Starting next week, the state will pay $500 to almost 300,000 vital employees across the state.
It's the second installment of the Essential Employee Premium Pay program's payouts
According to the Executive Office of Administration and Finance of the state.
However, this figure is 30,000 below than the estimated 330,000 people who will be eligible for payouts.
The quantity of payments was first predicted based on tax returns for 2021 that had not yet been received.
Now that the returns have been received, the information reveals who is genuinely qualified for the benefits.
Workers must fulfill various conditions to be eligible for the one-time $500 payout.