If you’ve been financially affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for help.
Renters can get protection against eviction and help with payments for rent and utilities. Landlords may apply for help as well.
Learn what stimulus payments are still available, and how you can qualify for them.
Pandemic-specific benefits ended or were reduced on September 4, 2021. Find out what you’re eligible for now, and how to apply.
Golden State Stimulus payments
Households earning $75,000 or less may qualify for at least one type of Golden State Stimulus (GSS) payment. This includes undocumented workers. Families with children may receive an increased payment.
There are two types of GSS payments, GSS I and GSS II.
Deadline to qualify
You must file your 2020 tax return by October 15, 2021.
Your 2020 tax return determines if you’re eligible to receive GSS payments.
If you qualify, you’ll receive your payments by direct deposit or a check in the mail.
If you’ve already filed your 2020 tax return, you do not have to do anything else.Check if you qualify for GSS I Check if you qualify for GSS II