Before the festive season of Thanksgiving and Black Friday descends upon us, residents in three specific states—Virginia, Arizona, and Alabama—might be in for a financial boost receiving a stimulus check as November draws to a close. A handful of states are poised to issue stimulus checks ahead of this holiday spree.
With just a fortnight to go until Thanksgiving and Black Friday festivities unfold across the United States, a time rich in familial bonds, expressions of thanks, and heightened spending is on the horizon, necessitating funds for celebratory meals and shopping deals. In Arizona, families with dependents under 17 will see a $250 check for each child, capping at three. Older dependents, aged 18 and above, will be eligible for a modest $100.
State-Issued Stimulus Checks
These financial gifts, a custom that numerous states have adopted following the cessation of federal stimulus check distributions, aim to provide a monetary uplift before the year-end holidays. For those curious about eligibility for this financial perk, it’s worth keeping an eye on the issuance calendar for these states.
In Alabama, the latest to greenlight stimulus checks for certain residents, the distribution is set to commence post-Thanksgiving and Black Friday of 2023. A $393 million fund, a windfall from the Education Trust Fund’s surplus, is earmarked for this purpose. Governor Kay Ivey lauded the Alabama Legislature for their fiscal prudence, noting, “Our legislative body’s efforts have allowed us to not only invest sagaciously but also to reduce debt, augment savings, and reward Alabama’s workforce with tax rebates.” Individuals filing taxes alone are slated to get $400, while co-filing couples could see as much as $800.
Meanwhile, Virginia is on track to roll out stimulus payments by November 30, 2023. Their rebate initiative will dispatch amounts that vary according to specific qualifying conditions. Typically, $200 is the sum allotted for individuals, with couples filing together receiving double that amount.