HSA Coronavirus Updates COVID-19 Relief Payments

State stimulus payments

This year, the state is issuing two different stimulus payments to low-income families. If your family qualifies for both, you’ll receive a total of $1,200.

  • Golden Gate State Grant Program will automatically issue a one-time $600 payment on March 27, 2021 to all CalWORKs families. New CalWORKs applicants will receive the grant if they qualify for CalWORKs by March 27.
  • Golden State Stimulus Payment program will issue $600 to families that qualify for CalEITC on their 2020 tax filings. The payment will be issued to eligible families after the state processes their tax returns.

Note: These payments do NOT impact CalWORKs or CalFresh eligibility or benefits!

Federal government's second stimulus payment 

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is issuing the second stimulus payment to eligible individuals based on the payment method used for their tax returns. Generally, if you’re a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident alien, you may be eligible for $600 ($1,200  for a joint return), plus $600 for each qualifying child if your adjusted gross income (AGI) does not exceed:  

  • $150,000 if married and filing a joint return or if filing as a qualifying widow or widower
  • $112,500 if filing as head of household; or
  • $75,000 for eligible individuals using any other filing status

Do not file income tax returns?  

"Non-filers" who earned no income or too little to file tax returns are entitled to a stimulus payment. If you are a non-filer who received the first stimulus payment, no action is necessary. Your second payment is automatically issued based on information the IRS had for your first payment. NOTE: If you requested a paper check for the first stimulus payment, your second payment may be issued as a debit card. 

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AttentionSFHSA benefit recipients

  • The federal stimulus payment does NOT count towards your total income. This means it will NOT impact your eligibility for benefits.
  • The SFHSA CAAP program does NOT disperse stimulus payments to CAAP recipients. The IRS is responsible for issuing payments.