KEY POINTS

  • California, New York, Tennessee and Alaska will send out direct payments to their residents
  • Californians may receive up to $1,100 relief payments
  • New York workers who weren't eligible for unemployment benefits may receive relief checks

Millions of Americans living in four U.S. states are set to receive direct payments this month as calls for a fourth round of stimulus checks continue to grow. 

States that are set to send out more relief payments to their residents this October are California, New York, Tennessee and Alaska. 

In California, officials for the state’s Franchise Tax Board are scheduled to send out the latest batch of payments amounting up to $1,100 on Oct. 5 as part of the Golden State Stimulus II program by Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-Calif. 

Under the program, Californians earning less than $75,000 for the 2020 tax year may be eligible to receive the one-time payments. The initial round of payments was sent to low-income residents and undocumented workers who did not receive the federal stimulus checks sent by the Biden administration. 

In New York, authorities have allocated $2.1 billion for the Excluded Workers Fund, which aims to provide relief to workers who weren’t eligible to receive unemployment benefits, including undocumented immigrants. 

To be eligible for the payment, the workers must have been residing in the state of New York before March 27, 2020, and continue to reside in the state. The worker must also have a 2020 income under $26,208. 

In addition to the state’s relief payment program, the city of New York also established the New York City Artist Corps grant program which will send out $5,000 checks to 1,800 local artists.

In Tennessee, the local government has established a program that would send out $1,000 checks to full-time teachers and $500 checks to part-time educators as one-time payments in place of a 2% increase in wages, according to AS.com.

Residents in Alaska who have been kept out of work for an extended period may be eligible to receive up to 20 weeks in Permanent Fund dividend payments beginning Oct. 11. It is still unclear how much the payments would amount to and how a resident may qualify for the relief aid. 

The payments come as a petition posted on Change.org calling for $2,000 monthly stimulus checks reaches 2,905,098 million signatures of its 3 million goal. 

Congress and the White House are yet to indicate any plans of passing legislation that would send more stimulus payments to Americans. 

Stimulus Checks Economic stimulus checks are prepared for printing at the Philadelphia Financial Center May 8, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. One hundred and thirty million households are eligible to receive a tax rebate check under the $168 billion economic stimulus plan. Photo: Jeff Fusco/Getty Images