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People in California are getting a stimulus check. Here’s who qualifies

Low-income Californians will receive a small state stimulus check, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday

The IRS said more checks could come on March 24
President Donald Trump’s name is seen on a stimulus check issued by the IRS to help combat the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, in San Antonio, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in San Antonio.
Eric Gay, Associated Press

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that low-income residents of California would receive a $600 state stimulus payment from the state in the coming days, USA Today reports.

  • The state stimulus check would be for $600 per person, and would be in addition to the other $600 stimulus check approved by Congress.
  • The check is a part of the $9.6 billion recovery package, which also gives $2.1 billion to small businesses.
  • The relief package also includes $24 million to help give farm and food processing workers hotel rooms if they are infected with the coronavirus, per KRON4.

Who qualifies?

People who earn less than $30,000 per year would receive the one-time payment from the state, according to The Associated Press.

  • That includes anyone who did not receive stimulus checks from former President Donald Trump’s administration.

Similarly, those who don’t have Social Security numbers but have individual taxpayer identification numbers, income below $75,000 and couldn’t receive federal stimulus checks will receive a new one in California, according to The Associated Press.

What’s next?

Per The Associated Press, the new proposal will be sent to legislators for consideration next week.

“As we continue to fight the pandemic and recover, I’m grateful for the Legislature’s partnership to provide urgent relief and support for California families and small businesses where it’s needed most,” Newsom said, USA Today reports.

  • Newsom announced the plan with Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood.

Meanwhile ...

Per CNN, the House Budget Committee will create a final bill to get stimulus checks out to Americans this week. The bill will be based on measures approved by nine other committees in Congress. Most of the measures align with President Joe Biden’s desires for a stimulus check, which includes direct payments of $1,400 per person and $5,600 for every family of four, which I wrote about for the Deseret News.