To help fight high inflation and financial hardships, some US states have started to send stimulus checks to support residents. Here’s what you need to know.

The US federal government sent out three stimulus checks to most US residents throughout the pandemic as many were left without work or struggling to pay bills

However there has been no help from the government since – until now.

Stimulus check payments of up to $1,050 started going out to California residents on 7 October

Several states, including Massachusetts and South Carolina, will follow suit.

Two dozen states have decided to help their residents as they struggle with rising inflation

while these aren’t as significant as the checks sent throughout the pandemic they are providing for people struggling to afford food or gas as prices go up.