Stimulus update: Second direct payment worth up to $400 to be paid to Massachusetts residents in 20 days

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FILE – In this June 15, 2018 file photo, twenty dollar bills are counted in North Andover, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) Elise Amendola/AP

Stimulus update: Second direct payment worth up to $400 to be paid to Massachusetts residents in 20 days

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Recipients of the Chelsea Eats program in Chelsea, Massachusetts, will receive the second payment of up to $400 in just under three weeks.

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

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The payment due next month will mark the second of three payments this program will provide to recipients. The first payment was issued on March 15, and the last one is planned for May.

The amount people will receive from this payment will depend 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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