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CT Residents Received $2.7 Billion In Federal Stimulus During Pandemic

CT Residents Received $2.7 Billion In Federal Stimulus During Pandemic

Hartford Courant, July 8, 2020

By Michael Hamad

The federal government made more than 1.6 million payments -- totaling nearly $2.7 billion -- to Connecticut residents in the past two months, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

State-by-state figures released by the IRS Monday show that 159 million individuals across the U.S. received Economic Impact Payments (EIP) valued at over $266 billion.

“We continue to work to deliver stimulus payments to Americans who are entitled to them in record time,” IRS Spokesperson Michael Devine said. “People with questions about the payments are encouraged to visit IRS.gov for the latest information, FAQs and updates from the IRS.” 

Stimulus checks back to top

Economic Impact Payments, often referred to as stimulus checks, were authorized in March as part of the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act and included a one-time cash payment up to $1,200 to single adults with a reported adjusted gross income of $75,000 or less, $2,400 to married couple who filed jointly, and an extra $500 for each child under 17.

California received more than $28 billion in payments, Texas more than $22 billion and Florida $18 billion.