Stimulus Checks in the U.S.: Which States Will Send Them in May?

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The financial assistance from stimulus checks granted in the United States provides relief to thousands of families benefiting from this state initiative.

Although many local governments have ceased economic subsidies after the pandemic scourge, some states continue to issue checks monthly to aid “vulnerable” people with low incomes and limited resources.

For the upcoming month of May, some American localities have already announced monetary assistance. If you want to know if you are one of the lucky ones who will receive this month’s economic installment, then check according to the detailed information we provide.

Which U.S. states will be receiving stimulus checks this May?
The states that will issue their stimulus checks for the upcoming month include:

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Michigan
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Washington

Details of the stimulus checks in each state:

Stimulus checks in Alaska are granted through the Permanent Fund Dividend, financed by oil reserve earnings in the area. Beneficiaries have been receiving financial aid directly into their bank accounts.

Payment Amount:
The financial assistance sets payments at $1,312.

Payment Date:
According to the official information provided by Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend, “2023 dividend applications (and previous years) in ‘Eligible-Not Paid’ status as of May 8, 2024, will be distributed on May 16, 2024.”

Financial aids in California are established in two of its cities: ZIP 93706 in southwest Fresno, and ZIP 93234 in the city of Huron, as these are the areas with the highest poverty rates in Fresno County.

It is important to note that the application period opened on March 15 and will be available until Wednesday, May 15, 2024. This financial assistance is part of the Advancing Fresno County Guaranteed Income basic income program.

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Payment Amount:
The assistance payments are a fixed amount of $500 per month for 12 months, totaling $6,000. Thus, next May, $500 will be credited to those enrolled.

Payment Date:
Payments are expected to be executed during the second half of May to a total of 150 families.

Stimulus checks in Michigan will be issued to eligible candidates in the city of Ann Arbor, and are aimed at supporting business and entrepreneurship among some of the region’s citizens.

The economic stimuli are part of the Guaranteed Income to Grow program, which aims to combat wage inequities faced by many small business owners.

Payment Amount:
The payment benefit sets a maximum of $528 for those enrolled in the program whose incomes do not exceed 225 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

Payment Date:
Payment is anticipated around mid-May to a limited number of entrepreneurs in Ann Arbor.

New York
Monetary bounties in New York are directed at citizens of Rochester as part of a guaranteed basic income program.

Payment Amount:
The benefit amount is $500 per month for an 18-month period, summing to a total of $9,000 at the end of assistance.

Stimulus checks in Texas are distributed through the Uplift Harris program, which allocates economic relief to a total of 1,928 families in the area.

With funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, the initiative aims to address and confront economic inequality in an effort to reduce poverty levels in the city.

Payment Amount:
Monthly payments of $500 are estimated, so the month of May contemplates this figure, which will be credited over an eighteen-month period for a total of $9,000.

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As economic balm for many families in Tacoma, the stimulus checks to be granted in this locality are part of a guaranteed income program assisting several households to achieve a stable financial base.

The cash donation project enabling the execution of this program is called Growing Resilience in Tacoma, and aims to help ALICE families (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed).

Payment Amount:
The month of May corresponds to the fixed monthly payment of $500, over an extended period of one year, totaling $6,000.

Assistance is allocated to 175 ALICE families, and payments began in April 2024, planned to end in June 2025.

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Haymé Santoya Rodríguez

Licenciada en Historia del Arte por la Universidad de Oriente. Investigadora en Casa de la Nacionalidad Cubana. Se especializa en estudios sobre artes visuales y cine cubano. Ha realizado trabajos de curaduría de arte así como conferencias, presentaciones de libros, conversatorios y disertaciones sobre su especialización. Se ha vinculado al periodismo digital desde el 2018.