The onset of 2022 brings several benefits for Americans. Various states and cities will issue stimulus checks to eligible citizens. The individuals who did not receive the payments in 2021 will likely receive the remaining amount soon. The federal government has distributed the funds to the states to spread among the public.
The US Sun reports tens of millions of beneficiaries of the third stimulus payments. The last set of payments was under the American Rescue Act. President Biden had introduced the program that provided checks worth $1,400 to eligible citizens.
Families Living Outside US Didn’t Receive The Checks.
Several families and individuals failed to receive the payments due to various reasons. The citizens who lived abroad for most of 2021 have not received the benefits. The government had fixed the guidelines for the citizens on applying for the payments. Another reason why some families have not received the checks might be the birth of a new child in 2021; such families need to update information during tax returns to receive the benefits. CNBC reports that very few Americans living abroad have received the stimulus payments.
The data from the reports show that more than 9 million US citizens live abroad. The eligible individuals can claim the benefits while filing their tax returns in 2022. The single taxpayers who earned less than $75,000 annually and a couple who earned less than $150,000 annually will qualify for the payments. The individuals who make less than $80,000 and couples earning below $160,000 per year will also be eligible for lower checks after the present benefits start to phase out.
California Citizens Will Receive Extended Benefits
The residents of California will receive stimulus payments under the Golden State Stimulus II. The residents are receiving the last set of payments worth $1,100. The individuals will receive the payments based on their area zip codes. The residents who live in the zip codes 928-999 will receive the payments till January 11. The individuals who earned less than $75,000 in the previous year and filed the taxes before October 2020 will qualify for the benefits. The reports suggest that millions of Californians will receive an additional round of payments as the state has an excess of $31 billion.