2022 has begun, and President Joe Biden’s administration has, at present failed to get his Build Back Better Act legislated into law. Furthermore, recently America has experienced an outbreak of the highly contagious variant of the COVID-19 virus – which, many believe might have further grave repercussions on the country and its economy.
As it stands – without such further legislation there might not be further stimulus aid for middle to lower-income workers in the United States of America. However, according to an article entitled: “New COVID stimulus checks are coming in 2022 to some US workers”, on Yahoo Finance by Sigrid Forberg – there is some good news for certain types of workers in the United States of America who will receive further financial aid or stimulus payments in 2022. Read on if you are interested or want to check if you are eligible.
Stimulus Checks To Essential Workers
According to this article by Forberg, after a duration of close to two years since the COVID-19 pandemic, and now recently, the highly contagious Omicron variant reached the United States of America, certain groups of workers have been hard-hit and greatly affected by the economic effects of the pandemic – yet the roles are vital in the U.S. economy.
Most of these workers are front-line workers such as meat-packers, grocery store employees, and farm-workers who rely on a small budget, that is normally, to survive. As such, even though most of America might be concerned about how to cope financially without any further stimulus checks, at present, being offered by the federal government – this group of front-line workers is an exception.
According to Yahoo Finance, an amount of $700 million will be set aside for such relief – and meat-packers, as well as farmworkers, can qualify for a stimulus payment of up to $600. Lastly, according to Yahoo Finance, the Department of Agriculture has set aside $20 million of the $700 million budget for such stimulus payments or checks that will be allocated to grocery store employees. Applications will start soon.
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