Second round of $500 stimulus checks go out next week in Massachusetts

The Baker administration will provide $500 relief payments to around 300,000 low-income, vital employees next week.

As part of the COVID-19 Essential Employee Premium Pay program, payments will be delivered to eligible Massachusetts citizens beginning Monday.

"Through our ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act), the Legislature was honored to establish this initiative," House Speaker Ron Mariano stated on Twitter. "The vital personnel that kept the Commonwealth functioning throughout the epidemic deserve nothing less."

People must have resided in Massachusetts on or before June 15, 2021, or have been a part-time resident between June 1, 2021 and June 15, 2021, in order to be eligible.

People must have made at least $13,500 in total income, which is less than 300 percent of the federal poverty limit.

A single filer's maximum income must be no more than $38,640. A two-person household can earn no more than $52,260, a three-person household $65,880, and a four-person household $79,500.

People who got one of the first round of $500 checks, which were sent to around 480,000 people, are ineligible for the second round.

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