There are only a few days left for thousands of Americans to act and claim an immediate payment worth up to $4,000.
The Excluded New Jerseyans Fund offers support to those in the Garden State who missed stimulus checks.
The direct payments are worth $2,000 for individuals and $4,000 for families.
To roll out the program, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy set aside $40 million, followed by another $20 million from the American Rescue Act.
Although applications were closed in February and have not reopened, there is still a group that needs to take action.
There are approximately 17,000 applicants who have not submitted all of the required documentation, the New Jersey Monitor reports, citing a spokeswoman for the Department of Human Services (DHS).
Who is eligible?
Along with undocumented migrants, those recently in prison, and anyone who did not receive both the federal stimulus checks and pandemic unemployment assistance could apply.
You must live in New Jersey and be 18 years of age or older.
Your annual household income cannot exceed $55,000.
About 18,000 eligible applicants have received their funds.
What to do if you haven’t received money
As far as the required documents go, a document from “List A or “List B” and a document “List C” must be submitted.
List A includes a driver’s license, student identification, bank insurance statement, and proof of rental or mortgage.
Examples of list B documents are passports and birth certificates.
In addition, List C requires a signed and dated letter from a shelter provider recognizing New Jersey residence.
You can find the full list at nj.gov.
If you have submitted an application and have not received payment, tick the “mandatory documents” section.
There you can upload missing documents.
Anyone who needs help submitting documents can call 609-588-2001.
According to officials, the deadline to submit them is Friday, September 30.
In addition, an online tool is available that allows you to check the status of your application.
New Jersey’s DHS did not respond to The Sun’s request for comment.
Help in other states
Meanwhile, New Jersey is not the only place in the country to provide aid.
Several other states have adopted their own plans to send tax credits to help residents facing high inflation.
For example, California offers residents payments between $200 and $1,050, depending on filing status and income.
These checks will be sent out from 7 October.
In Colorado, individuals will receive $750 if they were 18 years old on December 31, 2021, lived in the state for the entirety of 2021, and also filed a state tax return.
Alaska residents will receive an energy allowance of $650 this fall and another $2,550 as part of the state’s permanent dividend.
Those receiving direct deposits should already have their money, while the paper checks will go out from the week of October 3.
Meanwhile, the state of Hawaii began sending tax cuts in August to help residents deal with rising prices.
Those who earn more than $100,000 but less than $200,000 per year are eligible for $100.
Families also receive discounts for each dependent in the house, so the amounts of the discount vary based on the size of the household.
For example, a family of four with an income of less than $100,000 will receive $1,200, while a family of five could receive $1,500.
Most taxpayers who receive an electronic check will likely have to wait until the end of September for the payments to come in.
Those receiving paper deposits will have to wait longer, probably until the end of October, as it will take another three to four weeks to process.
The Virginia General Assembly has also approved a tax credit for eligible residents worth up to $500.
Residents who filed their tax returns before July 1, 2022, are likely to receive their tax refund in September or October.
And Illinois residents began receiving two different discounts of up to $300 on Sept. 12.
Those in the state who qualify have until October 17 to file 2021 taxes to qualify for the money.
For more information on how to get cash, check out some important payment deadlines soon.
In addition, see the dozens of states that offer UBI.