During the next few months, employees in selected businesses in the United States will get STIMULUS checks valued up to $600.
The monies come from a $700 million government disaster relief fund designed to reimburse qualifying workers for expenses incurred as a result of Covid-19.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) set aside the funds to compensate employees who suffered unexpected costs, such as purchasing their own safety gear or taking unpaid time off.
Workers will be one step closer to obtaining the payments as the deadline for groups to submit proposals to disperse the funds approaches.
$600 IN CHECKS
According to the USDA, workers who helped keep Americans fed during the Covid-19 epidemic may be eligible for financial aid under the Farm and Food Workers Relief award programme.
Expenses incurred in preparation for, and payments to farmers and meatpackers were roughly $665 million.
The US Department of Agriculture recommends preventing exposure to the pandemic and responding to it.
Expenses could include money spent on items like personal protective equipment, daycare, and Covid testing, among other things.
State agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofit organisations that offer services to the manufacturing and transportation industries will get the grant money.
According to the Federal Reserve, firms had until February 8 to submit applications for cash distribution, with stimulus cheques worth up to $600 expected to be handed to employees later this year.
In January, the USDA extended the deadline for interested companies to submit their applications until March 10, 2022.
GROCERY STORE EMPLOYEES
Americans who worked in grocery stores in the United States during the Covid-19 outbreak were also eligible for compensation.
The USDA set aside $20 million for grocery store employees as part of the grant programme, however it is unclear how much of that money they will receive.
According to the organisation, the money for grocery store staff are designed to recognise their valuable efforts while also assisting them in reducing their out-of-pocket expenses.
Farmworkers, meatpackers, and grocery store employees, unlike other industries, will not have their wages handled by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Instead, they can expect checks from state agencies, non-profit organisations, and the municipal government.
Workers will submit applications to grant recipients in order to be considered for a share of the $700 million in disaster aid funds, according to the USDA website.
The agency has yet to announce the day on which applications will be accepted.
AN IMPROVEMENT IN THE STIMULUS PAYMENTS
Individuals who did not receive the third federal $1,400 stimulus payment or the $3,600 child tax credit (CTC) will be eligible to get the money back with their refund when millions of Americans submit their 2021 tax returns, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
In 2021, families with a new dependent as well as Americans whose income has fallen may be eligible for financial help.
You must file a tax return for the year 2021 in order to get the payments. For the fiscal year 2022, you have until Monday, April 18 to file your taxes.
To get a reimbursement, you must claim the Recovery Rebate Credit on your tax return.
To be eligible for the credit, individuals must know the total amount of their third round of economic impact payments.
This amount can be found on your IRS online account or on IRS Letter 6475, which is being mailed to every American household.
On January 24, the Internal Revenue Service began accepting tax returns, and refunds are usually issued within 21 days of receipt.