Millions of Californians Set to Receive $600 Stimulus Checks

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Providing immediate relief to Californians hit hardest by the pandemic is one of the hallmarks of the Governors’ California Comeback Plan which will roll out $600 stimulus checks to millions of Californians this fall.

It is estimated that two out of every three Californians will receive the stimulus checks in what is the biggest economic recovery package in the state’s history. The Plan creates the biggest state tax rebate in American history, expanding direct payments to middle class families for a total of $12 billion in stimulus payments that will go directly to middle class Californians and families.

Those earning between $30,000 and $75,000 a year qualify for the one-time checks. Qualified families with kids will receive an additional $500 regardless of their immigration status.

“Harnessing the largest surplus in state history, we’re making transformative investments across the board that will help bring all our communities roaring back from the pandemic – and pay dividends for generations to come,” said Governor Newsom. “Through this comprehensive plan, the state is taking on the inequities laid bare by the pandemic, expanding our support for Californians facing the greatest hardships, increasing opportunity for every child, confronting homelessness head-on and doubling down on our work to build resilience against the climate change impacts that threaten California’s future. I thank Pro Tem Atkins, Speaker Rendon and both houses of the Legislature for their incredible partnership in meeting the unprecedented challenge and opportunity of this moment.”

The payments are tentatively scheduled to be issued in September. Residents earning less than $30,000 who already received one-time $600 stimulus checks earlier this year are not eligible for a second $600 check. 


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