Stimulus update 2022: New direct $3,200 one-time check payment to be sent out next month
The state of Alaska is gearing up to give eligible people a round of $3,200 checks beginning next month.
The state’s legislature had approved the annual budget in May, and included in the budget was a provision of $3,200 payments for eligible residents before the end of 2022. The budget was then approved by Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R-AK), and residents can expect the direct payments in their bank accounts on Sept. 20, according to Alaska Public Media.
“This budget is more than a spending plan; it’s a blueprint for Alaska’s future. Budgets should reflect the values and ambitions of the people they are designed for, and I believe this legislation accomplishes that,” the governor said.
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For those who will receive their money via paper checks, they will have to wait until October before they receive their payment.
Alaska’s Senate had initially approved payments of $5,500 to eligible residents. However, the state House would not sign on to it, leading to the payment being negotiated down to $3,200 by both chambers, according to the outlet.
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The payment, which is the second-largest in the state’s history when adjusted for inflation, is funded by the Permanent Fund dividend, the outlet stated.