SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. — On July 12, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed budget bills totaling $100 billion, which includes the second Golden State Stimulus economic relief program to help ease the burden exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.
Here are some common questions received by viewers that were sent into ABC10.
TOP 5 QUESTIONS:
1) When will the funds be dispersed and how?
ANSWER: The California Franchise Tax Board says the Golden State Stimulus II checks will start going out in September 2021. It will be dispersed by either direct deposit or check.
2) What about seniors on social security?
ANSWER: Andy Imparato, the Executive Director of Disability Rights California told ABC10 the state decided that the Golden State Stimulus will go to people on Supplemental Security Income (SSI), but it wouldn't go to people on SSDI.
3) How about married couples with an income of 100,000?
ANSWER: The stimulus payment is issued per tax return, not by household/residence. According to the California Franchise Tax Board individuals in the same residence could receive a stimulus payment (as long as they both qualify). You may receive this payment if you make $75,000 or less and file your 2020 tax return.
4) Do I qualify for the Golden State Stimulus?
ANSWER: According to the California Franchise Tax Board, to meet qualifications, you can receive this payment if you make $75,000 or less and file your 2020 tax return.
5) What else was included in Newsom's budget deal along with the second Golden State Stimulus?
ANSWER: In addition to the $600 stimulus payments being sent out to those making between $30,000 and $75,000, it also sends $500 to families with children and $1,000 to undocumented families with children, who were left out of federal stimulus payments in the past.