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CARES Act Individual Rebates
An update from Congressman Ken Calvert
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CARES Act Individual Rebates Dear Neighbor,
As we face the unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 outbreak, our solutions must also be extraordinary. That is why I was proud to see the House and Senate pass the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act which was signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act is the “Phase III” COVID-19 package designed to help Americans emerge from this crisis as strong as ever.
The CARES Act gives a tax rebate to Americans who need it most – direct payments designed to bolster families’ budgets during these trying times. Individuals with a valid Social Security Number will receive this cash assistance, including those who receive Social Security benefits. Those who are in the country illegally are not eligible. Additionally, seniors and individuals with disabilities who did not file taxes last year will receive funds through a simplified process to ensure they quickly receive these much-needed dollars.
So, how much will you receive? A full credit amount of $1,200 will be given to individuals earning an income at or below $75,000, or $112,500 for heads of households. Couples earning $150,000 and below will get $2,400 and an additional $500 will be given for each child. If you earn above these thresholds, your tax rebate amount will be reduced by $5 for each $100 your income exceeds the limit. This means that an individual (without children) will not receive a rebate if their income exceeds $99,000 and couples will not receive one if their income exceeds $198,000.
You can read my full statement on the CARES Act here . For up to date resources and information, please visit my COVID-19 resource page at calvert.house.gov/COVID-19 , and to receive COVID-19 updates to your inbox, please sign up for my eNewsletters here .
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Local COVID-19 Testing Dear Neighbor,
As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted to share an additional resource that may be helpful to you and your family. One of the main concerns I have heard from my constituents throughout the outbreak is uncertainty in the process and availability of testing for COVID-19. I share these concerns and I am pleased to announce that Verily’s Project Baseline has begun offering testing in Riverside County.
Western Riverside County residents can screen symptoms and risk factors online, and if eligible, make appointments to be tested. If you live within a 50 mile radius of the testing site, are presenting symptoms of COVID-19 and believe that you should be tested, I encourage you to visit their website to determine your eligibility. Screening and testing availability can be reviewed here .
Testing is being conducted at The Diamond Stadium in Lake Elsinore, which has been designated as a Community-Based Testing Site. These sites are directed by the state of California and are federally supported. In order to qualify to be tested, you must be screened as high risk. Additionally, you must make an appointment as the site is unable to take walk-ins. To make an appointment please visit projectbaseline.com/covid19 or call 800-945-6171.
For up to date resources and information, please visit my COVID-19 resource page at calvert.house.gov/COVID-19 , and to receive COVID-19 updates to your inbox, please sign up for my eNewsletters here . I will continue to update you as information becomes available, and I will continue to work with my colleagues in Washington to ensure that the American people, and especially Riverside County, have the resources they need to stay healthy and come back from this pandemic stronger than ever.
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The file below is a letter from Supervisor Chuck Washington. There is a lot of information on services available to Seniors such as shopping hours and resources. The hyperlinks are not active but the information is very valuable.