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These 16 States Are Issuing Additional Stimulus Checks to Qualifying Residents

These 16 States Are Issuing Additional Stimulus Checks to Qualifying Residents

September 12, 2022
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16 states will soon be giving out their own form of stimulus checks, but only to those who qualify.

While news of federally funded stimulus checks frequently flooded the internet during the first two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, after the third round was distributed in March of 2021, rumors began swirling around the idea of a fourth economic stimulus payment.

Jump forward to Aug. 2022, when in lieu of federal stimulus funds, several states have enacted their own types of stimulus programs to better assist their residents.

Below, Select details the current status and rules regarding these programs in 16 states where more stimulus checks and tax refunds are being distributed and how you can make sure you qualify if you’re a resident.


Gov. Gavin Newsom shared in late June that millions of Californians would be receiving inflation relief checks later this year as part of a new tax rebate plan geared toward helping the middle class. According to the Franchise Tax Board’s website, qualifying individuals will receive up to $1,050 sometime between late October 2022 and mid-January 2023.

To qualify, you must have been a California resident for at least six months during the 2020 tax year and need to have filed your 2020 tax returns before Oct. 15, 2021 — and not be listed as someone else’s dependent during the 2020 tax year. You’ll also need to meet certain California adjusted gross income requirement and still officially be a California resident when the payments are issued.

Californians who qualify are eligible to receive anywhere from $200 to $1,050 depending on their income and tax filing status. More information about Middle Class Tax Refund payment amounts can be found on the State of California’s Franchise Tax Board website.


The Colorado Cash Back Bill was signed on May 23, giving Colorado residents — as long as they were considered full-year residents of the state in 2021 and at least 18 years old on Dec. 31, 2021 — the chance to collect a tax rebate of $750 for individual tax filers or $1,500 for joint filers.

As long as you filed your Colorado state income tax return by June 30, you should receive your check by Sept. 30, according to the state’s Department of Revenue website. Those with extended tax return deadlines in October 2022 should receive theirs by Jan. 31, 2023.

*Note: This is not a stimulus check, but rather a tax refund.


In May, the Delaware Relief Rebate Program was signed into law by Gov. John Carney, allowing for a one-time $300 payment to be made to each of the state’s adult residents.

To qualify, Delaware residents must have filed their 2021 state tax return by the due date and don’t need to do anything more to receive it. Checks are being issued throughout the summer, according to Delaware’s Department of Finance website. Click HERE to see all 16 states.