Stimulus update: Direct $1,050 relief payments loaded onto debit cards to be sent out by January

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Stimulus update: Direct $1,050 relief payments loaded onto debit cards to be sent out by January

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For California residents who have not yet received up to $1,050 to help offset rising inflation, a second round of payments will be sent soon.

Starting in October, officials began distributing the payments as part of the state’s Middle Class Tax Refund, sending around $9.5 billion to California residents. The money can either be delivered through direct deposit or as a prepaid debit card, which may take a bit longer to get in the mail.

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In order to qualify, residents’ 2020 tax returns must have been filed by Oct. 15, 2021, and filers cannot be listed as dependents. The payments will vary based on a person’s marital status and annual income.

Married couples who file jointly could get between $400 and $1,050, while heads of household could receive anywhere from $200 to $700, depending on one’s income and the number of dependents.

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State officials began a second round of sending out the one-time payment to qualifying residents on Oct. 28, noting the money should arrive by mid-November. It’s uncertain how long it will take for everything to be disbursed, with the last of payments expected to arrive by the end of January.

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