California residents will receive over 800,000 stimulus checks by December 17th. Checks ranging from $600-$1,100 began to be given out earlier this week.
The checks are part of the state’s Golden State II initiative, which was made possible by Governor Gavin Newsom’s $12 billion in coronavirus relief.
“The Golden State Stimulus is critical to lifting up those hardest hit by the pandemic while also supporting California’s economic recovery,” Newsom said at the time. “It puts money directly in the hands of people who will spend it on basic needs and within their local communities.”
Those who are eligible for the stimulus check will usually receive it through the refund option on their tax return.
Households that qualify will get a stimulus payment valued between $600 and $1,100.
Paper checks can take up to three weeks to arrive, whereas direct deposits typically appear in bank accounts within a few business days.
To be eligible for the payments, you must have lived in California for more than half of the fiscal year 2020 and still be a resident when the payment is made.
Your California Adjusted Gross Income [CA AGI] for the 2020 tax year must be between $1 and $75,000, and your 2020 taxes must be filed by October 15, 2021.
By December 17, the state said $563 million in relief cheques would be sent out.
Based on the last three digits of their ZIP code, the state released the following timeframes for qualifying recipients to expect their payments by mail:
376-584 from November 15, 2021 to December 3, 2021
585-719 from November 29th to December 17th, 2021
720-927 from December 13th to December 31st, 2021
928-999 from December 27, 2021 to January 11, 2022
The GSII checks will be sent every two weeks until every qualified Californian has received one. Payments will be made based on the last three digits of your 2020 tax return’s ZIP code.