More than a dozen states are giving residents stimulus money — is Texas?

Texas is not currently offering rebates for residents

Amid talk of 4th stimulus check, some still haven't received the last one

SAN ANTONIO – Many Americans received three rounds of stimulus checks from 2020-2021 in response to the coronavirus pandemic and now there is more money on the table — depending on where you live.

A fourth stimulus check from the federal government is not likely but a handful of states are offering monetary relief for citizens.

However, Texas is not one of the states putting more money in taxpayers’ pockets.

It’s worth noting — Texas is one of nine states that does not have a state income tax and none of those states are currently offering stimulus payments.

KSAT reached out to Gov. Greg Abbott’s office regarding stimulus checks and received the following statement:

“Governor Abbott has made it a priority to implement long-term economic relief for Texans, such as making an income tax unconstitutional, rather than one-time checks that don’t help Texas taxpayers. Since taking office, Governor Abbott has worked to lower the tax burdens on Texans and has emphasized property tax relief as one of his key legislative items. Working with the Texas legislature, he has cut property taxes in every legislative session by a total of more than $18 billion. He strongly supports using the state surplus to reduce the amount of property taxes owed and will work with the legislature in the next session to do it in an efficient way that will ensure it ensures for years to come, rather than as a one-time buy down.”

Forbes pulled together information from 14 states that are offering financial relief for residents.

Approved legislation in those states ranges from up to a $1,050 rebate in California to a $50 rebate in Illinois.

States that are offering some form of financial relief, per Forbes, are:

  • California - Up to $1,050 Rebate
  • Colorado - $400 Rebate Payments
  • Delaware - $300 Rebate Payments
  • Georgia - $250 Rebate Payments
  • Hawaii - $300 Rebate Payments
  • Idaho - $75 Rebate Payments
  • Illinois - $50 Rebates
  • Indiana - $125 Rebate Payments
  • Maine - $850 Direct Relief Payments
  • Minnesota - $750 Payments for Frontline Workers
  • New Jersey - $500 Rebate Checks
  • New Mexico - $500 Rebates
  • South Carolina - Rebate Checks of up to $800
  • Virginia - $250 Rebates

According to Forbes, five other states are weighing options for gas rebates, direct stimulus payments, income tax rebates and grocery tax cuts. Those states are Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

CNET is reporting that New York and Pennsylvania residents are also expected to see some rebates this summer.

Last year, millions of qualifying families were sent monthly payments from July through December 2021 thanks to the American Rescue Plan Act. Those payments will not continue for 2022.

If you didn’t collect any of the stimulus money last year and you think you might be due — there’s still a potential for you to collect.


About the Author:

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.