hardship before the recent price jumps, the added costs have made getting by even more of a struggle.