There are six direct payment programs worth up to $975 available to millions of Americans - deadlines are quickly approaching

As local governments step up to support residents, millions of Americans are eligible for programs worth up to $975.

To combat inflation, local governments are using funding from the American Rescue plan or surpluses to help qualified households.


The state of Connecticut offers parents a one-time tax credit rebate of up to $750.

A maximum of $750 can be claimed per household for each child eligible for the program, up to a maximum of three children.

For Pennsylvanians 65 and older, widows and widowers 50 and older, and disabled people over 18, the state offers a Property Tax/Rent Rebate program.


Homeowners are allowed to earn $35,000 a year, and renters are allowed to earn $15,000 a year.

Standard rebates are $650, but supplemental rebates can boost rebates to $975 for qualifying homeowners.

With monthly transit and gas card funds, Chicago provides relief to city residents struggling with transportation expenses.


Every month, people can receive a $50 prepaid transit card or a $150 prepaid gas card.

It is required that residents be 18 or older, have a valid city sticker, and provide their vehicle's mailing address.

To qualify for the gas cards, you must earn 100% less than Chicago's median income (below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level).

Mount Vernon residents can apply for a guaranteed "Level Up" program.

Mount Vernon, New York

A $500 monthly boost (or $6,000 over the course of a year) will be offered to 200 households in Mount Vernon.

Applicants may apply for the $1.2 million program online until August 5, according to information released by the local government.

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