Direct Pay Update – New $270 Bonus Sent To 1.75 Million Americans

Before the end of October, 1.75 million Americans will get new bonus checks in the mail. Each check is worth up to $270.

On September 8, Governor Kathy Hochul said that some New Yorkers could get up to $270 as a new stimulus payment.

The checks, which are called the "Additional NYS Child and Earned Income Tax Payment," are meant to help make up for the rising cost of inflation.

The appropriate recipients of the funds will be determined by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.

People from New York who filed their taxes in 2021 and got the Empire State Child Credit or the Earned Income Credit are eligible.

The Governor's Office said that people who filed for either or both credits are eligible. Checks will be sent automatically to people in New York who are eligible.

One or both payments can be written on a check, and the least amount that can be written is $25. People who are eligible should get their checks by the end of October.

But officials have warned New Yorkers that there could be delays. This could happen if the state asked for more information.

In 2022, residents of New York are exempt from the requirement that they include the contribution in their state income tax return.

Hochul said, "With this relief package, we're keeping our promise to help hardworking New Yorkers get through the nationwide housing crisis."