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Inflation Relief Checks: How To Get Your Payment for October

State governments in the United States have stepped in to help families cope with the rising costs of food and fuel brought on by inflation. Despite the fact that many states have already distributed payments to residents, some states that have established inflation stimulus programs are only now issuing relief checks to their citizens.

Checks to help offset inflation will be distributed to most eligible residents of three states by the end of October. These are California, Hawaii, and Virginia. How to receive this month’s installment of the inflation stimulus payment is detailed below.


After approving a $308 billion budget at the end of June, California Governor Gavin Newsom made a public announcement in which he promised each of the state’s 23 million residents a check for up to $1,050 by October.

Middle-Class Tax Refund (MCTR) checks for eligible California residents will begin to be issued this week, according to the State of California Franchise Tax Board (FTB). The FTB forecasts that 95 percent of all MCTR payments will be made by the end of the year. Money Network will facilitate the issuance of debit cards or direct deposits for MCTR payments to California residents.

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Those who are qualified and who e-filed their California tax return for the year 2020 will have their refund deposited directly into their bank account. The FTB’s MCTR page states that many people will receive a debit card in the mail. This includes those who filed a paper return, had a balance due, received a tax refund by check, or switched financial institutions or bank account numbers.


Hawaii’s Department of Taxation issued direct deposit refunds in two installments on September 9 and September 13, and everyone who filed by July 31 should have received their money by September 21. According to Hawaii News Now, Governor David Ige has stated that people who requested paper refund checks will likely have to wait until October 31 at the earliest.

If you have already filed a 2021 income tax return, you do not need to do anything else to receive a refund, as refunds are calculated based on the taxpayer’s income. To receive your one-time “constitutional refund,” you must file your 2021 tax return by December 31, 2022.

Taxpayers making less than $100,000 per year or married couples making less than $200,000 per year are eligible for a $300 Act 115 Refund check, while those making more than $100,000 per year or married couples making $200,000 or more are eligible for a $100 tax refund per person.


You must have had a tax liability for the tax year 2021 and have filed your taxes by November 1st, 2022, in order to receive the $250 rebate for single filers or the $500 rebate for joint filers. According to the Virginia Tax site, those who are qualified and who file by September 5 will receive their rebate via direct deposit or a mailed paper check by October 31.

If you got a tax refund this year, it’s likely that your rebate will be deposited in the same way. Otherwise, a paper check will be mailed to you from the Virginia General Assembly.

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