California's New 'Golden State Stimulus' Means $600 For You


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California just announced a $600 stimulus payment to help assist low-income Californians and small businesses that have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

The following groups are eligible for the payment:

  • Recipients of SSI/SSP and the state’s Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI).
  • Undocumented immigrants who live in households that earn less than $75,000 a year.
  • California residents who qualify for the state Earned Income Tax Credit on their 2020 tax returns. This applies mostly to folks who earned less than $30,000 last year.
  • CalWORKS households are on the list of payees and can be expected by mid-April.

The new program also waives state fees for two years for restaurants, bars, barbers, and hairstylists.

Here is the press release with more information from the Office of the Governor.