Your Guide to December 2023 Stimulus Checks: Eligibility, Amount, and Timeline

December 2023 Stimulus Checks: Eligibility, Amount, and Timeline

The holiday season is here, and with it comes some stimulus checks and other payments that you may be eligible for. Here’s a roundup of what you can expect to receive in December.

Child Tax Credit

The final payment of the expanded Child Tax Credit will be issued on December 15th. This payment will be based on your 2021 tax return. If you didn’t receive the full credit in advance payments, you will receive the remaining lump sum in December.

State Stimulus Checks

Several states are still issuing stimulus checks to their residents. Here are a few examples:

  • California:┬áCalifornia is sending out another round of Middle-Class Tax Refund payments in December.┬áThe payment amount will be based on your income and family size.
  • Illinois: Illinois is sending out one-time payments of $400 or $500 to eligible residents in December. The payment will be based on your income and whether you or a dependent filed for a property tax freeze.
  • Maine: Maine is sending out one-time payments of $850 or $1,700 to eligible residents in December. The payment will be based on your income and whether you or a dependent is eligible for the Dependent Care Credit.
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Other Payments

In addition to the stimulus checks listed above, you may also be eligible for other payments in December, such as:

Social Security benefits: Social Security benefits are paid on the month’s second, third, or fourth Wednesday. If your birthday is between the 1st and 10th of the month, you will receive your payment on the second Wednesday. If your birthday is between the 11th and 20th of the month, you will receive your payment on the third Wednesday. And if your birthday is between the 21st and 31st of the month, you will receive your payment on the fourth Wednesday.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits: SSI benefits are paid on the first day of the month.

 Veterans benefits: Veterans benefits are paid on the last day of the month.

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