Taxpayers who qualify will receive $850 stimulus payments from the state of Maine to assist with the high costs of inflation.

Over half of those eligible had already received stimulus checks as of June 24, and more are on their way.

The stimulus checks will benefit low-income families a lot, according to Sarah Austin

director of policy and research at the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP).

Massachusetts is the state with the most generous stimulus plan, despite having passed nine other stimulus plans.

Among other financial assistance measures in the state's supplemental budget

for fiscal year 2022-2023 is this emergency legislation. It is expected to impact 858,000 Maine residents.

Maine Direct Relief Payment: What is it?

Individuals can receive $850 in cash under Maine's relief plan, and couples can receive $1,700.

The governor's office says these payments help people pay for things like groceries, gas, and utilities, but the money can be used for anything.

Maine residents must meet these requirements to qualify for the payment, according to the governor

As a full-time resident of Maine, you must have filed your first individual income tax return by October 31, 2022.

As a full-time resident of Maine, you must have filed your first individual income tax return by October 31, 2022.

You must have an adjusted gross income (FAGI) below:

Single or married taxpayers who don't file jointly can claim $100,000.

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