The payouts, which total $563 million, vary from $600 to $1,100, according to the Orange County Register.
People earning less than $75,000 in 2020 are eligible for the stimulus money, but there are a few things you need to look into to ensure you get it.
If you haven’t gotten payment yet, you should double-check your eligibility for the funds by locating your AGI, since your AGI may vary from what the IRS has on file.
Check your address if you’ve recently moved or switched banks, and see whether you owe money to the state of California.
According to Andrew LePage, media liaison for the Franchise Tax Board, 800,000 paper checks will be sent to qualified individuals and 3,000 checks will be given by direct deposit.
Between November 15, 2021, and December 3, 2021, residents of zip codes 376-584 should have gotten their cheques.
The money should be sent to anyone with the zip code 585-719 between November 29, 2021, and December 17, 2021.
Residents in the 720-927 zip code may also anticipate their money between December 13, 2021, and December 21, 2021.
Finally, those with a zip code of 928-999 should get their checks between December 27, 2021, and January 11, 2022.
The funds are being distributed thanks to California’s Golden State Stimulus II program.
When asked how many Golden State Stimulus monies had been delivered, LePage told the Orange County Register:
“With the GSS II payments that started processing and mailing on Nov. 29, the state has already issued or announced a total of 3.5 million GSS II checks and roughly 3.8 million GSS II direct deposit payments (i.e. the current batch going out between now and 12/17).”
“The cumulative amount of over 7.3 million GSS II checks and direct deposit payments exceed $5.1 billion.”
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 most struck by the epidemic while also boosting California’s economic recovery,” Newsom said at the time. “It puts money directly in the hands of people who will spend it on basic necessities and within their local communities.”
Those who are eligible for the stimulus check will usually get it via the refund option on their tax return.
Paper checks might take up to three weeks to arrive, but direct deposits normally 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 submitted by October 15, 2021.
Meanwhile, early in the new year, unexpected stimulus cheques of up to $1800 might arrive.