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Spring inflation checks: Americans who can get between $150 and $1,000

Financial aid continues to be handed out in the United States. Find out if you are eligible to get between $150 and $1,000 in inflation checks this spring.

Update:
Los salarios semanales reales han disminuido en algunas ciudades de Estados Unidos. Te explicamos cuánto han caído en comparación con el 2022.
DADO RUVICREUTERS

Although inflation has fallen drastically compared to the rates of a year ago, the figure continues to be high: the US reported five percent inflation in March.

Some state governments have chosen to offer their own financial assistance to provide relief to residents who continue to struggle to meet their basic needs. Here are some states where Inflation checks will be issued in the spring.

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Spring inflation checks: Who can get between $150 and $1,000

California

In El Monte, single female heads of household with children under the age of 18 who live at or below the federal poverty level and who were affected by the covid-19 pandemic will receive $500 per month for a year. April 15 was the last day to request payment.

North Carolina

North Carolina residents are eligible for a $150 rebate as long as property taxes have been paid. The application opened on April 15 and is valid for those who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a Greensboro resident
  • Have lived in your home for the last five years
  • Property tax value must be less than $250,000
  • The property must have experienced an increase in the 2022 Guilford County tax reassessment
  • Have a total gross income equal to or less than $41,000 for individuals or $47,000 for couples filing jointly
  • There can be no outstanding property taxes
  • Applicant cannot receive assistance from the County Home Tax Exclusion Program

The exact amount of the rebate is the difference between what people paid in 2022 compared to 2021. Payments range from $50 to $150.

Connecticut

Through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, residents can get a payment of between $250 and $600, depending on their income. In addition to being a Connecticut resident, you must receive support from at least one public benefit program or have income at or below 60 percent of the following income thresholds:

  • Household of one: $39,761
  • Household of two: $51,996
  • Household of three: $64,230
  • Household of four: $76,465
  • Household of five: $88,699
  • Household of six: $100,933
  • Household of seven: $103,227
  • Household of eight: $105,521

The deadline to apply for aid is May 31 and you can do so by calling the Community Action Agency or completing the online application on the government website.

Colorado

Property tax, rent, and heating credit refunds are also being sent out in Colorado, according to The Sun. Eligible individuals can receive up to $1,044 a year. Residents who apply in 2023 are also eligible for a $1,000 refundable tax credit. This requires that your total income not exceed $16,925 for single taxpayers and $22,858 for married filing jointly.

Only persons 65 years of age or older, or those with a surviving spouse of at least 58 years of age, are eligible. Disabled persons of any age who are unable to work are also eligible.

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