Delaware citizens have until the November month’s end time to submit their applications for the latest round of relief checks.
So far, the state has doled out over 782,000 “relief rebates” featuring a direct payment of $300 for each adult Delaware resident. Still, thousands more residents qualify for the disbursement, according to delawarepublic.org.
“If you’ve already been sent to check, you can contact our office, and we can work with you to verify your identification and get the check forwarded to you, or you can pick it up in our offices,” Secretary of Finance Rick Geisenberger said, per Delaware Public Media. “And if you’ve not been sent a check, you can apply if you meet the qualifications to apply for a rebate.”
Delaware Gov. John Carney signed legislation establishing the 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate Program in April. It was projected to return $230 million to taxpayers.
Delaware Relief Rebate qualification
To qualify, individuals must be residents of Delaware who were 18 and older living in the state on Dec. 31, 2021. An applicant must also have not previously received a check.
Payments had rolled out to residents who filed their 2020 Delaware income taxes, but the state has created a pathway for individuals who did not file a 2020 tax return. Applications for the path are available online at DE.gov/rebate.
Online applicants must provide valid Delaware residential mailing addresses, Social Security numbers, and active driver’s licenses or identification cards issued by Dec. 31, 2021.
The portal opened at the start of the month and will close at 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30. No other applications will be accepted once it closes, per the state government.