One time COVID relief payment for Coloradans


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On October 28th, 2020, Governor Jared Polis signed an executive order that would provide Coloradans who make less than $52,000 a year and who have filed for unemployment benefits during the pandemic a one-time relief payment. This one-time relief payment would be $375, and it will go out to over 400,000 Coloradans by early December. In order to receive this money, Coloradans would have had to receive between $25 and $500 in weekly unemployment benefits between March 29th and July 25th, 2020. According to the executive order, this relief fund is going to cost Colorado around 168 million dollars, but it will be coming from the emergency relief fund.

During the pandemic, people who filed for unemployment benefits between March 29th and July 25th were receiving an extra $600 every week due to the Federal CARES Act. That funding ended during late July, so ever since then, many families have been in need of a relief payment. Although $375 is not too much money, it will definitely help some families in need.