Stimulus update: Second direct payment worth up to $400 to be paid to Massachusetts residents in 19 days

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Stimulus update: Second direct payment worth up to $400 to be paid to Massachusetts residents in 19 days

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Chelsea Eats program recipients in Chelsea, Massachusetts, are set to receive the second payment of up to $400 in 19 days.

A total of 738 households will receive payments ranging from $200 to $400 from the program on April 15. The payments aim to help Massachusetts residents purchase food and pay their utility bills. The city distributed debit cards to recipients in early March, which is how recipients will receive the April payment, a Chelsea city spokesperson told the Washington Examiner.

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Next month’s payment will mark the second of three total payments for this program. Chelsea residents who are part of the program received their first payment on March 15, and the last one is planned for May.

The amount that people will receive from this payment is based on the recipient’s household size. A household of one will receive a payment of $200, a household of two will get $300, and any household with three or more people will receive a payment of $400.

To be selected for this program, applicants had to have been residents of Chelsea and have had a household income of 30% less than the area median. For a household of one, that would be $29,450, and for a household of two, it would be $33,650. The income limit increases slightly for each additional person in a household.

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This program will last three months and issue payments to recipients on the 15th of each month. There are currently no plans to continue the program after the third payment, a spokesperson told the Washington Examiner.

Additional information about this program can be found on Chelsea’s webpage on COVID-19 emergency assistance programs.

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