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California Announces Last Dates for Inflation Relief Payments

Still waiting on your one-time inflation relief payment in California? Don't fret — payments are continuing through January.

An estimated 23 million Californians are expected to receive an inflation relief payment of at least $200 between October and January.

The first round of direct deposit payments started going out Oct. 7 and should have been distributed as of Nov. 14.

Anyone who did not receive their payments may be getting a debit card payment instead, which will be disbursed through January. The first round of prepaid debit cards were mailed out at the end of October and the Franchise Tax Board recently announced dates for the last payments.

The payments come after lawmakers in June approved the Middle Class Tax Refund — a direct response to inflation taking a toll on Americans' wallets, especially in the California, where gas is over $6 per gallon and everyday grocery items cost more than ever before.

Eligible Californians will receive $200 to $1,050, depending on tax filing status and income.

Below is a breakdown of California's current timeline for payment disbursement.

When Will I Receive My Debit Card in the Mail?

If you received a Golden State Stimulus payment:

Eligible RecipientsExpected Mailing Date
Californians with last name beginning with A to EOct. 24, 2022 to Nov. 5, 2022
Californians with last name beginning with F to MNov. 6, 2022 to Nov. 19, 2022
Californians with last name beginning with N to VNov. 20, 2022 to Dec. 3, 2022
Californians with last name beginning with W to ZDec. 4, 2022 to Dec. 10, 2022

If you did not receive the Golden State Stimulus payment or have changed your bank account information since filing your 2020 tax return:

Eligible RecipientsExpected Mailing Date
Californians with last name beginning with A to KDec. 5, 2022 to Dec. 17, 2022
Californians with last name beginning with L to ZDec. 19, 2022 t0 Dec. 31, 2022
Californians with new banking information since 2020 taxesDec. 17, 2022 to Jan. 14, 2023

Will I Still Receive a Direct Deposit If I Haven't Gotten it Already?

The short answer — yes. But it depends on a few factors.

Californians who received a Golden State Stimulus check should receive a direct deposit by Tuesday, Oct. 25.

If you did not receive the Golden State Stimulus, but are still eligible for the inflation relief payment, you should see the direct deposit between Oct. 28 and Nov. 14, according to the state,

Millions of Californians can look forward to some relief. Mekahlo Medina reports for Today in LA on Friday Oct. 7, 2022.

Who is Eligible for the Payment?

Payment amounts vary on income and 2020 taxes. Below is a breakdown of payment amounts, according to the California Franchise Tax Board.

Joint Filers

Adjusted Gross IncomePayment With DependentPayment Without Dependent
$150,000 or less$1,050$700
$150,000 to $250,000$750$500
$250,000 to $500,000$600$500

Head of Household Filers

Adjusted Gross IncomePayment With DependentPayment Without Dependent
$150,000 or less$700$350
$150,000 to $250,000$500$250
$250,000 to $500,000$400$200

Other Individuals

Adjusted Gross IncomePayment With DependentPayment Without Dependent
$75,000 or less$700$350
$75,000 to $125,000$500$250
$125,000 to $250,000$400$200

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