States Stimulus Checks Going Out Instead of 4th Stimulus Check – One time Payments And Other Return to Work Bonuses for Unemployed Workers

With an improving economy, higher than expected tax revenue and massive inflows ($350 billion) from the Biden ARPA stimulus bill, many states are forging ahead with implementing additional COVID relief and economic assistance programs for lower-to-middle income and unemployed workers.

Various state funded assistance ranges from direct stimulus payments – in addition to the three federal stimulus checks paid over the last 15 months – and additional jobless worker benefits to encourage people to go back ahead of the expiry of extended unemployment benefits, which some states are ending early.

The table below provides a state-by-state update of recent state stimulus payments including further payment information.

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State Return to Work Stimulus Programs (2021 to 2022)

State
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Additional Return to Work Stimulus Payments
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona$2,000 payment (after 320 hours of work) and $1,000 to those who obtain part-time employment and work at least 160 hours
Arkansas
CaliforniaGolden State Stimulus payment of $600 or $1200. Expanding to provide another $600 payment to middle-class families that make up to $75,000, will provide $600 direct payments for adults and $500 for dependents. (see more)
Colorado$1,600 payments for unemployed people who transitioned into full-time work in May and $1,200 for those returning in June (contingent on eight weeks of employment)
Connecticut$1,000 payment to the first 10,000 long-term unemployed people who return to work in 2021 for at least eight consecutive weeks
Delaware
District of Columbia
FloridaUp to $1,000 this month to first responders and educators, including teachers and principals.
GeorgiaTeachers and principals getting a $1,000 stimulus bonus
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
MarylandEligible Individuals will receive $300 and families will get $500
Massachusetts1,200 "sign-on bonuses," payable in three increments spread out over a full year.
MA $500 stimulus checks for anyone who earned at least $12,750. Max income is $38,280 (single) and up to $78,600 (married)
MichiganAny child-care professional who works full-time is eligible for $1,000.
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana$1200 return to work bonus with early end of federal unemployment benefits
Nebraska
Nevada
New HampshireOne-time employment bonus of $1,000
New Jersey
New Mexico
New YorkProposal for $1200 bonus for returning to work.
North Carolina$1200 return to work bonus with early end of federal unemployment benefits. Still in proposal stage
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma$1200 return to work bonus for up to 20,000 eligible workers who are currently receiving PUA, PEUC, or UI from May 2 through May 15 and when they complete 6 weeks of continued employment of 32 hours of week or more with the same employer
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
TennesseeBoth full- and part-time teachers and educators will benefit from Tennessee’s hazard pay bonuses. Full-timers will see $1,000 and part-timers will get $500. Payments paid from Jan 1st.
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
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3 thoughts on “States Stimulus Checks Going Out Instead of 4th Stimulus Check – One time Payments And Other Return to Work Bonuses for Unemployed Workers”

  1. Are we planning on getting any Fourth stimulus check does the gas prices are going up foods going up cleaning supplies are going up we really need a fourth one
    Some people are having it hard surviving on what we get every month

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    • yes. Both full- and part-time teachers and educators will benefit from Tennessee’s hazard pay bonuses. Full-timers will see $1,000 and part-timers will get $500.

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