• Funding for the state to balance its budget, and adds funds for office for aging programs.
  • Total new national funding is $1.4billion for Older Americans Act programs, including nutrition services, home- and community-based services, vaccination outreach, social isolation and caregiver support.
  • There will be new stimulus checks –
    • Individuals earning up to $75,000 in annual income, heads of households earning $112,500 and couples with incomes up to $150,000 would be eligible for $1,400 in cash payments.
    • Individuals with annual incomes of more than $80,000, heads of households earning $120,000 and couples with incomes more than $160,000 would not receive new stimulus payments.
    • Eligible dependents, including adult dependents, also would each get $1,400.  People receiving Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Veterans Administration (VA) and Railroad Retiree benefits would automatically receive the payment, even if they don’t normally file tax returns.
  • Food programs:  The Community Supplemental Food Program — food packages for seniors — would receive $37 million to keep it available until Sept. 30, 2022. The 15 percent increase in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, would be extended.
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