30 Aug 2021
A fourth stimulus check may never arrive, but there are a few groups that could get another stimulus payout. However, these groups will not get another coronavirus stimulus check from the federal government, but some Native American tribes will send the money to their members.
Another coronavirus stimulation check for members of the Choctaw Nation
Recently, the Choctaw Nation, a Native American tribe, announced that it would be giving stimulus checks of $ 1,000 to all of its members aged 18 and over. In addition, these checks will be issued annually for two years. Those under 18 would get $ 700 a year for two years.
The Choctaw Nation Stimulus Payment is not a one-time payment, but rather an experiment with the concept of a Universal Basic Income. Thus, the payment does not target any particular group, but offers the same financial support to all members. The program is expected to cost $ 627 million over the next two years.
One such tribal program aims to support tribal members amid the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, by helping those under the age of 18, the program ensures that they continue to have access to education and the Internet.
“The plan is centered on caring for our elders and is available to all members of the Choctaw tribe living across the United States who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the tribe said in a statement. Press. Release.
To request the stimulus payment, as well as to get more information about the program, members can visit https://www.choctawnation.com/covidrelief. Members may be asked to prove that they have been negatively impacted by the pandemic.
“You may also, upon request, be required to provide evidence to support this negative impact,” the Choctaw Nation website states.
Other Native American tribes are also planning similar programs
To give the stimulus payment, the tribe will use the funds it got from the US bailout, which was approved in March. The stimulus package allocated $ 20 billion to tribal governments, including $ 1.1 billion to the Choctaw Nation.
In addition, the tribe plans to establish mobile grocery stores to provide basic supplies for members who cannot travel. Already, the tribe offers its members aged 55 and over, as well as disabled people between the ages of 18 and 54, a monthly grocery allowance of $ 200.
Three other Native American tribes have developed similar programs to give stimulus checks to their members. Earlier this month, the Osage Nation revealed plans to donate up to $ 2,000 to members affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Business Insider, the Cherokee Nation also plans to send a one-time payment of $ 2,000 to all of its members, regardless of age.