Stimulus update: Second direct payment worth up to $400 to be paid to Massachusetts residents in 23 days

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Stimulus update: Second direct payment worth up to $400 to be paid to Massachusetts residents in 23 days

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In 23 days, recipients of the Chelsea Eats program in Chelsea, Massachusetts, will receive the second payment worth up to $400.

A total of 738 households will receive payments ranging from $200 to $400 from the program on April 15, which 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 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, Massachusetts, and have a household income 30% less than the area median. For a household of one, this income level would be $29,450, and for a household of two, it would be $33,650, with the income limit increasing slightly for each additional person in a household.

The April payment marks the second of three payments this program will provide to recipients. The first payment was issued on March 15, with the last one planned to be issued in May.

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This program will last for three months and will 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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