Maine Gov. Janet Mills has proposed to send $450 checks to the residents in the state to help them combat the rising energy cost.
Gov. Janet Mills Released A Statement
Maine Gov. Janet Mills proposed on Tuesday to send $450 to the residents in the state. This check will be utilized to combat the rising energy cost. However, this still needs approval and bilateral agreement among the local lawmakers.
Gov. Mills said, “Inflation and high energy prices are stretching the wallets of Maine people, in some cases forcing them to face the impossible choice of heating their homes, putting food on the table, or paying for other necessities. With this plan, we hope to ease the burden on Maine people by putting money back into their pockets so they can better afford these costs and by ensuring that our most vulnerable citizens are able to stay warm this winter. ”
She also added, “This approach builds on our nation-leading inflation relief measure, incorporates Republican feedback, and represents the most direct way to get help to Maine people as we work to bring down energy costs in the long-term. I ask the Legislature to pass this plan with the 2/3 support needed to enact it as an emergency measure so that we can get this relief into the hands of Maine people without delay,” according to an article published in ABC13.
What To Know About the Emergency Winter Energy Relief Plan?
An estimated 880,000 eligible residents of Maine will receive a $450 winter energy assistance payment and this will provide assistance to the average Maine family of $900.
According to already-filed 2021 tax returns, eligible Maine residents will have a Federal adjusted gross income (FAGI) of less than $100,000 if they are single, married, or filing a separate return; $150,000 if they are filing as the head of household; or $200,000 if they are married and filing jointly.