Is California Getting Another Stimulus Check

California residents may be in line for another round of financial relief, as the state’s governor has proposed sending stimulus checks of up to $1,500 to eligible individuals. The proposal, which is still being debated by lawmakers, would provide payments to low- and middle-income Californians who meet certain criteria, including income limits and residency requirements. If approved, the stimulus checks could be distributed in the coming months, providing much-needed financial assistance to those struggling with the economic impacts of the ongoing pandemic and inflation.

California State Tax Stimulus Refund

The state of California is not currently planning on issuing another round of stimulus checks at this time. However, California residents may be eligible for the California State Tax Stimulus Refund, which is a one-time payment of up to $1,050.

To be eligible for the California State Tax Stimulus Refund, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must have filed a 2020 state tax return by October 15, 2021.
  • You must have a valid Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
  • You must meet the income requirements, which are based on your 2020 California Adjusted Gross Income (AGI).

The amount of the refund you will receive depends on your filing status and income. The following table shows the income thresholds and refund amounts:

Filing StatusIncome ThresholdRefund Amount
Single$75,000 or less$1,050
Married, filing jointly$150,000 or less$1,050 per person
Head of household$112,500 or less$1,050

If you meet the eligibility requirements, you will receive the refund automatically by direct deposit or by mail. The refunds are expected to be issued in the summer of 2023.

Middle-Class Taxpayer Stimulus Payments

In response to the ongoing economic challenges faced by many Californians amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the state has announced a new round of stimulus payments for middle-class taxpayers.

  • Eligibility: Taxpayers who filed their 2020 taxes by October 15, 2021, and meet the income requirements outlined below.
  • Income Limits: Single filers with an AGI of $75,000 or less; joint filers with an AGI of $150,000 or less; head of household filers with an AGI of $112,500 or less.
  • Payment Amounts: $600 for single filers and $1,200 for joint filers (provided both spouses meet income requirements).

Payment Timeline

The payments are expected to be distributed in the following manner:

Payment DateEligibility
October 2021 – January 2022Taxpayers who filed via direct deposit
January – April 2022Taxpayers who filed via paper check

Taxpayers will receive the payments through the same method they used to file their state taxes.

## California One-Time Stimulus for Low-Income Families

California is providing a one-time stimulus payment to low-income families as part of its COVID-19 economic relief package.


To be eligible for the stimulus payment, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a California resident
  • Meet the income requirements (see Income Limits table below)
  • Have filed your 2020 tax return

Income Limits

Filing StatusAdjusted Gross Income Limit
SingleLess than $75,000
Head of HouseholdLess than $112,500
Married Filing JointlyLess than $150,000
Married Filing SeparatelyLess than $75,000

Payments will be issued automatically to eligible residents, starting in May 2023.

California Stimulus Check Update

The short answer is no, California is not expected to issue another round of stimulus checks at this time. However, there are other financial assistance programs available to eligible residents.

Utility Assistance Program

  • The California Arrearage Payment Program (CAPP) provides financial assistance to low-income households to pay off past due utility bills.
  • Eligible households can receive up to $2,500 in assistance for electricity, gas, and water bills.
  • To apply for CAPP, visit the California Department of Community Services and Development website.

Eligibility Requirements

IncomeMust meet certain income guidelines
Utility ArrearsMust have past due utility bills
Household SizeMust meet household size requirements

Well, there you have it, folks! The future of stimulus checks in California remains a bit hazy, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated as more information becomes available. In the meantime, thanks for sticking with us. We appreciate your readership, and we hope you’ll visit again soon for the latest on this and other pressing issues. Stay tuned, and stay informed!