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State Launches Website for Questions About $850 Relief Payments

Updated: Apr. 27, 2022 at 12:00 PM EDT
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PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) -A website has been launched to help Mainers claim their $850 relief payments.

Earlier this week, Gov. Janet Mills signed the supplemental budget into law during a ceremony at the State House. The budget included $850 relief checks to more than 857,000 Mainers.

The new website will help residents find out who is eligible and when they can expect the money.

Click here to visit Maine.gov/reliefchecks

“We want to make sure that every eligible person is able to receive this assistance, and we are hopeful that this website can help accomplish that by answering some of the most common questions Maine people may have,” Mills said.

The Commissioner for the Department of Administrative Financial Services says the organization has already begun work getting the checks to Mainers.

Mainers have until Oct. 31 to file a 2021 Maine individual income tax return to claim the money.

Mainers will qualify if they make up to $100,000 if filing single or if married and filing separately, make up to $150,000 if filing as head of household, or make up to $200,000 for couples filing jointly.

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