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New automatic $600 stimulus checks to be sent to 250,000 workers in just four months – find out of you’re eligible

A NEW round of $600 stimulus checks is set to go out to 250,000 workers in four months.

The one-time payments will benefit low-income workers in Oregon.

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One-time payments of $600 will be issued

Oregon lawmakers approved the plan on March 4.

The funds are set to go to Oregon residents who claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit in 2020.

Payments will be limited to one per household.

Eligible workers would receive automatic payments from the state's Department of Revenue by the end of July.

Lawmakers hope the payments will benefit those low-income workers who were on the job during the early days of the pandemic.

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“Cash payments make a huge difference in the lives of working families,” said Sen. Kathleen Taylor, D-Portland.

Payments should be used to offset the cost of expenses including rent, gas, and groceries.

The payments, plus administrative costs, are expected to total nearly $150 million, paid from federal pandemic aid approved by Congress last year.

Meanwhile, thousands of Americans could be in line for rent relief after funding was approved for a stimulus program.

Residents of Huntsville, Alabama could catch up on housing payments with the help of $4.7million recently allocated from the US Treasury's Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

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In order to be eligible for aid, Huntsville residents must have income at or below half of the Area Median Income, and they must demonstrate housing instability or unsafe living conditions.

Elsewhere, new child tax credit payments are on the way to eligible families who need some help.

New legislation passed in New Mexico last month will see bonus checks worth $175 per child sent to eligible families.

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Low-income workers in Oregon could be in line for an extra stimulus checkCredit: Getty

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