So far, the state has doled out over 782,000 “relief rebates” featuring a direct payment of $300 for each adult Delaware resident, but thousands more residents qualify for the disbursement, according to state officials.
“If you’ve already been sent to check you can contact our office, and we can work with you to verify your identification and get the check forwarded to you or you can pick it up in our offices,” Secretary of Finance Rick Geisenberger said, per Delaware Public Media. “And if you’ve not been sent a check you can apply if you meet the qualifications to apply for a rebate.”
Delaware Gov. John Carney signed legislation establishing the 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate Program back in April. It was projected to return $230 million to taxpayers.
To qualify, individuals must be residents of Delaware who were 18 and older living in the state on Dec. 31, 2021. An applicant must also have not previously received a check.
Payments had rolled out to residents who filed their 2020 Delaware income taxes, but the state has created a pathway for individuals who did not file a 2020 tax return. Applications for the pathway are available online at DE.gov/rebate.
Online applicants must provide valid Delaware residential mailing addresses, Social Security numbers, and active driver’s licenses or identification cards that were issued by Dec. 31, 2021. The portal opened at the start of the month and will close at 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30. No additional applications will be accepted once it closes, per the state government.