Stimulus Checks Are Coming in October in Certain States — See Who Qualifies

Here’s what you need to know about where and how to prepare for Oct. 2022 stimulus checks.

Ruchi Gupta - Author

Oct. 3 2022, Updated 5:01 p.m. ET

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If you reside in one of select states, a stimulus check may be on its way. Through to the end of the year, several states will be issuing inflation relief checks to residents. Who's set to get their stimulus check in Oct. 2022?

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There's little hope there will be fourth or fifth rounds of stimulus checks from the White House in 2022. But not all is lost—more than a dozen states are offering inflation relief programs for their residents.

In addition to giving out checks to families, some states have cut or temporarily suspended taxes on certain items.

Many states have already issued inflation relief checks to residents and some are sending out payments in the coming weeks.

Which states are giving stimulus checks in Oct. 2022?

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Californians can expect to receive their inflation relief checks between now and mid-October. Other states giving stimulus checks now or in the coming weeks are Illinois, Virginia, Hawaii, Colorado, and South Carolina.

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Who's getting California’s Oct. 2022 stimulus checks?

California is giving up to $1,050 to residents making less than $500,000. The lower the household income, the larger the check.

The biggest checks will go to families making less than $75,000. The state’s relief program, funded by its budget surplus, also includes a pause on diesel sales tax.

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When is Virginia issuing stimulus checks?

Virginia’s inflation tax rebate checks started going out in Sept. 2022 and should reach eligible residents by Halloween. The state is offering check amounts of $250 to single filers and $500 to couples filing taxes jointly.

Virginia is also offering a $1,000 bonus to certain state workers, such as teachers, and a 10 percent salary raise to some public servants.

Beginning in Jan. 2023, Virginia will also be decreasing its sales tax rate on food and personal hygiene items by 1 percent.

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Illinois’s inflation relief program comes with a property tax refund.

Illinois plans to spend more than $1.8 billion on its inflation relief program, which includes up to $400 in direct payments to households. The state also suspended sales tax on groceries until June 2023 and lowered sales tax on back-to-school shopping in Aug. 2022.

It's also refunding up to $300 in property tax to residents who own a home. The checks were scheduled to start going out in September and continue through October.

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Hawaii lines up stimulus checks of at least $100

Hawaii has lined up financial assistance for low-income residents struggling with inflation. Individuals who make less than $100,000, or couples who make less than $200,000, will get $300 and $600, respectively.

Their dependents will also each receive $300. For a single person who makes more than $100,000, or $200,000 in the case of a couple, the checks will be for $100. Hawaii’s stimulus checks began going out in late August and distribution will continue through Oct. 2022.

Some Colorado residents will receive up to $1,500 between now and Jan. 2023.

In May 2023, Colorado Governor Jared Polis approved a tax rebate of $750 for individual filers and $1,500 for joint filers. To qualify for the rebate, you must have filed your tax return by June 30, 2022, or by Oct. 17, 2022, if you were approved for an extension.

Those who filed their returns in June should receive their rebate by Sept. 30, 2022, and those with an extension should get their rebate checks anytime between now and Jan. 31, 2023.


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