KEY POINTS

  • The payments would be issued via direct deposit or paper check
  • Eligible Californians could receive up to $1,100 in relief payments
  • People with ITINs instead of Social Security numbers would receive $1,000 with a dependent

Eligible Californians may start receiving more direct payments before the month ends, a California Franchise Tax Board representative has said. 

The state of California is expected to issue the second round of payments as part of the Golden State Stimulus program before September. Like the first round of relief aid, the second round will be issued in two-week increments, the representative said, according to the San Francisco Gate.

The payments would be issued via direct deposit or paper check. The amount of the payments would depend on a number of factors, but generally:

People who qualified for the first round of payments and claimed a credit of one or more dependents would receive $500.

Eligible Californians who did not receive aid as part of the first round of payments and did not claim a credit of one or more dependents are expected to receive $600. 

People who did not qualify for the first Golden State Stimulus payments and claimed one or more dependents may receive up to $1,100. 

Californians who qualified for the first payments and did not claim credit for one or more dependents will not be eligible to receive the second round of aid.

Under the Golden State Stimulus, which Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, signed in July, couples filing jointly and earning less than $75,000 would qualify for the $600 payments. People with Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers instead of Social Security numbers would receive $1,000 with a dependent, according to ABC 7.

The California Franchise Tax Board has also released an online tool that could help Californians determine whether they are eligible to receive the payments and how much they may get. 

Calls for a fourth round of stimulus checks have been growing. However, the U.S. Congress has yet to indicate plans to pass legislation for more payments. This has led several states to dole out their own payments. 

In The Choctaw Nation, a native American tribe located in Oklahoma, tribe members aged 18 to 54 would receive $1,000 annually for two years beginning next month. Those who are younger than 18 would also receive an annual payment of $700, according to the tribe’s press release.

The tribe has also begun giving a monthly allowance of $200 for members aged 55 and older and people between the ages of 18 and 54 with disabilities. 

The Bank of England is expected to keep its main record low interest rate but it could signal plans to start winding down its Covid stimulus programme. The Bank of England is expected to keep its main record low interest rate but it could signal plans to start winding down its Covid stimulus programme. Photo: AFP / Niklas HALLE'N