Chances Are High You're Eligible for a Stimulus Check in These 4 States
If you live in these areas, the government could still owe you money.
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the healthcare system, but it's also been a disaster for the economy and people's financial situations as well. Unemployment is at an all-time high, with nearly 60 million workers filing for unemployment benefits in the past six months. In an effort to provide aid, the government sent out about 159 million stimulus checks of up to $1,200 each in May as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
However, not everyone who is eligible actually received the payment they were owed. In fact, there are four states, specifically, where three million people—that's a whopping 30 percent—who are eligible for a stimulus check have not been able to claim it yet. To solve this problem, the IRS will be sending a letter to these individuals as well as alerting their local and state officials on how to help. So, if you live in these four states and have yet to receive your cash, keep an eye on the mail and read on for more information. You may also have more money coming your way If You're Unemployed in One of These 32 States.
California has the highest number of potentially unclaimed payments. More than 1.1 million people are on the IRS' list in the Golden State. And for more on unemployment, These States Will Be Hit the Hardest When This Unemployment Benefit Ends.
Texas has nearly 800,000 people who haven't been able to claim their cash, according to the IRS' list. And for more details on federal financial aid, If You Make More Than This, You May Not Get a Second Stimulus Check.
Over 560,000 Florida residents are still waiting to receive their stimulus check.
Around 530,000 New Yorkers should expect to receive an IRS letter in the mail. And for more up-to-date information, sign up for our daily newsletter.