Over Half a Million Mainers Will Receive Hazard Pay
On November 10, Governor Mills announced that 524,754 working Mainers will receive one-time Disaster Relief Payments of $285, to be distributed by the Department of Administrative and Financial Services between now and the end of the year.
“The hardworking men and women who kept our state running through the pandemic deserve our appreciation,” said Governor Mills. “As a result of the bipartisan budget passed by the Legislature and signed by me, my Administration will send one-time payments of $285 to more than half a million working Maine people. I hope this will help Maine families to some small degree during the holiday season as we work to fully recover our economy.”
Eligible individuals must have lived full-time in Maine and earned wages, salaries, tips, or other taxable employee pay within the 2020 tax year, and have reported that income on a State individual tax return by October 31, 2021. Eligible recipients must have had adjusted gross income of less than $75,000 (or less than $150,000 if filing jointly) for the 2020 tax year. Those claimed as a dependent on another taxpayer’s return for the 2020 tax year were deemed ineligible. No application is required. Full eligibility details are available at Maine.gov/revenue/check. Those with questions about Disaster Relief Payments should contact Maine Revenue Services at (207) 624-9924 or visit Maine.gov/revenue/check.
Mainers for Working Families applauds Governor Mills, Senate President Troy Jackson, Senate Majority Leader Eloise Vitelli, and Assistant Senate Majority Leader Mattie Daughtry for recognizing all the hardworking Mainers for their sacrifices throughout the pandemic to help keep our state economy running. Take a moment to say thank you to Maine leaders!