RALEIGH, N.C. – The Republican-led General Assembly recently passed a historic $1 billion relief package that provides direct payments of $335 to more than a million households in North Carolina with relief to assist with virtual schooling and child care costs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As outlined in the Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0 (House Bill 1105), to quality for a direct payment, eligible recipients need to be a resident for the entire 2019 calendar year and report at least one child who is under 16 on their state tax form.
Representative White is encouraging all eligible families in our community to apply for the relief payments through the state Department of Revenue website. “These direct relief payments are intended to help offset child care and other costs that families have acquired through implementing virtual learning. I encourage all Johnston County families to check their eligibility and apply through the NC Department of Revenue in order to receive this well-deserved support.”
Other North Carolinians who were not required to file a return are still eligible, but must apply through the NC Department of Revenue (NCDOR).
The deadline to apply is Oct. 15, 2020.
Full information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions are posted on the NCDOR website: https://www.ncdor.gov/extracredit.